I was dismayed to read that the master of the rolls has called upon the profession to ensure that the forthcoming ‘reforms’ do not undermine access to justice.
Just how does he expect solicitors to achieve this?
Making after-the-event premiums in non-personal injury cases non-recoverable will render conditional fee arrangements unviable in most civil claims. That, combined with the wholesale withdrawal of civil legal aid, will return us to an age where justice is a commodity only the rich can afford.
If Lord Dyson does not wish to see the door to justice being slammed shut in the face of ordinary people then he should do something about it before it is too late.
Lee Dawkins, Slee Blackwell, Taunton