Jury duty is a civic obligation for citizens in the UK, but it can be inconvenient for self-employed individuals who need to run their businesses.
However, there are ways to get out of jury duty if you are self-employed.
The first step to getting out of jury duty is understanding the eligibility criteria.
Self-employed individuals are eligible to serve on a jury if they are:
Several circumstances disqualify a person from serving on a jury, including:
If you fall under any of these categories, you may be disqualified from serving on a jury and can request an exemption.
Self-employed individuals can provide proof of their self-employment status to support their request for an exemption from jury duty.
This can include documentation such as:
If you are self-employed and unable to attend jury duty, you can write a letter to the court requesting an exemption.
Your letter should include the following information:
Once you have written your letter, you should submit it to the court as soon as possible. Submitting the letter by post or email is recommended, and keeping a copy for your records.
Serving on a jury is an important civic obligation, but it can be challenging for self-employed individuals who need to run their businesses.
Suppose you are a self-employed person and unable to attend jury duty.
In that case, you can request an exemption by understanding the eligibility criteria, providing proof of self-employment, writing a letter requesting an exemption and submitting it to the court.
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