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PREFACE

TO

THE FIRST EDITION.

The Editor has undertaken the compilation of this work, believing that such a treatise is at present much needed by the Magistrates of Ireland. He has endeavoured to embody in one volume their whole duties out of Quarter Sessions, commencing with their jurisdiction over persons charged with the commission of indictable crimes ; proceeding with their authority to convict summarily; and concluding with an Appendix of the most useful statutes for general reference. There will also be found a catalogue of offences, and the acts under which the Justices may be called upon

to adjudicate. It would not have been possible to have given more extensive extracts from the numerous statutes in the Appendix, without producing a second volume, which would be a considerable drawback to the practical utility of the work, as one of reference. The Editor has therefore been content to give a general outline of each statute under which Magistrates may be called upon to act, in order to afford more space for an explanatory treatise on their general jurisdiction, and on the procedure to be adopted

by them when investigating charges of indictable offences, or when adjudicating in a summary manner.

From the many actions at law brought against Magistrates, it behoves them to study and make themselves thoroughly acquainted with the limits of their jurisdiction, so that they may act within the scope of their authority ; for unless they do so, no matter how unintentionally wrong may be their proceedings, or how pure their motives, they may be involved in actions which they may be compelled to settle by tender of amends, or by the payment of damages and costs. If the Editor has been able to furnish the Irish Magistracy with a guide through their many and arduous duties; if he has been fortunate enough to render them assistance in their office; he will be amply repaid for the labour he has bestowed on the production of this volume.

E. P. L.

78, Lower Leeson-street.

Adams v. Moore

50

Addis, in re

110, 111

Aiken v. Short

490

Aldridge, ex parte 41, 141, 155

Allen v. Ormond

604
v. Sharp

180
v. Wright

50

Allison, in re

107, 152, 174, 217

Emery

36

Amey v. Long

74
Aquila, the

705

Arnold v. Dimsdale

36, 174

Ashersmith v. Drury

18

Ashley's Case

223
Ashmore v. Horton

412
Atkins v. Kilby

113
Atkinson v. Carty

48, 240

Attorney-General v. Brown 180

v. Burges

123

v. Le Revert

155, 169
v. Radloff

74, 77, 144
v. Riddle

123
v. Siddon

123

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Baylis v. Strickland

182
Baynes v. Brewster

49
Beckwith v. Philby

48, 50
Bedford v.
Birley

62, 67
Beeching, ex parte

216
Beechy v. Sides

305

Bell, in re

108

Bennet v. Watson 99, 100, 190

Bessett, in re

110

Bessell v. Wilson

134, 292
Bilbie v. Lumley

490

Billings v. Prim

33

Bittlestone v. Symons

190, 630

Black, in re

268

Blades v.

Higgs

576

Blatch v. Austen

42

Blathwayt, in re

218

Blues, in re

185

Blundell v. Catherall

460

Blunt v. Grimes

26

Boake v. McCracken

294

Bolton v. Jones

490
Bonham's Case

28
Booth v. Clive

305
Borough y. Fowler

227
Bowdler's Case

111
Bowman v. Blyth

196
Boyd v. Durand

41, 176
Boyd y. The State

87
Bradshaw v. Vaughton 134
Braham v. Joyce

111

Breen and Cloven, in re

273

Breese v. Jerdin

302

Brenan's Case

216

Bristol Js. in re

141

Brittain v. Kinnaird 216, 298

British Patent Co.

12

Brook v. Milliken

157
Brookshaw v. Hopkins

117
Brophy v. Ward

165, 557

Broughton v. Jackson

Brown v. Symons

631

Buggin v. Bennett

228

Bush v. Green

306

Bailey & Collier, in re

553

Bailey, in re 175, 216, 218

v. Warden

67

Baker, in re

630

Baldry's Case

86

Ballinger v. Ferris

305
Barnes v. Marshall

231

v. White

106, 152, 174

Barnard v. Gostling

157, 588

Barnett v. Cox

305

Baronnet, in re

94, 98
Barton v. Bricknell 296, 298, 299
Bassett v. Godschall

292

Baston v. Carew 125, 138, 171

Batthews v. Galindo

75

Baxter v. Nurse

631

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