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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

“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

“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

“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

“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

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

“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


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