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Criminal Justice System at Breaking Point

On 27 May the Public Accounts Committee reported on the efficiency of the criminal justice system. The Committee’s report describes the system as “bedevilled by long standing poor performance including delays and inefficiencies, and costs are being shunted from one part of the system to another”.

It concludes the system is not good enough at supporting victims and witnesses and timely access to justice is too dependent on where victims and witnesses live.

The Committee is concerned the Ministry of Justice “has been too slow to recognise where the system is under stress, and to take action to deal with it”.

Our team is well aware of the short-comings in the system but we will do all we can to help you avoid any of the problems set out by the Committee.

The full report can be found here:


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