Friday the 7th of January saw the first event of the new FU3A term. 100 members came to the Barrington Hall to hear an interesting talk by Crown Court barrister Nick Tucker. His topic on this occasion was “Is the British Justice System broken?”

He outlined some of the problems being faced by the courts today including the shortage of new staff joining the profession and the crippling backlog of cases still awaiting trial – which stands at 60 thousand at this time. His talk prompted many diverse questions from the large audience and was much appreciated by all.

Nick has spoken to the FU3A several times before and is always an excellent speaker and we look forward to hearing him again in the future