If your name is on the electoral register, you may be selected for this service and you will have to attend. You don’t need to have any legal training. If you’re selected, you may be excused only in exceptional circumstances, but you may be able to have your duty deferred until a later date.
Your work commitments won’t get you off the hook. You’ll be expected to sit on this for ten working days and may be involved in more than one case at that time.
You can claim some expenses while you’re on the jury for travelling, childcare costs, some financial losses, and a subsistence allowance for food to keep you alive for those ten days. You can get more information on jury duty from the Jury Central Summoning Bureau (0845 3555567).