Although a juror would not be in contempt of court in terms of the Contempt of Court Act 1981 s.8(1) if he disclosed the jury's deliberations to the court with the genuine intention of preventing a miscarriage of justice, he would be in contempt where he had made such disclosure to a third party who had no authority to receive disclosures on behalf of the court and who might or might not pass on that information to the court.

[2005] UKHL 36

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