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THE

Magisterial Formulist:

BEING

A COMPLETE COLLECTION

OF

FORMS AND PRECEDENTS

POR PRACTICAL USE

IN ALL MATTERS OUT OF QUARTER SESSIONS;

ADAPTED TO

The Outlines of Forms in Jervis's Acts

(11 & 12 Vict. cc. 42, 43).

WITH

AN INTRODUCTION,
EXPLANATORY DIRECTIONS, VARIATIONS, AND NOTES,

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LONDON:
HENRY BUTTERWORTH, 7, FLEET STREET,

Law Bookseller and Publisher ;
HODGES AND SMITH, GRAFTON STREET, DUBLIN.

LONDON:

C. ROWORTH AND SONS, BELL YARD,

TEMPLE BAR.

PREFACE.

A CONSOLIDATION of the Practice before Magistrates out of Quarter Sessions having taken place by Jervis's Acts, 11 & 12 Vict. cc. 42, 43, which have now been in operation more than a year, the necessity for a publication containing a complete Collection of Forms and Precedents for practical use in all matters in a separate volume, distinct from the Practice, founded upon the Outlines of Forms in those Statutes, has been generally acknowledged by the Magistracy and their Clerks, and recently expressed to me by letter and otherwise. Some of the reasons with which this was urged are these :

1. That the uniformity in the present Practice requires

uniformity and consolidation in the Forms of Pro

ceedings. 2. That the majority of the Forms in the Books of Prac

tice, published previous to the passing of Jervis's Acts, being so dissimilar in their features and construction, are not now to be depended upon, and that none, unless

in the same features as those Acts, should be used. 3. That the Forms given in the old Works are so mixed up

with the repealed Law and Practice as to be useless. 4. That the Books alluded to are necessarily deficient in

the quantity and variety of Forms required for use, especially in the Statements of Offences (Summary

and Indictable), and Special Sessions Matters. 5. That such Collection should be in a distinct volume from

the Practice, as most convenient for daily use, and therefore might be used as a companion to The

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