So, I have no idea how Britain works, but the article says:
> However, he said it took four trips to Worcester Magistrates' Court before his appeal was heard. After losing the case, he lost a further crown court appeal in August.
> Mr Keedwell said he expected the case would be "fairly quick" but had spent "the best part of £30,000", including about £21,000 in barristers' fees and £7,000 in court costs, as well as travel expenses.
I assumed he had done something stupid like hire an expensive attorney and appeal the case when he had no chance. But they literally took him to court and then charged him 28,000 pounds just for waiting in line to see a judge. Holy fucking hell, I thought the American justice system was broken.