Parliament, after the previous administration blindly accepted a silly recommendation from the officials-I am not sure which are responsible-has acted to tidy up what has cost a lot of old people extra unnecessary legal fees to get these important documents properly executed. There has been a suggestion from the Criminal Bar that the rate of change in criminal law has got out of control and that the law reformers need to sit down and have a cup of tea (in the late David Lange's words). Criminal law is not the only area where this is needed. Some of the law changes are passed without any real practical knowledge of how life really works, and the PPR Act change is a classical example. I will post shortly on the silly District Court Rules and how they have destroyed the District Court as an accessible venue for costs efficient litigation.