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Criminal justice system is ‘on its knees’, says top English lawyer

Criminal Bar Association chair says funding cuts punishing victims more than criminals

Crown court cases are being delayed until 2023, the innocent penalised more than the guilty, and the under-funded, criminal justice system brought “on its knees”, according to the chair…

  • Owen Bowcott
  • The Guardian

James Mulholland QC told the Guardian that while Covid had intensified the crisis, deep cuts to the Ministry of Justice since 2010 had left it dangerously under-resourced.

The result was that “very vulnerable people who have to go through the system are being let down,” he said.

“You can’t have a…

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