Jury Amendment Rules 2004

2004/233

Jury Amendment Rules 2004


Note

These rules are administered in the Ministry of Justice.


Pursuant to section 35 of the Juries Act 1981, Her Excellency the Governor-General, acting on the advice and with the consent of the Executive Council, makes the following rules.

1 Title
  • (1) These rules are the Jury Amendment Rules 2004.

    (2) In these rules, the Jury Rules 19901 are called the principal rules.

2 Commencement
  • These rules come into force on 13 September 2004.

3 New rule 28 substituted
  • The principal rules are amended by revoking rule 28, and substituting the following rule:

    28 Jurors' fees and expenses
    • (1) The following fees are payable to a juror for every day before the sixth day (during a single period of jury service) on which the juror attends the Court when duly summoned:—

      • (a) $31 if—

        • (i) the juror has to attend the Court for not more than 3 hours; and

        • (ii) the Registrar is not satisfied the juror will be absent from work for a full day because of attending the Court:

      • (b) $62 if—

        • (i) the juror has to attend the Court for not more than 3 hours; but

        • (ii) the Registrar is satisfied the juror will be absent from work for a full day because of attending the Court:

      • (c) $62 if the juror—

        • (i) has to attend the Court for more than 3 hours; but

        • (ii) does not have to attend the Court after 6 pm:

      • (d) $89 if the juror—

        • (i) has to attend the Court for more than 3 hours; and

        • (ii) has to attend after 6 pm but not after 9 pm:

      • (e) $127 if the juror—

        • (i) has to attend the Court for more than 3 hours; and

        • (ii) has to attend after 9 pm.

      (2) The following fees are payable to a juror for every day after the fifth day (during a single period of jury service) on which the juror attends the Court when duly summoned:—

      • (a) $40 if—

        • (i) the juror has to attend the Court for not more than 3 hours; and

        • (ii) the Registrar is not satisfied the juror will be absent from work for a full day because of attending the Court:

      • (b) $80 if—

        • (i) the juror has to attend the Court for not more than 3 hours; but

        • (ii) the Registrar is satisfied the juror will be absent from work for a full day because of attending the Court:

      • (c) $80 if the juror—

        • (i) has to attend the Court for more than 3 hours; but

        • (ii) does not have to attend the Court after 6 pm:

      • (d) $114 if the juror—

        • (i) has to attend the Court for more than 3 hours; and

        • (ii) has to attend after 6 pm but not after 9 pm:

      • (e) $163 if the juror—

        • (i) has to attend the Court for more than 3 hours; and

        • (ii) has to attend after 9 pm.

      (3) In a particular case, the chief executive of the Ministry of Justice may increase a sum otherwise payable under subclause (1) or subclause (2) if satisfied that exceptional circumstances make it desirable to do so.

      (4) The following expenses are payable to a juror for travelling from home to attend the Court when duly summoned, or returning home after attending the Court when duly summoned:—

      • (a) the actual cost of travelling by public transport (other than a taxi):

      • (b) the actual cost of travelling by taxi, if the Registrar is satisfied that there was no reasonably convenient other public transport available to the juror, and either—

        • (i) that the juror did not have convenient access to a private motor vehicle; or

        • (ii) that the use of a taxi and avoidance of parking costs was, in the circumstances, more convenient than the use of a private motor vehicle:

      • (c) an allowance of 38 cents per kilometre or part of a kilometre if—

        • (i) the juror does not travel between the Court and the juror's home by taxi or other public transport; and

        • (ii) the distance between the Court and the juror's home by the most convenient route is more than 3 kilometres.

      (5) The actual and reasonable costs of car-parking are payable to a juror who attends the Court when duly summoned if the Registrar—

      • (a) is satisfied that there is no reasonably convenient free car-parking; and

      • (b) is satisfied of the amounts paid.

      (6) The actual and reasonable costs of childcare provided for children in the care of a juror who attends the Court when duly summoned are payable to the juror if the Registrar—

      • (a) is satisfied that the costs were incurred because the juror had to attend the Court, travel to and from the Court, or both; and

      • (b) is satisfied of the amounts paid.

      (7) For the purposes of this rule, attending the Court includes—

      • (a) attending a view; and

      • (b) travelling between the Court and a view.

4 Consequential revocation
  • Schedule 2 of the principal rules is revoked.

Diane Morcom,

Clerk of the Executive Council.

Explanatory note

This note is not part of the rules, but is intended to indicate their general effect.

These rules, which come into force on 13 September 2004,—

  • increase the existing fees and expenses payable to people serving on juries; and

  • provide for some reimbursement to people serving on juries of the costs of car-parking and childcare.


Issued under the authority of the Acts and Regulations Publication Act 1989.

Date of notification in Gazette: 12 August 2004.


  • 1 SR 1990/226