Frustrations from Perth residents seem to be boiling over as the WA judicial system is backlogged due to a lack of judges. Local Perth family lawyers Douglas Chevralls have indicated an increase in frustrated family members as they are are subjected to continued delays.
The WA Family Law court is grappling with an “unprecedented” increased workload, with wait times for trials expected to blow out to two years and the chief judge calling on the Government to provide additional resources.
An acting judge who was employed to deal with the existing backlog can no longer take up the role because of health concerns.
Meanwhile, the court’s chief judge will no longer be available for trials in Perth, as he moves full time to a federal family court role, leaving just four full-time judges for the court.Read more