Self-financing legal cases are too high a price for society – The Times

Posted September 4th, 2008 in courts, fees, special report by sally

“Justice, the much-quoted saying goes, is open to all – like the Ritz Hotel. Access to the courts can often depend on the depth of a person’s pocket, with some of the best lawyers coming at a prohibitively high price. But lawyers’ fees aside, should the courts be a free public service, like the health service? Or should litigants who use them pay the cost?”

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The Times, 4th September 2008