||All England Reporter
|| All ER (D) 70 (Sep)
|| EWHC 1885 (QB)
||Queen's Bench Division
||Richard Wilmot-Smith QC, James Price QC and Jonathan Barnes (instructed by Schillings) for the claimants.
||Stephen Furst QC, Andrew Caldecott QC and Marc Rowlands (instructed by Olswangs) for the defendant.
||13 September 2002
Practice - Trial - Trial by jury - Libel - Trial of action requiring prolonged examination of documents - Whether trial should be by judge and jury or by judge alone - s 69.
In a case which the judge had previously ruled could conveniently be heard by a judge sitting with a jury, the court ruled that in light of developments which had taken place since that ruling, the case was one which could no longer be heard conveniently with a jury, and ordered accordingly that it was to be tried by a judge sitting alone.
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