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Stop councils taking people to court in their absence.

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Currently if a council decides a citizen owes money they apply to court for the right to seize goods and assets. This trial takes place in private and the citizen is given no right to appear or defend themselves (in fact they are usually only informed of the court process once it is completed). We believe it is entirely unfair that people should be given no right to dispute the council's claims in a court of law and that this process removes a persons' right to be considered innocent until proven guilty. As such we suggest that all such decisions are reversed and each citizen is given the right to defend themselves in a court of law from council error or persecution. 

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