The Law of Tramways & Light Railways in Great Britain: (3rd Edition of Sutton's "Tramway Acts of the United Kingdon") ...

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Stevens, 1903 - 708 sider
With new transportation technology came a slew of new legal issues. This book discusses Great Britain's rail laws as of 1903. It presents some cases that set precedents and discusses many angles of train law, including who can make tramways, how they go about legally doing so and the legalities of construction. Then, the book turns to the up-and-running railway to discuss buying tickets, levying tolls, passenger offenses, rail employee offenses and the power of the military over tramways.
 

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Side 244 - Where after the commencement of this Act any action, prosecution, or other proceeding is commenced in the United Kingdom against any person for any act done in pursuance, or execution, or intended execution of any Act of Parliament, or of any public duty or authority...
Side 243 - I believe quite correctly, that "the rule of law is laid down with perfect correctness in the case of Butterfield v. Forrester, that, although there may have been negligence on the part of the plaintiff, yet unless he might, by the exercise of ordinary care, have avoided the consequences of the defendant's negligence, he is entitled to recover; if by ordinary care he might have avoided them, he is the author of his own wrong.
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Side 237 - We think that the true rule of law is, that the person who for his own purposes brings on his lands and collects and keeps there anything likely to do mischief if it escapes, must keep it in at his peril, and, if he does not do so is prima facie answerable for all the damage which is the natural consequence of its escape.
Side 535 - Rules may be in writing or print, or partly in writing and partly in print; and shall be sufficiently authenticated if signed by the clerk of the...
Side 256 - means the Act of the session of the eleventh and twelfth years of the reign of Her present Majesty, chapter forty-three, intituled " An Act to facilitate the performance of the duties of justices of the peace out of sessions within England and Wales, with respect to summary convictions and orders...
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Side 535 - The notice may also be served by post by a registered letter addressed to the person on whom it is to be served at his last known place of residence or place of business ; and, if served by post, shall be deemed to have been served at the...
Side 615 - ... pounds, and in the case of a continuing offence to a further penalty not exceeding forty shillings for every day during which the offence continues.

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