Barrister’s jury service fiasco

An unlucky barrister on jury duty has been discharged from three juries in the last eight days as he keeps bumping into colleagues. The QC was called on 6 April, the day after legislation came into force allowing lawyers and judges to do so. Following the subsequent discharges, the QC applied to the Old Bailey’s most senior judge, the Recorder of London Michael Hyam, to be discharged from jury service. His application was refused.

First revealed on www.thelawyer.com 16 June