True & Honest Fan
- Sep 21, 2014
What is it with the commonwealth and piss weak quality control on litigation?
I can't speak for the UK but the tribunals here have a special and limited role. They're not "courts" in the generally accepted sense of the word (for a start, you don't have an inherent right to legal representation at a tribunal). NCAT was originally established as a low cost option to resolve low value tenancy and consumer disputes.
They're fully intended to make access to the legal system easy and inexpensive for the average person. The downside of that is that their processes can be abused.