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THE

LEGAL OBSERVER,

AYD

SOLICITORS' JOURNAL,

PUBLISHED WEEKLY.

NOVEMBER, 1854, TO APRÍL, 1855,

INCLUSIVE.

-“Still attorneyed at your service."

SHAKESPEARE.

VOL. XLIX.

LONDON:

PUBLISHED FOR THE PROPRIETORS,
BY WM. MAXWELL (LATE ALEXANDER MAXWELL AND SON),

32, BELL YARD, LINCOLN'S INN.
SOLD BY SHERWOOD AND CO., PATERNOSTER ROW;
ADAM AND CHARLES BLACK, EDINBURGH ;

AND HODGES AND SMITH, DUBLIN.

1855.

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CONTENTS OF VOLUME XLIX.

NEW STATUTES EFFECTING ALTERA. Testamentary Jurisdiction, 449, 451, 469, 470,491 TIONS IN THE LAW.

Ecclesiastical Courts, Jurisdiction in Defamation Episcopal and Capitular Estates Management, 5

Abolition, 345 Literary and Scientific Institutions, 25

Stamp Duties and Postage on Newspapers, 351 Church Building Acts' Amendment, 48

Stamps on Bankers' Drafts, 503 Gaming Houses' Suppression, 49

Increase of Income Tax, 503 Burials beyond Metropolis, 63

LAW REFORM AND SUGGESTED IM. Friendly Societies' Discharge, 89

PROVEMENTS,
Acts Continuance and Amend.

Auction deposits on sales of estates, 14, 83 ment, 90 Incumbered Estates (West Indies), 121, 138

Forfeiture of leaseholds, 32 Militia, 212

Shee on Fusion of Law and Equity, 43 Railway and Canal Traffic, 213

Saturday half-holiday, 55, 56, 113, 303, 460 Sale of Beer, 215

Lawumbered art books, 61

Irial Real Estate Charges, 153, 186

Estates' Commission, 77

Limited liability, 81, 83, 117, 118, 143, 229 PARLIAMENT.

Removal of the Courts, 131, 166, 243, 258, 345 Prorogation and meeting of, 57, 95, 104, 121

Reformation of juvenile offenders, 195 Fees and expenses in, 269

Consolidation of Stamp Laws, 201 New administration, 282

Lord Brougham on reforms of last Session, 255 Unqualified practitioners in, 309

Proposed Minister of Justice, 272 Business of House of Commons, 445

Amendment of Criminal law, 333, 369, 501 New Members, 95, 166, 243, 325, 425, 502

Lists of warrants of attorney, &c., 375 Proceedings relating to the Law, 149, 263, 280,

New project of Chancery reform, 396 389, 401

Further reforms in bankruptcy, 415 Alphabetical List of Statutes, 65

Ecclesiastical Courts, 429, 431 List of Private Acts, 17

Extension of Charitable Trusts' Act, 476 House of Lords' Appeals, 98, 227, 247, 467, 486

Printing Common Law pleadings, 503 Privy COUNCIL APPEALS, 285

Objections to barring dower, 35
PARLIAMENTARY REPORTS AND RE-

Registration of titles, 158, 169
TURNS,

Copybold enfranchisement, 184, 238, 279
Business in Masters' Offices, 382

COUNTY COURTS. Accountant-General's Return, 336, 420

Proposed extension, 21 Charity Commissioners, 392

Fees, 37 County Court Commissioners, 502

Registry, 56 Expiring Laws, 459

Increase of Judges' salaries, 296, 377, 400, 462: Number of Acts of Parliament, 375

Change of Circuits, 385 Common Law Fees and Disbursements, 73

Names of Judges and dates of call, 423, 461 Poor Law, 344

Taxes on justice in, 261 Bankruptcy, 424

Notes on circuit relating to, 419
Copyhold, 345

NEW RULES AND ORDERS.
Inclosure Commission, 352
Tithe, 314

Lords, as to private Bill in House of, 324
Incumbered Estates' Court, Ireland, 395

Court of Chancery, business of, 72, 365 Court of Session, Scotland, S95

Appointment of examiners, 219

Transfer of causes, 419 NOTES ON RECENT STATUTES,

Maintenance of lunatic, 218, 252 Equity Jurisdiction Act :

Taxing costs on motion for decree, 445 Evidence in inquiries under decree, 94

Examination of witnesses, &c., 231 Administration of bequest by married woman, 94

Indorsement of orders on counsel's brief, 445 Admission of affidavits where oral evidence, 111

Costs of proceedings in Judges' Chambers, 271, Reception of broker's books as primá facie evi.

405 dence, 273

Unclaimed dividends, 275, 301 Common Law Procedure Act, 1852 :

Petition of appeal-Office copy, 383 Suggestion on not proceeding to trial, 184

Appeals before Lord Chancellor, 300 Attachment of debts, 238

Postponement of causes, 365 Friendly Societies' Acts, 480

Appeals hefore Lords' Justices, 324

Easter vacation, 335, 445
NEW BILLS IN PARLIAMENT.

Unopposed petitions, 282 Executor and Trustee Society, 104, 189, 249, Under Common Law Procedure Act, 1854, 87, 104 330, 349, 489

Appointment of examiners, 219 Dishonoured Bills of Exchange, 154, 282, 289, Extension of Procedure Act, 77, 113, 352 291, 329, 331, 372, 436, 456, 474, 502

Payment of money into Court, 235 Judgments Execution, &c., 173

Traffic on railways and canals, 256 Savings' Banks and Friendly Societies' Invest- Form of affidavit, 261 ments, 252

Business at Judges' Chambers, 384 Protection of Purchasers against Judgments, Bankruptcy—Remuneration of official assignee, 272 274, 310, 344

Commitment of insolvent by County Court, 282 eedy Trial of Offenders, 293

Admiralty Court fees, 1.31 Despatch of Business in Chancery, 390, 410, 414 Post Office regulations, 166, 321, 345, 363, 365

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