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Jury summons

Jury summons

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    A jury summons requires you to attend court to serve as a juror on a trial. You must reply within 7 days of receiving this summons letter via the stamped and addressed envelope. If you have misplaced the envelope, send the form to: -

    Jury Central Summoning Bureau,
    Phoenix House,
    Rushton Avenue,
    BD3 7BH.

    You may also respond to a jury summons via:


    Your reply to a jury summons letter can confirm your attendance, request to change the date, or ask to be excused, you should also inform the court of any help that you will need at the courts, for example, an interpreter, disabled access etc. You may be allowed to request a change in your duty because of a booked holiday, a medical procedure (plus recovery time), an exam or so on. Wherever possible include proof of this other commitment. Please note that the court rarely allows more than one change of this obligation.


    Possible reasons for requesting to be excused from jury service:

    • You have a serious illness/disability that prevents you from doing jury service;
    • You are a full-time carer of someone with an illness or disability; or
    • Have done jury service in the last 2 years.


    What to do if you disagree with the response from your request to change the date of your jury service or be excused is refused then it is recommended to contact the Jury Central Summoning Bureau, remember to include:

    • Why you disagree with the decisions;
    • Your juror number (this can be found on your summons letter);
    • Your name, address and date of birth;
    • Name and address of the court you’ve been summoned to; and
    • The date of your jury service.


    You should email or contact the head of the Jury Central Summoning Bureau at the address shown previously. If you need assistance in responding to a request then please contact admin staff at your local county court who can guide you, should you need professional help in sorting out the issue then we would be delighted to be of assistance, however you do have a civic duty to attend if at all possible. Many find the initial idea daunting but then enjoy the intellectual challenge that sitting on a jury brings.


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