Laurence Fox has asked a High Court judge for a jury trial for his libel battle against three people he referred to as “paedophiles” on Twitter.
The judge hearing Fox’s bid for a jury trial, Mr Justice Nicklin, has not yet made a ruling on how the trial should be heard.
The barrister said the jury was also more likely to be diverse than a single High Court judge.
The barrister added in written submissions that they “can see no good reason for the court to order jury trial in this case”.
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