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THE

LEGAL OBSERVER,

AND

SOLICITORS' JOURNAL.

PUBLISHED WEEKLY.

NOVEMBER, 1854, TO APRIL, 1855,

INCLUSIVE.

•"Still attorneycd 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.

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CONTENTS OF VOLUME XLTX.

NEW STATUTES EFFECTING ALTERA.
TIONS IN THE LAW.
Episcopal and Capitular Estates Management, 5
Literary and Scientific Institutions, 25
Church Building Acts' Amendment, 48
Gaming Houses' Suppression, 49
Burials beyond Metropolis. 63
Friendly Societies' Discharge, 89

Acts" Continuance and Amend-
ment, 90
Incumbered Estates (West Indies), 121,138
Militia, 212

Railway and Canal Traffic, 213
Sale of Beer, 215
Heal Estate Charges, 153, 186

PARLIAMENT.
Prorogation and meeting of, 57, 95, 104,121
Fees and expenses in, 269
New administration, 282
Unqualified practitioners in, 309
Business of House of Commons, 445
New Members, 95, 166, 243, 325'', 425, 502
Proceedings relating to the Law, 149, 263, 280,

389, 404 Alphabetical List of Statutes, 65 List of Private Acts, 17

House of Lords' Appeals, 98, 227, 247, 467, 486 Privy Council Appeals, 285

PARLIAMENTARY REPORTS AND RE-
TURNS.
Business in Masters' Offices, S82
Accountant-General's Return, 336, 420
Charity Commissioners, 392
County Court Commissioners, 502
Expiring Laws, 459
Number of Acts of Parliament, 375
Common Law Fees and Disbursements, 73
Poor Law, 344
Bankruptcy, 424
Copybold, 345
Inclosure Commission, 352
Tithe, 314

Incumbered Estates' Court, Ireland, S95
Court of Session, Scotland, 395

NOTES ON RECENT STATUTES.

Equity Jurisdiction Act:

Evidence in inquiries under decree, 94 Administration of bequest by married woman, 94 Admission of affidavits where oral evidence. 111 Reception of broker's books as prima facie evidence, 273

Common Lava Procedure Act, 1852;

Suggestion on not proceeding to trial, 184
Attachment of debts, 238

Friendly Societies' Acts, 480

NEW BILLS IN PARLIAMENT.

Executor and Trustee Society, 104, 189, 249, 330, 349, 489

Dishonoured Bills of Exchange, 154, 282, 289, 291, 329,331,372, 436, 456, 474, 502

Judgments Execution, &c, 173

Savings' Banks and Friendly Societies' Investments, 252

Protection of Purchasers against Judgments, 274, 310, 344

Speedy Trial of Offenders, 293

Despatch of Business in Chancery, 390, 410, 414

Testamentary Jurisdiction, 449,451, 469,470,491 Ecclesiastical Courts, Jurisdiction in Defamation

Abolition, 345
Stomp Duties and Postage on Newspapers, 351
Stamps on Bankers' Drafts, 503
Increase of Income Tax, 503

LAW REFORM AND SUGGESTED IM-
PROVEMENTS.

Auction deposits on sales of estates, 14, 83

Forfeiture of leaseholds, 32

Shee on Ft^ta of Lew and Equity, 43

SaturcJag^ffThoJjday, 55, 56, 113, 303, 460

Law^Pcrligg^nd law books, 61

I Cm! i Incunwered Estates'Commission, 77

LimitedMTability, 81, 83, 117, 118, 143, 229

Renujval of the Courts, 131, 166, 243, 258, 345

Reformation of juvenile offenders, 195

Consolidation of Stamp Laws, 201

Lord Brougham on reforms of last Session, 255

Proposed Minister of Justice, 272

Amendment of Criminal law, 333, 369, 501

Lists of warrants of attorney, &c, 375

New project of Chancery reform, 396

Further reforms in bankruptcy, 415

Ecclesiastical Courts, 429, 431

Extension of Charitable Trusts' Act, 476

Printing Common Law pleadings, 503

Objections to barring dower, 35

Registration of titleB, 158, 169

Copyhold enfranchisement, 184, 238, 279

COUNTY COURTS.
Proposed extension, 21
Fees, 37
Registry, 56

Increase of Judges' salaries, 296, S77, 400, 46S
Change of Circuits, 385
Names of Judges and dates of call, 423, 461
Taxes on justice in, 261
Notes on circuit relating to, 419

NEW RULES AND ORDERS.
Lords, as to private Bill in House of, 324
Court of Chancery, business of, 72, 365

Appointment of examiners, 219

Transfer of causes, 419

Maintenance of lunatic, 218, 252

Taxing costs on motion for decree, 445

Examination of witnesses, &c, 231

Indorsement of orders on counsel's brief, 445

Costs of proceedings in Judges' Chambers, 271, 405

Unclaimed dividends, 275, 301

Petition of appeal—Office copy, S83

Appeals before Lord Chancellor, 300

Postponement of causes, St>5

Appeals before Lords' Justices, 324

Easter vacation, 335, 445

Unopposed petitions, 282 Under Common Law Procedure Act, 1854,87,104

Appointment of examiners, 219

Extension of Procedure Act, 77,113, 352

Payment of money into Court, 235

Traffic on railways and canals, 256

Form of affidavit, 261

Business at Judges' Chambers, 384 Bankruptcy—Remuneration of official assignee, 272

Commitment of insolvent by County Court, 282 Admiralty Court fees, 131 Post Office regulations, 166, 321, 345, 363, 365

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