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From court official...to Jurat

From court official...to Jurat

Wednesday 09 March 2022

From court official...to Jurat

Wednesday 09 March 2022


A former Magistrate's Court Greffier has taken on a new position...one of the oldest and most important judicial roles in Jersey.

David Le Heuzé was sworn in as a Jurat yesterday morning in a ceremony at the Royal Court.

His appointment follows the retirement of Jurat Charles Blampied.

A Jurat is one of the oldest and most important judicial roles in Jersey. Jurats are finders of facts and work with the judge to determine sentences. They also hold the power to determine verdicts.

Mr Le Heuzé stated that he was "absolutely delighted, but even more so honoured that I got this post which is over 800 years old". 

In January 2002, he was appointed as Magistrate's Court Greffier. During this time, he was in charge of the building of the Magistrate's Court and Probation Offices.

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Photo: New Jurat David Le Heuzé and his wife, Amanda, after the ceremony.

After nearly 20 successful years as Greffier, Mr Le Heuzé retired in July 2020.

Mr Le Heuzé said he applied for the role of Jurat as he strongly felt that he could positively contribute to the most important of honorary roles and "is keen to continue to serve this island and people" in his retirement. 

Following his swearing-in ceremony yesterday, he said he was "absolutely delighted, but even more so honoured that I got this post which is over 800 years old". 

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