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jury service

Postby jimmy55 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 4:28 pm

A question for the Justice.

A manilla envelope appeared through the door today from HM Court Service.

After a day sweating, worrying about what possible finacial crisis this referred to I pucked up the courage and it turns out to be Jury Summons! Some relief on my part but as sole breadwinner and being self employed not a great way to spend x number of days.

Have any self employed here had experience of getting out of 'the service'?

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Re: jury service

Postby badpenny » Thu Jan 10, 2013 5:08 pm

If it's case #725 Regina v Clapham "Indecent Thoughts in a Pubic Place" talk the others round and there's a bag of old pennies in it for you.

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Re: jury service

Postby jimmy55 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:30 pm

badpenny wrote:If it's case #725 Regina v Clapham "Indecent Thoughts in a Pubic Place" talk the others round and there's a bag of old pennies in it for you.
I think it should all be decided by internet petition then we would all walk free!

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Re: jury service

Postby badpenny » Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:44 pm

jimmy55 wrote:
badpenny wrote:If it's case #725 Regina v Clapham "Indecent Thoughts in a Pubic Place" talk the others round and there's a bag of old pennies in it for you.
I think it should all be decided by internet petition then we would all walk free!
So long as silence denotes assent jim

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Re: jury service

Postby chapsneck » Thu Jan 10, 2013 6:50 pm

jimmy55 wrote:A question for the Justice.

A manilla envelope appeared through the door today from HM Court Service.

After a day sweating, worrying about what possible finacial crisis this referred to I pucked up the courage and it turns out to be Jury Summons! Some relief on my part but as sole breadwinner and being self employed not a great way to spend x number of days.

Have any self employed here had experience of getting out of 'the service'?
A doctors note telling them you are pregnant should work,
my wife did it when she was having one of our kids. !SMARTY!

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Re: jury service

Postby jimmy55 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:16 pm

Somehow the thought of £64.95 a day and 31.4p a mile scares me to death! '!'

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Re: jury service

Postby slotalot » Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:43 pm

jimmy55 wrote:Somehow the thought of £64.95 a day and 31.4p a mile scares me to death! '!'
I see the payment has gone up a little !!CHEERS!!

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Re: jury service

Postby jimmy55 » Thu Jan 10, 2013 7:49 pm

slotalot wrote:
jimmy55 wrote:Somehow the thought of £64.95 a day and 31.4p a mile scares me to death! '!'
I see the payment has gone up a little !!CHEERS!!
Thankfully I have the benefit of the paperwork in 7 different languages ......some of which are in alphabets I have never seen before, and my 13 year old son to explain it to me!

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Re: jury service

Postby coppinpr » Thu Jan 10, 2013 9:08 pm

I think it should all be decided by internet petition then we would all walk free!
youd never get 12 people to sign it
A doctors note telling them you are pregnant should work,
my wife did it when she was having one of our kids.
9 months of of preparing for a further 19 years of financial hardship seems a bit much just to get out of jury service !OMFG!

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Re: jury service

Postby john t peterson » Fri Jan 11, 2013 3:29 am

Easy-peasy solution: Going to voire dire (jury selection), wear a sport jacket with leather patches on the elbows and start each answer to any question with: "Bloody hell..."

You'll be excused by the defense in the blink of an eye.

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