The higher court is summoned for jury law – but is excused after revealing that he is chairing the case!
- Judge Kieth Cutler was summoned to start the judiciary for a lawsuit that starts next week
- He responded to the summons that he could not sit on the jury because he was presiding
- Legal service rejected his reason and asked him to go to court
- He said: & # 39; I am the house judge & # 39; and could eventually be excused
Judge Keith Cutler, in the photo, revealed that he was exempt from the judiciary because he was in charge of the lawsuit for which he had been sued.
A senior judge revealed that he was being summoned to attend the Judiciary and was relieved of his duty only when he insisted that he should preside over the case.
Judge Keith Cutler, the resident judge of Winchester and Salisbury since 2009, told a jury of his surprise when he was summoned to perform his public duties as a jury member.
Speaking at Salisbury Crown Court, the senior circuit judge said that although he responded to the summons in which he stated that he was the judge in the pending court case, his reason was initially rejected.
He said: & # 39; I have been selected for jury here at Salisbury Crown Court for a trial that begins on April 23.
& # 39; I told the Jury Central Summoning Bureau that I thought I would be inappropriate because I happened to be the judge and know all the newspapers.
& # 39; They wrote back to me, they assumed I was the judge, but said: & # 39; Your appeal to the refusal has been rejected but you can go to court & # 39; but I told them: & # 39; I am the examining magistrate & # 39 ;.
& # 39; I had to call them up and they realized it was a mistake. & # 39;
Judge Cutler, who was the coroner for the investigation into Mark Duggan, who was shot by the police in August 2011, caused riots in London and who was also president of the Council of Circuit Judges, said he would have been happy if he served as a jury member if it had been appropriate.
He said: & # 39; I would have liked to have done the judiciary to see what it was like and if I had wished the judge. & # 39;
A guide for the jury's verdict from the Ministry of Justice states: & # 39; The normal expectation is that everyone who is summoned will serve for the judiciary at the time for which they were summoned.
"It is recognized, however, that there will be occasions when it would be unreasonable to serve a person at the time they were called up."
Judge Cutler was made a CBE in 2010 for services to the administration of justice and the image of the queen was shown