Courts hard to run, says judge

The law courts are “extremely difficult to run” and there are many factors, including too few attorneys at the Criminal Bar, which impact on their ability to get work done, a High Court judge said yesterday.

“Some judges fight (to get work done) but you fight at the risk of being most unpopular because when you’re finished, everybody dislikes you,” Justice Carlisle Greaves said.

Justice Carlisle Greaves (FILE)

He made the comments as none of the three matters set for hearing commenced in the No. 3 Supreme Court. Two were adjourned while the third was discontinued after the complainant opted not to give any evidence.

The judge told the waiting jurors that while they might have previously heard criticisms about the courts, they would now have a greater appreciation for how difficult it was to run a court.

“There are so many players and so many things, it takes a very strong judge to really get the court system to work. Sometimes judges get so frustrated because it would stress you out,” he said. (HLE)

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