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BULLEN AND LEAKE'S

PRECEDENTS

OF

P LEADING S.

FIFTH EDITION.

PRECEDENTS

OF

PL E A DINGS

Edith Notes

AND

RULES RELATING TO PLEADING.

FIFTH EDITION,
REVISED AND ADAPTED TO THE PRESENT PRACTICE
IN THE QUEEN'S BENCH DIVISION OF THE

HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE,

BY

THOMAS J. BULLEN, Esq.,

OF THE INNER TEMPLE, BARRISTER-AT-LAW;

CYRIL DODD, Esq.,

OF THE INNER TEMPLE, ONE OF HER MAJESTY'S COUNSEL;

AND

CHARLES WALTER CLIFFORD, Esq.,

OF THE INNER TEMPLE, BARRISTER-AT-LAW.

“Formulas agendi diversas in unoquoque genere colligito. Nam et practice
hoc interest; et certè pandunt illæ oracula et occulta legum. Sunt enim non
pauca quæ latent in legibus, at in formulis agendi meliùs et fusius perspiciuntur.”

Bacon, Aph. de Leg. lxxxviii.

LONDON:
STEVENS AND SONS, LIMITED,
119 & 120, CHANCERY LANE,

Law Publishers.

LONDON:

PRINTED BY C. Y. ROWORTH, GREAT NEW STREET, FETTER LANE, E.C.

PREFACE.

In preparing the present Edition for publication the Editors have continued the arrangement adopted in former editions of dealing with the various subjects in alphabetical order, making two principal divisions of Claims and Defences, and sub-dividing them into “Actions on Contracts” and “ Actions for Wrongs.”

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The precedents given as examples by the Rules of the Supreme Court, 1883, now in force, are more concise than those in the Schedule of the Judicature Act, 1875, avoid more rigidly the statement of immaterial matters, and approximate more nearly to the system of pleading which was in use when the third edition of this work was published. In consequence of this, the precedents of Statements of Claim in the present edition are, in form, somewhat more in accordance with those

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