Archive for the 'trial without jury' Category

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

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

“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

“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

“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

Four armed robbers found guilty in first trial without jury – Crown Prosecution Service

“Portia Ragnauth, Chief Crown Prosecutor for Surrey Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) described the first trial without a jury in England and Wales as a ‘benchmark prosecution’ after four men were found guilty today over the 2004 armed robbery of the Menzies World Cargo depot at Heathrow Airport.”

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Crown Prosecution Service, 31st March 2010

Source: www.cps.gov.uk

Armed raiders jailed after trial without jury – The Independent

“The leader of an armed robbery gang learned today that he was likely to die in jail after being convicted by a judge in an historic trial without a jury.”

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The Independent, 31st March 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Defendant in historic trial without jury goes on run from High Court – The Independent

“When the trial of a gang of suspected armed robbers started at the High Court last month it made legal history as the first British criminal case to take place without a jury in more than 400 years. Now the courtroom has lost another key feature: one of the defendants.”

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The Independent, 19th February 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

The Big Question: Do juryless trials risk obscuring the transparency of justice? – The Independent

“Why are we asking this now?

This week Britain’s first crown court criminal trial to take place without a jury in more than 400 years started at the Royal Courts of Justice. The case, involving four men accused of a £1.75m armed robbery, is being heard by a judge, sitting alone, who will decide upon the men’s guilt or otherwise.”

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The Independent, 14th January 2010

Source: www.independent.co.uk

Heathrow robbery trial breaks with 400-year tradition of trial by jury – The Guardian

“The first criminal trial without a jury to take place in England and Wales in more than 400 years begins on Tuesday after lawyers’ legal challenges were exhausted.”

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The Guardian, 10th January 2010

Source: www.guardian.co.uk

Regina v Twomey (John); Regina v Blake (Peter); Regina v Cameron (Glen); Regina v Hibberd (Barry) – Times Law Reports

Regina v Twomey (John); Regina v Blake (Peter); Regina v Cameron (Glen); Regina v Hibberd (Barry)

Court of Appeal

“A defendant’s right to a fair trial was not prejudiced by holding a criminal trial without a jury, where the danger of jury tampering was very significant and was not sufficiently addressed by proposed protective measures.”

The Times, 25th June 2009

Source; www.timesonline.co.uk

R v T; R v B; R v C; R v H – WLR Daily

R v T; R v B; R v C; R v H [2009] EWCA Crim 1035; [2009] WLR (D) 19

“A criminal trial without a jury did not contravene a defendant’s right to a fair trial where there was a real danger of jury tampering and proposed measures to prevent such interference did not sufficiently address the extent of the risk. On an application by the prosecution for a trial to be conducted without a jury in such circumstances the evidence should be disclosed to the fullest extent possible, but there would be cases where the evidence to demonstrate the risk of jury tampering would be so sensitive that it could only be addressed under public immunity interest principles and it would be contrary to the legislative purpose to make an order for disclosure which would, in effect, bring the prosecution to an end and enable those who had been involved in jury tampering to derail the trial.”

WLR Daily, 19th June 2009

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.

First trial without jury approved – BBC News

“The Court of Appeal has ruled that a criminal trial can take place in front of a judge without a jury for the first time in England and Wales.”

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BBC News, 18th June 2009

Source: www.bbc.co.uk

Judge may sit alone in drugs case deemed too dangerous for a jury – The Times

“Prosecutors plan to apply this week to hold a major criminal trial without a jury for the first time. The step is being taken because of concerns that jurors assigned to the case – which involves members of an organised criminal network – would be vulnerable to intimidation or bribery.”

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The Times, 11th February 2008

Source: www.timesonline.co.uk

Ministers may force through act to curb jury fraud trials – The Guardian

“The government is poised to use the Parliament Act 1949 to force through a law allowing the most complex fraud cases to be tried without a jury.”

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The Guardian, 21st September 2007

Source: www.guardian.co.uk


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