Inforrm Debate: Libel juries, is there a middle way? – Hugh Tomlinson QC

11 07 2012

The Government proposes to abolish the right to trial by jury in libel cases. Opponents seek the retention of the right in the established form of a “presumption” in favour of libel trials in jury cases unless the case involves “prolonged examination of documents”.  Is it possible to find a middle way?  It is important to consider the arguments on both sides to see whether there is any possible common ground.  Read the rest of this entry »