The comments made by Lord Justice Aikens don't surprise me.
With legal aid only being available now in exceptional circumstances, it's placing a huge strain on our legal justice system.
Court and judges' time wasted in cases without lawyers outweighs legal aid savings and runs the risk that correct results will not be reached. Legal aid cuts are a false economy and run the risk of injustice, the Court of Appeal has said in a case where a litigant in person was left to grapple with 'technical and unusual' procedures without a solicitor. Lindner v Rawlins  EWCA Civ 61 concerned lengthy and protracted litigation, including a contested divorce. The respondent wife did not appear and was not represented and the appellant husband attended unrepresented.