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Jurors (Scotland) Act 1825

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XXProvision as to Verdicts.

And be it enacted, That all Verdicts in the High Court or Circuit Court of Justiciary, and in the Court of the Judge Admiral, and of any Inferior Judge, whether the Jury are unanimous or not, and whether upon a Consultation in the Jury Box or" after having retired and been enclosed, shall be returned by the Mouth of the Chancellor of the Jury, unless when the Court shall direct written Verdicts to be returned ; and the same Rules shall apply in regard to the receiving of such Verdicts, as are observed in the Case of unanimous Verdicts in the Court of Justiciary: Provided always, that in all Cases of Verdicts being returned by the Mouth of the Chancellor of the Jury, where the Jury shall not be unanimous in their Verdict, the Chancellor shall announce the same, so that an Entry thereof may be made in the Record ; and provided also, that when in such Case a Jury is inclosed, none of the Jurors shall be allowed to separate or to hold Communication with other Persons, until their Verdict shall have been returned in their Presence by the Mouth of their Chancellor.

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