If you want some entertaining reading for Easter, have a look at the judgment Sir Alan Ward delivered yesterday in Wright v. Michael Wright Supplies Ltd  EWCA Civ. 234. He bemoans the increase in the number of cases conducted by litigants in person and has a pop at the politicians for withdrawing legal aid from so many. There is no eventual saving in cost to the taxpayer. In what might prove to be a prescient aside he wonders if the judiciary should not be able to compel parties to mediate. So, he thinks, it might be time to review the rule in Halsey v. Milton Keynes General NMS Trust. What with the new changes to the CPR, it's clear that the judges are fed up with all the judging they have to do.