The Criminal Courts Charge

I have little time for Chris Grayling, a Lord Chancellor who was about as well qualified for the job as I am to be an interstellar astronaut. He managed to keep his most wretched reform of the justice system  – the Criminal Courts Charge – right to the very end of his tenure with its passing via a Statutory Instrument in March 2015. For road traffic clients it means a “tax” should you be convicted on top of  any fine and court costs. There is an excellent article here from the Justice Gap website demonstrating the unfair and arbitrary nature of this tax on fighting your case:

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