The time and costs involved in some civil proceedings are mind-boggling.

Law briefs from the 1980s fit into large brown envelopes, but they began arriving in 1995 in boxes that have “multiplied at an alarming rate” in the years since, Supreme Court Justice Peter Charleton said in a statement. 2015 article advocating more accurate claims and stricter management. litigation

Charleton has focused many times since then on issues plaguing the civil justice system, particularly the length and cost of cases. Proceedings by a lay litigant over a note suggesting he was dishonestly “building” his golf handicap took 83 Supreme Court and High Court days between petitions, trial and appeals before being finalized, the judge said. .

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