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The Juries (Northern Ireland) Order 1996


This is the original version (as it was originally made).

  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


    1. Schedule 1

      Persons disqualified for jury service.

    2. Schedule 2

      Persons ineligible for jury service.

    3. Schedule 3

      Persons excusable from jury service as of right.

    4. Schedule 4

      Coroners' juries.

      1. Part I Modifications of provisions of this Order.

      2. Part II Amendments of Coroners Act (Northern Ireland) 1959.

    5. Schedule 5

      Repeals and revocations.

  14. Explanatory Note

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