Ched Evans jury warned not to research rape case – The Guardian

Posted October 5th, 2016 in juries, news, rape, retrials by sally

‘Jurors hearing the retrial of the international footballer Ched Evans on a charge of rape have been warned not to carry out their own research on the case.’

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The Guardian, 4th October 2016

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Jury service: what are your chances of being called up again and again? – The Guardian

Posted August 22nd, 2016 in budgets, complaints, delay, juries, news, statistics by sally

‘As a reader has been told he must serve as a juror for the fifth time. He’s happy to do so, but repeated summons anger others.’

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The Guardian, 20th August 2016

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Juries have no place at rape trials – victims deserve unprejudiced justice – The Guardian

Posted August 15th, 2016 in criminal justice, juries, media, news, rape, sexual offences, statistics, trials by sally

‘The myths surrounding rape in our society are deep-rooted, persuasive and perpetuated daily in the media. As a result, many offenders are walking free.’

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The Guardian, 12th August 2016

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Two jurors found guilty of contempt of court – Attorney General’s Office

Posted July 11th, 2016 in contempt of court, juries, news, sentencing by sally

‘Two jurors found guilty of contempt of court were sentenced to suspended prison terms after a hearing in the Royal Courts of Justice today.’

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Attorney General’s Office, 9th July 2016

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Two jurors given suspended sentences for contempt of court – BBC News

Posted June 10th, 2016 in contempt of court, juries, news, sentencing, suspended sentences by sally

‘A juror who caused a criminal trial to collapse at a cost of £80,000 has been been given a nine-month suspended sentence for contempt of court.’

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BBC News, 9th June 2016

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Judge orders court staff onto streets to find extra juror under ‘rarely used’ law so trial can start on time – Daily Telegraph

Posted June 7th, 2016 in juries, news, trials by tracey

‘A judge took the unusual step of ordering court staff to take to the streets and find extra jurors after they were left without enough to start a sex assault trial.’

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Daily Telegraph, 7th June 2016

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Juries could enter virtual crime scenes following research – BBC News

Posted May 24th, 2016 in computer programs, criminal procedure, evidence, juries, news by sally

‘Virtual reality technology used in the gaming industry could be adapted to recreate crime scenes for juries, researchers have claimed.’

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BBC News, 24th May 2016

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Crown Court Bench Book – Courts and Tribunals Judiciary

Posted May 13th, 2016 in criminal procedure, Crown Court, judiciary, juries, press releases by tracey

‘The main aim of this Compendium is to provide guidance on directing the jury in Crown Court trials and when sentencing, though it contains some practical suggestions in other areas, for example jury management, which it is hoped will be helpful..’

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Courts and Tribunals Judiciary, 10th May 2016

Source: www.judiciary.gov.uk

Hillsborough inquest timeline: the long wait for justice – The Guardian

‘The families of the 96 people fatally injured at the 1989 FA Cup semi-final have been fighting for the truth for 27 years.’

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The Guardian, 26th April 2016

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Don’t try to defend yourself in court. But if you have to, here are some crucial tips – The Guardian

‘More people than ever seem to be defending themselves. If you do it, make sure you understand the law, know the lingo and how to play the system.’

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The Guardian, 26th April 2016

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Hillsborough verdict: victims’ families’ 27-year struggle for truth vindicated – The Guardian

‘A 27-year struggle for truth by the families of the 96 people killed at the Hillsborough football stadium has been vindicated after new inquests into the disaster determined that they had been unlawfully killed.’

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The Guardian, 27th April 2016

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Hillsborough inquests: Jury to reveal conclusions into 96 deaths – BBC News

Posted April 26th, 2016 in health & safety, inquests, juries, news, police, sport, unlawful killing by sally

‘The jury at the Hillsborough inquests will reveal its conclusions later into how 96 football fans were fatally injured in the 1989 stadium disaster.’

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BBC News, 26th April 2016

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Hillsborough jury reaches decision – BBC News

‘Jurors have reached a majority decision on whether the 96 victims of the Hillsborough disaster were unlawfully killed.’

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BBC News, 25th April 2016

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Hillsborough inquest: Jury can return majority decision on whether fans were unlawfully killed – The Independent

‘The jury in the Hillsborough inquests has been told it can return a majority decision on whether the 96 victims were unlawfully killed.’

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The Independent, 25th April 2016

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Dangerous drivers should not be allowed to choose trial by jury – The Guardian

Posted April 8th, 2016 in dangerous driving, judges, juries, news, trials by sally

‘It might seem an unlikely thing for a QC to advocate – but this is about justice: jurors are too ready to acquit drivers who cause death or injury to pedestrians and cyclists.’

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The Guardian, 8th April 2016

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Hillsborough jury sent out to consider verdicts into deaths of 96 fans – The Guardian

Posted April 7th, 2016 in health & safety, inquests, juries, news, sport, unlawful killing by sally

‘The jury at the new inquests into the deaths of 96 people at Hillsborough in 1989 has been sent out to consider its verdicts, more than two years after the proceedings began in court.’

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The Guardian, 6th April 2016

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Hillsborough jury set to consider their verdict on 96 deaths – The Guardian

Posted April 6th, 2016 in health & safety, inquests, juries, news, sport by tracey

‘The jury at the new inquests into the deaths of 96 people at Hillsborough in 1989 have been told that they must come to a unanimous decision if they are to reach a verdict of unlawful killing.’

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The Guardian, 5th April 2016

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Thomas Orchard trial: jury discharged as judge halts proceedings – The Guardian

Posted March 22nd, 2016 in death in custody, juries, news, police, retrials, trials by sally

‘A jury considering verdicts in the trial of a police custody sergeant and two detention officers accused of killing a church caretaker who died after being restrained has been discharged.’

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The Guardian, 21st March 2016

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Jury Service and the Price of Curiosity – Emma Fenelon – UK Human Rights Blog

Posted February 16th, 2016 in contempt of court, human rights, juries, Law Commission, news, reports by sally

‘Like the 179,000 or so people selected at random from the electoral register each year in England and Wales, in July 2011 Ms. Theodora Dallas was summoned to attend jury service. Along with other jurors summoned that day, she was shown a video about their service, and told by the court’s jury officer that internet research about anyone involved in the trial was not permitted. For good measure, the jury waiting room contained notices stating “You may also be in contempt of court if you use the internet to research details about any cases you hear along with any cases listed for trial at the Court…”. The notices made it clear that contempt of court was punishable by a fine or by imprisonment.’

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UK Human Rights Blog, 15th February 2016

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Jailed Libor trader Tom Hayes denied fair trial, says lawyer – The Guardian

Posted December 2nd, 2015 in appeals, banking, codes of practice, conspiracy, fines, fraud, juries, news, standards by sally

‘Th judge who sentenced a former trader to 14 years in jail for conspiracy to rig Libor blocked the defence from presenting key evidence about a banking industry that routinely flouted rules, the court of appeal has heard.’

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The Guardian, 1st December 2015

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