Harvey v Hewitt: 1840

It was alleged that the jurors had drawn lots to select their verdict: ‘No doubt . . that we cannot take the affidavit of a juryman stating his own misconduct, or that of his brother jurymen . . The affidavits here produced, however, are not made by the jurors themselves . . but they are the affidavits of persons who witnessed the transaction itself, of agreeing to draw lots, and drawing lots’. The affidevits were admitted.
References: (1840) 8 Dowl 598
Judges: Coleridge J
This case is cited by:

  • Cited – Regina v Connor and another; Regina v Mirza HL 22-Jan-2004
    The defendants sought an enquiry as to events in the jury rooms on their trials. They said that the secrecy of a jury’s deliberations did not fit the human right to a fair trial. In one case, it was said that jurors believed that the defendant’s use . .
    (, [2004] UKHL 2, , Times 23-Jan-04, [2004] 2 WLR 201, [2004] 1 AC 1118, [2004] HRLR 11, 16 BHRC 279, [2004] 2 Cr App R 8, [2004] 1 All ER 925)

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Last Update: 27 November 2020; Ref: scu.192270