AS Law - Juries - Jury Challenge

HideShow resource information
  • Created by: Sarah
  • Created on: 29-12-10 20:18

When a jury or juror is successfully challenged they are moved to the bottom of the selection list when they are still part of the original panel of 15. There are specific things that jurors/juries can be challenged on set out by certain practice notes/statements and Acts.

The Prosecution and Defence can challenge "for cause". This means that there is a substantial reason why a person could not serve, or would be biased. The Lord Chief Justice's Practice Statement says that this cannot be because of race, politics, occupation or religion - it must be for an acceptable reason, i.e. the defendant knows a juror.

The Prosecution and

Comments

J Drabble

Thorough, yet concise notes on challenging for cause and array - good use of case law and statute.

Similar Law resources:

See all Law resources »See all The Criminal courts and lay people resources »