Practice and Procedure

R v (1) J (2) S (3) M (2010)

PUBLISHED July 23, 2010

[2010] EWCA Crim 1755

A judge had been wrong to order the forthcoming trial of three defendants to be conducted by a judge alone under the Criminal Justice Act 2003 s.44(3). Given the trial was estimated to last two weeks, the imposition of protective measures would not impose an unacceptable burden on jurors.

CA (Crim Div) (Lord Judge LCJ, Rafferty J, King J)