Lord Goldsmith wants to remove the right to trial by jury in ‘complex fraud cases’. Is he suggesting that jurors are not intelligent enough to understand these cases? Are judges always people with their fingers on the pulse of businesss and therefore easily able to understand complex fraud cases that the rest of us mere mortals are not? The right to trial by jury is one of the fundamental pillars of our stable society – and as such it should remain sacrosanct.
And Lord Goldsmith needs to stop patronising us!