Opinion: “The end of juries of defamation trials?” – Jaron Lewis

27 09 2011

In an English defamation action there is a statutory presumption that there will be a jury trial, rather than a trial by judge alone.  This originally applied to all cases at common law but is now confined to a small range of claims, including libel and slander.  This right is now found in section 69(1) of the Senior Courts Act 1981: Read the rest of this entry »