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JURISDICTION

AND

Practice

OF THE

COURT OF QUARTER SESSIONS.

WITH

FORMS OF INDICTMENTS, NOTICES OF

APPEAL, &c.

BY

JOHN FREDERICK ARCHBOLD, ESQ.

BARRISTER AT LAW.

LONDON:
SAUNDERS AND BENNING, LAW BOOKSELLERS,
(SUCCESSORS TO J. BUTTERWORTH AND SON,)

43, FLEET-STREET.

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PREFACE.

THERE are few subjects, which require and deserve the attention of the junior members of the profession, so much as the Practice of the Court of Quarter Sessions. A perfect acquaintance with it, often gains for the party a reputation for talent and legal knowledge in other respects, which probably he may not deserve; whilst the slightest indication of ignorance in the most trifling particular of it, often has the effect of lowering the party in the estimation of the many, who are perhaps incapable of judging of his merits in other respects as a Lawyer. To the Solicitor, who intends to practise at the Quarter Sessions, an intimate knowledge of the practice of the Court is of great and often serious importance, particularly in the conduct of appeals. How often are appeals decided upon mere preliminary objections, arising upon points of practice, entirely beside the merits of the case,—-objections which a knowledge of the practice of the Court would readily have obviated. And those who have witnessed, upon

such occasions, the exultation of the successful party, and the mortification of the party defeated,-parties not always of the highest or most intelligent class, and who often judge of the talents of their solicitor, and even of their advocate, by the result,-may easil y

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