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Plans to be unveiled for no jury in fraud trials

Juries will be abolished in complex fraud trials under moves expected to be announced by ministers today.
Attorney General Lord Goldsmith QC was thought to be unveiling plans to enact a change in the law which was passed by Parliament more than 18 months ago.

It will allow a single judge to sit on complex fraud trials, forsaking the 800-year-old tradition that defendants are tried by a panel of 12 jurors.