Rolf Harris trial: Jury discharged as no verdicts reached – BBC News

Posted May 31st, 2017 in juries, news, sexual offences, trials, verdicts by sally

‘Former entertainer Rolf Harris has been cleared of four sex assault charges after a jury could not reach verdicts.’

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BBC News, 30th May 2017

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Operation Elveden: Judge to allow majority verdicts – BBC News

Posted April 17th, 2015 in juries, jury directions, media, misfeasance in public office, news, verdicts by sally

‘The jury in the latest trial of journalists accused of illegally paying public officials has been told the judge will accept majority verdicts.’

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BBC News, 16th April 2015

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Regina (Duggan) v Her Majesty’s Assistant Deputy Coroner For the Northern District of Greater London and others – WLR Daily

Regina (Duggan) v Her Majesty’s Assistant Deputy Coroner For the Northern District of Greater London and others [2014] EWHC 3343 (Admin); [2014] WLR (D) 431

‘A conclusion of lawful killing made by a coroner’s court meant that a death was recognised as one that would amount to the crime of murder, manslaughter or infanticide but for the presence of an additional factor which justified it.’

WLR Daily, 14th October 2014

Source: www.iclr.co.uk

Andy Coulson trial: jurors fail to reach verdicts on remaining charges – The Guardian

‘The trial of Andy Coulson has ended after the jury failed to reach majority verdicts on two remaining counts that he conspired to commit misconduct in public office by paying public officials for the acquisition of royal phone books.’

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The Guardian, 25th June 2014

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Do not comment on hacking trial until all verdicts are in, judge tells MPs – Daily Telegraph

‘Politicians are warned by judge not to comment upon the outcome of the hacking trial until the jury has returned all its verdicts.’

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Daily Telegraph, 24th June 2014

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Bias has ‘significant’ effect on verdicts, jury research says – Law Society’s Gazette

Posted January 10th, 2014 in bias, burden of proof, juries, news, verdicts by tracey

‘Jurors should be tested before trials to reduce the effect of prejudices on their understanding of the burden of proof, according to the authors of a study suggesting bias has a “significant” impact on verdicts.’

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Law Society’s Gazette, 10th January 2014

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David Cameron to announce court verdicts will be televised – The Guardian

Posted September 6th, 2011 in courts, judgments, media, news, sentencing, verdicts by sally

“Judges’ sentencing of offenders is to be televised under plans to be unveiled by the prime minister shortly, the Guardian has learned.”

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The Guardian, 5th September 2011

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Regina v Dobson – WLR Daily

Posted July 14th, 2011 in appeals, law reports, verdicts by tracey

Regina v Dobson [2011] WLR (D)  221

“The principle that, even where there was a logical inconsistency in the verdicts of a jury, a conviction might be safe if the court found that there was an explanation for the inconsistency was subject to the limitation that the explanation had to fall within the parameters of the case as summed up by the trial judge.”

WLR Daily, 6th July 2011

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MI5 accused of ‘gagging’ justice – The Independent

Posted February 17th, 2011 in inquests, intelligence services, news, terrorism, verdicts by sally

“Lawyers for families of those killed in the 7/7 bombings suggest MI5 is trying to ‘gag’  justice by restricting the verdicts of the inquest into the attacks.”

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The Independent, 17th February 2011

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Regina v Twaite – WLR Daily

Posted January 4th, 2011 in courts martial, human rights, law reports, verdicts by sally

Regina v Twaite [2010] EWCA Crim 2973; [2010] WLR (D) 342

“Majority verdicts at a hearing before a Courts Martial were not, as a matter of principle, on that account alone to be regarded as blemished by unfairness or uncertainty or lack of safety.”

WLR Daily, 22nd December 2010

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Regina v Thompson, Regina v Crawford, Regina v Gomulu, Regina v Allen, Regina v Blake, Regina v Kasunga – WLR Daily

Posted July 16th, 2010 in internet, juries, law reports, verdicts by sally

Regina v Thompson, Regina v Crawford, Regina v Gomulu, Regina v Allen, Regina v Blake, Regina v Kasunga; [2010] EWCA Crim 1623; [2010] WLR (D) 183

“The collective responsibility of the jury was not confined to the verdict. It began as soon as the members of the jury had been sworn. From that moment onwards, there was a collective responsibility for ensuring that the conduct of each member was consistent with the jury oath and that the directions of the trial judge about the discharge of their responsibilities were followed.”

WLR Daily, 15th July 2010

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Jury discharged in £53m Tonbridge depot robbery trial – The Guardian

Posted January 8th, 2009 in juries, news, robbery, verdicts by sally

“Retrial date to be set after jury trying man allegedly ‘at heart’ of Britain’s biggest cash robbery fails to reach verdict.”

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The Guardian, 8th January 2009

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Regina v N Ltd and Another – Times Law Reports

Posted August 26th, 2008 in criminal procedure, law reports, no case to answer, verdicts by sally

Regina v N Ltd and Another

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

“A trial judge could not assent to an application of no case to answer nor enter a verdict of not guilty before the close of the prosecution evidence without the clear consent of all the parties.”

The Times, 25th August 2008

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Chauffeur and paparazzi to blame for Diana death, jury finds – The Guardian

Posted April 7th, 2008 in inquests, news, royal family, verdicts by sally

“Diana, Princess of Wales and Dodi Fayed were unlawfully killed by the reckless driving of their chauffeur, Henri Paul, and the paparazzi who chased them, jurors in the inquest into their deaths decided today.”

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The Guardian, 7th April 2008

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Diana coroner to accept majority – BBC News

Posted April 7th, 2008 in inquests, news, royal family, verdicts by sally

“The coroner at the inquest into Princess Diana’s death has authorised the jury to return a majority verdict.”

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BBC News, 7th April 2008

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Regina v Foster – Times Law Reports

Posted December 10th, 2007 in juries, law reports, verdicts by sally

Regina v Foster
Regina v Newman
Regina v Kempster
Regina v Birmingham

Court of Appeal (Criminal Division)

“There was no absolute obligation on a trial judge to leave an alternative lesser verdict for the jury to consider whenever the defence to the more serious charge on the indictment involved an admission of a lesser or different offence; sometimes it would be appropriate, but sometimes it would not.”

The Times, 10th December 2007

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R v Foster; R v Newman; R v Kempster; R v Birmingham – WLR Daily

Posted December 4th, 2007 in juries, law reports, verdicts by sally

R v Foster; R v Newman; R v Kempster; R v Birmingham [2007] EWCA Crim 2869

“Where the defendant admitted a lesser or different crime from that charged in the indictment it did not necessarily follow that the trial judge was obliged to leave the alternative verdict for a jury’s consideration; sometimes it would be appropriate, but sometimes it would not.”

WLR Daily, 3rd December 2007

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R v Foster; R v Newman; R v Kempster; R v Birmingham – WLR Daily

Posted December 3rd, 2007 in juries, law reports, verdicts by sally

 R v Foster; R v Newman; R v Kempster; R v Birmingham [2007] EWCA Crim 2869

Where the defendant admitted a lesser or different crime from that charged in the indictment it did not necessarily follow that the trial judge was obliged to leave the alternative verdict for a jury’s consideration; sometimes it would be appropriate, but sometimes it would not.”

WLR Daily, 3rd December 2007

Source: www.lawreports.co.uk

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