Jury Service upper age limit increase

19 December 2016

The upper age limit for jury service increased from 70 to 75 on 1 December 2016.

The upper age limit for jurors in England and Wales has risen from 70 to 75. The move is aimed at making sure the criminal justice system keeps pace with demographic changes in society, including the increasing role that older people are playing in the workplace.

Please note that at the time of writing the information on GOV.UK about Jury Service has not yet been updated to reflect this change.