Each year people are randomly selected from the Electoral Register to potentially be called for jury service.
If you get a jury notice, this means that you may be called for jury service at any time during a 12-month period from the beginning of July 2019 until the end of June 2020.
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 link:
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.
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, longer notice will try to be given where possible.
You can find more information in the jury service section.