Viscount de L’Isle v Times Newspapers Ltd: CA 1988

May LJ said that the three questions which a Judge has to decide under section 69 so as to conclude whether a defamation trial should by by jury or judge alone, ‘requires a value judgment, based on what he is told by counsel, and his experience at the Bar and on the Bench.’


May LJ


[1988] 1 WLR 49, [1987[ 3 All ER 499


Supreme Courts Act 1981 69

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CitedFiddes v Channel Four Television Corporation and Others CA 29-Jun-2010
The claimants in a defamation case made an interlocutory appeal against an order for trial by judge alone. The parties had agreed for trial by jury, but the defendants made a late application for trial by judge alone.
Held: The claimant’s . .
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Updated: 02 May 2022; Ref: scu.420029