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General Chat Thread, Oh great. Jury Service. Brilliant. Not. in General; 'Er indoors has just emailed to say there's a letter at home notifying me of impending jury service. Flipping 'eck ...
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    Oh great. Jury Service. Brilliant. Not.

    'Er indoors has just emailed to say there's a letter at home notifying me of impending jury service.

    Flipping 'eck don't they know I'd have them all hanged, drawn and quartered - even if it is just for parking on double-yellows.

    Seriously though, has anyone here managed to get out of doing it as it's going to be a complete pita. My mother-in-law spent three months on a complex fraud case listening to people confusing themselves and everybody else, the judge included.


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    Oh my god, you will have to tell them you are too mentally unstable.......
    Will be even funnier if you are the foreman......


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    Hoping it never happens to me...

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    You can only defer it once cant you?

    What happens if you are out of the country when they call you up though?

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    I think you're legally obliged to do it aren't you? I know you're employer has a legal responsibility to allow you the time off (not sure if it's paid time off though!)

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    WikiHow to the rescue. US bias but the general principles apply.

    How to Get Out of Jury Duty - wikiHow

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    Your boss can argue that your work will be too interupted (like if you were mid project) the service can be defferred. But I think you can never get out of it 100%

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    commit a crime.

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    Reckon I've got it sorted - legitimately.

    I have a hearing disorder that I think will make me exempt.

    http://www.hmcourts-service.gov.uk/c...dance_0404.pdf

    Failing that I'll go along on the first day dressed as Wurzel Gummage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by tech_guy View Post
    Reckon I've got it sorted - legitimately.

    I have a hearing disorder that I think will make me exempt.

    http://www.hmcourts-service.gov.uk/c...dance_0404.pdf

    Failing that I'll go along on the first day dressed as Wurzel Gummage.
    Parden ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by mattx View Post
    Parden ?

    Eh? Did you say something?! Speak up!

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    they sure know how to pick 'em

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    Actually, the idea of being the foreman is quite appealing....


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    I got out of it as we were about to be doing a major project at the last place I worked. The boss wrote to them explaining this and I was exempted. Never been asked again.

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    If I'm ever called up I'm going to go dressed as Home Counties Tory lady - there's no way any crim would have me on their jury

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