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The Juries (Northern Ireland) Order 1996


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Article 3(3).


Persons concerned with the administration of justice

  • Persons holding or who have at any time held any paid, judicial, or other office belonging to any court of justice in Northern Ireland.

  • Justices of the peace.

  • Members of juvenile court panels.

  • The Chairman or President, the Vice-Chairman or Vice-President and the registrar and assistant registrar of any Tribunal.

  • Barristers at law and solicitors whether or not in actual practice as such.

  • Solicitors' clerks.

  • Students of the Inn of Court of Northern Ireland or of the Law Society of Northern Ireland.

  • The Director of Public Prosecutions for Northern Ireland and members of his staff.

  • Officers of the Northern Ireland Office or of the Lord Chancellor’s Department.

  • Members of the Northern Ireland Court Service.

  • Governors, chaplains and other officers of, and members of boards of visitors or visiting committees for, the following establishments—


    a prison within the meaning of the [1953 c. 18 (N.I.)] Prison Act (Northern Ireland) 1953;


    a remand home, training school, or attendance centre within the meaning of the [1968 c. 34 (N.I.)] Children and Young Persons Act (Northern Ireland) 1968; or


    a remand centre or young offenders centre within the meaning of the [1968 c. 29 (N.I.)] Treatment of Offenders Act (Northern Ireland) 1968.

  • The warden or a member of the staff of a bail hostel as defined in Article 2(2) of the [1982 NI 10] Probation Board (Northern Ireland) Order 1982.

  • Members of the Probation Board for Northern Ireland.

  • Probation officers and persons appointed to assist them.

  • A person appointed for the purposes of Article 7(6) of the [1976 NI 4] Treatment of Offenders (Northern Ireland) Order 1976.

  • Members of the Royal Ulster Constabulary and the Royal Ulster Constabulary Reserve and any other person employed in any capacity by virtue of which he has the powers and privileges of a constable.

  • Members and staff of the Police Authority for Northern Ireland and persons employed for police purposes by the Police Authority for Northern Ireland.

  • Members and staff of the Independent Commission for Police Complaints for Northern Ireland.

  • Persons in charge of, or employed in, a forensic science laboratory.

  • Prisoner custody officers within the meaning of section 122(1) of the [1994 c. 33] Criminal Justice and Public Order Act 1994.

  • Members and employees of the Criminal Cases Review Commission.

  • Persons who at any time within the past ten years have been persons falling within any of the foregoing descriptions (except the first) of persons concerned with the administration of justice.

The Forces

  • Persons serving on full pay as members of any of the naval, military or air forces of the Crown raised in the United Kingdom.

  • Members of the Royal Irish Regiment.

Other persons

  • Persons suffering from mental disorder within the meaning of the [1986 NI 4] Mental Health (Northern Ireland) Order 1986.

  • Persons unable to understand the English language.

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