ALCOY and Ibi are severely lacking in court facilities.
The towns are allocated only six rooms to cover services for nearly 150,000 people compared to the national average of 10 rooms for 100,000 inhabitants; meaning that for Alcoy and Ibi there should be nearer 15 courtrooms.
Instead, Alcoy is allotted four courts and Ibi two, with both overloaded and unable to cope with the volume of cases requiring process, leading to unacceptable delays, especially in cases of application for disability compensation.
Dean of Alcoy College of Lawyers, Juan José Tortajada, said: “The courtrooms are in a permanent state of collapse under the strain. A solution is needed to relieve the pressure on judicial process for these towns.”