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Criminal Justice and Licensing (Scotland) Act 2010

Section 94 - Upper age limit for jurors

461.This section provides that there shall be no upper age limit for jurors serving on criminal juries in Scotland.

462.This involves amendment to section 1 of the Law Reform (Miscellaneous Provisions) (Scotland) Act 1980 introducing a new subsection (1A) in respect of criminal proceedings. This amendment will allow individuals over 65 years of age to be cited for jury service on criminal trials in Scotland. The upper age limit for jurors serving on civil trials remains unchanged at 65 years of age.

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