Sunday Times wins long-running libel trial against East End businessman – The Guardian

Posted July 4th, 2013 in defamation, media, news, trial without jury by sally

“The Sunday Times has won a long-running libel trial brought by an East End businessman it accused of running a vast criminal empire in London.”

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The Guardian, 4th July 2013

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Jury trials – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted May 17th, 2012 in juries, news, trial without jury by sally

“There appears to be an emerging consensus on Halsbury’s Law Exchange that jury trials are a good thing – see previous blogs here and here. This may be so, but the four mainstream arguments commonly advanced to support jury trials, and repeated in previous articles, do not stand serious scrutiny.”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 16th May 2012

Source: www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk

Trial by jury: the importance of “ordinary” jurors – Halsbury’s Law Exchange

Posted February 17th, 2012 in juries, news, trial without jury by sally

“You can never write too much about the importance of trial by jury, particularly since there are moves afoot to restrict it. This month is no exception as Professor Richard Dawkins advocated a scientific resolution for criminal proceedings in The New Statesman, and The Times published an article by David Pannick QC effectively supporting the removal of jury trial in less serious cases.”

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Halsbury’s Law Exchange, 17th February 2012

Source: www.halsburyslawexchange.co.uk

#WithoutPrejudice 17: The Jury – European judges meddling – More weird cases – Charon QC

Posted January 23rd, 2012 in juries, podcasts, trial without jury by sally

“Welcome to the Without Prejudice special with Professor Gary Slapper, Director of New York University, London and Global Professor at NYU. We look at the Jury and proposals to restrict the right to trial by jury, meddling European judges and Gary Slapper’s most entertaining new book…. ‘More weird cases’.”

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Charon QC, 22nd January 2012

Source: www.charonqc.wordpress.com

“Charon QC” is the blogging pseudonym of Mike Semple Piggot, editor of insitelaw newswire.

Government ‘considers cutting defendant rights to jury trial’ – The Guardian

Posted January 16th, 2012 in news, trial without jury by sally

“Ministers are considering plans to take away defendants’ rights to jury trial, according to the Magistrates’ Association.”

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The Guardian, 16th January 2012

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Libel reform: final report of the joint committee on the draft defamation bill – The Guardian

Posted October 19th, 2011 in bills, defamation, news, trial without jury by sally

“Read MPs and peers’ verdict on the government’s plans to reform libel law.”

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The Guardian, 19th October 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Libel reform: juries should be dropped for most trials, says committee – The Guardian

Posted October 19th, 2011 in bills, defamation, news, trial without jury by sally

“Libel trials by jury should be abolished for all but exceptional cases involving public figures, a parliamentary committee has recommended.”

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The Guardian, 19th October 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Judge makes legal history with solo verdict after discharging jury – The Guardian

Posted July 15th, 2011 in juries, news, trial without jury by tracey

“A London judge has made legal history by becoming the first to deliver a verdict on her own after discharging a jury. Recorder Caroline English performed the unprecedented role at Wood Green crown court because a friend of the accused was alleged to have been in regular contact with a woman juror and have passed information on voting intentions.”

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The Guardian, 14th July 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Supreme court may hear pivotal ‘juryless’ case – The Guardian

Posted June 16th, 2011 in benefits, conspiracy, fraud, juries, news, Supreme Court, trial without jury by sally

“A judge’s unprecedented attempt to deliver a verdict on her own after allegations of jury-tampering in a fraud trial may be referred to the supreme court.”

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The Guardian, 15th June 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Facebook juror trial shows contempt in other ways – The Guardian

Posted June 16th, 2011 in contempt of court, juries, news, trial without jury by sally

“Joanne Fraill’s messages reveal an attitude towards jury service that would alarm even supporters of the system.”

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The Guardian, 15th June 2011

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Regina v Twomey and others (No 2) – WLR Daily

Regina v Twomey and others (No 2) [2011] EWCA Crim 8; [2011] WLR (D) 10

“The question whether a trial should proceed as a trial by judge and jury or trial by judge alone was concerned exclusively with the mode of trial, and the process of deciding whether the guilt of the defendant was established was entirely distinct from the question of how the tribunal responsible for making that decision was constituted.”

WLR Daily, 21st January 2011

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Law Society criticises jury trial proposals as ‘entirely wrong’ – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted November 3rd, 2010 in news, trial without jury by sally

“Proposals to scrap jury trials for lesser offences were today criticised by the Law Society as ‘entirely wrong’.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 3rd November 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Call to scrap jury trials for lesser offences – The Independent

Posted November 3rd, 2010 in news, trial without jury by sally

“Scrapping the right to a jury trial for lesser offences that ‘clog up the courts’ could save £30 million a year in prosecutors’ costs alone, the Government’s victims’ commissioner said today.”

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The Independent, 3rd November 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Lord chief justice defends trial by jury – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted July 29th, 2010 in juries, news, trial without jury, trials by sally

“The lord chief justice emphasised the importance of trial by jury last week as the Court of Appeal overturned two High Court decisions that trials could proceed without a jury.”

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Law Society’s Gazette, 29th July 2010

Source: www.lawgazette.co.uk

Trials without juries ‘must be last resort’ – BBC News

Posted July 23rd, 2010 in news, trial without jury by sally

“Trials without juries in serious criminal cases must only be held as a ‘last resort’, the Lord Chief Justice of England and Wales has said.”

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BBC News, 23rd July 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Fiddes v Channel Four Television Corporation and others – WLR Daily

Posted July 1st, 2010 in appeals, defamation, juries, law reports, media, trial without jury by sally

Fiddes v Channel Four Television Corporation and others [2010] EWCA Civ 730; [2010] WLR (D) 163

“Observations on the applicable principles as to whether there should be a trial by jury or trial by judge alone in a libel action were made by the Court of Appeal.”

WLR Daily, 30th June 2010

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

Please note once a case has been fully reported in one of the ICLR series the corresponding WLR Daily summary is removed.

Channel Four libel case to be heard without jury – The Lawyer

Posted June 14th, 2010 in appeals, defamation, media, news, trial without jury by sally

“The Court of Appeal has upheld a High Court decision that said the libel case Fiddes v Channel Four and ors should be heard without a jury.”

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The Lawyer, 10th June 2010

Source: www.thelawyer.com

Lord Neuberger to lead appeal panel over Channel Four libel jury case – The Lawyer

Posted June 9th, 2010 in appeals, defamation, media, news, trial without jury by sally

“The Master of the Rolls Lord Neuberger will examine Mr Justice Tugendhat’s decision to disallow a jury in a major libel trial against Channel Four.”

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The Lawyer, 8th June 2010

Source: www.thelawyer.com

Judge-only trials should be an option for serious organised crimes – The Guardian

Posted May 21st, 2010 in crime, fraud, news, trial without jury by sally

“Trial by jury has become a central feature of the coalition agreement policy on civil liberties ‑ but is it time for reform?”

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The Guardian, 21st May 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

More Crown Court trials without jury may go ahead – BBC News

Posted May 6th, 2010 in Crown Court, news, trial without jury by sally

“Two more crown court trials without a jury may be held, just over a month after the first juryless trial for centuries, the BBC has learned.”

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BBC News, 5th May 2010

Source: www.bbc.co.uk