A meeting between Chris Grayling and criminal legal aid solicitors turned to the topic of the state of the courts’ IT infrastructure.
Rumour has it that Tuesday’s summit meeting of Chris Grayling and criminal legal aid solicitors touched upon less rarified concerns than access to justice. The lawyers seemingly seized the opportunity to decry the dismal state of the courts’ IT infrastructure, about which the lord chancellor does not appear to have been briefed.
Despite his department’s endless proselytising about technology and paperless courts, Mr Grayling didn’t appear to know that there are no powerpoints routinely available in court buildings for solicitors to recharge their laptops and mobile devices.
Be careful what you wish for. Obiter wouldn’t put it past our frugal lord chancellor to fix meters to any more sockets that he does choose to install.
Could be a nice little earner.