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Jury service summons

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Cheerybigbottom Tue 29-Nov-16 18:57:02

I need some help

I received a jury summons, responded positively that I could attend. Awaited response.

Response came today to say I am not qualified for jury service.

To qualify you have to be :
between 18 and 70 years old
Not suffering from severe mental disorder or lacking capacity
Not be on bail
Not have been to prison (for a certain number of years, I never have at all, my rap sheet is squeaky clean!)
Have been a uk resident for a period of 5 years since the age of 13
Be on electoral register

Now I meet all these conditions so why do I not qualify? I'm not sad over losing the role as it was inconvenient but I'm slightly concerned I've forgotten about a shady past hmm.

Can anyone advise me?

Groovee Tue 29-Nov-16 19:05:25

Have you asked them what their reasoning was? You may have had a similar name and DOB as someone with a conviction?

AnchorDownDeepBreath Tue 29-Nov-16 19:24:50

Any chance you've been missed off the electoral register? Or there's a gap in your NI contributions which might look like you were out of the country?

I'd ask themz

wellcoveredsparerib Tue 29-Nov-16 19:28:33

Could your occupation be exempt?

sonlypuppyfat Tue 29-Nov-16 19:30:21

Jury service is my greatest nightmare, I can't follow a story to save my life

Ilovewillow Tue 29-Nov-16 20:06:33

Could be an exempt occupation or issue with detail in the electoral register. I was exempt for many yrs as I previously worked for the civil service in the county court!

Cheerybigbottom Tue 29-Nov-16 20:49:59

Thank you for your replies!

My profession is not exempt, I'm very concerned I have been mistaken for someone else.

I did have 4 years where I only worked weekends while our kid was little and didn't pay tax or ni as I didn't earn enough. But I claimed child benefit and was registered employed with HRMC if that makes a difference?

Cheerybigbottom Tue 29-Nov-16 20:52:35

Oh and to add I opened the later too late to call them so emailed them. I mean I'm concerned but I'm not desperate for immediate attention, they must be busy.

I'm on the DBS register for my work do I know there's nothing incorrect under my name. Unless it's been in the past 6 months I suppose but I think I might be alerted if there was an addition under my name.

'Tis a conundrum right enough.

Kidnapped Tue 29-Nov-16 20:55:17

Check that you are on the electoral register.

Sounds like that is the only criteria that you might fail on.

I suppose that it is also possible that you made a mistake on your form (easily done).

Cheerybigbottom Tue 29-Nov-16 21:01:43

When I received the summons it said I had been chosen off the electoral register?

I wonder if I have made a mistake somewhere. Maybe I've accidentally made myself 75.

Well. I watched all those law and orders for nothing.

NotDavidTennant Tue 29-Nov-16 21:14:00

They wouldn't have had her details to contact her if she wasn't on the electoral register.

Kidnapped Wed 30-Nov-16 16:23:14

"I watched all those law and orders for nothing".


I suppose you'll just have to wait until they respond to your email. I think it is worth chasing up, there might be some details held about you that aren't correct.

Cheerybigbottom Wed 30-Nov-16 18:06:05

Kidnapped, please award yourself a sticker because you were bang on. I had rather boringly and stupidly ticked the box saying I had not been resident in the U.K for 5 years.
Grovelling apology sent.

I had concocted a story of identity fraud in my head and like most things in life it's got a rather flat ending blush

Kidnapped Wed 30-Nov-16 21:08:41

Ah well. These things happen.

I got selected for jury duty and then the buggers never called me. Some scrote must have pleaded guilty at the last minute and so the jury wasn't needed.

I had prepared a special Juror's Handbag with notepad, pencil and pencil sharpener in it. angry

Groovee Wed 30-Nov-16 21:48:45

Whoops OP. Glad you now know

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