Payment

You will be entitled to payment for attending court in response to the summons, whether or not you are chosen as a juror. You will also be entitled to limited travelling expenses, if you incur any.

If you are chosen as a juror, the payment you receive will depend on the length of the trial. Payments that jurors are entitled to are determined by legislation (The Jury Act 1980, as amended by Statutory Document SD 60/03 and Government Circular No. 3/03) a copy of which can be obtained from Tynwald Library.

All Trials

All jurors are entitled to the following payments:

Remuneration

  • When the trial sits for a full day - £56
  • When the trial sits during only on half of a day - £28.50

Morning session is up to 1pm
Afternoon session is from 1pm

Subsistence

A juror is entitled to daily subsistence at the following rates, based upon attendance:

  • Up to 5 hours - £2.15
  • 5 to 10 hours - £4.35
  • Over 10 hours - £9.55

Travel

A travel allowance is paid for travelling from home to court, depending upon the mode of transport used:

Transport Allowance
Public Transport The actual fare paid
Private Car £0.50 per mile (1.61 Km)
Private Motorcycle £0.26 per mile (1.61 Km)
Taxi - if urgent or no public service transport is reasonably available: Actual fare paid plus a reasonable gratuity
Taxi - in any other case Fare that would have been paid if travelled by appropriate public transport

Trials over 10 full days

Additional Remuneration

In addition to the above remuneration payments, when the trial sits for more that 10 full days (on aggregate), for each day of the trial after the first 10 full days, jurors are entitled to the following:

  • When the trial sits for a full day, up to an additional £57

  • When the trial sits during only one half of the day, up to an additional £36

Page last updated on 10 August 2018