Inforrm Debate: Jury Trial, does clause 11 reflect the views of the Joint Committee?

3 07 2012

The Defamation Bill which is presently before Parliament provides for the abolition of the right to trial by jury in libel cases. Clause 11 of the Bill provides for the removal of the right to jury trial in such cases – a right which has been enshrined in law for nearly 100 years (see our post on the historical background). This clause was approved by the Defamation Bill Committee last week. Read the rest of this entry »