The ABC has a hilarious article on Canberra’s legal practitioners wringing their hands about access to justice with court fees going up.
Because $1,472 for a day of the Supreme Court’s time is going to be a major line item in the bill for legal action?
The barriers to justice in the ACT are numerous and mostly relate to lawyers arseing around and ramping up their fees.
Let’s not kids ourselves, unless you are very wealthy or very good friends with a lawyer you do not have access to justice in the ACT.
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In the bigger scheme of the immense costs of our legal system (let us drop the pretence it’s a justice system) a bit more money going to the courts and a bit less to the lawyers doesn’t seem like such a bad thing.