The Ministry of Justice hopes it will help Britain become the \”largest specialist centre for the resolution of financial, business and property litigation anywhere in the world\” and on the face of it, there seems little to object to in that. I have many criticisms of the judiciary, but I have never entertained the notion that an English judge would take a bribe or succumb to pressure from the state. You cannot say the same of judges in Moscow, New Delhi or Beijing. The incorruptibility of the judiciary and the work ethic of the lawyers ensure that more international commercial disputes take place in London than in any other city in the world. And of course we need whatever taxes the lawyers\’ accountants condescend to pass to the Revenue.
We have an honest judiciary that Johnny Foreigner wishes to use.
Sounds like a matter for congratulation really.