Justice on the cheap?

At the beginning of June the government announced £4.5bn of cuts to public finances with the Justice Department hit for £249m.

To put this into context, it is more than the budgetary reductions imposed upon the Home Office; Foreign and Commonwealth office; Energy and Climate Change; Environment, Food and Rural Affairs and Culture, Media and Sport combined.

In this litigious age do we really want “justice” on the cheap?