Law Notes Volume 2

Law Notes Volume 2

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1883 edition. Excerpt: ...so he was bound to disclose it." The rule is the same in private contracts as in sales by auction. It is a well-known fact, and one which is much to be regretted, that counsel have often a long time to wait for their fees. They cannot bring an act-ion to recover them, but a recent case in the Queen's Bench seems, at first sight, to open out a way in which they may secure payment. In this case Messrs. Maples, Teesdale & Co. had employed a solicitor to defend a client of theirs, and had instructed him to retain counsel, and had, in 1881, sent him a cheque for the counsel's fees. The money not having been paid over to counsel after requests by Messrs. Maples to the solicitor, the attention of the Law Society was drawn to the matter, and they communicated with the solicitor, and he ustified his conduct in retaining the money on the ground that other and large firms did the same thing, and that counsel, and not Messrs. Maples, was the person who had cause to complain. Hereupon the Law Society instituted proceedings, and the solicitor finds himself suspended for twelve months. Lord Chief Justice Coleridge considered the case one of fraud and cheating. The rule that a testator is presumed to know the law, and every alteration of the law, has been carried very far in the case of lllander v. Har1'z'-s, which we give in another column. The effect of the decision seems to be that any interest coming to a married woman under a will, made before 1st January, 1883, will be-governed by the new Act, so that she will for all purposes be regarded as if she were a fe-me sole. Let testators who have made wills giving interests to married women, while they still have time, execute a codicil, unless they wish that the provisions of the...show more

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  • Paperback | 246 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 13mm | 445g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236740831
  • 9781236740830