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Cases on the Subjects affected by Legislation. By A. C. Boyd, LL.B., Barrister-at-Law. Stevens & Sons. 1876.

When we consider that the Act which came into operation on the ist October, 1876, is the fifteenth dealing with our Merchant Shipping which has been passed since 1854, and that the Act of 1854 itself repealed and consolidated all previous legislation on the subject, it is not too much to say that we are practically in possession of a Code of Maritime Commerce. It has been Mr. Boyd's object so to deal with the various Maritime Enactments, as to present for the use both of the practising Barrister, the Shipmaster, and the Consular Officer, a general view of the Enactments which they have to interpret or apply. This “conspectus "Mr. Boyd has thought, wisely as we believe, that he could best give by throwing the whole of the Legislation on Maritime matters as nearly as possible into the shape of a Code, indicating the Sections of the principal Act, that of 1854, in bold figures, at the top of the margin of each page, and illustrating the text, wherever necessary, by references to, or embodiments of, decided cases, both British and American, and placing under the Sections of the principal Act, the relative sections of the subsequent Acts, or the Orders in Council altering or explaining the original Act. The subject with which Mr. Boyd deals is one that affects very large interests, and our Legislation upon it has naturally attracted attention in foreign countries. The Society of Comparative Legislation in Paris, at one of its recent meetings, reported in its “Bulletin " for June, 1877, devoted a considerable portion of an evening, to hearing and discussing a Paper, in which M. Algernon Jones, Advocate of the Court of Appeal in Paris, expounded the chief points of the Act of 1876. The right of arrest of a ship pronounced unseaworthy by the Agents of the Board of Trade has, it appears, nothing analagous to it in French Legislation. One feature of the Act of 1876, that which gives “ one of Her Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State ” power to appoint as an Assessor “any person or persons, on the recommendation of a Foreign State" (39 and 40 Vict., c. 80, s. 7), was justly characterised by M. Jones, as having an International importance, and making a beginning of an International agreement on measures for the protection of Mercantile shipping. The fact that a Foreign Assessor may be appointed, is not brought out in Mr. Boyd's generally excellent Index.

*** Pressure on our space compels us to postpone several Reviews and Notices of Smaller Books and Pamphlets.

Books Received.

We have to acknowledge the receipt of the following :Palmer's Company Precedents. Stevens & Sons. 1877. Der Begriff der Strafe. Zurich: Orell Fussli. (London: Nutt.)


Rumsey's Chart of Hindu Inheritance. W'. H. Allen. 1877.
Burton's Increase of the Episcopate and Congé d'Elire. J. Parker &

Co. 1877.
Lawrence's Sale Under Partition Acts. Butterworths. 1877.
Revised Statutes. Vol. XII. Eyre & Spottiswoode. 1877.
Wharton's Law of Evidence. London: Trübner. Philadelphia :

Kay. Smith's Mercantile Law. 9th Edition. Stevens & Sons. 1877. Case of Lord H. Seymour's Will. Stevens & Haynes. 1877.

We have also received to date :The American Law Review. Boston: Little, Brown & Co. The Southern Law Review. St. Louis : G. I. Jones & Co. The Albany Law Journal. Albany, N.Y. The Canada Law Journal. Toronto. The Scottish Law Magazine. Edinburgh: T. & T. Clark. The Irish Law Times. Dublin. The New Zealand Jurist. Dunedin, N.Z. The Foreign Church Chronicle. London: Wells Gardner. Journal de Droit International Privé. Paris : Marchal, Billard et

Cie. Revue de Droit International. Gand. No. IV. 1876-7. Rivista di Discipline Carcerarie. Rome. Revue Générale du Droit, &c. Paris : E. Thorin. Nouvelle Revue Historique de Droit. Paris : Larose Circolo Giuridico. Palermo. 1877. Nos. I. & II. Boletin de la Institucion Libre de Enscnanza. Madrid. 1877. Nos.


Legal Obituary of the Quarter.

April. 19. Batt, Henry, Esq., Solicitor, aged 63. Admitted 1846. 30. BROOKE, Zachary, Esq., Solicitor, aged 73. Admitted 1825.

30. GREGORY, William, Esq., Solicitor, Leicester, aged 74. Admitted 1829.

23. Griffith, George, of the Middle Temple, Esq., Barrister-atlaw, aged 88. For many years Recorder of Denbigh. Called 1830.

6. Hollway, John Hardwick, Esq., Solicitor, Louth, aged 81. Admitted 1818.

23. KENNEDY, William, Esq., W.S. (Scot.), aged 76. Admitted 1827.

23. Morphy, Edward, Esq., Solicitor (Irel.), aged 66.

21. NorthaLL-LAURIE, Peter, of Lincoln's Inn, Esq., Barristerat-law, B.A., St. Peter's Coll., Cam., 1830, LL.D., 1872, aged 69. Called 1833.

24. Saxelbye, John, Esq., Solicitor, Hull, aged 71. Admitted 1829.

22. WESTON, james Woods, Esq., Solicitor, Manchester, aged 74. Admitted 1827.

May. 20. Arnold, Thomas James, of Lincoln's Inn, Esq., Barristerat-law, F.R.S., Senior Metropolitan Police Magistrate, aged 73. Called 1829. Eldest son of the late Samuel James Arnold, Esq., J.P., for Middlesex and Westminster, by Matilda Caroline, daughter of the late Henry James Pye, Esq., M.P., Poet Laureate. Appointed by the late Lord Brougham a Commissioner of Bankruptcy at Liverpool, but subsequently returned to practice at the bar. He was for many years a Revising Barrister until his appointment, in 1847, as Metropolitan Police Magistrate at Worship Street, whence he was removed, in 1851, to Westminster. Author of “ Municipal Corporations," “ Justices of the Peace out of Session," " The Labour Laws,” &c.

5. CUMMING, Gordon, Esq., Solicitor, aged 36. Admitted 1863.

8. CUNNINGHAM, William Crozier, Esq., Solicitor (Irel.), Clerk of the Peace for Belfast, aged 49. Admitted 1850.

23. Evans, Frederic Hodgson, of the Middle Temple, Esq., Barrister-at-law. Called 1843.

. Hackett, Sir William, Chief Justice of Ceylon, aged 53. Born 1824. Educated at Stonyhurst and at Trin. Coll. Dublin (B.A. 1846). Called to the Irish Bar, and subsequently, in 1851, to the English Bar, by the Hon. Soc. of Lincoln's Inn. Queen's Advocate on the Gold Coast, 1861; and Acting Chief Justice, 1861-63 ; Lieut.-Governor of the Gold Coast, 1864; Recorder of Prince of Wales's Island, 1866 (when he received the honour of knighthood); and subsequently Judge of Penang ; Acting Chief Justice of the Straits Settlements, 1871; succeeded Sir George Anderson as Chief Justice of Ceylon, 1876.

20. HAYWARD, Thomas, Esq., Solicitor, Manchester. Admitted 1859.

26. Innes, Frederic Stocks Bentley-, of the Middle Temple, Esq., Barrister-at-law, J.P., and D.L., for Caithness-shire, aged 40. Called 1859.

23. KILKELLY, James Joseph, Esp, Solicitor (Irel.), J.P., Chairman of the Nenagh Town Commissioners, aged 59.

17. LANGHORNE, John Bailey, Esq., Solicitor, Wakefield, District Registrar of Court of Probate, and J.P. for Co. Berwick, aged 61. Admitted 1839.

12. Lovell, Edwin, Esq., Solicitor, Clerk of the Peace for Co. Somerset, aged 70. Admitted 1831.

1. MERRIFIELD, John, of the Middle Temple, Esq., Barristerat-law, aged 88. Called 1828.

22. Pollock, John, Esq., Solicitor, (Irel.), B.A., aged 71.

3. Rowcliffe, Charles Edward, Esq., Solicitor, Stogumber, aged 54. Admitted 1843.

1. SEEDS, Henry, Esq., Solicitor, (Irel.), aged 62. 1. SHERRIE, James Pollock, Esq., Solicitor, (Irel.), aged 34. 31. Taaffe, Patrick Augustus, Esq., Solicitor, (Irel.)

22. Tait, John, Esq., Advocate, aged 82. The deceased, who was the eldest brother of the present Archbishop of Canterbury, was called to the Scottish bar in 1819, and subsequently appointed Sheriff of the united counties of Clackmannan and Kinross, and afterwards of Perthshire. Vice-Dean of the Faculty of Advocates, 1868, in succession to Lord Manor.

17. WHITMORE, Charles Shapland, Esq., Q.C., Bencher of the Inner Temple, and Judge of the Southwark County Court, aged 72. Educated at Rugby and Trin. Coll. Cam.; B.A., 1827; M.A., 1830; in which latter year he was called to the bar.

16. Young, James, Esq., S.S.C., (Scot.), Secretary to the Society of Solicitors before the Supreme Courts of Scotland, of which he had become a member in 1859.

June. 19. BAILEY, John, Esq., Q.C., Bencher of Lincoln's Inn, M.A., St. John's Coll. Cam., and second wrangler, 1828. Called 1832 ; Q.C., 1851.

• 19. CAMPBELL, Robert, of Sonachan, Esq., W.S., (Scot.), aged 98, was the Father of the Society of Writers to Her Majesty's Signet, having been admitted 1805; J.P. and D.L. for County Argyll.

9. Corcoran, Lawrence William, Esq., Solicitor, (Irel.), aged 67.

23. EDWARDS, John Hawley, Esq., formerly of Shrewsbury, Solicitor, aged 66.

11. GOULBURN, Frederick Anderlecht, of the Inner Temple, Esq., Barrister-at-law, M.A. and late Fellow of All Souls, Oxford, aged 59. Son of the late Mr. Serjeant Goulburn, M.P.

12. HALDANE, Robert, Esq., W.S. (Scot.), J.P. for Perthshire and Forfarshire, aged 72. Admitted 1829.

9. Hamilton, Right Hon. Robert Adam Christopher Nisbet-, Advocate, J.P. and D.L. for Lincolnshire and Haddingtonshire. Eldest son of the late Philip Dundas, Esq., and grandson of the late Lord President Dundas of Arniston. Educated at Edinburgh University. Called to the Scottish bar 1826. M.P. for Ipswich, 1826-30, and 1835-37; for Edinburgh, 1831-2; and for North Lincolnshire, 1837-57; Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster, 1852. Assumed the name of Christopher, in lieu of Dundas, in 1836, and the name of Nisbet-Hamilton in 1854, on the accession of his wife (Lady Mary Bruce, eldest daughter of Thomas, seventh Earl of Elgin), to the Dirleton and Belhaven Estates.

27. HAWKINS, John Heywood, Esq., Barrister-at-law, M.A., Trin. Coll. Cam., aged 75. M.P. for the now disfranchised borough of St. Michael's, Cornwall, 1830-31; for Tavistock, 1831-2; for Newport, I.W., 1832-41.

14. HAYWARD, Edward, of the Middle Temple, Esq., Barristerat-Law. Called 1836.

16. HEPWORTH, John Tuer, Esq., Solicitor, aged 27. Admitted 1871.

4. Hunt, Charles, Esq., Solicitor, formerly of Wednesbury, aged 75.

25. Hunt, James, Esq., Solicitor, Cambridge, aged 69. Admitted 1833.

24. LE Mortée, Arthur James, of the Inner Temple, Esq., Barrister at-law, B.A., Caius Coll. Cam., aged 30. Called 1872.

15. MELLISH, Right Hon. Sir George, Lord Justice of the Court of Appeal, aged 63. Second son of the late Very Rev. Edward Mellish, Dean of Hereford, by Elizabeth Jane, eldest daughter and co-heiress of the late Very Rev. William Leigh,

15. MELLISH, Kised 63. Second son Elizabeth Jane, eldest

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