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Sheriffs Act 1887

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  1. Introductory Text

  2. Preliminary

    1. 1.Short title

    2. 2.Extent of Act

  3. Appointment and Qualification

    1. 3.Annual appointment of sheriff and duration of office

    2. 4.Qualification of sheriffs

    3. 5.Same person not to be chosen twice in three years

    4. 6.Nomination and appointment of sheriffs

    5. 7.Declaration of office

  4. Powers, Duties, and Liabilities

    1. 8.Powers of sheriff for posse comitatus

    2. 9.Duties at assizes

    3. 10.Duties as to execution of writs

    4. 11.Duties on receipt of debt to Crown

    5. 12.Duties as to return of jurors

    6. 13.Duties as to execution of judgment of death

    7. 14.Duties on arrest of civil debtors

    8. 15.Liability for wrongful imprisonment

    9. 16.Liability for escape

    10. 17.Disability to act as justice of the peace

    11. 18.Holding of courts

    12. 19.Letting of county

    13. 20.Fees and poundage

  5. Accounts

    1. 21.Transmission of accounts of sheriff

    2. 22.Audit of accounts of sheriff

  6. Under-Sheriff and Officers

    1. 23.Obligation to appoint under-sheriff and declaration of office by under-sheriff

    2. 24.Obligation to appoint deputy resident in London

    3. 25.Execution of office by under-sheriff on death or suspension of sheriff

    4. 26.Declaration by bailiffs, &c

    5. 27.Sale of offices prohibited

  7. Outgoing Sheriff

    1. 28.Outgoing sheriff to turn over prisoners and process to incoming sheriff

  8. Miscellaneous

    1. 29.Punishment for misconduct

    2. 30.Filing and exemption from duty of declaration of office

  9. Application of Act in Special Cases

    1. 31.Application of Act to Westmoreland and Wales

    2. 32.Application of Act to Cambridge and Huntingdon

    3. 33.Saving for privileges of city of London and approval of election of sheriffs of Middlesex and London

    4. 34.Application of Act to franchises

    5. 35.Duties of bailiffs of liberties and constables

    6. 36.Application of Act to sheriffs of counties of cities and counties of towns

    7. 37.Saving for Duchy of Cornwall

  10. Definitions and Repeal

    1. 38.Definitions

    2. 39.Repeal

    3. 40.Saving for courts leet, &c

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