Jury service

Jury service

  • Queen & Country probably should include jury duty

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SOLDIERS could find they have a new duty to perform when changes to the law come into force this month.
From April 5, Servicemen and women will no longer be excused jury service. Under the Criminal Justice Act 2003, they may be summoned for jury duty in England and Wales. The change will not apply to anyone with an electoral roll address in Scotland or Northern Ireland.
“It is critical that soldiers inform their commanding officer when summoned,” says the Directorate of Personal Services (Army) at Upavon.
In common with civilians, Service personnel may apply to defer duty or be excused completely. Individuals must satisfy the authority that there is good reason – such as medical or family commitments – to defer or be excused.
Commanding officers also have the opportunity to intervene if they consider the soldier’s jury service would harm operational effectiveness.
 
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manchestermonkey said:
Commanding officers also have the opportunity to intervene if they consider the soldier’s jury service would harm operational effectiveness.
I imagine in these days of overstretch (to put it mildly), any draw of manpower away from the coalface is going to 'harm operational effectiveness' at some level.
 
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There are plenty of people sitting in HQs and static posts that could be released for Jury Service. If anything is going to seriously conflict with essential activities then COs have the power to reject the application.
 
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