“No other trial should or could really proceed pending the outcome of this judicial review”

The introduction of a new methodology for assessing whether to use non-jury trials in Northern Ireland courts [with added sunset clause – Ed] has hit a snag. It’s reported that defence lawyers are not being given sufficient information about potential jurors before selecting a jury and in a case in Coleraine the defence team have sought a judicial review on what would appear to be an open-and-shut issue – if there is no risk to potential jurors then there’s no need for information to be withheld.. and if there is a risk…