Source: All England Reporter
Publisher Citation: [2003] All ER (D) 220 (Feb)
Court: Court of Appeal, Civil Division

Lord Phillips MR, Brooke and Laws LJJ

Representation Leslie Thomas (instructed by Irwin Mitchell, Sheffield) for the claimant.
  Avtar Khangure (instructed by Sharpe Pritchard as agent for John Kilbey) for the defendant.
Judgment Dates: 17 February 2003


Practice and procedure - County court - Trial - Trial by jury - Malicious prosecution - Possibility that judge might have put pressure on jury to reach majority verdict.

The Case

Where a jury trying a civil case had asked the judge for more time to consider their verdict after it appeared that they had been deadlocked, there was no room for a reasonable apprehension that improper pressure had been brought to bear on the jury to reach a verdict.

Practice Areas

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