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PUBLISHED FOR THE PROPRIETORS BY THOMAS F. A. DAY,

13, CAREY STREET, LINCOLN'S INN.

1856.

Co.

LONDON: PRINTED BY THOMAS F. A. DAY, CAREY STREET,

LINCOLN'S INN.

CONTENTS OF VOLUME LII.

NEW STATUTES.

Commons Inclosure, 5

Bankers' Compositions, 140

Fire Insurances, 138

Drafts on Bankers, 154

Public Health Supplemental Act, 171

Pawnbrokers, 171

Insurance on Lives (Abatement of Income Tax)

Continuance, 188

West India Loans, 188

Industrial and Provident Societies, 204

Stock in Trade Exemption, 205

Joint Stock Companies, 218, 235, 251, 339, 353

County Courts Acts Amendment, 266, 285, 299,

300

Stamp Duties, 298

Administration of Intestates' Estates, 299

Leases and Sales of Settled Estates, 265, 315

Mercantile Law Amendment, 1856, 332

Evidence in Matters pending before Foreign

Tribunals, 334

Administration of Criminal Justice Amendment,

352

Grand Juries, 352

Police (Counties and Boroughs), 362

Advowsons, 380

Exemption of Roman Catholic Charities, 382

Formation of New Parishes, 394

Marriage and Registration, 411

Mercantile Law (Scotland) Amendment, 442

Deeds (Scotland), 444

Marriage Law (Scotland) Amending, 444

Repealed Statutes, 432

Reformation of Juvenile Criminals, 459

Seamen's Savings Bank, 461

Metropolis Local Management, 462

Income and Land Taxes, 492

Commons Inclosure (No. 2), 493

Court of Chancery (Ireland) Receivers, 493

Joint Stock Banks, 494

Court of Appeal in Chancery (Ireland), 508

Cursitor Baron, 511

Corrupt Practices Prevention, 511

Common Law Procedure Amendment (Ireland),

522

Judicial Procedure (Scotland), 524

Poor-law Amendment (Scotland), 557

PUBLIC GENERAL ACTS, 419

LOCAL AND PERSONAL ACTS, 451, 497

PRIVATE ACTS, 499, 500

PROROGATION OF PARLIAMENT, 217, 438

EXPIRING LAWS, 35

PARLIAMENTARY REPORTS AND RETURNS.

Law of Divorce, 172, 386

Chancery Commissioners' Third Report, 5, 25

Law of Marriage, 63, 87, 128

Charity Commissioners, 45, 64

Statute Law, 114, 125, 132

County Courts, 240

Punishment by Transportation, 241

Capital Punishments, 301, 436

Public Bills Postponed, 306

King's Inn, Dublin, 336

Bankruptcy Messengers, 416

NOTES ON RECENT STATUTES.

Common Law Procedure Act, 1852, 145, 496, 512

Common Law Procedure Act, 1854, 305, 401, 527,

547

City of London Small Debts Act, 175

New County Courts Act, 251, 345

Mercantile Law Amendment Act, 361

Bankers' Draft Act, 393, 489, 511

Administration of Intestates' Estate Act, 393

Evidence before Foreign Tribunals Act, 394

Equity Jurisdiction Improvement Act, 417, 446

NEW BILLS IN PARLIAMENT.

Ecclesiastical Courts—Testamentary and Matri-

monial Jurisdiction, 22, 169, 272, 335

County Courts, 61, 176

Mercantile Law Amendment, 177

Administration of Criminal Law, 34

Winding-up Acts Amendment, 36

Procedure and Evidence, 43, 121

Sale of Advowsons, 48

Appellate Jurisdiction of House of Lords, 81, 103,

104, 122, 185, 202

Marriage Law Amending, 84

Oath of Abjuration, 106

Sleeping Statutes Repeal, 122

Joint-Stock Limited Liability, 137

Administration of Intestates Estates, 154

Law of Partnership, 189

Evidence in Foreign Suits, 190

Judgments Execution, 192

Copyhold Acts Amendment, 209, 224

Stamp Duties, 212

Abolishing Archidiaconal and Peculiar Courts,

213

Imprisonment for Debt, 227

Abolition of Office of Cursitor Baron, 214

Chancery Amendment, 474

Chancery Registrar's Office, 474

PROGRESS OF, 15, 21, 56, 63, 97, 101, 149, 153,

201, 249

LAW REFORM, AND SUGGESTED

IMPROVEMENTS.

New Law Courts and Offices, &c., 41, 114, 149,

223, 377, 500, 575

Evils of Pretended Assurance Offices, 131

Proposed Decimal Coinage, 157

House of Lords as Court of Appeal, 159

Enfranchisement of Copyholds, 36, 85, 388

Public Record Depository, 160

Compulsory References and Compromises, 162, 339

Results of the Session, 233, 257

Statute Law Consolidation, 239

Saturday Half-holiday, 14, 17, 52

Law University, 293, 473, 497

Appointment of Public Prosecutors and District

Attorneys, 313, 367, 409

Criminal Law Amendment, by Mr. Greaves, 382

Progress of Law Reform, 441

Trevor's Taxes on Succession, 66

Administration of Real and Personal Property, 486 Williams's Pleading, 571

Common Law Commission of Inquiry, 505, 521 Woolrych on the Metropolitan Building Act, 140

Testamentary Jurisdiction, 539

THE BENCH AND THE BAR.

NEW RULES AND ORDERS.

Lectures and Examination, 12, 97, 307, 323
Judicial Committee of Privy Council :-

Education for the Bar, 399, 506

Alterations in County Court Districts, 172, 446 Q. C. attending Equity Courts, 132

Bills of Exchange Act, Extension to Local

Duties of Common Law Masters, 193

Courts, 9, 172, 263, 529

The late Master Goodrich, 577

Common Law Procedure Act-Extension to Local

Memoir of G. A. A'Beckett, 326

Courts, 8, 263, 528

Mr. Warren's Charge to Grand Jury at Hull, 448

Coroners for Dorsetshire, 259

Opinions of the Press, 449
County and Borough Courts, 263

Judicial Changes, 457, 489

New Solicitor-General, 512

Chancery:

Circuits of the Judges, 147, 513

Accountant-General's Office, 175

Vacation Bankruptcy Commissioners, 148

Transfer of Causes, 12, 214

Barristers called, 577

Obliterating Stamps, 256

Leases and Sales of Settled Estates, 494

ATTORNEYS AND SOLICITORS.

Business at Judge's Chambers, 495

15, 16, 31, 33, 36, 49, 51, 68, 84, 88, 96, 97,

Common Law:- .

98, 106, 109, 142, 143, 145, 155, 160, 165,

Saturday Half-holiday, 36

178, 181, 190, 192, 193, 213, 229, 230, 242,

260, 273, 281, 792, 309, 325, 372, 373, 388,
Lunacy, 484

404, 416, 418, 434, 447, 185, 500, 512, 513,
ANALYTICAL DIGEST, SELECTED AND

516, 527, 560

CLASSIFIED.

PROCEEDINGS OF LAW SOCIETIES.

House of Lords' Appeals, 454, 470

Birmingham Law Society, 127

Scotch Appeals to the House of Lords, 311, 328

Hull Law Society, 226

Privy Council Appeals, 293

Incorporated Law Society, 163, 302, 319, 475

Chancery Appeals, 359, 374, 389, 406, 550

Law Amendment Society, 465
Appeals under the Winding-up Acts, 408, 422

Law Life Insurance Office, 277
Bankruptcy Appeals, 343

Legal and General Assurance Company, 277
Common Law Appeals, 423, 439, 534, 550

Liverpool Law Society, 481
POINTS IN EQUITY PRACTICE, 11, 178, 370, 387,

London and Provincial Insurance Company, 277
401, 560

Metropolitan and Provincial Law Association, 179,

LAW OF VENDOR AND PURCHASER, 338, 357, 369

90, 110, 425, 427, 544

LAW OF EVIDENCE, 357

Society of Solicitors of Supreme Courts in Scot-

LAW OF COSTS.

land, 31

United Law Clerks' Society, 164, 193

11, 68, 145, 160, 178, 192, 214, 228, 260, 276,

293, 305, 322, 338, 370, 388, 401, 417, 435,

EXAMINATION.

445, 468, 485, 496, 526, 543, 559.

Questions at, 9, 107, 479

Candidates passed, 53, 179

COUNTY COURTS.

Information relating to, 16, 56, 109, 181, 437,

Judicial and Official Salaries, 173

501

New Scale of Costs, 431

Distinctions, &c., 226, 245, 308, 329, 357, 485

Mr. Kerr's Lecture on, 475

MISCELLANEA.

NOTICES OF NEW BOOKS.

Treaty of peace, 1

Bainbridge on the Law of Mines and Minerals, 291 Number of Modern Acts of Parliament, 325
Biggs' Minutes of Parliamentary Proceedings, 559 Chancery Delays in Germany, 325
Campbell's Lives of the Chancellors, 571

Prizes in Paris faculties of law, 331
Dent's Vendor's and Purchasers, 205

Antient deed of Earl Derwentwater, 371
Dax on Bills of Costs, 154

Palmer's case, 401
Elmer's Practice in Lunacy, 559

Railways, professional charges, and Mr. Cort's in-

Fisher's Law of Mortgage, 525

vention, 528

Grant's Law of Banking, 572
Gray's Country Solicitor's Chancery Practice, 558

LEGAL ETHICS.
Hurd's Jurisprudence connected with Freedom and Accepting retainers--Following instructions, 245
Bondage, 465

Privileged communications-Fraud, 278
Markham's Common Law Procedure Acts, 496

SELECTIONS FROM CORRESPONDENCE, 36, 55, 95,
Mayhew's Legal London, 54

133, 165, 308, 405, 418, 451, 486

Oke's Magisterial Synopsis, 445

Robinson's Practices of Courts in England and

NOTES OF THE WEEK, 17, 36, 98, 117, 133, 181, 198,

United States, 541

230, 246, 262, 278, 309, 358, 389, 405, 422, 438,

Scott on Costs in the Superior Courts, 29

454, 469, 486, 501, 516, 530, 547, 562

Smith's (J. S.) Principles of Equity, 464

| BUSINESS OF THE COURTS, 70, 150, 246, 263, 468.

Tapping on Joint Stock Companies, 573

And see Notes of the Week, passim.

Thring's Joint-Stock Companies Act, 1856, 558 | Law APPOINTMENTS. See Notes of the Week, passim.

SOLICITORS' JOURNAL AND REPORTER, 537, 553, 555, 569.

The Legal Observer,

AND

SOLICITORS JOURNAL.

"Still attorneyed at your service."-Shakespeare.

SATURDAY, MAY 3, 1856.

THE TREATY OF PEACÉ. lits result not only increase the prosperity of

this great Commercial Country throughout In the former state of the Law relating all its various classes, (depending as they to the contents of Newspapers, we should not do on each other,) but largely tend to the have been permitted to set forth or descant advantage of the Legal Profession, for whaton the great Treaty of Peace which was an- ever promotes the wealth, and increases the nounced to both Houses of Parliament on population of a country, must enhance the Monday last, the 28th April. It must be interests of those whose clients multiply acknowledged, however, that we were libe- both in number and riches. We trust, inrally dealt with by the Government autho-deed, that “a good time is coming," which rities in the construction of the Statutes will re-instate our brethren in that prosagainst the publication of “news or obser- perity which they formerly possessed ; and vations on public events.” Our humble that, notwithstanding the ravages which Journal, as the first Weekly Law Periodical, have been perpetrated by hasty and illhas often been noticed in Parliament and advised changes in the rules of Law and the Courts of Law on questions relating to the regulations of professional Practice, an publications devoted chiefly to science and honourable, well-educated, energetic, and literature, but which sometimes animad- intelligent body of men must still continue verted on transactions of a political nature to conduct the practical business of the or which affected the community at large. Courts, and advise, guide, and aid the

Indeed, it may be admitted that in stat- suitors in their varied, important, and often ing and commenting upon the various mea- complicated affairs. sures of Law Reform (for which purpose Although the Treaty of Peace, and its the Legal Observer was chiefly established) appendant Conventions, have appeared in all we were frequently dealing with topics not the papers, we think our readers will aplimited to the Profession alone in any of its prove of its being permanently recorded in branches, but importantly affecting the these pages. Every intelligent lawyer, inpublic in general. We believe that there is deed, ought to be acquainted with the scarcely any subject in the wide range of several clauses of these remarkable State newspaper topics so interesting to the ma- documents, which we trust will long conjority of Englishmen as the due administra- tinue as a great Chapter in the International tion of Justice in all its various departments; Law of the Seven Kingdoms, the rulers of and this general feeling proves convincingly which are parties thereto. the high sense of justice which prevails The several articles of the Treaty which throughout the kingdom. Hence we see a more particularly affect the interests of large and prominent space allotted to “ Law Great Britain are the 11th, 12th, 14th, 15th, Reports and Intelligence” in all our daily 16th, 17th, and 23rd. In addition to which papers.

is the following Convention relating to the We consider also that this more than important subject of Maritime Law :European Compact, which well-nigh esta-“That Maritime Law, in time of war, has blishes the peace of the whole world, will in long been the subject of deplorable disputes;

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