"COURTS in England and Wales are facing wholesale privatisation under revolutionary plans that would end the system that has existed since Magna Carta.
The idea would establish the courts service as a commercial enterprise, paying its way and freed from Treasury control, with court buildings and thousands of staff put in the hands of private companies. It would save the Ministry of Justice pound stg. 1 billion ($1.56bn) a year.
British Justice Secretary Chris Grayling instructed officials this year to explore plans for reform to ensure that the Courts and Tribunal Service provided value for money."
I mean, it's a beat up in that it's only an exploratory paper, but still thought it would generate some discussion/debate.
Here's a more UK-friendly link, plus a follow-up in which the "plans" are denied: