In view of the new categories of people may be called to jury service, the court gave amended guidelines on principles allowing excusal. The new categories might have greater responsibilities by way of public service commitments. Applications for excusal must be dealt with with common sense. Directions were also given for situations arising where jurors found some direct connection with the case or where personal difficulties arose.
Lord Woolf LCJ
England and Wales
Replaced – Practice Direction (Jury Service: Excusal) 1988
Amended – Practice Direction (Criminal Proceedings: Consolidation) CACD 8-Jul-2002
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Updated: 17 July 2022; Ref: scu.223831