“EFFICIENCY” AND THE COURT SYSTEM 3: WANT TO BE A LAWYER? BUY YOURSELF A SELFIE STICK

In the third (and I suspect not the last) I want to set out a series of tweets which arose from the earlier posts on this topic. There were a series of tweets about the problems caused by courts losing documents, and denying they ever had them.  This led to a number of practitioners reported that they have resorted to taking selfies on the documents being placed in the court drop box.  Solicitor Giles Peaker reported that, not only has he taken photographs of delivery, he has had to use them – supported by a witness statement. It turns out that a number of solicitors are already doing this.

The theme of this series is that I set out the facts  without comment and the reader makes the assessment. The question to be considered – is this a proper way in which to run the administration of justice in the 21st century?

SELFIES AND THE COURT DROP BOX

 

Plus (regrettably) proof of postage and proof of receipt. I once attended a county court where the judge (Recorder) insisted (forcefully) that the bundle had not arrived. We had a signed receipt from the court staff from several days earlier.