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Nous, xxx juge d'instruction

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21:21 Nov 25, 2013
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Law/Patents - Law (general) / Letter regarding stolen phone
French term or phrase: Nous, xxx juge d'instruction
This is an order from a High Court Examining Magistrate. It seems to be regarding the examination of a mobile phone, possibly stolen. At the beginning it says:

"Nous, [name of one person] juge d'instruction au Tribunal de Grande Instance [place name]

vu l'information suivie contre: ..."

I am considering changing this to the first person, i.e. "I, xxx Examining Magistrate of xxx High court"

Is this correct? Or is there another form that UK English would use on this occasion?
United Kingdom
Local time: 01:14

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Reference information:
...in which "nous" denotes "I". Please check the glossary first!

    Reference: http://www.proz.com/kudoz/french_to_english/law_general/7620...
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Peer comments on this reference comment (and responses from the reference poster)
agree  AllegroTrans: yes and it's the bog standard (almost) French use of the "royal we" for a whole raft of people in authority
15 mins
agree  writeaway: this is legal translation 101. I'd have this sort of prob if I took on financial work. Which is why I don't.
18 mins
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agree  B D Finch
12 hrs
agree  Daniel Weston
2 days 8 hrs
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