South Wales Police misconduct officer Rebecca Bryant sacked – BBC News

‘A police officer has been sacked after lying about knowing a juror in a murder trial, leading to three convictions being quashed and a retrial.’

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BBC News, 20th June 2019

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Valedictory lecture by President of the Queen’s Bench Division – Criminal Trials: The Human Experience – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted June 17th, 2019 in criminal justice, judges, juries, speeches by tracey

‘Valedictory lecture by President of the Queen’s Bench Division – Criminal Trials: The Human Experience.’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 14th June 2019

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Judge excused jury duty after case mix-up – BBC News

Posted April 17th, 2019 in judges, juries, news by tracey

‘A senior judge has revealed he was excused from jury service, because he was due to preside over the case in question.’

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BBC News, 16th April 2019

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Aidan James: No verdict over man who ‘went to fight IS’ – BBC News

Posted April 15th, 2019 in juries, news, proscribed organisations, terrorism by michael

‘The jury has been discharged in the trial of a British man who allegedly travelled to Syria to fight against the Islamic State group.’

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BBC News, 15th April 2019

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Jury dismissed in Barclays fraud trial – BBC News

Posted April 9th, 2019 in banking, conspiracy, fraud, juries, misrepresentation, news by sally

‘The jury in the fraud trial against four former Barclays bankers – including the former chief executive, John Varley – has been dismissed.’

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BBC News, 8th April 2019

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Birmingham pub bombings: Victims ‘unlawfully killed’ – BBC News

Posted April 4th, 2019 in coroners, explosives, inquests, Ireland, juries, murder, news, terrorism, unlawful killing by sally

‘The coroner at the inquests into the deaths of 21 people in the Birmingham pub bombings has instructed the jury to return a verdict of unlawful killing.’

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BBC News, 3rd April 2019

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Murder conviction quashed after detective hid relationship with juror – The Guardian

Posted March 20th, 2019 in disclosure, juries, murder, news, police, retrials by sally

‘Three killers had their murder convictions quashed because a police officer involved in the case failed to disclose she knew one of the jurors in their trial, it has been revealed.’

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The Guardian, 19th March 2019

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Is social media harming our criminal justice system? – Attorney General’s Office

‘Publication of the government’s response to its Call for Evidence on the impact of social media on the administration of justice.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 5th March 2019

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Hillsborough disaster: David Duckenfield’s trial due to begin – BBC News

‘The manslaughter trial of the police officer in command during the Hillsborough disaster will begin later.’

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BBC News, 14th January 2018

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Two Tesco directors cleared of fraud as judge labels case ‘weak’ – The Guardian

Posted December 7th, 2018 in fraud, judges, juries, news, Serious Fraud Office by tracey

‘Two former Tesco executives accused of masterminding a fraud that triggered the biggest financial crisis in the supermarket chain’s 100-year history have been cleared after the judge threw out the case stating the prosecution case was “so weak” it should not be before a jury.’

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The Guardian, 6th December 2018

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Scrapping juries in rape trials risks rise in miscarriages of justice – The Guardian

‘There is no evidence juries are failing their duty. Abolishing them could increase pressure on judges to boost conviction rates.’

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The Guardian, 22nd November 2018

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Scrap juries in rape trials, labour MP suggests – The Guardian

Posted November 21st, 2018 in criminal justice, inquiries, juries, news, rape, statistics, trials, victims by tracey

‘Juries may need to be scrapped in rape trials because of the dominance of rape myths in society and “shockingly low” charging and conviction rates, the House of Commons will hear.’

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The Guardian, 21st November 2018

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Jury fails to come to decision in case of teacher who allegedly had sex with pupil in aeroplane toilet – Daily Telegraph

Posted October 11th, 2018 in juries, news, retrials, sexual grooming, sexual offences, teachers, trials by sally

‘A jury has been discharged in the case of a teacher accused of having sex with a student in the toilet of a plane as they returned from a school trip after they failed to reach a verdict.’

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Daily Telegraph, 10th October 2018

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Jury fails to reach verdict in Buckingham Palace terror trial – BBC News

Posted July 2nd, 2018 in juries, news, offensive weapons, terrorism by sally

‘A jury has been dismissed in the trial of an Uber driver accused of planning a sword attack at Buckingham Palace, after it failed to reach a verdict.’

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BBC News, 29th June 2018

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Here’s another Jeremy Thorpe scandal – its chilling legacy in law – Geoffrey Robertson – The Guardian

‘I defended the New Statesman during the legal fallout of the 1970s scandal. But ultimately a veil of secrecy was drawn over the British jury system.’

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The Guardian, 2nd June 2018

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Contempt of court – what does it mean? – BBC News

Posted May 31st, 2018 in contempt of court, fines, internet, juries, media, news, photography, sentencing by sally

‘Tommy Robinson has been jailed for being in “contempt of court”. What does that mean? And who else has been found “in contempt”?’

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BBC News, 30th May 2018

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Juror jailed for taking bribe during £7m cocaine dealing trial – Daily Telegraph

Posted April 20th, 2018 in bribery, juries, news, Scotland, sentencing by sally

‘A juror has been jailed for six years after accepting a bribe during a £7 million cocaine dealing trial, which saw the defendants walk free.’

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Daily Telegraph, 19th April 2018

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Collapsed rape trials could hamper convictions, says Lord Judge – BBC News

Posted January 22nd, 2018 in evidence, judges, juries, news, rape, trials by sally

‘The collapse of a series of prominent rape trials could deter juries from convicting in genuine cases, a former lord chief justice has warned.’

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BBC News, 20th January 2018

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Smartphones hampering jury trials, appeal judge warns – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted November 29th, 2017 in internet, judges, juries, jury directions, news, telecommunications by sally

‘Smartphones and social media are causing headaches for judges, a Court of Appeal judge has warned in a speech highlighting current challenges faced in jury trials.’

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Law Society's Gazette, 27th November 2017

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Parachute trial judge warns jurors about bullying – The Guardian

Posted November 23rd, 2017 in bullying, juries, news by sally

‘The judge in the trial of an army sergeant accused of attempting to murder his wife by tampering with her parachute has told the jury to ensure there is no bullying between them, as he discharged two members on the grounds of ill health.’

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The Guardian, 22nd November 2017

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