Attorney General v Dallas – WLR Daily

Posted January 26th, 2012 in contempt of court, juries, law reports, sentencing by sally

Attorney General v Dallas [2012] WLR (D) 7

“In the context of alleged contempt of court by or affecting a juror or jury in the Crown Court, neither the Attorney General nor the alleged contemnor had any right to seek a trial by jury on indictment. The correct procedure, unless it was appropriate for the Crown Court to deal immediately with the contempt of its own motion (which would itself be an exceptional course of action), was for such cases to be left to the Attorney General to commence proceedings under CPR Sch 1, RSC Ord 52.”

WLR Daily, 23rd January 2012