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(i.) P. D.-Salvage, Derelict-duard.-In remunerating salvors of a
derelict, the Court will consider the risk of the derelict; the absence of anyone on board to assist the salvors; and the drain upon the salvors'
Where the salvors towed a derelict 850 miles, occupying eight days in the service, the Court awarded £3,000 on a value of £7,350.The Janet Court, L.R. (1897] P. 59; 76 L.T. 172.
Solicitor :(ii.) C. D.-Practice--Costs-Agency Charges-Solicitors Act, 1843 (6 & 7
Vict., c. 73), s. 37.-In a country solicitor's bill, the items of charges made for professional work done by his London agents must be set out, otherwise it is not a complete bill, and it can be taxed, although a year has elapsed since its delivery.-In re Pomeroy v. Tanner,
L.R.  1. Ch. 284; 75 L.T. 625. (iii.) C. A.-Scale Fee--Solicitors Remuneration Act, 1881 (44 & 45 Vict.,
c. 44), General Order, Schedule 1, Part 2, First Scale ; rule 6.—In the scale, fixing the allowance to a lessor's solicitor for preparing a lease at rack rent the words “ £2 10s. in respect to each subsequent £100 of rent” apply to complete sums of £100; and no change can be made under those words for any fraction of £100.-In re McGarel (a lunatic),
L.R. (1897] 1 Ch. 400; 76 L.T. 70. (iv.) C. A.-.Fund in Court-Payment out Fraudulent Petition
Unauthorised use of Name of Firm of Solicitors—Condonation by one Partner-Liability.--. Where negligence or other breach of duty is committed by a solicitor, an officer of the Court, in a matter in which the Court has seizin, the Court may and if it can do full justice, will summarily order its officer to make good the loss occasioned by his breach of duty. But the limit of liability is the measure of the loss flowing from the negligence or breach of duty. To constitute a binding adoption of acts à priori unauthorised, these conditions must exist, (1) the acts must have been done for, and in the name of the supposed principal, and (2) there must be full knowledge in him of what those acts were, or such an unqualified adoption that the inference may properly be drawn, that the principal intended to take upon himself the responsibility for such acts. It is not within the scope of the agency authority created by a partnership, for one partner in a firm of solicitors, to allow the use of the name of the firm by another
icitor, and thereby to bind his co-partner. Order of Court below (see Vol. 22, p. 30, v., in which the facts of the case are set out) varied.
--Marsh v. Joseph, L.R. (1897] 1 Ch. 213; 75 L.T. 558. (v.) C. D.--Discharge--Lien, Costs— Tender-Conditions of Delivery Up.
New solicitors of a client obtiined an order on his old solicitors for a bill of costs and taxation, and then tendered the amount stated to be due with a demand for delivery up of papers. The tender was refused, the old solicitors claiming a lien on the papers for habeas corpus proceedings against them on behalf of the client; a sum to be paid into Court to meet costs of taxation; and an undertaking in the event of a final balance being found in their favour to return the papers. On a motion for an order for delivery up, held, that the old solicitors were wrong in refusing the tender and must pay the costs of the motion (following re Bevan and Whitting, 33 Beav. 439); that they had no lien for costs in proceedings against them (following re Taylor, Stileman and Underwood, 1891, 1 Ch. 590), and must deliver up the papers in exchange for a receipt; that they were entitled to payment into Court to meet taxation (following re Galland, 31 Ch. D., 296); and that they were also entitled to an undertaking to return the papers in the event
of a balance being found in their favour (following Bevan and Whitting and re Faithfull, L.R. 6 Eq. 325). — In re Hanbury, Whitting and Nicholson, 75 L.T. 449.
Tolls :(i.) C. A.-Bridge Toll-Tramcar-Coach—7 Geo. III., c. 73.—Where the
owners of a bridge were empowered to charge sixpence for the passage of " every coach, chariot, berlin,” &c., "drawn by more than two horses,” and fourpence for the passage of "every waggon, wain, dray, car, or other carriage drawn by three or four horses,” it was held that a tramcar drawn by three horses was liable to toll as a “coach.” Decision of Court below reversed.—Plymouth, Stonehouse, and Devonport Tramway Co. v. The General Tolls Co., Limited, 75 L.T. 467.
Trade Mark:(ii.) C. A.-Registration-Portrait of Manufacturer as Distinctive Device
Infringement-Delay-Patents, &c., Act, 1888, s. 10, sub-s. 1 (c.).—Decision of C.D. (see Vol. 22, p. 31, iv.) affirmed.—Rowland' v. Michell, L.R.  1 Ch. 71; 75 L.T. 498.
Trust: (iii.) C. A.-Purchase of Foreign Land by Trustee-Statute of Frauds, s. 7–
Parol Evidence-Statutes of Limitation--Laches and Delay.-More than 12 years after a purchase was made of lands in Ceylon by a person who subsequently became bankrupt, an action was commenced for & declaration that the purchaser was a trustee for the plaintiff. Held, that parol evidelice that a conveyance of land absolute in form was upon trust may be given notwithstanding sect. 7 of the Statute of Frauds; though the statute may in other circumstances be a defence to proceedings in this country having for their object the enforcing of a trust of lands abroad (Leroux v. Brown, 12 C.B. 801). That bankruptcy trustees are not discharged from claims of a cestui que trust by sect. 49 of the Bankruptcy Act; that by sect. 25, c. 2, of the Judicature Act, 1873, "no claim of a cestui que trust on an express trust or on a breach of trust is barred by any Statute of Limitations ; and that laches and delay of a claimant depend upon the conduct of the parties as well as upon time. Bartlett v. Pickersgill (1 Eden 515) disapproved.--De la Rochefocauld v. Boustead, L.R. (1897)
1 Ch. 196; 75 L.T. 502. (iv.) C. A.-Precatory Trust.—A testatrix in a document relating to
family jewels wrote: “My mother-in-law told me that Sir R. H. gave them to her without any restriction. When I married she gave them to me for life with the request that at my death they might be left as heirlooms." Held, that there was no precatory trust.–Viscount Hill v. Dowager Viscountess Hill, L.R. (1897] 1 Q.B. 483; 76 L.T. 103.
Trustee :(v.) C. D.-Loss-Liability--Indemnity by Trustee who was Solicitor to Trust.
-Where one of two trustees was a solicitor to the trust on whose advice the other without enquiry invested the trust funds in an improper security, it was held that both trustees were jointly and severally liable for the loss by the breach of trust and for the costs of the action, and that the solicitor must indemnify his co-trustee against the latter's share of the liabilities and costs.-In re Turner ; Barker v. Ivimey, L.R.  1 Ch. 536; 76 L.T. 116.
Vaccination: (i.) Q. B. D.-Vaccination Act, 1867 (30 & 31 Vict., c. 86), s. 31–Sufficiency
of Notice.-Notice to a parent to have a child vaccinated need not be served personally. The question of the sufficiency of a notice is one to be determined by justices.-Holloway v. Coster, L.R. (1897)
1 Q.B. 346; 76 L.T. 57. (ii.) Q. B. D.—Neglect-Signing of Summons and Order—Vaccination Act,
1867, s. 31.—The justice who signs an order for vaccination need not be the same who signed the summons.—Southcombe v. The Guardians
of Yeovil Union, L.R.  1 Q.B. 343; 76 L.T. 58. (iii.) Q. B. D.-Power of Vaccination Officer to take Proceedings—Vaccination
Act, 1867 (30 & 31 Vict., c. 84), s. 31–General Order of Local Government Board, October 31st, 1874, art. 16.—Under sect. 31 of the Act a vaccination officer is empowered to take proceedings for an order directing a child to be vaccinated.-Bramble v. Lowe, L.R. (1897] 1 Q.B. 283.
Vendor and Purchaser :(iv.) Q. B.-Conditions of Sale.--By conditions of sale of land within the
metropolis, all outgoings up to the date fixed for completion were to be cleared by the vendor. Before that date the county council took down, in accordance with an order of a magistrate, dangerous structures on the land. Held, that the expenses of the demolition were outgoings which the purchaser was entitled to recover from the vendor. Midgley v. Coppock, followed ; Boor v. Hopkins, distinguished.
. Tubbs v. Wynne, L R. (1897] 1 Q.B. 74. (v.) C.D.-Action for Rescission of Contract— Motion for Specific Performance
-Receiver.-In an action for rescission of a contract for the sale of leasehold lands on the ground of misrepresentation on the part of the purchaser who had been let into possession, it was held that a motion that the purchaser should deliver up possession in default of paying moneys he had agreed to pay, could not be allowed ; but leave was given to amend the notice of motion and to ask for the appointment of a receiver to preserve the property from forfeiture by payment of the rents and rates.—Cook v. Andrews, L.R. (1897] 1 Ch. 266; 76 L.T. 16.
Vestments :(vi.) C. A.—Preaching in Black Gown. It is not illegal for a clergyman of
the Church of England to wear a black gown in the pulpit when preaching.--In re Robinson ; Wright v. Tugwell, L.R. (1897] 1 Ch. 85 ; 76 L.T. 95.
Will :(vii.) P. D.-Letter from Oficer on Active Service—Construction-Wills Act
(1 Vict., c. 26), s. 11–Probate.-A British officer, on active service in the Maori War of 1864, wrote to his sister a letter, saying:
“ The chances are in favour of more of us being killed.
In case of accident, I wish to make everything I possess over to you. There is money at Cox's and over £100 in N.S.W. Bank. Keep this till I ask you for it. Your affectionate brother, J. Spratt." The testator returned to this country and died in 1894, having been for some time previously not on good terms with his sister. Held, that as there was no expression in the letter of any period within which alone it was to be operative, or any indication that it did not apply to whatever property the testator might at any time be possessed of, the document was a valid will within sect. 11 of the Wills Act. In
the goods of James Spratt, L.R. (1897] P. 28; 75 L.T. 518. [ (i.) C. A.-- Construction—Uncertainty.--A will ran: “I give all the residue
of my estate unto the children of the deceased son (named Bamber) of my father's sister, share and share alike.” There were three deceased sons of the father's sister, all of that name. Held, reversing decision of Court below, that the gift was void for uncertainty. Hare v. Cartridge (13 Sim. 165) distinguished.--In re Stephenson ; Donaldson v.
Bamber, L.R.  1 Ch. 75 ; 75 L.T. 495. (ii.) C. A.-Construction—Tenant for Life and Remainderman—Trust for
Sale with Power to Postpone— Trustees not Agreed.- Decision of Court below as to power of remainderman to force trustees to sell (see
Vol. 22, p. 54, iii.) reversed.-In re Lever ; Cordwell v. Lever, 76 L.T. 71. (iii.) P. D.-Misdescription of Legatees.-A testator left £4,000 to the widow
of a nephew for life, and afterwards in trust for her two children, but the Christian names by which these children were described in the will were the names of the children of another nephew to whom he left £2,000, and to whose wife he also left £2,000, both bequests with the like remainder to their two children who were described by the names of the widow's children. A motion, to omit from the probate the Christian names so transposed, was refused on the ground that it was not shewn that the testator did not mean the names to be inserted, and the point was left for a Court of Construction.—In the goods of
Alexander Durlacher (deceased), 75 L.T. 664. (iv.) C. D.-Executor — Intermeddling — Remuneration — Wilful Default.-A
solicitor who had been named as an executor, but who had not joined in proving the will and who claimed in all that he did to have acted as the agent of the executor who proved, was held, by having signed with the other executors a letter dealing with a policy on the testator's life, to have intermeddled with the estate and to be precluded from renunciation; but a delay in getting in the policy moneys was held not to warrant an account on the footing of wilful default, though some loss of interest had occurred.-In re Stevens ; Cooke v. Stevens,
L.R. (1897] 1 Ch. 422 ; 76 L.J. 18. (v.) P. D.-Probate-Foreign Executor-Declaration instead of Oath-0.
xxxviii., rr. 6, 14-Oaths Act, 1888 (51 & 52 Vict., c. 46)—Interpretation Act, 1889 (52 & 53 Vict., c. 63), s. 3.—The Court accepted a declaration in lieu of an oath from a German executor who was precluded from taking the oath by the laws of his place of residence. In the goods
of Caspari, 75 L.J. 663. (vi.) P.D.--Will in English Form-Scotch Domicile-Holograph Letter
Probate—Construction.--A domiciled Scotchman before commencing a voyage with his wife, wrote a letter partly repeating and to some extent supplementing the provisions of his will made in English form. He and his wife returned and settled in England, where some years later he died. Held, that the letter was entitled to probate as a testamentary paper with the will ; but that the effect should be left to a Court of Construction.—Halford v. Halford (Boyce intervening),
L.R. (1897] P. 36; 75 L.T. 520. (vii.) P. D.-Duplicate Will-Part Retained by Testator not to be Found
Holograph Copy-Properly Executed Codicil admitted to probate Alone.In 1891, a testator executed a will in duplicate, one part of which he sent in the next year to a beneficiary, who subsequently tore it up by accident, but pasted together the fragments. No testamentary papers
were found on the decease of the testator in his repositories ; but a
second codicil was entitled to probate.- Paige v. Brooks, 75 L.T. 455.
evidence that a testator had declared that he had, with the intention of
 P. 40; 75 L.T. 440.
Gift Over.-A wife gave by will real property to her husband for
AIREY V. STAPLETON; in re AIREY (L.R.
 1 Ch. 164; 76 L.T. 151),
40 ; 75 L.T. 440), 84, i.
of Ontario; ditto of Quebec v.
and Brownrigg (75 L.T. 452),
 1 Q.B. 231; 75 L.T. 569),
Bishop v. Bishop (76 L.T. 28), 62,
versionary Securities Corporation,
75 L.T. 627), 66, vi.
Phillips (L.R.  1 Ch.
Syndicate (L.R.  1 Q.B. 164;
75 L.T. 620), 68, v.
(L.R. (1897] 1 Q.B. 307; 76 L.T.
54), 64, iv.
 P. 24), 64, vii.
283), 82, iii.
525 ; 76 L.T. 26), 66, iii.
of Ontario v. Att.-Gen. for Ontario
(76 L.T. 61), 57, v.
(L.R. (1897] 1 Ch. 45 and 406;
BADISCHE ANILIN UND Soda FABRIK V.
H. JOHNSON & CO. AND THE BASLE
(76 L.T. 21), 71, iii.
(L.R.  1 Ch. 536 ; 76 L.T.