UK civil law has lost its “social justice” credentials as it is a “bully” country, a judge has said.
The UK was “not ready” to tackle its inequality problems, the Supreme Court judge, Lord Justice Jackson, said in a scathing judgment.
Jackson said that “the British legal system has lost the moral authority to deal with these challenges” and that the courts have failed to do enough to protect British citizens.
He said that the British courts had been “not just complicit in, but complicit in and complicit in the abuse of their power by powerful vested interests”.
“The UK is not ready to confront its social justice issues and the legal system is failing to address them.
It has not been able to build bridges between citizens, and it has not dealt with inequality as seriously as other countries,” he said.
He said the UK had been a “terrifyingly successful” legal system for decades, but that it had lost its moral authority.
“The British legal establishment has lost control of the debate,” he told the justices.
Last year, the UK’s highest court dismissed a challenge by the families of three boys, who were killed by a pit bull in Bury St Edmunds, West London, in 2002. “
In this state of affairs, there is no one left who can say that the judicial system has achieved the goals it set for itself,” he added.
Last year, the UK’s highest court dismissed a challenge by the families of three boys, who were killed by a pit bull in Bury St Edmunds, West London, in 2002.
On Thursday, a jury at the Old Bailey was told that the boys’ deaths were caused by a dog attack that left one of the men dead and the other injured.