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  • If you are selected for jury service, you get a summons approximately 14 days before you must attend.
  • The summons is sent to you in the post and requires you to attend the court at a certain date and time.
  • You may be able to defer your jury service if you have a good reason such as illness, family responsibilities or prior arrangements that cannot be changed.
  • Your employer can apply for you to be excused. However, you must still explain the problem on the statutory declaration form on the back of your summons. This should be submitted with a written statement from your employer outlining the situation fully. You will be advised by return mail of the result of your application.
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