Re: Fine legal system
Are either of us really in a position to determine whether 'many' judgments are, or are not, capricious?
I have, for some 20 years, helped people (men & women) who are caught up in the nightmare that is family law [as thanks to those who helped me]. Sometimes the courts, etc, get it right, but often they do not. I have seen hundreds of cases:
* they can drag on for years - only benefits the solicitors who earn fees. Some solicitors seem to act to slow things down
* CAFCASS reports that do not describe what is really happening, but reflect the prejudices of the officer. Once case where an officer & her boss made up evidence just before a hearing (being unaware that they were being observed)
* courts officials who: loose paper-work, ignore orders made by their own court; refuse to obey practice directions
* judges that make orders and then will not enforce them (generally if a woman breaks it, but woe betide a man who does)
* judges who kick cases into the long grass rather than deal with it
* innumerable false allegations of violence or sexual misconduct against dads [in about half the cases that I see]. The courts take at face value, chuck dad out of the house, kids no contact with him (even in a contact centre), mother thus gets legal aid. By the time that it is shown false some 9 months later: mother has the house, the kids don't want to see dad, ... This happens time and again - how come the judges do not see through it ?
I could go on ...