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Jury Service - what to wear?

(33 Posts)
RubyWoooooooo Wed 10-May-17 23:16:22

What's the dress code?! Skinny jeans and smartish top ok? Am always cold so will need to layer up...
Trainers- yay or nay?! Or should I just wear whatever I fancy?

SpaceDinosaur Wed 10-May-17 23:18:43

Depends if you want to be picked or not really!!! Only, I wouldn't know how to influence for that anyway!

Smart and comfortable. Skinnies and a smarting top, sure.
Trainers. Probably not.

AssassinatedBeauty Wed 10-May-17 23:23:23

Whatever you're comfortable in. It's not a job, you can't be disciplined or fired for what you're wearing. I have no idea why trainers wouldn't be ok.

RubyWoooooooo Wed 10-May-17 23:23:31

It's catch 22, always wanted to do it but has come at a rubbish time in terms of the fact that I'm snowed at work and it's my own business and organising childcare for two weeks!

Destinysdaughter Wed 10-May-17 23:25:15

Courts can be cold even in summer, so layers are good. Smart but comfy. Also take a good book as there will be a lot of waiting around!

CrispyBathTowel Wed 10-May-17 23:26:54

I don't think they pick who is called based on what they're wearing. It's done by random number selection, no? If I wasn't called each day l had to go back to work so I wore normal office attire but there were people there wearing all sorts incl trainers.

JaniceBattersby Wed 10-May-17 23:30:30

The last time I was in court a member of the jury was wearing a full on black cloak. People wear all kinds of old shite TBH but smart jeans and a top sounds fine.

You won't be picked based on what you're wearing.

Pippapotomus Thu 11-May-17 09:23:08

Wear something comfortable as there is lots of siting around. I've had to do jury twice and there is always a wide range of people wearing all sorts.

(I'm sure the defense can reject jurors before they are sworn in. IME it has been men in smart suits they don't like the look of)

parklives Thu 11-May-17 09:30:04

People just dress how they would if not at work.
Jeans, trainers etc all fine.
You are chosen at random, not by how you look, your age, race etc.
That is the whole point.

OOAOML Thu 11-May-17 11:25:36

I got picked recently and it was names out of a bowl. I was wearing work clothes (as I'd hoped not to be picked and be able to head into work) - and in the end the case got dropped very quickly so I was back into work after lunch. Most people there were either in work clothes or just reasonably smart (defendant in trackies though). I wouldn't worry about trainers at all.

fruitbrewhaha Thu 11-May-17 11:27:49

judge's wig and robes. You really look the part, like you are taking it seriously.

ImperfectTents Thu 11-May-17 11:53:07

Lol @ fruit

knowler Thu 11-May-17 12:45:25

Comfortable clothes as there will be a lot of sitting around. Jeans and a smart top sound fine. hope you get a juicy trial smile

TheNewMrsTomHardy Thu 11-May-17 13:15:59

Wear whatever you feel comfortable - trainers are fine.
I've done it twice now and I can only stress that you take stuff to keep you occupied - there is soooo much sitting around.

ilovecherries Thu 11-May-17 13:38:42

I did it last week. I was the most overdressed person by far in loose jersey trousers, a Joules harbour top and trainers. That was my third time and I hope the bloody last!

ilovecherries Thu 11-May-17 13:39:40

And yes, take a book because you may not be allowed to use your phone anywhere in the court. Most boring week!

CheersMedea Thu 11-May-17 17:52:23

Anything comfortable and smart-ish is fine.

Avoid provocative slogans on t-shirts or political dress. So time to pack away your EDL shirt and your swastikas.

RubyWoooooooo Thu 11-May-17 19:04:38

Not a good luck then?!

RubyWoooooooo Thu 11-May-17 19:06:12

I'm bored....

MontalbanoFan Thu 11-May-17 19:31:28

On my first day doing jury service, I wore a really smart suit. Talk about sticking out like a sore thumb!
What you suggest sounds fine.
Warm, clean, comfortable is the way to go.

FadedRed Thu 11-May-17 19:35:36

The third outfit should do nicely, Ruby. grin

MontalbanoFan Thu 11-May-17 19:41:21

I meant what you suggest in your op, of course!

cliffdiver Thu 11-May-17 20:05:41

Yes it's random selection.

When I did jury service mostly everyone was smart on day one - shirts / dresses / smart jeans and shoes.

Day 8, most of us were wearing jeans and converse.

Wear something comfortable and yes courts are cold, so take a pashmina or something to wrap around you.

SpiritedLondon Thu 11-May-17 20:11:34

I've been called for jury service and I can't wait.

I'm a police officer! 😀

Gallavich Thu 11-May-17 20:13:39

Regular clothes. The jury officer told us he only had to send 2 people home, one had Lycra cycling shorts and another a t shirt saying I don't give a fuck.

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