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Courts Act 1672

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Courts Act 1672

1672 c. 40

Act concerning the Regulation of the Judicatories

The Kings Maiestie being Desireous that the publict Judicatories of this Kingdome might be soe regulat that all abuses which had or might probably creep into the same be redressed and prevented and that the best most summar and equall way of bringing and calling of Processis for Dispensing of Justice should by setled as his subjects might be releived and secured against oppression and exactions and that justice might be administrat to them with expedition and as litle trouble and charge as may be Did by a Commission vndir the great seall of the 21 September 1669 Authorize some Noblemen and others of his privie Councill and Session to consult settle and sett doune such Rules and Orders as they should judge necessary for these ends And to returne ane accompt of their proceidings to his Maiestie that He might take such course therein as in his Royall wisdome he should think fitt In obedience wherunto the Commissioners having had severall meitings and consulted on the best and reddiest wayes for the prosecution of his Maiesties royall intention for the good and ease of his subjects and finding the same to be of such importance as required a longer time to make a full settlement therin Yet in the moneth of March 1670 they agried unto condiscended vpon and did returne to his Maistie certain rules and articles of Regulation without prejudice of what vpon furder Consideration they should theraftir offer for a full setlement And his Maiestie haveing Considered these Rules and Articles Did by His Royall Allowance of the fourth of Junij 1670 Ratifie and Approve the same and did Ordaine them to be duely observed in all tyme comeing And the Commissioners having since that tyme keeped severall meitings and taken that affair into their furder Consideration have resolved vpon some other Articles Rules and Amendments which being joyned with the former and again offered to his Maiesties Consideration His Maiestie doeth with advice and consent of his Estates of Parliament Ratifie and Approve the same And Ordaines them to be recorded in the bookes of Parliament and duly observed by all his Maiesties Subjects Of the which Articles the Tenor followes

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C2This Act is listed in 12mo edition as 1672 c. 16

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