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The Juries (Northern Ireland) Order 1996

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Introductory

    1. 1.Title and commencement

    2. 2.Interpretation

  3. Qualification for jury service

    1. 3.Qualification for jury service

  4. Preparation of Jurors Lists

    1. 4.Preparation of Jurors Lists

  5. Empanelling of jurors

    1. 5.Selection of names

    2. 6.Form of panel

    3. 7.Inspection of panel

  6. Summoning of jurors

    1. 8.Summoning of jurors

    2. 9.Procedure for ascertaining attendance of jurors

    3. 10.Excusing of jurors

    4. 11.Discharge of jury summons

  7. Balloting of jurors

    1. 12.Balloting of jurors

  8. Challenges

    1. 13.Challenge to the panel

    2. 14.Challenges in civil cases

    3. 15.Challenges in criminal cases

    4. 16.Challenge for name not being on Jurors List

    5. 17.Restrictions on right of challenge

  9. Additional powers of the court

    1. 18.Selection of additional jurors

    2. 19.Views

    3. 20.Separation and detention of jurors

    4. 21.Continuance of criminal trial on death or discharge of juror

    5. 22.Discharge in civil proceedings

    6. 23.Refreshment of jurors

    7. 24.Excusing of jurors from jury service at end of exceptionally exacting trial

  10. Offences

    1. 25.Failure to fill up and return form of return

    2. 26.Defaulting jurors

  11. Miscellaneous and supplementary

    1. 27.Juror’s oath

    2. 28.Payments to be made in respect of jury service

    3. 29.Certain formal defects not to invalidate verdict or finding

    4. 30.Regulations

    5. 31.Coroners' juries

    6. 32.Amendments, repeals and saving

  12. Signature

  13. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      PERSONS DISQUALIFIED FOR JURY SERVICE

      1. 1.Any person who has at any time been convicted by...

      2. 2.Any person who at any time in the last ten...

      3. 3.Any person who at any time in the last five...

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      PERSONS INELIGIBLE FOR JURY SERVICE

      1. Persons concerned with the administration of justice

      2. The Forces

      3. Other persons

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      PERSONS EXCUSABLE FROM JURY SERVICE AS OF RIGHT

      1. Parliament

      2. Northern Ireland Assembly

      3. European Parliament

      4. Public officials

      5. Clergy, etc.

      6. Professions

      7. Persons aged between 65 and 70 years

    4. SCHEDULE 4

      CORONERS JURIES

      1. PART I MODIFICATIONS OF PROVISIONS OF THIS ORDER

        1. 1.Any reference to a court includes a reference to a...

        2. 2.Any reference to a judge (with or without qualifying words)...

        3. 3.Any reference to a jury includes a reference to a...

        4. 4.In Article 5(4) and (5) “the Divisional Jurors List” includes...

        5. 5.Articles 10(7) and 11(3) shall apply to rules under section...

        6. 6.In Article 24 “trial” includes inquest.

      2. PART II AMENDMENTS OF CORONERS ACT (NORTHERN IRELAND) 1959

        1. 1.In section 18 (summoning of jurors)— (a) in subsection (1),...

        2. 2.In Section 31(2) (summoning of another jury where jury unable...

        3. 3.In section 32(1) (power to arrange for removal of body...

    5. SCHEDULE 5

      REPEALS AND REVOCATIONS

  14. Explanatory Note

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