Legal Practitioners (Ireland) Act 1876

Citation1876 c. 44

Legal Practitioners (Ireland) Act, 1876,

(39 & 40 Vict.) CHAPTER 44.

An Act to amend the Law relating to Legal Practitioners in Ireland.

[11th August 1876]

W HEREAS it is expedient to amend the law relating to legal practitioners in Ireland:

Be it enacted by the Queen's most Excellent Majesty, by and with the advice and consent of the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, and Commons, in this present Parliament assembled, and by the authority of the same, as follows:

S-1 Short title.

1 Short title.

1. This Act may be cited as ‘TheLegal Practitioners (Ireland) Act, 1876,’

S-2 Amendment of 12 & 13 Vict. c. 53. s. 2.

2 Amendment of 12 & 13 Vict. c. 53. s. 2.

2. The Act specified in the first column of the schedule annexed hereto is hereby repealed to the extent specified in the third column of the said schedule, except as to anything heretofore duly done thereunder, and except so far as may be necessary for the purpose of supporting and continuing any proceedings taken before the passing of this Act.

It shall be lawful for any judge of any of the superior courts of law and equity to authorise an attorney or solicitor to commence an action or suit for the recovery of his fees, charges, or disbursements against the party chargeable therewith, and also to refer his bill of fees, charges, and disbursements, and the demand of such attorney and solicitor thereupon, to be taxed and settled by the proper officer of the court in which such reference shall be made, although one month shall not have expired from the delivery of the bill of fees, charges, or disbursements, on proof to the satisfaction of the said judge that there is probable cause for believing that the party chargeable therewith is about to quit Ireland, or to become a bankrupt or a liquidating or compounding debtor, or to take any other steps or do any other act which, in the opinion of the judge, would tend to defeat or delay such attorney or solicitor in obtaining payment.

S-3 Power to courts of justice to charge property recovered with payment of costs.

3 Power to courts of justice to charge property recovered with payment of costs.

3. In every case in which an attorney or solicitor shall be employed to prosecute or defend any suit, matter, or proceeding in any court of justice, it shall be lawful for the court or judge before whom any such suit, matter, or proceeding has been heard or shall be depending to declare such attorney or solicitor entitled to a charge upon the property recovered or...

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