For jurors

What to expect if you have asked to be a juror at an inquest, and how to claim expenses


What is jury service for an inquest?

When you serve on an inquest jury, you sit in the Coroner’s Court with other jurors and listen to facts about a person’s death.

Who can be a juror?

To serve on a jury, you must:

  • be aged between 18 and 75 years old
  • be on the electoral register
  • have lived in the UK, the Channel Islands or the Isle of Man for a period of at least 5 years since you were 13 years old

You may not serve on a jury if you are a mentally disordered person or a person disqualified to serve on a jury according to Parts I and II of Schedule 1 of the Juries Act 1974.

What if I'm asked to do jury service?

You can find out all about what to do if you're asked to serve on an inquest jury on GOV.UK.