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Place and Stead of the said Society, which said Person shall be called the Registrar of Attornies and Solicitors, and shall hold such Office or Employment during Pleasure only, and so from Time to Time to appoint any other fit and proper Person, or the said Society, to perform the said Duties during Pleasure.

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On Applica- V. For the Purpose of obtaining such Registrar's Certificate as tion for Cer- aforesaid, a Declaration in Writing, signed by such Attorney or Declaration Solicitor or by his Partner, or in case such Attorney or Solicitor shall to be signed reside more than Twenty Miles from London, then by his London Agent on his Behalf, containing his Name and Place of Residence, 10 and the Court or One of the Courts of which he is then admitted an Attorney or Solicitor, together with the Term and Year in or as of which he was so admitted, shall be delivered to the said Registrar, who shall cause all the Particulars in such Declaration to be entered in a proper Book to be kept for that Purpose, which shall be open to 15 the Inspection and Examination of all Persons without Fee or Reward; and the said Registrar shall, after the Expiration of Six Days after the Delivery of such Declaration, (unless he shall see Cause and have Reason to believe that the Party applying for such Certificate is not upon the said Roll of Attornies or Solicitors,) deliver 20 to the said Attorney or Solicitor or to his Agent, on Demand, and upon Payment to the said Registrar, for the Use of the said Society, of the Sum of a Certificate in the Form or to the Effect set forth in the Schedule to this Act annexed.

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VI. In case the said Registrar shall decline to issue such Certi- 25 ficate as he is herein-before directed and required to give, the Party so applying for the same, if an Attorney, shall and may apply to any of the said Courts of Law at Westminster, or to any Judge thereof, or, if a Solicitor, to the Master of the Rolls, who are hereby respectively authorized to make such Order in the Matter as shall 30 be just, and to order Payment of Costs by and to either of the Parties, if they shall see fit.

VII. If any Attorney or Solicitor in England or Wales shall neglect obtain a Cer- for One whole Year to procure an annual Certificate authorizing him tificate, Ap- to practise as such, then and in such Case the said Registrar shall 35 plication to not afterwards grant a Certificate to such Attorney or Solicitor be made to without the Order of the Master of the Rolls, in the Case of a Solicitor, or of One of the Courts of Queen's Bench, Common Pleas, or Exchequer, or of One of the Judges thereof, in the Case of an Attorney, authorizing such Registrar to issue such Certificate; and 40 it shall be lawful for the Master of the Rolls, or for such Court or Judge, to make such Order, upon such Terms and Conditions as he or they shall think fit.

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VIII. Every Person admitted or enrolled as an Attorney or Penalty for Solicitor in any Court of Law or Equity in England or Wales who out Certifishall, in his own Name or in the Name of any other Person, sue cate, or out any Writ or Process, or commence, carry on, solicit, or defend giving false any Action, Suit, or other Proceeding, in any of the Courts aforesaid, Residence. or shall in any Manner act as an Attorney or Solicitor, without having previously obtained a Certificate as aforesaid which shall be then in force, or who shall deliver to the Officer appointed by this Act any false or fictitious Name or Place of Residence, contrary to the true Intent and Meaning of this Act, shall for every such Offence forfeit and pay the Sum of Fifty Pounds, to be recovered, with full Costs of Suit, by Action of Debt, Bill, Plaint, Suit, or Information in any of Her Majesty's Courts of Record at Westminster, wherein no Protection nor more than One Imparlance shall be allowed, by and in the Name of the Society of Attornies, Solicitors, Proctors, and others, not being Barristers, practising in the Courts of Law and Equity of the United Kingdom, and to be appropriated and disposed of by such Society in such Manner as they shall deem most expedient; and every such Person as aforesaid shall be incapable of maintaining any Action or Suit in any Court of Law or Equity for the Recovery of any Fee, Reward, or Disbursement on account of prosecuting, carrying on, or defending any such Action, Suit, or Proceeding, or for or in respect of any Business, Act, Matter, or Thing done by him as an Attorney or Solicitor, whilst he shall have been without such Certificate as aforesaid.

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IX. All Acts which by any Law now in force are required to be Certificate done by an Attorney or Solicitor having obtained a stamped Certifi- under this cate shall be valid and effectual if done by an Attorney or Solicitor lent to a having obtained a Certificate under this Act; and that the obtaining stamped of a Certificate under the Provisions of this Act by any Attorney or Solicitor shall be and be deemed to be a Compliance with the Provisions of any Law now in force requiring such Attorney or Solicitor to take out or obtain a stamped Certificate.

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The SCHEDULE to which the foregoing Act refers.

FORM OF REGISTRAR'S CERTIFICATE.

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Pursuant to an Act passed in the Session of Parliament held in the and Years of the Reign of Queen Victoria, intituled "An Act to repeal the attornies and Solicitors annuel "Certificate Duty," I A.B., Registrar of Attornies and Solicitors appointed under the said Act, [or I C.D., Secretary of the Society of Attornies, Solicitors, Proctors, and others, not being Barristers, practising in the Courts of Law and Equity of the United Kingdom, authorized to perform the Duties of the Office of Registrar of Attornies and Solicitors under the said Act,] do hereby certify, That E.F. of hath this Day delivered and left with me a Declaration in Writing, signed by the said E.F., [or by G.H. his Partner, or by I.K. his London Agent, on his Behalf,] containing his Name and Place of Residence, and the Court of One of the Courts of which he is admitted an Attorney or Solicitor, together with the Term and Year in or as of which he was so admitted. And I do further certify, that the said E.F. is duly enrolled an Attorney in the Court of

and a Solicitor in the High Court of Chancery, and is entitled to practise as an Attorney and Solicitor.

In witness whereof, I have this the Year 18 set my Hand hereunto.

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