Rex v Thomas: CCA 1933

The court refused to receive evidence that two Welsh-speaking jurors at Merioneth Quarter Sessions did not have sufficient knowledge of English to enable them to follow the proceedings.
Lord Atkin
[1933] 2 KB 489
England and Wales
Cited by:

  • Not Followed – Ras Behari Lal v King-Emperor PC 1933
    It was alleged that a juror had been unable to understand sufficient English to follow the trial.
    Held: The rule against enquiring into the events in the jury room has an exception where there are external events which may have affected them. . .
    (1933) 50 TLR 1, (1933) 60 IA 354
  • 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

These lists may be incomplete.
Updated: 09 December 2020; Ref: scu.192275