Jury Service

Help, I have just received a summons for Jury service , I am all in a panic as my husband relies on my total care , subject to frequent falls.

Does anyone know if I can be excused under circumstances , the service can be up to 2 weeks or longer !

Also in process of moving from a house to a bungalow having just sold , the stress is enormous , not sure I'd cope with Jury service anyway .

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  • hi gypsy woman just write to them and explain ABOUT YOUR HUSBAND HAVING PROGRESSIVE SUPERNUCLEAR PALSY A TERMINAL ILLNESS AND HE NEEDS YOU 24 HRS A DAY BECAUSE OF HES FREQUENT FALLING ETC AND ASK IF YOIU COULD BE EXCUSED FROM JURY SERVICE HE RELIES ON YOU AND I THINK THAY YOU WILL BE EXCUSED FOR COMPASIONATE REASONS MATE BUT DO NOT LEAVE IT TO LONG TO WRITE WILL YOU ;;;;;; DO IT NOW ;;;

    I KNOW IM IN A DIFFERENT COUNTRY;;;;;; BUT I THINK THEY WILL HONOUR YOUR REQUEST ARE YOU IN THE UK MATE ;;; PETER JONES QUEENSLAND AUSTRALIA OR BETTER STILL GO TO YOUR DOCTOR AND ASK HIM IF HE WILL WRITE A LETTER FOR YOU REQUESTING THAT YOU BE EXCUSED FOR YOUR HUSBAND' SAKE MATE I HOPE THAT THIS MAIL HAS SETTLED YOU DOWN A BIT NOW

    PLEASE LET ME KNOW HOW YOU GOT ON MATEY

  • Yes I am in the UK , I have written as you said, let you know how I get on , thanks for the reply , as if we didn't have enough to worry about

  • Think you need to contact them and see if you can get excused. If not they will have to pay for respite care. You must lay it on thick tell them everything. If something happens on just a bad day tell them that is the norm. Good luck hope you can get away with not doing it. Janexx

  • Try phoning the Jury Service Summoning Bureau on 03004561024 they should be able to advise you .

    Georgepa

  • I am sure if you phone them and explain they will let you off, because of your husband's needs, I did it before we moved I explained about George, I put it in writing, don't worry the will excuse you, you have enough on your mind. Hope all goes well with the move Yvonne xxxxxxx

  • Hi, are you living in your new home yet? If you are and not registered yourself at this new address, you might find you are not allowed to do jury service. I know that rule existed some years ago, so they may have changed it by now. (I am presuming you are in UK). Surely, if they insist you do your service, they will have to provide full time care. I know they pay your wages etc., if you are on the jury. Give the office involved a ring, like the others have said.

    If they do pay for care, might be a nice break for you, something different anyway!!!

    Lots of love

    Heady

  • My son was two years old when i did jury duty and they paid for a child minder. Janexx

  • Is there a number on the summons you could call? I'm sure there is a way for you to get out of it....I certainly don't want to assume anything though.....surely there is a number,...use it

    Good luck

    AVB

  • Thanks for all your suggestions , have written to them , I don't get much sleep at night so can't see how I could make sound judgement anyway . Will let you all know their reply .

  • hi gypsy woman good luck with your letter mate let us hope it does the trick for you all the best pewter jones queensland Australia psp sufferer

  • hi]

    ia m sure u can get out of jury service on the grounds quoted above

    do let us know fi you are successful plz

    lol Jill

    :-)

  • Thank you I did ring and was told carers are not exempt but each case is looked at if a letter is sent in. I wrote that apart from the problem of who would care for my husband in the day , I am quite often called upon in the night to care also and due to sleep deprivation would not be fit to make sound judgement anyway as a juror. Will keep you informed.

  • TAHNKS FOR THAT

    LOL JILL

    :-)

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