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ings and be signed by the Master in Ordinary or his Clerk.

XV. That the Taxing Masters are to be respectively assistant to each other; and that in the discharge of their duties, and for the better dispatch of the business of their respective offices, any Taxing Master may tax or assist in the taxation of a bill of costs which has been referred for taxation, and for ascertaining what is due in respect of such costs to any other Taxing Master, and in such case shall certify accordingly.

Solicitors. Parties acting in Person. XVI. That the Solicitors of this Court in all cases where the parties sue or defend by Solicitors, and the parties themselves in all cases where they sue or defend in person, shall perform all such duties as have heretofore been performed by the Sworn Clerks and Waiting Clerks, as Attorneys, Solicitors, or Agents of the parties in relation to the several matters hereinafter mentioned, viz.:

The making out of writs.

The serving and being served with writs, notices, orders, warrants, rules, and other documents, proceed. ings, and written communications, in causes and matters depending in Court.

The signing of elections and agreements to proceed at law or in equity.

The signing of petitions of re-hearing and appeal.

The entering of appearances and consents with the Registrar.

The signing of consents to petitions.
The tender and acceptance of costs.

The joining in Commission and striking of Commissioners' names.

The signing of notices by paupers.

And all other duties heretofore performed by the Sworn Clerks and Waiting Clerks as Attorneys, Solicitors, or Agents of the parties in suits or matters in equity.

XVII. That every Solicitor of a party suing or defending by a Solicitor shall cause to be indorsed or written upon every writ which he shall sue out, and upon every information, bill, demurrer, plea, answer, or other pleading or proceeding, and all exceptions, which he may leave with the Clerks of Records and Writs to be filed, and upon all instructions which he may give to the Clerks of Records and Writs for any appearance or other purpose, his name and place of business, and also (if his place of business shall be more than three miles from the Record and Writ Clerks' Office), another proper place (to be called his address for service), which shall not be more than three miles from the said office, where writs, notices, orders, warrants, rules, and other documents, proceedings, and written communications, may be left for him, and where any such Solicitor shall only be the agent of any other Solicitor, he shall add to his own name or firm and place of business the name or firm and place of business of the principal Solicitor.

XVIII. That a party suing or defending by a Solicitor shall not be at liberty to change his Solicitor in any cause or matter without an Order of the Court for that purpose,

which
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be obtained by motion or petition as of course; and that, until such Order is obtained and served, and notice thereof given to the Clerk of Records and Writs, the former Solicitor shall be considered the Solicitor of the party.

XIX. That where the party sues or defends by a Solicitor, and no address for service of such Solicitor shall have been indorsed or added pursuant to the directions of the 17th Order, all writs, notices, orders, warrants, rules, and other documents, proceedings, and written communications, not requiring personal service upon the party to be affected thereby, and which have heretofore been served upon the Sworn Clerks or Waiting Clerks, shall, unless the Court shall otherwise direct, be deemed sufficiently served upon the party, if served upon his Solicitor at his place of busi

ness; but if an address for service of such Solicitor shall have been indorsed or added as aforesaid, then all such writs, notices, orders, warrants, rules, and other documents, proceedings, and written communications, shall be deemed sufficiently served upon such party, if left for his Solicitor at such address for service.

XX. That every party suing or defending in person shall cause to be indorsed or written upon every writ which he shall sue out, and upon every information, bill, demurrer, plea, answer, or other pleading, or proceeding, and all exceptions which he may leave with the Clerks of Records and Writs to be filed, and upon all instructions which he may give to the Clerks of Records and Writs for any appearance or other purpose, his name and place of residence, and also (if his place of residence shall be more than three miles from the Record and Writ Clerks' Office), another proper place (to be called his address for service), which shall not be more than three miles from the said office, where writs, notices, orders, warrants, rules, and other documents, proceedings, and written communications, may be left for him.

XXI. That where the party sues or defends in person, and no address for service of such party shall have been indorsed or written pursuant to the directions of the 20th Order, and in cases where any party has ceased to have a Solicitor, all writs, notices, orders, warrants, rules, and other documents, proceedings, and written communications not requiring personal service upon the party to be affected thereby, and which have heretofore been served upon the Sworn Clerks or Waiting Clerks, shall, unless the Court shall otherwise direct, be deemed to be sufficiently served upon the party if served upon him personally, or at his place of residence; but if an address for service of such party shall have been indorsed or added as aforesaid, then all such writs, notices, orders, warrants, rules, and other documents, proceedings, and written communications, shall be deemed sufficiently served upon such

party

if left for him at such address for service.

XXII. That all writs, notices, orders, warrants, rules, and other documents, proceedings, and other written communications, not requiring personal service upon the party to be affected thereby, and which have heretofore been served on the Clerks in Court or Waiting Clerks, shall be served before eight o'clock in the evening of the day on which the same shall be served, or otherwise the same shall be deemed to have been served on the next following day excluding Sundays. XXIII. That when

any

Solicitor or party shall cause an appearance to be entered, or an answer, demurrer, plea, or replication to be filed, he shall on the same day give notice thereof to the Solicitor of the adverse party or to the adverse party himself if he acts in person.

XXIV. That when any exceptions for scandal, im. pertinence, or insufficiency shall be taken, the Solicitor of the party taking the same, or the party himself if he acts in person, shall leave such exceptions at the Record and Writ Clerks' Office to be filed, and shall on the same day give notice of the filing thereof to the Solicitor for the adverse party, or to the adverse party himself if he acts in person.

XXV. That any Solicitor signing any petition of rehearing or appeal, or any consent to a petition or any notice of motion, or any proceeding or application to be made by a pauper, shall thereby become subject to all liabilities to which the Sworn Clerks have heretofore been subject in respect of such matters.

XXVI. That the Solicitor for the party examining any witness before one of the Examiners is to serve the usual notice in writing, containing the name and description of such witness, upon the Solicitor or Solicitors of the adverse party or parties in the cause.

XXVII. That for the purpose of procuring a guar

dian ad litem to be assigned in Court for an infant defendant, the Solicitor is to attend the Court with the infant and proposed guardian, and request such assignment to be made; and he is to certify to the Court that the proposed guardian has no interest adverse to the interest of the infant, and is a proper person to be assigned guardian.

XXVIII. That where, according to the present practice, it has been usual to assign a Six Clerk Guardian ad litem of an infant or person of unsound mind, the Court may appoint one of the Solicitors of the Court to be such guardian, and may direct that the costs to be incurred in the performance of the duties of such office, shall be borne and paid, either by the parties or some one or more of the parties to the suit in which such appointment shall be made, or out of any fund in Court, in which such infant or person of unsound mind may be interested, and may give directions for the repayment or allowance of such costs as the justice and circumstances of the case may require.

Clerk of Affidavits. XXIX. That all affidavits and affirmations to be filed in the Affidavit Office may be sworn or affirmed before the Clerk of Affidavits, who is to receive the proper and usual fees for taking the same, and to pay the amount of the several sums which he may so receive, into the Bank of England, to the account of the Suitors' Fee Fund.

Variation of Orders. XXX. That the General Order dated the 12th day of October, 1841, for giving effect to certain provisions in an Act passed in the fifth year of the reign of her present Majesty, intituled “ An Act to make further Provisions for the Administration of Justice,” for transferring to this Court all suits and matters which on the 15th day of October, 1841, should be depending in her

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