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FROM DEC. 1, 1838, TO APRIL 27, 1839, INCLUSIVE.
PUBLISHED FOR THE PROPRIETORS, BY
JOHN RICHARDS & CO.
LAW BOOKSELLERS AND PUBLISHERS, 194, FLEET STREET.
G. NORMAN, PRINTER, MAIDEN LANE, COVENT GARDEN.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 1838.
THE object of this Publication, which will be devoted to subjects of Legal importance unconnected with Politics, is to supply the Profession weekly with an interesting GUIDE to what is daily passing in all our Courts of Law and Equity, (including the Courts of Bankruptcy and Insolvency, where points of practice and decisions upon new Laws shall occur), and also to afford useful information upon which reliance may be placed, as well by the experienced Practitioner as by the youthful Student.
The Proprietors have been for a length of time pressed to publish a Periodical of this nature; and they consider the present time to be peculiarly favourable to its production. We live in an age in which it is with some difficulty that a Practitioner can understand what THE LAW really is upon any subject. So great and varied are the constant changes -so often are those changes again changedand as often are Laws made that will not work at all, that he is never certain what course he should pursue.
The Student is placed in even a more distressing situation-he commences his career and studies one set of Laws, and ends his clerkship under another set; consequently as ignorant of the Laws as be began.
To remedy these evils, as far as is practicable, will be one of the important subjects to which this Publication is devoted, by affording to Practitioners such useful information and knowledge as shall help them to keep pace with the times; and to the Students
the means of acquiring progressive knowledge that shall be beneficial to them, and enable them to pass their examinations with satisfaction and credit. To facilitate the latter object, it is intended to propose Legal Problems that shall be open to all, and which will be solved in subsequent Numbers.
It is proposed, as the general plan of this Periodical, that it should consist of an Original Reading upon some one of the laws in actual operation, every week (the present Number will commence with the new laws affecting Real Property); of brief REPORTS of CASES IN ALL THE COURTS, superior and inferior, where points of law or practice have been determined, and in the House of Lords, with explanatory remarks; of NEW RULES. and ORDERS made by any of the Courts; of all Legislative alterations-the practical effects of which will be explained as occasion may serve; of all Business of the Courts, viz. the Sittings, Cause Papers, &c.; of Names of Articled Clerks applying for admission, and passing their examination, and of those who shall be admitted; of Contributions of character and interest; of occasional Reviews of Law Books; and of such other matter as will be useful and interesting as well to Practitioners and their Articled Clerks as to the whole Profession of the Law.
It is also proposed, in the course of this Publication, to shew the liabilities of all persons connected with JOINT STOCK COM PANIES of every description, and to notice their progress judicially.