Quote of the day
“Jurors can be trusted to sit until they are 75 whereas judges appointed after 1995 must retire at 70. The jury pool has now been extended substantially to include those involved in the criminal justice system. That raises the interesting possibility that I will reach official judicial senility in December 2019 but could be called for jury service for five years thereafter.”
Lady Justice Hallett, the vice-president of the criminal division of the Court of Appeal in her recent Blackstone lecture