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The Annual Practice 1893 11th ed (The White Book)

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Edited by: Thomas Snow, Charles Burney, Francis A. Stringer

ISBN13: 004252
ISBN: 004252
Published: September 1893
Publisher: Sweet & Maxwell/Stevens and Sons
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Hardback, 2 Volumes
Price: Out of print

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The Annual Practice being a collection of the Statutes, Orders and Rules relating to the General Practice, Procedure and Jurisdictions of the Supreme Court with Notes &c.

The Annual Practice originally published in 1883 was to become The Supreme Court Practice in 1967, and then The White Book Service: Civil Procedure in 2000

THE bulk of the Annual Practice still increases. This year the First Volume has about 48 additional pages, the Second 46, and this notwithstanding the condensation of many notes and the ,cancellation of others.

Some increase each year is inevitable, the idea upon which the work is based being, that every twelve months would certainly bring forth a crop of new matter, statutes, orders or practice ,cases, for the insertion of which some slight increase in bulk would be necessary.

But the first necessity of a book of Practice is that it should not grow too unwieldly for the hand or too heavy for the bag, and to secure this it is necessary that the old matter should give place, to a greater extent than it has hitherto clone, to the new.

My colleagues and myself know well that the whole work, built up as it is by the accretions of years, requires to be re-cast. Many points of practice which in the past were obscure or doubtful and required to be fully illustrated, are now settled and well known, and may be treated with much greater conciseness. There is good reason to believe that a convenient time for their necessary purgation will shortly arrive, and that the revision of the II. S. C. will give us an opportunity of putting forth a new and improved edition of this annual commentary upon them.

The most striking and useful addition to the Volumes of this year are the notes on " Appendix N. Costs," by Mr. E. G. Box and Mr. W. J. Bannehr, of the Chancery Taxing-Master's Office. They appear to inc to be a model of practice, noting, clear, concise, and to the point, containing matter not generally known even to solicitors, and likely to be of great use to that branch of the profession.

For the convenience of practitioners in Ireland, where this work is much used, a Supplement has been added to the Second Volume, containing those Rules of the Irish Courts which have received judicial interpretation, and which differ from those used in the English Courts, with a short note of the cases thereon. Mr. H. M. FitzGibbon, a member of the Irish Bar and editor of the Irish Law Times has been good enough to undertake the editing of the Irish Supplement.

Thomas Snow
October 1892