Jury notice form of return online

Date published: 09 February 2018

Members of the public will shortly be receiving jury notices in the post. If you get one, you must fill in the Form of Return. You can do this online.

Jury service

Each year people are randomly selected from the Electoral Register to potentially be called for jury service. 

If you receive a notice, this means that you may be called for jury service at any time during a 12-month period from the beginning of July 2018 until the end of June 2019.

You must fill in a Form of Return within 14 days of receiving your jury notice. The most straightforward way to do this online at the following page:

If you fail to make a return within 14 days, or make a false statement, you will be liable on conviction of a Magistrates’ Court to a fine of up to £1,000.

You should fully read the documents attached to the notice.

Jury summons

If you are selected at random for jury service, you will receive a jury summons. This will have further information, including where and when you are required to attend to meet your legal obligations as a juror.

The jury summons will give you at least 10 days’ notice to enable you to make arrangements to attend, however the office will always try to give longer notice were this is possible.

You can find more information in the jury service section. 

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