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Banker trials would require specialist juries, says DPP

Bankers and financial institutions could escape prosecution on complex criminal charges unless they are tried in front of specially-trained jurors rather than a jury of ordinary citizens, James Hamilt

22nd October, 2011

Bankers and financial institutions could escape prosecution on complex criminal charges unless they are tried in front of specially-trained jurors rather than a jury of ordinary citizens, James Hamilton, the outgoing Director of Public Prosecutions (DPP), has warned.

Hamilton said the government should look at replacing ordinary jurors with specially-appointed lay judges, or with jurors who had training in accountancy and finance, for major commercial criminal cases.

Such a change would involve holding a constitutional...

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