The Australian Law Times Volume 1-2

The Australian Law Times Volume 1-2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1880 edition. Excerpt: ... I purpose. In 1874, another important change was considered necessary, and was efl'ected by an enactment having no apparent connection with the subject, thc Judicature Act. In 1876, a further change was considered necessary, and of course a new statute was introduced, repealing many of the pmvisions of the principal statute, and of the Judicature Act; and in the following year, another change was efiected, amending all the previous acts, and re-enacting part of the procedure which had lately been abolished. All these enactments are printed in our statute books, and bear no internal or external signs of being repealed. The unfortunate layman who finds a provision in the Act of 1865 that recognisances on appeal shall be entered into "forthwith," has no clue whatever to the fact that the Act of 1876 alters " forthwith " to " twodays," and that the enactment of 1877, alters the two days to seven. A lawyer will, of course, keep some record of these changes, but we are all aware that a slip in practice of this sort is not infrequently made by a professional man if he does not keep his statutes carefully noted up. When the statutes were consolidated by Mr. Higinbotham, we were promised an end of this piecemeal legislation, and it is to he hoped that the time is not far distant when we shall see a more scientific method in use. N 0 doubt there are technical obstructions in the way, but the Legislature have at their disposal the services of an experienced Parliamentary draftsman, who would find no dificulty in framing a short measure to meet the embarrassment that might arise through the temporary repeal of the whole body of a statute; while a standing order might easily be devised for the purpose of preventing more

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