As a Juror

Practice Direction 5 (Amendment Provisions) of 2020, currently guides the conduct of jury trials. For your information on how jury trials are currently conducted, please see the link to Practice Direction 5 (Amendment Provisions) of 2020 here.

Jurors are tremendously critical to the administration of justice. They are randomly chosen to give a verdict in criminal trials at the end of consideration of the evidence. The verdict they return must be arrived at after being so convinced beyond a reasonable doubt. Jury service is a most important civic duty.

Juries of 7 or 12 people are needed for criminal trials, and without them, jury trials cannot proceed. Persons eligible to serve: every Belonger qualified to be on the elector’s roll, and aged between 21 and 65 years, and not otherwise disqualified or exempt, are eligible to serve as jurors.

Disqualified Persons: If one is not a British Dependent Territories Citizen with a right to live in the T.C.I., or if one has been convicted of treason, perjury or an arrestable or infamous offence, and have not received a pardon thereof, one is disqualified from serving as a juror. If one is illiterate, or of unsound mind, or if one has a physical or mental infirmity, then one is also disqualified from serving as a juror.

Employer’s Obligation: Your employer is obligated to allow you time to serve as a juror. It is your civic duty, and no one can impede or prevent you from this impressive and important service to the community.