Jury Service

If you get a jury summons in the post, you must respond within 7 days and confirm if you can attend.
Your name was chosen randomly from the electoral register.

What is jury service?

You’ll be part of a jury of 12 people to decide the outcome of a criminal trial.
Jury service usually lasts up to 10 working days.
If the trial is likely to last longer than 10 days, jury staff will let you know. If the trial is shorter than 10 days, you may be asked to be a juror on other trials.

You’ll usually need to be at court from 10am to 5:30pm Monday to Friday, but you’ll need to arrive at court earlier on your first day.

If you are self-employed and hold our legal expenses insurance policy, then you could claim back your loss of earnings on top of your expenses.