I can’t say I’m surprised that PIcARBS looks to have run its course. While the lack of interest has been put down to lawyers not wanting to trial the service, market forces are decisive and the market is right.
Just recently I have found that the MIB seems to want to reject pedestrian cases without good reason based on the allegation that they are the author of their own misfortune.
Legal professionals were effectively thrown into the deep end when it came to conducting hearings remotely. Lockdown has caused an astonishing backlog of half a million cases in England and Wales.
Rob Behrens, Parliamentary and Health Service Ombudsman, talks about the organisation’s role in the wider redress system and how their work complements the work of litigators.
It is relatively rare for frustration to be called upon as a solution for contractual non-performance in English law and the doctrine has historically only developed during times of social and economic change.