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Restarting Scottish Jury Trials
  • May 21, 2020
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MSPs are to investigate the return of jury trials at a Holyrood committee hearing.

They will meet virtually at 10:00am tomorrow to take evidence on the challenges of restarting jury trials in Scotland's courts. The Committee will hear from @PubHealthScot

As a result of the coronavirus pandemic, the decision was made to suspend new jury trials for some of the most serious cases in Scotland to stem the spread of the virus.

Holyrood’s Justice Committee will take evidence from Eric McQueen, the chief executive of the Scottish Courts and Tribunals Service (SCTS), and Dr Jim McMenamin, the incident director for Covid-19 and interim clinical director of Public Health Scotland.
 
The Committee will hear from @PubHealthScot and then from @SCTScourtstribs