Section 34 lessons
In any organisation where individuals have certain responsibilities and where one of such has to be absent for a few days, it is not expected that on-going matters would be altered by his temporary replacement, and Mr Volney is only compounding this situation by continuing to cast this matter on the shoulders of others.
There are several learned legal minds in the cabinet and one would have thought this would bring about an ease on the AG and that is where the issue of trust comes in, and it is a lesson for the ag that he ought not to take things for granted.
The backlog of cases seems more of an administrative problem than one to be dismissed by legislative means as those of public importance may also be dis-continued.
There is an abundance of lawyers along with retired judges and magistrates who can be used in the appointment of tribunals to address the backlog starting with matters 15 years and older and then those 12 to 15 years old, determining the merits of continuing or not.