Midlands: Courting success
After years of campaigning by Midlands-based lawyers, 2002 finally saw the establishment of a dedicated administrative court in Birmingham. But has it been enough to meet demand? Ian Dove QC reports
British justice is like the Ritz Hotel: open to all. So runs the old joke, but the irony is as much geographical as financial when it comes to certain areas of the law. While there are plenty of public law litigants in the provinces, they do not have access to all of the relevant remedies locally.
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