The court asked under what circumstances it would be permitted to enquire as to a jury’s deliberations. The court approved the description in Hume’s Commentaries.
Lord Chief Commissioner Adam
(1830) 5 Murray 166
- 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 . .
 UKHL 2, Times 23-Jan-04,  2 WLR 201,  1 AC 1118,  HRLR 11, 16 BHRC 279,  2 Cr App R 8,  1 All ER 925
- Approved – Pirie v Caledonian Railway Company 1890
It was out of the question for the court to entertain any challenge after the trial to a verdict which had been delivered and agreed to by the jurors as their verdict. This was settled law in Scotland. . .
(1890) 17 R 1157
These lists may be incomplete.
Updated: 09 December 2020; Ref: scu.192254