The Magistrate's Blog (2005-2012)

This blog has migrated to www.magistratesblog.blogspot.co.uk This blog is anonymous, and Bystander's views are his and his alone. Where his views differ from the letter of the law, he will enforce the letter of the law because that is what he has sworn to do. If you think that you can identify a particular case from one of the posts you are wrong. Enough facts are changed to preserve the truth of the tale but to disguise its exact source.

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The blog is written by a retired JP, with over 30 years' experience on the Bench.

Sunday, March 20, 2005

Cross-Channel Justice

My French opposite number Maitre Eolas in his Journal d'un avocat
has put up a hypothetical drugs case for his readers to sentence. Have a look, if your French is up to it. Once I have sorted out the legal French I shall have a go at sentencing it under English law.

Later: Eolas has added an English version of the case. We operate in two very different jurisdictions, so this might produce differences of approach - or then again it might not.