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Juries Act 1974

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. 1. Qualification for jury service

  3. 2. Summoning.

  4. 3. Electoral register as basis of jury selection.

  5. 4. Withdrawal or alteration of summonses.

  6. 5. Panels.

  7. 6. Summoning in exceptional circumstances.

  8. 7. Attendance and service.

  9. 8. Excusal for previous jury service.

  10. 9. Excusal for certain persons and discretionary excusal.

  11. 9A. Discretionary deferral.

  12. 9AA.Requirement to issue guidance

  13. 9B. Discharge of summonses to disabled persons only if incapable of acting effectively as a juror.

  14. 10. Discharge of summonses in case of doubt as to capacity to act effectively as a juror.

  15. 11. The ballot and swearing of jurors.

  16. 12. Challenge.

  17. 13. Separation.

  18. 14. Views.

  19. 15. Refreshment.

  20. 15A.Surrender of electronic communications devices

  21. 16. Continuation of criminal trial on death or discharge of juror.

  22. 17. Majority verdicts.

  23. 18. Judgments: stay or reversal.

  24. 19. Payment for jury service.

  25. 20.Offences: failure to attend, serving while disqualified etc

  26. 20A.Offence: research by jurors

  27. 20B.Offence: sharing research with other jurors

  28. 20C.Offence: jurors engaging in other prohibited conduct

  29. 20D.Offence: disclosing jury's deliberations

  30. 20E.Offence of disclosing jury's deliberations: initial exceptions

  31. 20F.Offence of disclosing jury's deliberations: further exceptions

  32. 20G.Offence of disclosing jury's deliberations: exceptions for soliciting disclosures or obtaining information

  33. 21. Supplemental.

  34. 22. Consequential amendments, savings and repeals.

  35. 23. Short title, interpretation, commencement and extent.

  36. SCHEDULES

    1. SCHEDULE 1

      Persons Disqualified for Jury Service

      1. Part 1 Persons subject to Mental Health Act 1983 or Mental Capacity Act 2005

        1. 1.A person for the time being liable to be detained...

        2. 1A.A person for the time being resident in a hospital...

        3. 2.A person for the time being under guardianship under section...

        4. 3.A person who lacks capacity, within the meaning of the...

        5. 4.Persons Disqualified for Jury Service

      2. Part 2 Other Persons Disqualified for Jury Service

        1. 5.A person who is on bail in criminal proceedings (within...

        2. 6.A person who has at any time been sentenced in...

        3. 6A.A person who at any time in the last ten...

        4. 7.A person who at any time in the last ten...

        5. 8.For the purposes of this Part of this Schedule—

    2. SCHEDULE 2

      1. . . . . . . . . . ....

    3. SCHEDULE 3

      Repeals

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