The UK government has launched a public consultation on the continued use of non-jury trials in Northern Ireland until 2023.
Published 25 November 2020
Jury trials and other courts and tribunals business are continuing in Northern Ireland following the tightening of Covid-19 restrictions on Friday.
Published 19 October 2020
Lawyers have welcomed an extension of jury trials to include a total of six court venues across Northern Ireland.
Published 12 October 2020
Jury trials have resumed in Northern Ireland for the first time since the start of the COVID-19 crisis in March.
Published 19 August 2020
The Northern Ireland Executive should be "very slow to interfere" with the current 12-person jury in criminal trials in the face of the COVID-19 backlog, an experienced criminal lawyer has said.
Published 23 July 2020
Barristers in Northern Ireland have reportedly been told that the size of juries in criminal cases could be reduced from 12 to nine or seven members to help clear the COVID-19 backlog.
Published 21 July 2020
New Nightingale-style courts will be opened to deal with the backlog of more than half a million criminal cases that have built up during the pandemic, The Times reports.
Published 26 June 2020
Tom O'Malley, a law lecturer and barrister with expertise in criminal law, sentencing, criminal procedure and constitutional law, looks at an interesting English experiment in virtual jury trials.
Published 25 June 2020
Suggestions that ordinary criminal trials should take place without juries or with a smaller number of jurors during the COVID-19 emergency have been rejected by The Bar of Ireland.
Published 19 May 2020
Tom O'Malley, a law lecturer and barrister with expertise in criminal law, sentencing, criminal procedure and constitutional law, considers whether the use of non-jury trials in Ireland can be expanded.
Published 14 May 2020
Two jury trials will resume at the Old Bailey this week as Crown Court cases restart, the Law Gazette reports.
Published 11 May 2020
A senior judge in Liverpool has warned that online forums are encouraging prospective jurors to dodge jury duty.
Published 24 July 2019