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Jury Trials

To ensure the safety of everyone in our court buildings, the Lord Chief Justice announced on 23 March, that all new jury trials would be postponed. He also committed to keeping the situation under regular review.

A judicial working group has been established to consider ways to re-start some jury trials once it is safe to do so. The working group will report to the Lord Chief Justice through its chair Mr Justice Edis. It includes representatives from the Law Society, Bar Council, Criminal Bar Association, HMCTS, CPS, PECS, MoJ, HMPPS, NPS, NPCC, and Legal Aid Agency.

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