This note is not part of the order, but is intended to indicate its general effect.
This order brings into force, on 4 October 2010, sections 4, 11, and 12 (on jury districts, deferral of jury service, and excusal from jury service) of the Juries Amendment Act 2008. The Jury (Deferral of Jury Service) Amendment Rules 2010, which make related changes to the Jury Rules 1990, also come into force on 4 October 2010.
The rest of the Juries Amendment Act 2008 is already in force. The Act (other than sections 4, 11, 12, and 19) came into force 6 months after the date (25 June 2008) of Royal assent. Section 19, which inserted new sections 29C and 29D (on majority verdicts) of the Juries Act 1981, was brought into force on 29 June 2009 by the Juries Amendment Act 2008 Commencement Order 2009 (SR 2009/129).
Date of notification in Gazette: 12 August 2010.
This order is administered by the Ministry of Justice.