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cellor's committee; and “that a uniform procedure in all courts should be of the higher scale of costs. The statistios furnished to the committee adopted as to judgment gummonses, casting the onus of proof of want of effectually disproved that inference, because they showed that, wbilst only means on the judgment debtor." Since the report was issued there had been 4,000 writs were issued in the Chancery Division, 70,000 were issued in the a very interesting case recently before the courts, which they had seen other divisions. He thought they were entitled entirely to repudiate the decided in two or three ways. It was an action against a gentleman suggestion. He recollected in the early days of the Judicature Aot the for hay or corn provided for his horses. He had made an affidavit that he was Master of the Rolls stating that a great many monetary claims unable to pay, and against that the plaintiff said he lived in a good house and were brought in his court, in fact so many that he should have so forth, and thereupon he was committed to prison. Afterwards he had filed to make a separate list, and therefore the inference was not an affidavit denying the bunting, or that he bad means and so forth, and bad entirely without foundation. The committee also recommended that the been let out. "If the onus of proving his means were cast upon the costs to be allowed to the successful litigant, and payable by his opponent, defendant at starting, he would make an affidavit in so many words, should, in all cases, include such costs as have been reasonably and properly and thereopon he might be relieved from committal. He (the incurred as between solicitor and client on the principle of taxation where å president) had a strong opinion that, unless the defendant were required to third party has to pay them, and that when a third party is joined to an answer affidavits or to be cross-examined, this would not work. Although action under ord. 16, r. 18, and he appears, and is at the trial held to be the that was bis (the president's) crotchet, be was quite willing to throw it over party liable, the judge shall have power to direct the payment by him of the board. As to the mode of trial, the committee concurred " that the ordinary costs incurred by the original defendant in the action. Beyond the immode of trial should be by a judge without a jury.” They recommended, mediate matters embraced in the report of the Lord Chancellor's com• Whilst approving of the suggestion that the ordinary mode of trial should mittee, it had been proposed by the committee of the society, he thought with be by a judge without a jury, after issue joined, application should be made to very great reason, that the provisions of ord. 14, r. 1, should be extended to a judge in chambers to settle the issoes of law and fact, and for directions as actions of ejectment, the wording being that the provisions of ord. 14, r. 1, to the mode of trial, or other disposal of the action; and that the action should should be extended to actions for the recovery of land, and also to write be tried or disposed of in the manner so directed : Provided that in the follow yoder the Bills of Exchange Act; that rule 3 of the Rules of the Supreme ing cases the right of either party to a trial by jury shall be absolute-libel, Court of Appeal, 1880, by which the practice under the Summary Procedure slander, seduction, false imprisonment, malicious prosecution, breach of pro- on Bills of Exchange Act (18 & 19 Vict. c. 67) is abolished should be mise of marriage, and assault. Either party to be at liberty to appeal against annulled, and the practice under that Act should be re-established. any order made on such application.” With reference to shorthand writers' And that the number of days in which judgment may be obtained notes, " Whilst approving of an accurate shorthand note being taken of the should be reduced from twelve to eight days; ord. 16, r. 10, being made proceedings at the trial of actions, this committee is of opinion that it is un to apply to writs issued under the Summary Procedure on Bills of Exchange desirable to appoint officials for that purpose, but that it is expedient that a Act. These were shortly the heads of the report, and he thought he might body of shorthand writers should be constituted who should possess a recog- again venture to congratulate them that a committee composed of so large a dized status in the courts of justice. The master to allow the cost of the note, number of their body should have been able to produce so admirable a report. but that of the transcript, and copies of such transcript, to be in his discre He ought, perhaps, to refer to the Long Vacation. He had not read the part tion.” Then, as to cause lists, they recommend “that the list of causes of the report which dealt with it, because it was an excrescence on the original to be tried should be divided into special juries, common juries, and causes report. As a younger man he always adored the Long Vacation, and the without & jury, and that separate courts should sit for each class of cases." very arduous nature of the business in which he was engaged at that time As to official referees, the committee is of opinion “ that the general scheme rendered it absolutely necessary that he should have such a vacation, but he of appointing official referees as contained in the Judicature Acts is a valuable now approached it with a greater degree of calmness. He would put the oue, and that such appointments should be continued, and with such addi- report before the meeting as one single document. Looking at the position of tions, to the number and alterations in the powers and duties of the referees | the Rule Committee of the Judges, he thought the meeting could hardly give as may be necessary to entitle that tribunal to the confidence of the public and the report ample or sufficient discussion in each particular part. He had the profession.” Also," that official referees (whose number should be increased stated that he bimself was willing to forego any doubts he might have as to as occasion may require) should have the same power as a judge to deal with particolar parts of it, and thought he would best discharge his duty to the the whole cause, subject to appeal. The jurisdiction of the masters, as arbitra society by moving, “That the report be received and adopted, and that tors, to be transferred to such official referees.” With respect to motions and copies be sent to the Lord Chancellor and to all the judges.” new trials, the suggestion of the Lord Chancellor's committee was that applica.

Mr. F. M. RUSSELL seconded the motion. tions for a new trial should be by notice of motion, stating the grounds of appli.

Mr. TAYLOR, speaking with regard to the question of costs, thought the cation to the court, such application to be disposed of on the motion, without

committee bad scarcely sufficiently considered it in relation to the public any role nisi, and that the same should apply by way of appeal from inferior

de mands. To say that they were to bave no lower scale of costs in the present courts, and that after the trial of any cause before a judge and jury, the judge

state of public feeling seemed to him to be decidedly unwise. There was a might, upon application, certify that he was dissatisfied with the verdict, in which case a new trial should take place unless the court should otherwise order. The

great demand for cheaper litigation, and the only effect of such a resolution

as that to which the committee had come, whereby there was to be no committee accepted the 15th resolution in its entirety. Being of opinion that no

difference at all in the scale of costs in actions for £30 and in actions for larger new trial should be allowed except by order of the Court of Appeal, the commit

sums, would be that there would be an enactment that no costs should be retee could not agree with the 18th. As to appeals, the Lord Chancellor's report re.

covered in actions for a certain amount, say £50 or more, just as the present commended that all appeals from a judge without jury should be to the Court of

enactment applying to debts under £20. If the public feeling was attempted Appeal; and also where a judge directed a verdict for the plaintiff or defendant.

to be got rid of in this way he was sure this would be the result. A large All applications for a new trial in jury causes should go to a court in banco,

amount of public indignation existed with regard to costs in small matters. The committee of the society disagreed with the sittings of a court in banco,

With regard to judgment summonses the report really implied an alteration and they were of opinion that the sittings of the court in banco sbould

in the law. It was not simply an alteration of practice. "Under the present be abolished, and that all matters, now assigned to that court, sbould be

law a defendant was not liable to be committed unless it could be shown that heard before a single judge.” With respect to appeals from arbitrators and

he had had the means of payment since the date of the judgment. That was official referees the committee thought that "there should be a right of appeal

a positive and express prohibition by law. What was wanted, and he thought from arbitrators and from official referees to a jadge under the following

ing wisely, was an express enactment that a defendant should be committed to conditions:-In references by agreement such appeal should be on a question

prison unless he showed that he had not had the means of payment since the of law; in compulsory refecences the appeal should be on questions either

date of the judgment. The committee proposed to apply the provisions of order of law or fact: the appeal from a judge should be to the Court of Appeal; | 14 to actions for ejectment, but he had a very decided objection indeed to this. that appeals to the Court of Appeal on questions of fact should be by The provisions of that order enabled a person in a case of litigated demand to leave only." As to the question of costs, on which naturally a great deal

obtain judgmunt at once on showing that there was no substantial defence. of care and attention was bestowed, it was proposed by the Lord Chan. That was confined to a special class of cases, ordinary debts, and so on. cellor's report that when the amount recovered in an action for a mere Whut was the provision in actions of ejectment? That in all actions of ejectmoney demand, or for damages only, is less than £200, the plaintiff's costs ment, let the case be what it may, unless the defendant showed that he had a shall be taxed on a lower scale, to be fixed by rules and orders, and the defence, the master should be the judge—the master should decide and give same scale shall be applied to the defendant's costs where the plaintiff's the plaintiff at once the remedy of re-entry. He confessed, for his part, that claim is under $200. Where the gabject-matter of the appeal is less than many cases in which poor men had succeeded after much litigation in obtaining £200, there shall be no appeal from any final judgment of the judge without judgment would be at once put an end to by such a proceeding as this. He leave. Neither party shall be entitled to have gach actions tried by believed that in cases of contested title that would often be the result. This special jury. But a judge shall have power, either before or after trial, to was an enactment which would apply to all actions of ejectment in which order that any or all of these provisions shall not be applicable to any there was no defence in the judgment of the master. There were actions for action in which a larger amount is indirectly involved, or to which, for good ejectment by landlords whose rent was in arrear, or where the covenants of caoge showd, he sball consider that they, or any of them, onght not to lea-es granted by them were broken. These were under the recent Act cases apply. Also that there shall be a uniform scale and system of costs in in which the plaintiff was entitled to a judgmeni. Wbat had been the cause contentious business in all the divisions of the High Court. With that the that the plaintiff had not obtained this judgment? Public opinion. This committee disagreed, and they had recommended “that, having regard to publicity bad prevented many a man who would otherwise have attempted to the facilities given for obtaining speedy judgment under order 14 in all put it in force from doing so. There was now a provision of the Legislature monetary actions, and to the fact that in those actions in which such preventing a man from exercising this power in certain cases. Le concluded application does not succeed, the defendant shows that he has a gubstantial by moving as an amendment, “That so much of the report of the committee defence, and compels the plaintiff to proceed with his action, it is 10-as recommends that the provisions of ord. 14, r. 1, should be extended desirable that a lower scale of costs than that which now exists should be be not sanctioned by this meeting." adopted.” The committee had also pointed out—and he thought they had Mr. F. Miller regretted the observations that had been made on the sub. justly repudiated with some indignation-the statement, or at any rate theject of costs. The subject, although interesting to the profession, was not 8) inference whioh had been cast upon the profession, that actions had been interesting to them as the body of the report. They only considered it as a noduly brought in the Court of Ohancery in order to get the benefit secondary matter, and, in the first instance, desired that notbing should be left undone for the benefit of the suitor. With regard to the first paragraph of the profession, whilst the discussion had been limited to the subsidiary of the report, he said that the recommendations with reference to pleadings portions of it. He thought that the second suggestion of the committee should had not been come to by the upanimous vote of the committee. Further, the be struck out. The proposal was that certain masters should be relegated to council, when they issued their recommendation in November last, came to a bearing summonses only, and it was a very good proposal to that extent, but different conclusion. They had, tberefore, a choice between the determination then it was also proposed to attach certain cases to individual masters, of the council in November last, or that of the committee laid before them this From his experience of several years he had found this invariably to work day. But there might be an alternative course which might meet with the badly. He contrasted the manner in which the work was divided between the sanction of those present. Pleadings were, as he understood it, for the pur. | several chief clerks. In Vice-Chancellor Bacon's chambers, for instance, there pose of ascertaining the issues to be decided between the parties. If the parties was nothing to do, wbilst others were crammed full, and when a number of were given notice, the use of pleadings would be unnecessary, and their ex. cases were relegated to one master, there would be the same diffioulty, and pense might be saved. It appeared to bim that in all cases in which applica- | instead of the masters being able to assist each other there would be the same tion for judgment was made under ord. 14, r. 1, that the parties should inconvenience wbich existed in chancery. There could be no advantage in the ascertain by means of the affidavits used on that application quite sufficient to proposal, for out of 30,000 or 50,000 cases how was it possible that the master enable them to go to trial and to decide the question. Pleadings, after all, should have any knowledge of particular cases ? Anyone who had practised in would hara no effect where the master decided the case, and in such case the the courts knew well the power that money influenced in dealing with actions, parties might very well be saved the expense of preparing and filing formal and one of the suggestions was that discovery of interrogatories should be pleadings when they bad ascertained by means of the affidavits which are paid for by the parties asking for them. The amendment was a great improveused what the facts in controversy are. He moved that no pleadings should ment. It would be a denial of justice to a great many poor litigants if they be allowed except by order of the master in cases where application bas been were made to pay the costs in the first instance. He entirely sympathized made for judgment under order 14, and leave has been given to defend. In with the view that unnecessary applications should be avoided, and he would the proposed rules it was suggested that the order sbonld be the order of a suggest that in taxation either between party and party, or solicitor and judge. He did not see why if the master was competent to decide applica- | client, the cost of discovery and of interrogatories should not be allowed un less tions for judgment, which he did every day, it was necessary to ask a judge, the taxing master or a judge of summary appeal should think such applicaand only a judge, to decide whether pleadings were necessary or not. That was tions necessary and proper. With respect to the trial of cases by judges, that a point which might as well be left to the master with the other points to decide, practically meant that the judge was supreme in the decision of the case. The subject, of course, to appeal to a judge. If the master thought that pleadings Court of Appeal had again and again decided that the judge having seen the should, in any special cases, be allowed, there would be no greater expense demeanour of the witnesses they could not deal with the matter and upset his attached to it, because, in the order given for leave to defend, the master decision. The result would be that the decision of a cage would be left entirely could, if he chose, direct that pleadings should be allowed, and thereupon he with the judge trying the case, and he did not think, looking at the way in could proceed in the usual way. This would be a saving of expense in a which they had exercised their discretion lately, there would be a desire to very great number of actions. A great number were heard under order 14, give them this power. In the old chancery days there was something in it. and in by far the greater number of instances previous applications had been The costs were in the discretion of the judge, but that discretion was made. But he did not propose to apply it to cases where the parties knew administered with regard to defined rules ; but now costs were to be disfrom first to last that there must be a very heavy fight, but in cases where allowed for any earthly object. Everyone knew the complaints that were order 14 was suitable, it did seem to him it could be ascertained from the made after every assizes of the jadges forcing the business to get through affidavite, and that pleadings were unnecessary. fle was quite sure the bulk the lists. If they left it to the judges to try the causes, and they were in of the profession did not desire that the costs of proceedings should be in a great hurry to get to the next assize town, he would like to know how creased, but, on the other hand, they did desire that what they did in pre- they would be tried. Things would be even worse than they were now, paring an action for trial should be properly remunerated.

He thought it å mistake to leave the cases to be tried by the judges alone. He Mr. HAYWARD geconded.

moved that that portion of the report which said that the ordinary modo The amendment, having been pot to the meeting, was negatived.

of trial should be by a judge, without a jury, be not agreed to. Mr. MOORE remarked that under ord. 14, r. 1, the plaintiff had a summary Mr. LEVERTON seconded. remody where there was & bona fide defence ; but in some cases-ag, for The amendment was put to the meeting and negatived. instance, a dissolution of partnership-the plaintiff had no summary

The PRESIDENT then put the original motion. He had ventured to move remedy. They knew that in many cases, if the statements in the plaintiffs at starting that the report be received and adopted, and that copies be sent to statement of claim were admitted or proved, the plaintiff would be the Lord Chancellor, and to the judges forming part of the Rule Committee entitled to the relief asked for. but in those cases where the defendant of the Judges. He had used these words because the Lord Chancellor's elected to pnt in an antrnthfal denial of the fnots in his defence, he forced secretary had written to the council telling them that the Rule Committee the plaintiff to go to trial, and canged great expense thereby. If the were meeting to-day, but it might stand that copies be sent to all the judges. facts in the plaintiff's statement were not true, the defendant could have no

The motion was carried unanimously with applause. objection to verify his denial on oath. If, on the other hand, the facts The PRESIDENT then moved, “That the cordial thanks of this meeting be were true, the defendant was not prejudiced by the admission of the facts given to the special committee of this society for the able and exhaustive whilst by that admission the plaintiff could move, onder ord. 14, r. 11, for report submitted by them to the meeting on the subject of the recommenda. goch relief as be was entitled to. It did not seem to him desirable that in tions made by the Lord Chancellor's Committee on Legal Procedure. That this other cases the statement of defence should be on oath. He would move, as meeting cannot separate without acknowledging the incessant labour bestowed an amendment, that it should be added to the resolution of the committee on by the special committee during the past three months in discharge of the the subjeot of pleadings: “It is desirable in most cases, when the defendant arduous duties imposed on them by the necessary inquiry into the important by bis defence denies facts alleged in the plaintiff's statement of olaim, that

ment of claim that matters embraced in their report." Buch denial should be on oath. It is suggested, therefore, that within Mr. Tuos. PAINE (vice-president) seconded the motion. Beven days after delivery of defence the plaintiff be at liberty, by notice in

Mr. Finch spoke in high terms of the care, labour, and skill which had writing, to require that within geven days after such notice the defendant

that within geven dave after anoh notice the defendant been exercised in producing the report. should verify his defence on oath."

Mr. W. M. WALTERS, as a member of the committee, expressed their deep The amendment was not seconded.

indebtedness to their chairman, Mr. Crowder, to whom they voted a cordial Mr. C. FORD (wbo spoke amidst much interruption) said he had given notice vote of thanks for his energy and ability. to the secretary of bis intention to move the following resolution:-“In actions Mr. CROWDER, in returning thanks, stated that the committee had held in the Queen's Bench Division where the amount recovered is under £200, twenty meetings, ranging from two and a half to three hours in duration, and only fees between counsel on any side should be allowed on taxation unless the in two cases they had extended over five and six hours. The sub-committee judge should otherwise order at the trial, and this society is of opinion that had met ten times, and their sittings had averaged five and six hours. the whole system of the remuneration of counsel calls for amendment, A vote of thanks to the President, moved by Mr, MACARTHUR, terminated especially as regards allowance of counsels' fees made by the taxing masters as the proceedings. authorized by existing Judicature Rules." Since he had given notice he had been subjected to gentle, but he supposed most proper, iofluence, and would not press his motion.

MANCHESTER INCORPORATED LAW ASSOCIATION. The PRESIDENT thanked Mr, Ford for saving the meeting from a very The annual dinner of this association took place on the evening of ill-timed discussion which was beneath the dignity of the profession,

Tuesday, February 21, at the Albion Hotel, Piccadilly, Manchester, Mr. Mr. KIMBER thought Mr. Taylor's observations sbould not be allowed to go Alfred Leaf, the president of the association, occupied the chair; the viceunanswered. They knew that actions for ejectment were tried even now before presidents were Mr. Henry Wrigley (of Oldham), and Mr. C. H. Hinde, magistrates without any preliminary proceedings as well as in the county There were present the Mayor of Salford (Mr. Alderman Husband), Mr. courts. This being the case he could not understand why order 14 should not James Crossley (president of the Cheetham Society, and one of the founders be adopted.

and first president of the Manchester Law Association), Mr. Peter Allen Mr. F. K. MUNTON spoke of the difficulty of casting the onus of proof (of the Manchester Guardian), Mr. Alexander Ireland (of the Manchester on the debtor in cases of judgment summonses. In reading a paper at Examiner and Times), Mr. P. S. Minor (the Heelis Prizeman for 1881), a Brighton on the subject he had had the honour to propose that the debtor deputation from the Incorporated Law Society of Liverpool, consisting of should be called upon to make a sworn summary of his affairs for the last Mr. Harvey (president), Mr. Collins (vice-president), Mr. Morton (honorary three years. Whilst on the subject he would draw their attention to the secretary), and Mr. F. M. Hull, and the following members of the associa. difficulty of getting the money after obtaining a judgment summon. | tion-viz., Messrs. Edwin Almond, James Booth, Edward Boutflower, E. During the last five years, whenever he had obtained a judgment under Bytbway, T. Chorlton, Thomas Claye, William Cobbett, Richard Cobbett, order 14, he found that when the execution was placed in the hands of H. Stanley Cooper, T. Diggles, T. Farrar, H. Galloway, T. J. Gill, W. H. the sheriff it was a very long time before the money was received. In the Guest, George Hadfield, William Harper (Bury), H. Harwood, T. R. ordinary way they had to wait five or six weeks before they could get any Haslam, A, T. Holden (Bolton), C. H. Holden (Bolton), T. W. Heelis thing done, and then they had to rule the sheriff.

(Bolton), James Kershaw, F. J. Marlow, J. F. Milne, James Ogden, J. B. Mr. E, LE RICHE spoke of the importance of the report to the great body | Parkinson, J. W. Roberts, G. W. Rigg, Francis Smith, Leonard Tatham,

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Henry Taylor, James Watkins (Bolton), Frank Watkins (Bolton), P. Watson general rule, be excluded, at least so far as the mortgagor is concerned. (Bury).C.S. Wilgon, Henry Wood, Percy Woolley, and S.Unwin (hon.secretary). The question whether the operation of the 17th section should be provided

The usoal loyal and patriotic toasts were proposed by the chairman, the against is one of difficulty. Your committee would be well content that 11 Army. Navy, and volunteers" being responded to by Captain Harper ; Mr. the right to consolidate should be abolished altogether, excepting in those Crossley proposed “The Manchester Incorporated Law Association,” which cases where the mortgagor expressly charges the first security with the second was ackpowledged by Mr. Wrigley. Mr. Hinde proposed “The Mayor and mortgage debt; but so long as consolidation is allowed by law in other cases Corporations of Mancbester and Salford,” which was responded to by the a solicitor will be expected to see tbat a mortgagee is not deprived of any Mayor of Salford. “ The Incorporated Law Society of Liverpool " was pro right which the law gives bim. posed by Mr. J. F. Milne and acknowledged by the President of the Liverpool

Legal Remuneration.-Your committee, through the president, have had Law Society. Mr. William Cobbett proposed “The Press," which was re

submitted for their consideration the draft of a general order, framed by the spanded to by Mr. P. Allen and Mr. A. Ireland ; Mr. C. H. Holden gave

Incorporated Law Society, and proposed to be made in pursuance of the "The President and Chairman,' and Mr. Tatham proposed, and Mr. Parkinson responded to, the taast of " The Lancashire Witches."' In the course of

Solicitors' Remuneration Act, 1881. Under the terms of this order an ad valorem

scale of commissions on sales, purchases, leases, mortgages, settlements, and the evening the Heelis Gold Medal, founded in 1873, in memory of the late

other matters of conveyancing, is contemplated with a provision as tu general Mr. Stephen Heelis, as an annual prize for the student from Manchester or Salford who shall pass the best examination at the final examinations of the

business which practically giver effect to what your committee consider to be Incorporated Law Society of the United Kingdom was presented by the

the true principle upon which remuneration for legal business should be

based. president to Mr. P, S, Minor, who served his clerkship with Mr. W. R. Minor,

This principle is set forth in the report of the Council of the Incorand who also obtained the Clement's-inn, Daniel Reardon, and Broderip Prizes,

porated Law Society, for the year 1881, as follows:at the final examination held in November, 1881.

"That the solicitor should be remunerated according to the skill, knowledge, and exertion wbich be employs in the business, and according to its

importance and his consequent responsibility and not according to the time BIRMINGHAM LAW SOCIETY,

employed, the length of documents prepared, or the number of letters or

conferences." The annual meeting of this society was held at the Law Library, Welling.

Tbis draft order has been submitted to

presiding. tnp-passage, Bennett's-hill, on Wednesday ; Mr. J. Marigold

the tribunal created by the

Solicitors' Remuneration Act for prescribing the termg of the order. There were also present Messrs, G. J. Johnson, W. Morgan (vice-president), T. Horton (hon. secretary), W. $. Allen, W. Evans, J. B. Clarke, T. Marlow Conditions of Sale.-Your committee have submitted your common form (Walsall), M. A. Fitter, H. Glaisyer, L. W. Lewis (Walsall), T, Martineau, conditions of sale to Mr. William Barber for revision, with reference to the 1. P. Rowley, F. Sanders, C. T. Saunders, T. s. Smiin, &c. The committee's provisions of the Conveyanoing and Law of Property Act, 1881. The drait report for the past year was read.

of tbe revision has been received from Mr. Barber, and is now under tue The CHAIRMAN, in moving the adoption of the report, said that the sub. consideration of your committee. Mr. Barber advises that it is not necesject-matter with regard to legal procedure had been before a large committee sary or wise to make, at present, any material alteration in the common of London and country men, and would be considered in London on the 22nd form oonditions. instant. Mr. CANNING seconded the motion, and it was carried.

Legal Procedure Committee.-Your committee devoted much attention to The CHAIRMAN then banded to Mr. H. J. Brown, B.A., the gold medal

the report issued by the Lord Chancellor's committee, on changes in the prize, won at an examination in April last. Mr. Brown served bis clerkship

procedure of the Queen's Bench Division, and nominated three of their with Messrs. Cottrell & Son, of Biriningham.

number to serve as members of the committee of the Incorporated Law On tbe motion of Mr. PAGE, seconded by Mr. THOMAS, a vote of thanks

Society, appointed in November last, to consider the whole subject. This tas accorded to the retiriog auditors (Messrs. T. Fisher and A. Canning) i has been done. and an exhaustive report has been laid before the council, and and Messrs. A. Foster and H. Parish were appointed auditors for the current

is to be considered at a special general meeting, at the society's ball, in year.

London, on the 22nd instant. Votes of thanks were also passed to the president and the bon, secretary,

| The report states the opinion of the committee to be—that pleadings, as and the proceedings terminated.

prescribed by the Judicature Acts and Rales, should be continued so far as they are essential to define the real points at issue in an action; that suitors

should not be deprived of the control they now possess over the mode of con. The following are extracts from the report of the committee :Members.—Your committee report & continged progress in the prosperity of

ducting the successive steps in their actions ; that all possible facilities should

be given for ; diminishing the costs of litigation, ascertaining the exact issue the society, the number of members now being 228 as against 217.

and evidence in every case before trial ; reviving the practice under the Bills The Conveyancing and Law of Property Act, 1881. Your committee have

of Exchange Act ; encouraging the trial of actions by a judge without a jury ; considered what should be done by the members of the society as to the

diminishing the frequency of appeals and new trials, and generally for adoption of this Act, and aided by the opinions expressed at the numerously

rendering the administration of justice more speedy and effective. attended meeting of the profession on the 9th of January, 1882, have decided to make the following recommendations :

In these conclusions your committee concur, and trust they will receive the That presuming the present viojous system of payment according to the

support of the profession, and be incorporated in any mules that may be issued length of documents to be abandoned, and a proper ad valorem scale of fees on these important subjects. to be authorized, the provisions of the Act should be adopted in all ordinary | Law Classes for Articled Clerks.—Your committee has long felt that pro. cases, subject to the following exceptions and observations :-

vision should be made for the more systematic education of articled clerks in 1. That short forms, similar to those in the fourth schedule, should be Birmingham, and the Council of the Incorporated Law Society of the United used in preference to the statutory forms in the third schedule. The saving Kingdom being also desirous of facilitating the establishment of classes and in length between—e.g., a statutory form of mortgage, and a mortgage lectures in the provinces, and having offered a grant in aid of he necessary framed on the model given in the fourth schedule, is very trifling-extend. expenses, your committee have submitted a proposal for the establishment of ing only to two points, that the covenant for payment and the proviso for such classes to the members of the society, asking them to contribute an redemption are implied in the statutory mortgage instead of being expressed. annual subscription of two guineas per head for each articled clerk ; such proOn the other hand, the fourth schedule forms have very great advantage posal bas met with an amount of support justifying your committee in taking over the statutory forms in their adaptability to partionlar cages, and steps at once for the appointment of the lecturer and the opening of the especially in what we hereafter point out as desirable qualifications in some classes. of the implied covenants and provisions of the Act. In & mortgage the difference would really be only in the insertion of the covenant to pay, for tice to devote sufficient time to the oversight of the studies of tbe pupils the proviso for redemption is superflaons, if the habendum be“ by way of committed to their charge, and how important it is that at the very outset of mortgage to secure, &c."

tbe student's career he should have the benefit of viva voce teaching and per2. As to conveyances.--Your committee think that in ordinary cases sonal direction and supervision in his course of studies, your committee

(a) General words may be omitted on relianoa on seotion 6 in all cases confidently hope that the project will meet with the approval and support of where it is annecessary to have a re-grant of easement which may have all the members of the society. been extingaished by unity of possession.

Payment of Moneys into Court.-Your committee have received from Mr. (6) The all-estate olange is rendered unnecessary by section 6.

Barbam, the agent at the Birmingham Branch of the Bank of England, an (c) The covenants for title may, your committee think, be omitted in re intimation that, since the establishment of the branch of the Bank of Eogland liance on section 7, but until the Act be amended, or the ambiguous clause, at the new law courts, he is ablo to advise and give receipts for moneys for " potwithstanding anything by the person who so conveys, or anyone through the account of tbe Paymaster-General (Chancery Division), if accompanied by whom he derives title, otherwise than by purchase for value," be judicially io. | the proper direction to the bank to receive the amount. The charge on payterpret-d not to extend to the acts of every person in the chain of title who ments so made is sixpence per cent. did not acquire the property conveyed as a purchaser for value, notwithstanding there may have been an intermediate purchase for value, it will be advisable to take advantage of sub-section 7, and limit the covenant to the acts and defaolts of the vendor, if he be a purchaser for value, or those through whom he derives title op to and inclusive of the last purchaser for value. Mr. W. Counsel in North Carolina, says the Albany Law Journal, seem to have a Barber proposes to make this one of your common form conditions of sale. free-and-easy way of treating juries. In State v. Noland (85 N. C. 576), counsel,

(d) Covenant for production of deeds. This may be dispensed with in in the course of argument, approached the jury box and stepped upon the foot ordinary cases by an acknowledgment and undertaking under section 9. of the juror James, saying to him, “I beg your pardon, I only wanted to wake

3.--As to mortgages.-Your committee think that the covenants and you up," the juror, as the case states, not only being awake, but demeaning powers of sale may be omitted in reliance on the 7th and 19th sections of the himself in a manner altogether proper. It being more usnal to address arguAct. It is considered that the operation of the 18th section, enabling ments to the other extremity of the body, the appellate court granted a new either mortgagor or mortgage in possession to grant leases, should, as a trial,

LAW STUDENTS' JOURNAL.

The conncil have given class certificates to the candidates in the second and third classes.

The number of candidates who attended the examination was 76.
THE INCORPORATED LAW SOCIETY.
HONOURS EXAMINATION.

LAW STUDENTS' DEBATING SOCIETY.
January, 1882.

Tuesday, February 14.—Mr. Kirk in the chair. -Mr. G. Mallam was At the examination for honours of candidates for admission on the roll of

elected a member. The sabjeot appointed for discussion was, “Is the policy

of the Government, as foreshadowed in the Queen's Speech, worthy of solicitors of the Supreme Court, the examination committee recommended the

support ?" The debate was opened by Mr. Lloyd Jones on the negative following gentlemen as being entitled to honorary distinction :

side, and in the discussion which followed he was supported by Messrs. FIRST CLASS.

Strickland, Grabam, C. E. Barry, Vanderpump, and J. A. Neale. Messrs.

J. P. Hunt, Napier, P. T. Rbys, Bartlett, and Davies spoke in favour of the [In order of Merit.] Ernest Edwin Meek, who served his clerkship with Mr. James Matthew

affirmative side of the question. On a division being taken at the conclusion Meek, of Darlington; and with Messrs. Hanhart & Gillman, of London.

of the debate the question was negatived by a majority of eight votes.

There were twenty-eight members present.
Edward Johnston Gordon, who served his clerkship with Mr. Paul Joshua
Gordon, of London.

Tuesday, February 21.-Mr. C. E. Barry in the chair.-Mr. F. Lamb was George William Barrows, who served his clerkship with Mr. John Dunning |

elected a member. A discussion took place upon the following legal point:Kay, of Leeds.

“Where one party to a contract engages to perform certain services with John Maxwell McMaster, who served his clerkship with Mr. John Birbeck

the means provided by the other party, is there an implied warranty that Wilson and with Mr. Josiah Dean, of Liverpool.

such means are reasonably fit for the purpose for which they have been Frederic William Hardman, who served bis clerkship with Mr. Christopher

provided?" (Robertson v. Amazon Tug Company, L. R. 7 Q. B. D. 598; Francis Moor house and with Mr. John Graves, of Salford.

v. Cockrell, L. R. 5 Q. B. 184). Mr. E. E. Davies opened the debate in the

affirmative, and was supported on the same side by Mr. Pope. The contrary SECOND CLASS.

view was upheld by Messrs. Napier, Thorpe, and Trotter. The opener re[In Alphabetical order.]

plied at the conclusion of the debate, and on a division being taken upon the William Ashford, who served his clerkship with Mr. Percy Hockin, of

question the same was decided in the affirmative by a majority of one vote. Dartmouth.

The debate for next Tuesday, the 28th inst., will be upon the question, James Clarkson, who served his clerkship with Mr. Thomas England, of the

Ought capital punishment to be abolished ?” firm of Messrs. Foster, England, & Foster, of Halifax. Frank Augustus Graham, who served his clerkship with Mt. Joseph Gibbs,

UNITED LAW STUDENTS' SOCIETY. of Newport, Monmouth. Edward Hunt, who served his clerkship with Mr. Henry Darvill, of

| At a meeting held at Clement's-inn Hall, on Wednesday, February 15, Windsor.

Mr. O. Kaips-Jackson in the chair, Mr. Ashton Cross opened the following Ernest Edward Leech, who served big clerkship with Mr. Woolnough question in the negative :-" That the duration of Parliament should be Gross, of Bury St. Edmunds; and with Messr8. Abbott & Co. and Messrs. | limited to four years," and was supported by Messrs. Kelke, Tillotson, Morley & Sbirref, of London.

Spence, Whitehouse, Rosher, Robinson, Newman, Hutton, and others. The Frank Sykes, who served bis clerkship with Mr. John Jessop Milnes, of question in the affirmative was sopported by Messrs. Rundle L-vey, Sbirles. Huddersfield.

Shirley, and Kaing-Jackson. Mr. Rundle Levey replied, and the motion, on William Frederick Taylor, who served bis clerkship with Mr. Joseph Barclay, being pat to the meeting, was declared lost. of Macclesfield ; and with Messrs. Lewis & Sons, of London.

Roderick Williams, who served his clerkship with Mr. Joseph Richardson, of the firm of Messrs. Laws, Bird, Newton, & Richardson, of Liverpool.

BIRMINGHAM LAW STUDENTS' SOCIETY. Alfred Ernest Withy, who served his clerkship with Messrs. Prior, Bigg, A meeting of this society was held in the Law Library on Tuesday, Churcb, & Adams, of London.

February 14, S. Royle Shore, Esq., in the chair. There were twenty memTHIRD CLASS.

bers present and one visitor. After the special business of the society bad [In Alphabetical order.]

been disposed of, Moot Point No. 658 was debated, the subject being :John Arthur Bland, who served his clerkship with Mr. T. L. Farrar, of the

“Sbonld the decision of the majority of the Court of Appeal that, on the firm of Messrs. Farrar & Hall, of Manchester.

sale of goods by a manofaoturer of such goods, who is not otherwise a Daniel Percival Boote, B.A., who served his clerkship with Mr. William

dealer in them, there is (in the absence of any trade ngage to the contrary) Thomas Englefield, of the firm of Messrs. Pritchard, Englefield, & Co., of

an implied contract that the goods shall be those of the manufacturer's own London.

make, be sustained on appeal to the House of Lords ?" The cage referred Theodore Christophers, who served his clerkship with Mr. Wm. James

to is that of Johnson v. Raylton, Dizon, & Co., decided last year (L. R. 7 Lloyd, of the firm of Messrs. W. F. & H. G. Lloyd, of Newport, Monmonth.

Q. B. D. 438). The speakers were : affirmative, Messrs. Streetley, Henry Garland, wbu served his clerkship with Messrs. Nelson, Barr, &

Lawden, Thompson, and Davis; negative, Messrs. Barrows, Coley, E. C. Nelson, of Leeds and London.

Rogers, Cochrane, and Robinson. The chairman having summed up, the Henry Green way, who served his clerkship with Mr. John Greenway, of

question was put to the meeting, when it was carried in the affirmative by Plymouth; and with Messrs. Pattison, Wigg, & Gurney, of London.

a majority of one. A vote of thanks to Mr. Shore for presiding concluded Malcolm McGregor Hadow, who served his clerkship with Mr. Frederick the meeting. Searle Parker, of the firm of Messrs, Parker & Co., of London. Ernest Howard, who served his clerksbip with Messrs. Farlow & Jackson,

MANCHESTER LAW STUDENTS' SOCIETY. of London. Alfred Wilkinson Kindler, who served his clerkship with Mr. Charles John

The eighth meeting of the session of this society was held on Taesday Arcber, of Stockton-on-Tees.

evening at the Law Library, Cross-street, at half past six o'clock, when Arnold Edward Munds, who served bis clerkship with Mr. John Spencer the chair was taken by Edwin Jones, Esq., barrister-at-law. The question Longden, of the firm of Messrs. Munns & Longden, of London.

for discussion was as follows :-"A. holds Blackacre under a lease for a term Arthur Oldham, who served bis clerkship with Messrs. New, Prance, &

of 999 years, created in 1876, at a yearly rent of £50. A. in consideration of Garrard, of Evesham; and Messrs. Crowder, Ainstie, & Vizard, of London.

£800 in 1880 demises Blackacre to B. for 993 years at a pepperoorn rent. Arthur Hope Rydon, who served his clerksbip with Mr. Charles Robbins,

Can B. under and by virtue of 44 & 45 Vict. c. 41, s. 65, enlarge bis term of the firm of Messrs. Bolton, Robbins, & Busk, of London.

into a fee simple? If so, is the land still liable to the rents and covenants James Edward Spickett, who served his clerkship with Mr. Edward Colnett reserved and created by the original lease?” The affirmative way opened by Spickett, of Pontypridd.

Mr. C. R. Hardman, and he was supported by Messrs. Hilditch, Paype, Baynes Wright Smurthwaite, who served his clerkship with Mr. Henry and R. B. Wilson. The negative was argued by Messrs. Morton, Linnell, Snowden, of Leeds; and with' Messrs. Lambert, Petch, & Shakespeare, of

Hardman, Welch, Birch, Rayner, Law, and two hon, members. The chair. London.

man then summed up the arguments and gave bis own opinion on the quesWalter John Tanner, B.A., who served his clerkship with Messrs. Walters, tion, and upon taking the voting it was found that the first que-tion was Deverell, & Walters, of London.

decided in the negative by a majority of twenty-five. Members present, 38. Charles Pearson Winter, who served his clerkship with Mr. William Bristow, of Greenwich and London.

Campbell Mountagne Edward Wynne, who served his clerksbip with Mr.
Llewelyn Malcolm Wynd, of London.

OBITUARY.
The Council of the Incorporated Law Society have accordingly given class
certificates and awarded the following prizes of books :-
To Mr. Meek, the prize of the Honourable Society of Clement's-inn, value

MR. HENRY SAMUEL CHAPMAN. ten guineas; and the Daniel Reardon Prize, value about twenty-five guineas. Mr. Henry Samuel Chapman, formerly a judge of the Supreme Court of the

To Mr. Gordon, the prize of the Honourable Society of Clifford's inn, value colony of New Zealand, died at Dunedin, New Zealand, a few weeks ago, in five guineas.

his seventy-ninth year. Mr. Chapman was born in 1811. He was called to To Mr. Barrows, the prize of the Honourable Society of New Inp, value the bar at the Middle Temple in Trinity Term, 1840, and he was a judge of five guineas.

the Supreme Court of New Zealand from 1843 till 1852, when he was appointed To Mr. McMaster and Mr. Hardman, prizes of the Incorporated Law Society, colonial secretary of Tasmania. He held that office for about two years, when value five guineas each,

be migrated to Victoria, and commenced practice at the bar æt Melbourne.

COMPANIES.

LEGAL APPOINTMENTS.

In 1855 he became a member of the Legislative Council, aod in 1857 he was for a few weeks Attorney-General of Victoria. A year or two later he took office as Prime Minister and Attorney-General, and his Cabinet remained in office for about a year. He was for some time lecturer in law at the University of Melbourne, and in 1863 he acted as a judge of the Supreme Court of Victoria.

WINDING-UP NOTICES. He afterwards returned to Melbourne, where he spent the last few years of his

Joint STOCK COMPANIES. life.

LIMITED IN CHANCERY.
ALYN BANK COAL AND CANNEL COMPANY, LIMITED.-By an order made by Hall, V.0

dated Feb 8, it was ordered that the company be wound up. Hamlin and Grammer, THE HON. DOUGLAS EDWARD HOLROYD.

Staple inn, agents for Cartwright, Chester, solicitor for the petitioners The Hon. Douglas Edward Holroyd, barrister, died at Brighton on the 9th

COUNTESTHORPE BRICK AND TILE COMPANY, LIMITED.-Kay, J, has fixed Feb 27, at

11 at the chambers of Chitty, J, for the appointment of an official liquidator inst., after a long illness. Mr. Holroyd was the second son of the late Earl | ENGLISH AND FRENCI BANK, LIMITED.-Petition for winding up, presented Feb 14, of Sheffield, and was born in 1834. He was educated at Eton and at Christ directed to be heard before Hall, V.C., on Mar 3. Davis and Co, Coleman st, solici tor Chorch, Oxford, where he graduated second class in law and modern history

for the petitioner

GREAT SOUTHERN MYSORE GOLD MINING COMPANY, LIMITED.--Petition for winding up, in 1857. He was called to the bar at the Inner Teinple in Trinity Term, presented Feb 14, directed to be heard before Chitty, J, on Feb 25. Beall and Co, 1863, and he formerly practised on the Home Circuit, and at the Sussex and Queen Victoria st, solicitors for the petitioner Brighton Segsions. Mr. Holroyd. who had been for a long time in failing HAVEN GOLD MINING COMPANY, LIMITED.-By an order made by the Court of Appeal,

dlated Feb 8, it was ordered that the company be wound up. Beall and Co, Queen health, was heir presumptive to the earldom of Sheffield. He was unmarried.

Victoria st, solicitors for the petitioners
LONDON AND PROVINCIAL TRADERS' WHOLESALE STORES, LIMITED, -Kay, J, h as fixed

Tuesday, Feb 28, at 12, at chambers of Chitty, J, for thr appointment of an official
liquidator
RAUNDS IRON AND LIMESTONE QUARRIES, LIMITED.-By an order made by Kay, J,

dated Jan 25, it was ordered that the voluntary winding up be continued. Tilleard and Co, Old Jewry, agents for Park and Mansfield, Barrow-in-Furness, soli citors for

the petitioners SOCIETY OF AFRICAN TRADERS, LIMITED.-Creditors are required, on or before Mar 13.

to send their names and addresses, and the particulars of their debts or claims, to Mr. JOHN HERBERT SLATER, solicitor (of the firm of Kearsley, Slater, &

Joseph Dobson Good, 46, Gresham st. Tuesday, Mar 21, at 12, is appointed for

hearing and adjudicating upon the debts and claims Watts), of 26, Brazennose-street, Manchester, has been appointed a Com- | UPLEES "BRICKFIELDS COMPANY, LIMITED.-Kay, J, has fixed Monday, Feb 27, at 12, missioner to administer Oaths in the Supreme Court of Judicature. Mr. at chambers of Chitty, J, for the appointment of an official liquidator Slater was admitted at Michaelmas, 1875.

(Gazette, Feb. 17.] Mr. W. R. A. KIME, solicitor, of 49, Bedford-row, London. W.c.. bas | ANGLO-AMERICAN CATTLE COMPANY, LIMITED.-Kay, J, has fixed Monday, Feb 27, at

11, at chambers of Chitty, J, for the appointment of an official liquidator been appointed a Commissioner of the Supreme Courts of Western Australia, BARRY'S CONDENSED SOUPS AND Food COMPANY, LIMITED.---By an order made by Kay, New South Wales, South Australia, Victoria, Tasmania, and the Cape of J, dated Feb 11, it was ordered that the company be wound up. Rogers and Chave, Good Hope, for taking Affidavits and Acknowledgments, and examining I Queen Victoria st, solicitors for the petitioner Witnesses in all suits and matters pending in the said courts. Mr. Kime 1

DIAMOND MINING CORPORATION OF LONDON AND SOUTH AFRICA, LIMITED.-Petition for

winding up, presented Feb 20, directed to be heard before Hall, V.C., on Friday, Mar was admitted at Easter, 1875.

3. Ellis, Bedford row, solicitor for the petitioner

FINE ARTS ALLIANCE CO-OPERATIVE SOCIETY, LIMITED.-Hall, V.C., has fixed Wednes. Mr. WALTER HENRY MACNAMARA, barrister, has been appointed Secre- 1 day, Mar 1, at 12, at his chambers, for the appointment of an official liquidator tary to the Railway Commissioners, io succession to Mr. James Balfour GENERAL FINANCIAL BANK, LIMITED.-By an order made by Bacon, V.C., dated Feb 11, Browne, resigned. Mr. Macnamara is the son of the late Mr. Henry

it was ordered that the bank be wound up. Plunkett and Leader, St Paul's churchyd,

solicitors for the petitioners John Macnamara, who was saccessively judge of the Marylebone County GRAND DUCHESS SILVER, LEAD, AND BARYTES MINING COMPANY, LIMITED.-By an Court, and one of the Railway Commissioners. He was called to the bar order made by Hall, v.C., dated Feb 10, it was ordered that the company be wound at the Inner Temple in 1874, and be practises on the Oxford Circuit, and

up. Jones and Co, Lincoln's inn fields, agents for Hughes and Sons, Aberystwith,

solicitors for the petitioner at the Staffordshire, Wolverhampton, Lichfield, and Walsall Sessions. Mr. GRISWOLD AND HAINWORTH, LIMITED.-By an order made by Chitty, J, dated Feb 11, Macnamara was formerly on the staff of the WEEKLY REPORTER.

it was ordered that the voluntary winding up be continued. Ashurst and Co, Old

Jewry, solicitors for the petitioners Mr. Arthur GEORGE MACPHERSON, barrister, has been appointed Secre.

[Gazette, Feb. 21.] tary to the Judicial and Public Department of the India Office, in succession

UNLIMITED IN CIANCERY. to Mr. William Macpherson, resigned. Mr. A. G. Macpherson was called SYNDICATE OF THE MINING PROPERTY PLACER AURIFERO GENERAL, ALVAREZ.-Frv. J. to the bar at Lincoln's-inn in Trinity Term, 1852.

hrs, by an order dated Feb 3, appointed Charles Hall, 13, Old Jewry chbrs, to be

official liquidator. Creditors are required, on or before July 1, to send their names Mr. Edwin Wood, solicitor (of the firm of Blackford, Ricbes, Kilsby, & and addresses, and tho particulars of their debts or claims to the above. Monday, Wood), of 21, College-hill, has been appointed a Commissioner to adminis.

July 10, at 12, is appointed for hearing and adjudicating upon the debts and claims ter Oaths in the Supreme Court of Judicature.

[Gazette, Feb, 21.]

FRIENDLY SOCIETIES DISSOLVED. Mr. JOHN ROBERTS, solicitor, of Narberth, Tenby, and Milford, has been | East DuLWICH WORKMEN'S CLUB AND INSTITUTE, East Dulwich. Feb 13 appointed & Perpetual Commissioner for Pembrokeshire for taking the UNITED BROTHERS BIRMINGHAM GIFT FUND SOCIETY, Princess Royal, Johnson st, Acknowledgments of Deeds by Married Women.

Commercial rd. Feb 13

[Gazette, Feb. 17. Mr. John JOSEPH FAULKNER, solicitor. LL.D.. of Northampton has been | LIVERPOOL FLATMEN'S FRIENDLY SOCIETY, 37, James st, Liverpool. Feb 18 appoiated Registrar of the Northampton County Court (Circuit No. 36), and

| PRIDE OF DARTFORD LODGE, KENT, UNITED DISTRICT ANCIENT ORDER OF BRITONS,

Oddfellows' Arms, Dartford. Feb 18 District Registrar under the Judicature Acts, in succession to his partner, the UNION LIBERAL SOCIETY, Bethesda School, Burnley, Lancaster. Feb 15 late Mr. William Dennis, Mr. Faulkner is a LL.D. of the University of

[Gazette, Feb, 21.] London. He was admitted a solicitor in 1870.

Mr. RICHARD ARTHUR Wilson, solicitor, of Salisbury and Wilton, has been appointed Assistant Clerk to the Ambresbury Board of Guardians. Mr. Wilson is also deputy registrar of the Salisbury County Court, and deputy coroner for the Salisbury Division of Wiltshire. He is an M.A. of Exeter College, Oxford, and he was admitted a solicitor in 1869. He is in partner. ship with his father, Mr. Richard Monkhouse Wilson, and bis brother, Mr.

HIGH COURT OF JUSTICE. George Monkhouse Wilson.

CHANCERY DIVISION.-ORDER OF COURT. Mr. James Walter HARLAND, of Leeds and Colton, has been appointed a

Monday, the 20th day of February, 1882. Commissioner to administer Oaths in the Supreme Court of Judicature.

Whereas by the order dated the 10th day of January, 1882, making Mr. COURTENAY PEREGRINE ILBERT, who has been appointed Legal

provision for the hearing and determining during the absence on circuit of Member of the Council of the Viceroy of India, was educated ac

the Honourable Sir Joseph William Chitty, one of the justices of the High Marlborough College, and was successively scholar and fellow of Balliol

Court of Justice, the causes and matters then pending before the said judge, College, Oxford, where he graduated first class in classics in 1864. He

it was ordered that all such causes and matters should be for all purposes obtained the Hertford Scholarship in 1861, thy Ireland Scholarship in 1862,

transferred until further order to the Honourable Sir Edward Ebenezer the Craven Scholarship in 1864, and the Eldon Law Scholarship in 1867.

Kay, ope of the justices of the High Court. And whereas it has been He was called to the bar at Lincoln's-ion in Trinity Term, 1869, and he has

represented to me that in consequence of the said Mr. Justice Chitty having practised in the Chancery Division. He is counsel to the Education Depart.

returned from circuit and being about to resume his sittings in his own ment, and he has also been employed in the department of the Parliamentary

court, it is expedient that the re-transfer hereinafter directed should be Draftsmap.

made. I, the Right Honourable Roundell Baron Selborne, Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain, do therefore order that the causes and matters

by the said order dated the 10th day of January, 1882, transferred from DISSOLUTIONS OF PARTNERSHIPS.

the said Mr. Justice Chitty to the said Mr. Justice Kay other than the WILLIAM STOLLARD and EDWARD Morgan WHITTING, solicitors, 29, Sontb

causes set forth in the schedule to the order dated the 7th February, 1882, Molton-street, Oxford-street, London (Stollard & Whitting). Dec. 31, 1881. The

and thereby transferred from the said Mr. Justice Kay to the Vice

Chancellor Sir James Bacon, be re-transferred from the said Mr. Justice business will be carried on by the said William Stollard on bis separate

e Kay to the said Mr. Justice Chitty, and be marked in the cause books account.

Lazelte, feb. ",100%.] accordingly. And this order is to be drawn up by the registrar and set up HERBERT SAUNDERS and FRANCIS JOHN BAKER, solicitors, 5, Mitre-court, in the several offices of the Chancery Division of the High Court of Justice. Temple (Saunders & Baker). Feb. 16. [Gazette, Feb. 21, 1822.]

SELBORNE, C.

NEW ORDERS, &c.

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