If you don’t already know, I have been away for the past two weeks on Jury Duty (which by the way is FANTASTIC and so much fun!)
The first week we got a case with a chap who had two counts of ‘violence occasioning actual bodily harm’.
This case took four days and we came to a unanomous verdict of gulity for both counts. He’ll be going dahhhhhn.
The second week we got a case with another chap who had two counts of ‘violence with the intent to cause GBH’
This case got thrown out of court after it appeared his health may have been a deciding factor to the attack…it left a lot of the jury questioning the decision quite heavily but I suppose that’s how it sometimes pans out.
Anyway, during the two weeks I noticed various things about the courtroom and how people spoke / addressed others.
I’ve also scaled it the same size as a pad of paper which you get to write on in court so you can tuck it nicely in between the pages ;o)
Not all will be said. For example the ‘disobediant open black gown’ corresponds to the gown the barristers / ushers etc wear and the amount of times they have to pull it back onto their shoulders! Watch out for that one.
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