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THE

LAW & PRACTICE

IN

BANKRUPTCY.

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THE

LAW AND PRACTICE

IN

BANKRUPTCY,

COMPRISING

THE BANKRUPTCY ACT, 1883;

THE DEBTORS ACTS, 1869, 1878,

AND

THE BILLS OF SALE ACTS, 1878 & 1882.

THIRD EDITION

BY

ROLAND VAUGHAN WILLIAMS, Esq.,

OF LINCOLN'S IXX, BARRISTER-AT-LAW,

AND

WALTER VAUGHAN WILLIAMS, Esq.,

OF THE IXSER TEMPLE, BARRISTER-AT-LAW,

ASSISTED BY

EDWARD WILLIAM HANSELL, Esq.,

OF THE IXXER TEMPLE, BARRISTER-AT-LAW.

LONDON:
STEVENS & SONS, 119, CHANCERY LANE;
HENRY SWEET, 3, CHANCERY LANE;

Law Publishers and Booksellers.

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LONDON : PRINTED BY C. F. ROWORTH, BREAM'S BUILDINGS, CHANCERY LANE.

PREFACE

TO THE THIRD EDITION.

The Authors, in submitting this Edition to the profession, wish to point out that the object of the Book is not to supply either an exhaustive Treatise on the Law of Bankruptcy, past and present, or merely a convenient index of the cases bearing on such law, but to supply a book which shall set forth so much of the authorities expounding the Law of Bankruptcy as shall afford both to the practitioners who have a library at hand, and to those who have not, materials for dealing with various cases as they arise.

In view of this object, the Authors have quoted largely both judgments and marginal notes of judgments, and have attempted to found on these an exposition of the law relating to the subject-matter of each section of the Act.

In the present Edition cases decided since the commencement of the Law Reports are cited in the text with only one reference. The references to other reports are printed after each case in the Index of Cases. With

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