Come back Mr Bumble, Our Justice System Needs You by Trevor Plumbly

The legal system past and present ‘If the law supposes that’ said Mr Bumble in Dickens’ Oliver Twist, ‘then the law is a (sic) ass’. If it were possible for dear old Bumble to comment on the ‘modern’ system he’d probably express the same opinion. In the interim, the ass has been cross-bred with a few cash-cows, but hasn’t developed too much in the way of common sense. The system is still cluttered with outdated rigmarole, useless precedents and an internal language guaranteed to make sure the gap between the cognoscenti and… Read More