The right to a trial by a jury of your peers is at the heart of our justice system and is one of its oldest institutions. Jury service is one of the most important duties that you can be asked to perform as a citizen.

If you have a query about a jury summons, please contact the office listed on the summons document.

Empanelling juries safely during the pandemic - Information note for those who received a jury summons for 31 August 2020 onwards.

Since the start of the pandemic, the Courts Service main focus has been the safety of all court users. The Service takes its health and safety responsibilities for all staff and court users very seriously. The Courts Service, working with the judiciary, has developed a best practice health and safety management programme across all jurisdictions nationwide, to implement public health guidance in full during the pandemic.

Read the full notice.

Fraudulent Email Alert

Fraudulent Email Alert

It has come to our attention that members of the public have received fraudulent jury service notices by email.

You should delete such emails and never click on any links in them.

A genuine jury summons is issued only through the postal system.

What Jury Service Involves

What Jury Service Involves

You do not need special knowledge or abilities to act as a juror. FInd out more about what Jury Service involves.

I've received a summons - what should I do?

I've received a summons - what should I do?

Find information on completing the Reply To Jury Summons form here.

Who can be called for jury service?

Link to who can be called for jury service

Who can be called for jury service?

Jurors are selected at random and are sworn to give a verdict on the basis of evidence given in a court case.

The assumption is that ordinary people applying their common sense, can arrive at a fair and reasonable verdict.

Link to who can be called for jury service

Information on Exemption

Information on Exemption

Find information on exemption here.

Absence from Work

Absence from Work

What about my job?

Absence from work

What happens on the day I go to court?

What happens on the day I go to court?

All those summoned for jury service must attend in court on the date indicated on your summons..

Names of jurors are selected randomly for a particular case. Even though you are called for jury service, you may not actually serve.

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Link to what happens on the day I go to court