Assisted Decision-Making (Capacity) (Amendment) Act 2022


Amendments to Other Enactments

Amendment of Juries Act 1976

96. The Juries Act 1976 is amended—

(a) in section 7—

(i) by the designation of that section as subsection (1), and

(ii) by the insertion of the following subsection:

“(2) A person who is deaf shall not be ineligible for jury service by reason only of his or her requiring the services of a sign language interpreter for the purpose of enabling him or her to perform the duties of a juror effectively.”,


(b) under the heading “Other persons” in Part I of the First Schedule, by the substitution of:

“A person who does not, in the opinion of the court, have sufficient mental or intellectual capacity to serve as a juror.”


“A person who suffers or has suffered from mental illness or mental disability and on account of that condition either—

(a) is resident in a hospital or other similar institution, or

(b) regularly attends for treatment by a medical practitioner.”.