This blog post, which deals with the Laird case, explains the issue of court costs, and in particular explains why Belinda and Sabine will be in court next Tuesday. Essentially: they bungled things so badly that they’re now liable for costs. But you already knew that….
I have just read the latest scandal piece about the family justice system by Christoper Booker. Now, Mr Booker has quite a bit of previous viz a viz accuracy of reporting despite being well-meaning and committed, so I will come back to this once the judgment is published. [I have read all of the published judgments by Mrs Justice Simler up on Bailii, and it isn’t any of those – so will keep an eye out]
As ever with Mr Booker, if the facts are as he reports them, it would be right to be completely appalled and troubled, and this decision (if it turns out to be precisely as he reports it) would be very worrying for McKenzie Friends up and down the country.
Even the boy who cried wolf was of course, eventually right about the wolf, so Mr Booker may be an accurate reporter of facts here…
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