Juries

Introduction

Juries Act 1981, ss 17, 29C, 29D

A jury is a group of 12 people who are chosen at random to hear a court case (usually criminal) and to decide the outcome.

The main role of juries is to decide what facts have been proved and to apply the law to the facts. The judge decides on questions of law and gives the jury guidance about the law.

Jury trials can happen in both District Courts and the High Court.

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