The Court of Appeal’s will be forced to make redundancies during the next year due to financial restraints.
In the Court's 44-page annual report, the head of the civil appeals office and master David Gladwell said that the department will have to lose three staff members. This follows the cut of six posts in the last two years.
Gladwell said: “With a total of permanent staff of around 70, such reductions have an impact, whether on our standards of service or on those who have to absorb the additional work.”
The office took a budget hit of six per cent last year and Gladwell said that “the financial climate in 2007/8 is unlikely to be kinder.”