I was interested to read Lord Thomas’s comment that we are too expensive for the public.

What about the cost to litigants when higher courts overturn a decision of a lower court, which can happen more than once in a disputed case? Why can’t cases be assessed so they are tried by judges with the necessary knowledge and experience, thus reducing the instances of appeal, and with it the additional cost?

My experience of business is that when things are wrong, or are not right, you start at the top and then work your way down, and that also applies when reforms are to be made.

Richard Tinn, solicitor, Boston, Lincolnshire