In the Media

Cutting the legal aid budget

PUBLISHED June 3, 2013

A look of weary resignation settled on the face of James Peters as he took his place on the bench at Wimbledon magistrates' court last Friday. The first case listed for Court 10 could not go ahead because a key witness statement was missing. "We always appear on time, yet we are seldom ready to proceed," said the JP, accompanied by his two colleagues. "It defies logic. If that's not ready, is anything else?"