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Registrar of Titles v. Patterson, 1876

[land law]

Registrar of Titles v. Patterson

Judicial Committee of the Privy Council
6 December 1876
Source: The Times, 7 December 1876

LAW REPORT.
JUDICIAL COMMITTEE OF THE PRIVY COUNCIL, Dec. 6.
THE REGISTRAR OF TITLES v. PATTERSON.
  This was an appeal from certain rules or orders of the Supreme Court of the Colony of Victoria relative to the registration of transfers of land.
  Mr. Cotton, Q.C., Mr. Fitzjames Stephen, Q.C., and Mr. Denistoun Wood were counsel for the appellant; no appearance on the other side was entered.
  Two important questions of law arose, it will be remembered, in the appeal. .  .  .  
  Sir James Colville intimated that their Lordships would humbly advise Her Majesty to reverse the three rules or orders of the Supreme Court which were appealed against, also to allow the costs incurred by the Registrar of Titles in initiating these proceedings.
  With this case the sittings of the Term ended.

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