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Chancery Lane warns against move to limit jury trial

PUBLISHED January 18, 2012

The Law Society president has defended the right to jury trial following reports that the government is considering removing some offences from the jurisdiction of the Crown court.

Proposals to make low value theft offences triable only in the magistrates? court are understood to be among plans being considered by ministers for inclusion a white paper on criminal justice reform next month.

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