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Customs Consolidation Act 1876

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244No writ of habeas corpus or dorer without notice to solicitor

No such writ or order shall issue without notice in writing to the Solicitor for the Customs, and no return to any such writ or order shall be considered by the High Court of Justice in England, or by any of Her Majesty's Courts at Dublin or Edinburgh, or the judges thereof, unless there shall be produced to such court or judge an affidavit in writing duly sworn stating that notice of the issuing of such writ or order was given to the Solicitor of Customs or left at his office four clear clays before the return of such writ or order; and with respect to all such writs or orders, there shall be an interval of four clear days at least between the day of issue and the day of the return thereof, and any such writ or order issuing without notice, or not in conformity with the directions herein contained, shall be void to all intents and purposes.

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