Most people see trial by jury as a cornerstone of Western justice. But in this storming Battle of Ideas debate belief in the jury is on the line and audience members are clearly not sold on their importance for democracy. Are juries falling out of favour because judges are more reliable decision takers or is this one more example of contempt for our peers and a preference for unaccountable so called experts? A must see debate worth sharing.
barrister; law blogger, headoflegal.com
solicitor, Hughmans Solicitors; legal editor, spiked; convenor, London Legal Salon