Justice delayed as thousands of cases wait more than two years to be heard – Solicitors Journal

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“The long delays faced by victims and defendants in our courts are simply unacceptable and the government is failing to tackle the crisis,” said Law Society of England and Wales President Lubna Shuja.

“The entire criminal justice system is fracturing. There are crumbling courts, overwhelmed prisons and a chronic shortage of lawyers and judges.

“What this means is that delays are compounded. People seeking justice – victims, witnesses, and defendants – are left in limbo waiting longer and longer to see it happen.

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