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Common Law Procedure Act 1854

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IITwo Judges may sit at same Time for Trial of Causes pending in the same Court.

It shall be lawful for any One of the Judges of any of the Superior Courts at Westminster, at the Request of the Lord Chief Justice or Lord Chief Baron, to try the Causes entered for Trial at Nisi Prius in Westminster and London in either of the Courts, on the same Days on which the said Lord Chief Justice or Lord Chief Baron, or any other Judge of the same Court, shall be sitting to try Causes at those Places respectively, or at either of them, so that the Trial of Two Causes may be proceeded with at the same Time; and all Jurors, Witnesses, and other Persons who may have been summoned or required to attend at or for the Trial of any Cause before the said Lord Chief Justice or Lord Chief Baron, as the Case may be, shall give their Attendance at and for the Trial thereof before such other Judge as may be sitting to try the same by virtue of this Act; and it shall be lawful for the Associates and other Officers of the Lord Chief Justice or Lord Chief Baron, as the Case may be, to appoint from Time to Time fit and proper Persons, to be approved by the said Lord Chief Justice or Lord Chief Baron, to attend for them and on their Behalf respectively before such Judge; and the Trial of every Cause which shall be so had by virtue of this Act shall, if necessary, be entered of Record, as having been had before the Judge by whom such Cause in fact was tried.

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