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Jury Service

May 2018 23 21:40

Post by EBJ » Wed, 23rd May 2018, 9:40pm

Post by EBJ by EBJ May 2018 23 21:40

The wife has received a notice to attend Jury Service at Lincoln Court in July for about two weeks, problems are she suffers ill health with a bad heart, arthritis, a bowl problem and walking problems and she is now in a panic about it, i have advised her to contact her GP and get a letter stating why she should be exempt from Jury Service.

She would have to catch the first running bus in the mornings from where we live to Lincoln and its a slow around the villages all the way to Lincoln and she needs to be there by 9.15 am. Me driving her there is unpractical as no parking spaces would be left around Lincoln Castle where the court is and i could be half way back home and get a call from the wife they do not need her today.

Any one on here get exempt from Jury Service re medical grounds and how did you go about it, any advice would be most grateful, oh and she is also not driving her self until she has eye cateracks removed, she is also below the upper age limit of 75. [Scared.png]
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Re: Jury Service

May 2018 23 22:29

Post by Taz » Wed, 23rd May 2018, 10:29pm

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Yep, straight to docs with the letter, and I would be amazed if they didn't give her a letter saying she can't do it.

My mum had one quite a few years ago now, and she was given an exemption on the basis that she was classed as a carer for my dad, who at the time was seriously struggling with his arthritis, diabetes and cataracts. They never contested it, and she hasn't been called again. She had a stroke 2 years ago so probably wouldn't be able to do it now on medical grounds, as she can't really walk unaided and can struggle with her memory now.

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Re: Jury Service

May 2018 24 06:46

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Post by EBJ by EBJ May 2018 24 06:46

Taz wrote:
Wed, 23rd May 2018, 10:29pm
Yep, straight to docs with the letter, and I would be amazed if they didn't give her a letter saying she can't do it.

My mum had one quite a few years ago now, and she was given an exemption on the basis that she was classed as a carer for my dad, who at the time was seriously struggling with his arthritis, diabetes and cataracts. They never contested it, and she hasn't been called again. She had a stroke 2 years ago so probably wouldn't be able to do it now on medical grounds, as she can't really walk unaided and can struggle with her memory now.
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Re: Jury Service

May 2018 24 07:04

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Hubby did a stint about 2 years ago at Lincoln. He went on the train as they pay train fare but not petrol (well didn't then, things may have changed). He spent most of the time wondering around Lincoln as he wasn't needed but told to return every two hours. In two weeks he didn't sit on one case. When I was called I didn't get a DR's note I just wrote on the form that due to having an Autistic son the disruption to his routine would create problems. They took my word for it an said I didn't need to attend.

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Re: Jury Service

May 2018 24 07:21

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I recall when I had to do Jury Service that on the first day, we had a tour of the courts with an explanation video and then they did another round of asking if there was due reason as to why nobody could serve. I seem to remember a few people making some lame excuses about having to pick up their great uncle's sisters Nan from bingo etc, etc.... however if time runs out and she has to go, worth taking that doctors letter with her as it could reduce the period she has to serve.

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Re: Jury Service

May 2018 24 08:41

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When I was called on for jury service, I simply wrote to the Clerk Of The Court where I had been instructed to attend, explaining that I had certain medical conditions. I emphasized that I was prepared to attend if they insisted. The call was theirs. The Clerk wrote back to tell me that I was excused. That was about 15 years ago. I have not been called since

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Re: Jury Service

May 2018 24 13:42

Post by EBJ » Thu, 24th May 2018, 1:42pm

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I have contacted them by telephone and explained my wives medical problems and the delay there would be getting a doctors appointment, they said do not worry about the doctors letter just fill out the relevant parts of the form with medical reasons and post it back, so fingers crossed this will be OK but will let you know the outcome and many thanks for all your replies. [Like.png]
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Re: Jury Service

May 2018 24 16:47

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Best of luck Jack, also best wishes to your good lady too. DR (Not a DR who can sign a doctors note, sorry).
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Re: Jury Service

Jun 2018 12 14:41

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We had a reply to our request for exemption and the good wife does not have to attend court, on the form we sent back was a small square to write why you want to be exempt, i wrote in it "See attached letter of explanation" and added a whole A4 Paige with all of her medical conditions. [Wink.png]
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Re: Jury Service

Jun 2018 12 15:51

Post by thecaretaker » Tue, 12th Jun 2018, 3:51pm

Post by thecaretaker by thecaretaker Jun 2018 12 15:51

I was going to say they are usually very good about things. They are very understanding. My father contacted the clerk of court and was told he needn't attend.

If you did get to your GP, he would probably charge for a letter these days.

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