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This was an appeal by some of the creditors of a bankrupt against an order of Mr. Registrar Brougham sanctioning a composition which had been agreed to by the creditors under section 23 of the Bankruptcy Act, 1886. Section 23 provides that:—“Whei-e a debtor is adjudged bankrupt, the creditors may, if they think fit, at any time after the adjudicaiion, by special resolution, resolve to entertain a proposal for a composition in satisfaction of the debts due to them, or for a scheme of arrangement of the bankrupt‘:-i affairs, and thereupon the same proceedings shall be taken and the same consequences ensue as in the case of a composition or scheme urreptnl before adj udicatioii." And by section 18 :—“ (1) The creditors may at the first meeting, or any adjournment thereof, by special resolution, resolve to entertain a proposal for a composition in satisfaction of the debts due to them from the debtor, or a proposal for a scheme of arrangement of the debtor’s affairs; (2) the composition or scheme shall not he binding on the creditors unless it is confirmed by aresolution passed (by a majority in number representing three-fourths in value of all the creditors who have proved) at a subsequent meeting and is approved by the court; (4) the debtor or the ofhcial receiver may, after the composition or scheme is aooepicd by the creditors, apply to the court to approve it; (6) if the court is of opinion that the terms of the composition or scheme are not reasonable, or are not calculated to benefit the general body of creditors, or in any case in which the court is required, under this Act, where the debtor is adjudged bankrupt, to refuse his discharge, the court shall or if any such facts are proved as would under this Act justify uié court in refusing, qualifying, or suspending the debtor's discharge the court may. in its discretion, refuse to approve the compositioii or scheme." The “facts” there referred to are mentioned in section 28, and include (inter aliu) the giving of a fraudulent prefer. enee by the bankrupt within three months preceding the date of the receiving order, and the having on any previous occasion mgdg 9, statutory composition with his creditors. In the present case the bankrupt had committed both these offences. After the adjudication the creditors passed a special resolution to accept a composition of 3s. in the pound offered by the bankrupt in satisfaction of their debts and the resolution was confirmed by a three-fourths’ majority at a subsequent meeting. The official receiver reported to the court that having regard to the banki-upt's estimate of his assets and liabilities cbntained in his statement of affairs made at the commencement of the bankruptcy the proposed composition did not appear to be either reasonable or calculated to benefit the general body of creditors. The trustee in the baiikru to however, made an estimate cf the present value of the assets and of) file probable amount required for costs, &:c., which showed that the assets w°“1d hmdli _l-7° sufilcielll topsy the proposed composition, and the registrar approved of it. Some of the dissentient creditors appealed and they alleged that the confirmatory resolution was not, in fact, pushed by the proper majority ; that the composition was unreasonable; and that having regard to the conduct of the debtor, no composition or scheme ciught to have been approved. On behalf of the bankrupt it was ur ed, that the Court of Appeal would not interfere with the exercise of thi re istrar' discretion, and that, in the case of a composition or scheme undeigsectiod 23, a confirmatory resolution is Iiot required at all. On the latter oint reliance was placed on the use of the word “I/en-;m.(" in gggfjon $3 as compared with the use of the same word in sub-section 4 of section 18 lch word there referring to a composition or scheme as to which both a s la i I and a confirmatory resolution have been passed And it was ar uedptli 7: after the special resolution has been passed under section 23 tghe .,,i,:eZ quent proceedings are to be taken up as they would be lll.'1d€l"S\1l).geQflOn 4 of section 18, the confirmatory meeting being entirely omitted A d "t was said that the reason for the difference was this that in roceed1' I under section 18, the creditors would not know till the hams? to fl lfllgg meeting whether any composition or scheme would be go osed' hle rsImder Becfiml 23, the notice of the meeting called lilo pass thw qereqsi resolution would state the object of the meeting and the ternfs blfmtlg proposed composition or scheme. Therefore ii couflrmator meeti e would be unnecessary. The court came to the conclusion thayt the C0[l,1g firmatory resolution had, in fact, been passed by the proper majority, and therefore it did not become absolutely necessary to decide th' ' t b mg‘ court expressed their opinion upon it. ‘B pom ' uh iiz COURT Lord E iii L.:;.".;“:.:.:*“..£r°"**"L-W was not a reasonable one under the circumstances L(:il'Idlp1(:jsmou MR" “aid tlmtv 1°°l-“"8 at the words of the two s-ection (;"E[?, rules, he had no doubt that a confirmatory mcetin was a n B an t e section 23 as under section 18. The terms “e§tertaiii)ece;sl‘rry llndelrl were used as synonymous In both cases it was at the fi in ‘_‘ccePt the creditors “ entertained," and in that heme H acce tedréy nfieetmg Lhgt mm °1' "heme. but in both cases that which was dcnep t th id 6 campy“. must be confirmed. This being so it became the dut B f til rst.mee"“‘3 consider the composition, and to approve of it if he tlloo ht ? reglfltfflr to If he thought it not reasonable, or if he was not VS ,d1cr°us°.“a'ble~ reasonable, it was his duty to reject it. Herc the dest: 1: that It V” of various offences ; a fraudulent preference was not ii li rhtad been gull” was an attempt to cheat creditors. It was argued that %hisnhaPtermt It registrar ought not to have sanctioned the scheme howev > mimg 80' the it was to the creditors. His lordship could. not quite agteetéo fl;€€.ll'€;§o8;)ll£ 1 8

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certainly the registrar should look closely into it, but he was to look at it with reference to the interests of the creditors, and if it was clearly the best thing for their benefit, he ought not to punish them by disallowing the scheme on account of offences of the debtor; he should exercise a judicial discretion on the whole case, and this court would not disapprove of his decision, except on the clearest ground. Looking, however, at the evidence in the present case, his lordship was not satisfied that the composition was a reasonable one, or that the assets would not realize more in a bankruptcy, and he thought that the composition ought not tohave been approved. LINDLEY, L.J., agreed as to the confirmatory meeting. As to the other point, it was the duty of the registrar to lock, not only at the interest of the creditors, but at the conduct of the bankrupt. In certain cases mentioned in section 28, however beneficial the scheme might be to the creditors, it was the duty of the registrar to refuse to sanction it. The present case was not one of that kind. But, even in such a case as the present, the conduct of the debtor was to be taken into consideration, and that ingredient was of the more importance when it was extremely doubtful whether the proposed scheme was the best thing for the creditors. If it was obviously for the best advantage of the creditors, the conduct of the debtor became less important. The registrar ought to take great care that an improper scheme was not forced upon the dissentient creditors, and his lordship thought that would he the result of the order in the present case. Loi-Rs, L J., concuri-ed.—CouNssI., Muir Mackenzie,“ Hm-bert Reed. SoI.Ici'roRs, 16. Raphael; Bagel Harm, Q Ca.

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Nov. 27, 1886. THE SOLICITORS’ JOURNAL. 79

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This case was tried before Wills, J ., and a common jury last week. It was an action brought to recover damages for alleged false imprisonment and malicious prosecution, and resulted in a verdict for the defendant. Wills, J., having been informed that the solicitor for the plaintiff in the action had failed to pay the ordinary fees, amounting in such cases to only £1 3s. 6d,, and including 12s. for the jury and 10.1. 6d. the sheriffs fee, had sent word to say that he required him to be present this momiog; and before the business of the day was taken. ,

\VILLS, J., in addressing him, said that he was bound to have paid the fees whether he had or had not received them from his client. The learned judge added -that, unless the solicitor lodged the money at once in court, the ofllcial solicitor would be instructed to proceed against him as an oiflcer of the court for the amount, and that the whole matter would have to come before a divisional court. His lordship also said that he wished it at any rate to be known that he felt bound to take such a view of the matter, as he had been informed that similar cases had arisen quite reoently.—Ti:mw. .

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UNITED LAW STUDENTS’ SOCIETY.

At the sitting on Monday evening last Mr. Yates moved, “The decision of the Court of Appeal in The Mitionnl Pr0z'im'iaI Bank of Enylaml v. Ja<-l.-son is erroneous, and ought to be overruled." Mr. Lazarus opposed. Mr. Steere and Mr. Hartley supported the opener, while on the other side were Mr. W. S. Shirley, M.P., Mr. Moyle, Mr. Abrahams, and other. Mr. Yates replied, and the chairman then summed up, and, upon the motion being put to the house, the decision of the Lords Justices was upheld by a large majority.

LAW STUDENTS’ DEBATING SOCIETY.

At the meeting of this society held at the Law Institution, Chancerylans, on Tuesday, the 23rd inst., Mr. Wilmot E. Elmslie, in the chair, the motion upon the paper for discussion was, " That it is the duty of the Government to immediatel sup ress the National League in Ireland.” Mr. John Lithiby opened the degate in the aflirmative, and was followed on the same side by Messrs. J. D. Crawford, E. E. Davies, J. Cornelius Wheeler, and T. Douglas, and opposed by Messrs. T. Bateman-Napier, Gwynne-Grifllths, \V. M. Woodhouse, Arthur Williams, and Richmond. After Mr. Lithiby had re lied, the chairman put the motion to the society, when it was carried by a majority of eleven votes. There were forty-eight gentlemen present at the debate which endedat 10.15 p.m.

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Sm Jarrss MARTIN, Knt., Chief Justice of the Colony of New South Wales, died at Sydney on the 4th inst. after a short illness. Sir J. Martin was the son of Mr. John Martin, and was born in 1820. He practised at Sydney as a solicitor for about ten years, and he was called to the bar in New South Wales in 1856. He had for many years a large practice and he was created a Queen's Counsel iii 1857. He took an active part in political life, and he was for nearly fourteen years a member of the Legislative Assembly. He was five times Attorney-General of the Colony, and three times Prime Minister. He received the honour of knighthood in 1869, and in 1873 he became Chief Justice of the Supreme Court of New South Wales. Sir J. Martin was married in 1853 to the eldest daughter of Mr. William Long, of Sydney.

Mr. Jauss Ginns, barrister, formerly a judge of tho High Court at Bombay, died on the 5th inst. Mr. Gibbs was the third son of Alderman Michael Gibbs, and was born in 1826. He was called to the bar at the Inner Temple in Trinity Term, 1864. He had been amember of the Bombay Civil Service since 1846. He was Assistant Commissioner of Scind e under Sir Bartle Frere, and he was a puisne judge of the Hi h Court at Bombay from 1869 till 1874, when he was appointed a memgber of the council of the Governor of Bombay. In 1880 he was appointed a member of the council of the Governor-General of India, and he undertook the sole mapagement of the ecclesiastical department of the government. He retire from the civil service about two years ago. Mr. Gibbs was created a Companion of the Order of the Star of India in 1878 and a Companion of the Order of the Indian Empire in 1880. He was married in 1864 to the daughter of Mr. Alexander Shaw. .

Mr. J suns OWNSWOBTH, solicitor (of the firm of Marshall & Ownsworth), of Barnsley, died on the 7th inst. from disease of the heart. Mr. Ownsworth was born in 1833. He was admitted a solicitor in 1872, and he had since practised at Barnsle? in partnership with Mr. Benjamin Marshall. He had a large private praci ce, and he was clerk to the Dodworth Local BoardMr. Ownsworth was for several years a member of the Barnsley Town Council as a representative of the North Ward, and he was also a member pftahe Iiarnsley Board of Guardians. He was buried at Silkstone on the

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_ siou in e army. He was called to the bar at the Middle Temple in Hilary Term, 1850. In 1858 he was appointed stipendiary magistrate for the borough of Cardiff, and he held that ofiice until about a month ago, when he resigned on account of ill-health. Mr. Jones was a. magistrate and deputy-lieutenant for Glamorganshire. He was high sheriif of the county in 1838, and he had been for manv years chairman of q1181_'ter sessions. He was treasurer of the Llandaff Diocesan Church Extension Society. Mr. Jones was married first in 1843 to the daughter gag;-dr1tmndIhop;s. £1111 becjims a widower in 1851, and in 1853 he Tl I O 1'. 0 '

Lord Abetdm_e)' gho died in 1869lhn Bruce Pryce, of Dufiryn (sister of

ML -Tamas Joriri Loxsnsrs, barrister, man ears a 'ud e of county courts, died at Sandgate on the llth inst., aftgr {very shhrtillness, in his seventy-seventh year. Mr. Lonsdale was the second son of Mr. James

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Lonsdale, and was born in 1810. He was educated at University Col

lege, London. He was called to the bar at Lincoln’s-inn in Michaelmiis Term, 1836, and he formerly practised on the Northern Circuit. He was one oi the secretaries (jointly with the late Mr. Charles Greaves, Q C.) to the Criminal Law Commission. In 1855 he was appointed by Lord Cranworth to be judge of county courts for Circuit N o. 11 (comprising Bradford and other towns in the West Riding oi Yorkshire), and in 1867 he was transferred to Circuit No. 48 (comprising the western portion of Kent. He filled that post till 1884, when he retired on a pension. Mr. Lonsdalo was appointed recorder of the Borough of Folkestone in 1847, and he held that oflice till his death, and he was a magistrate and deputy-lieutenant for Kent. He was married, first, in 1853. to the widow of Dr. Herbert Mayo, and only daughter of Mr. Samuel James Arnold, oi Walton-onThames. He became a widower in 1866, and he married, secondly, in 1878, the widow of Mr. Thomas James Arnold, metropolitan police magistrate, only daughter of Mr. Thomas Jefferson Hogg, of Stockton-on-Tees.

Mr. Gsonoi: Moonr, barrister, died at 27, Knowle-road, Brixton, on the 22nd inst. Mr. Moody was the eldest son of Mr. James Moody, and was born in 1833. He was educated at St. John’s Collelge, Cambridge. Hewas called to the bar at Lincoln's-inn in Michaelmas erm, 1862, and he was a member of the Midland Circuit, practising also at the Lincolnshire, Nottinghamshire, and Derbyshire and M iddlesex Sessions, and at the Central Criminal Court. Mr. Moody had for several years a considerable criminal business, and it may be remembered that he was one of the counsel for the defence in the Wuhawriglit murder vase’, where his advocacy, though imsuccessfiil, displayed great ability and ingenuity.

Mr. \Vii.Lia.\i KBARY, solicitor (of the firm of Keary & Marshall), of Stoke-u n-Trent, died suddenly on the 23rd inst. Mr. Keary was admitted; solicitor in 1837, and he had for many years carried on a large practice at Stoke-upon-Trent, where he was at the time of his death associated in partnership with Mr. James Cutliffo Marshall. He had been for several years registrar of the Stoke-upon-Trent County Court (Circuit No. 26). He was a perpetual commissioner for Staifordshire, and local solicitorto the North Staflordshire Railway Co. He was also for many years local agent to the North Stafiordshire Conservative Association, and secretary to the Stoke-upon-Trent School oi Art. He was mayor of Stoke in 1883, and, at the time of his death, he was deputy-mayor and an alderman for the borough. Mr. Keary's sudden death has caused universal sorrow in the town and district.

Sir JOHN Hiniiriinsrs, coroner for East Middlesex, died at his residence, 20, Devonshire-street, Portland-place, on the 20th inst., from abscess on the lungs, in his sixty-seventh year. Sir J . Humphrcys was the son of Mr. John Humphreys, of Upper Clapton, and was born in 1820. He was admitted a solicitor in 1842, and he had ior many years a large practice in the City of London. He was formerly clerk to the City Commissioners of Income Tax, and in 1859 he was elected coroner for the Eastern Division of the county of Middlesex, which ofiice he held until his death. He received the honour of knighthood in 1881. Sir J. Humphreys was deputy-chairman of the London, Edinburgh, and Glasgow Assurance Co. He was married in 1842 to the daughter of Mr. George Downes, but he became a widower in 1881.

Mr. Hsimv Linwooo S-mono, barrister, late Registrar of the Central Probate and Divorce Registry, died at his residence, 38, Seymour-street, Portinan-square, on the 17th inst., after a long illness. Mr. Strong was the eldest son of the Rev. Thomas Linwood Strong, and was born in 1815. He was educated at Christ Church, Oxford, and he was called to the bar at the Inner Temple in Hilary Term, 1844. In 1850 he was appointed clerk of assize and clerk of the Crown on the North Wales and Chest/er Circuit, and in 1858, on the passing of the Probate and Divorce Acts, he was appointed b the late Sir Creswell Creswell a registrar of the Central Probate ancl Divorce Registry. He held that oflice for twenty-eight years, and he retired a few months ago in consequence of failing health. Mr. Strong was married, in 1847, to the daughter of the Hon. and Very Rev. Henry David Erskine, Dean oi Ripon. His second Hon, Mr. Clement Erskine Linwood Strong, was called to the bar at the Inner Temple in May, 1879.

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APPOINTMENTS.

Mr. STRINGER OLDMAN Hii.-rox, solicitor, of Canterbury, has been Bppointed Under-Sheriff of that city for the ensuing year. Mr. Hilton was admitted a solicitor in 1881.

H18 Royal Highness Tiis PRINCE or Wauss has been elected Treasurer of tho Middle Temple for the ensuing year.

Mr. J oiix CHARLES Lewis Cowann, barrister, has been appointed Recorder of the borough of Folkestone, in succession to the late Mr. James John Lonsdale. Mr. Coward is the eldest son of the Rev. John Henry Coward, rector of St. Peter Le Poer, Old Broad-street, and was born in 1852. He was educated at St. Paula’ School and at Corpus Christi C°]l“8°, Cambridge. He was called to the bar at Gray’s-inn in June, 1377» and he practises on the South-Eastern Circuit.

Mr. Joan ATKINSON, solicitor (of the firm of Stanton & Atkinson), of Newfllstle-upon-Tyne, has been appointed Under-Sheriff of that city for the ensuing year. Mr. Atkinson was admitted n solicitor in 1879.

Mr.TiioiiasEnwaiin DONNIBON, solicitor, oi’ Liverpool, has been appointed 8 Commissioner to administer Oaths in the Supreme Court of Judicature.

The Right HOIL Sir Hasar Jaiii-is, Q.C., M.P., has been elected President ot Cheltenham College.

Mllir. HliNll\' MATHIAS, so icitor, of Haverfordwest, has been appointed a Magistrate for the town and countfilot the town of Haverfordwest Mr. lthlas was admitted a solicitor 1842.

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I Mr. J arias Piiics, solicitor, of Haverlordwcst, has been appointed a ‘ Magistrate for the town and county of the town of Haverfordwest. Mr. Price is registrar of the Havertordwest County Court, and deputy-coroner gr the lower division of Pembrokeshire. He was admitted a solicitor in

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Mr. Fiunimicir Norman, solicitor (of the firm of Kisch 8: Norman), of 2, New-inn, has been appointed a Commissioner to administer Oaths in the Supreme Court of Judicature.

Mr. WILLIAM THOMAS Eccuzs, solicitor (of the firm of Eccles & Smith), of Liverpool and Southport, has been appointed a Commissioner to administer Oaths in the Supreme Court of Judicature.

Mr. Anri-ivn ROLLIT, solicitor, of 12, Mark-lane, and of Hull, has been appointed Under-Sheriff of the town and county of the town of Kingstonupon-Hull for the ensuing year. Mr. Rollit is joint-registrar of the Hull County Court, and district registrar under the Judicature Acts. He was admitted a solicitor in 1871, and he is in partnership with his elder brother, Sir Albert Kaye Rollit,LL.D., M.P.

Mr. Josiir-ii WILSON, solicitor (of the firm of Huish & Wilson), of Derby and Long Eaton, has been appointed Clerk to the Long Eaton School Board. Mr. Wilson was admitted a solicitor in 1882.

Mr. Evan Gairririi Romzars, solicitor, of Holyliead, has been appointed a_Commissioner to administer Oaths in the Supreme Court of J ndicature.

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Lliwran Mavens.

Mr. Aiiriivn BURCH, solicitor, proctor, and notary, of Exetsr, has been elected Mayor of that city for the ensuing year. Mr. Burch was admitted a solicitor in 1853. He is secretary to the bishops and deputy-registrar of the dioceses of Exeter and Truro.

Mr. Giaonor Wii.Luii Asimswizs, solicitor (of the firm of Andrewes, Canham, & Andrewes), of Sudbury, has been re-elected Mayor oi that borough for the ensuing year. Mr. Andrewes is registrar of the Sudbury County Court. He was admitted a solicitor in 1825.

Mr. THOMAS liiaiirisiasc, solicitor and notary (of the firm of Rylaml, Martiueau, Oarslako, & Goodwin), oi Birmingham, has been re-elected Mayor of that borough for the ensuing year. Mr. Martineau was admitted a solicitor in 1851. He is clerk to the Guardians of the Birmingham Assay Olfice, and he is an alderman for the borough.

Mr. FREDERICK Vivian Hii.i., solicitor (of the firm of Guylls dz Hill), of Helston, has been elected Mayor of that borough for the ninth time. Mr. Hill was admitted a solicitor in 1853.

Mr. JOHN Gwirrmn Janus, solicitor (of the firm of James 8: Bodenham), of Hereford, has been elected Mayor of that city for the ensuing year. Mr. James is thc son of Mr. Philip Turner James, of Hereford, and an elder brother of Sir Henry James, Q.C., M.P. He was admitted a solicitor in 1845, and he is clerk to the county magistrates and the Commissioners of Taxes, and one of the city aldermen. His partner, Mr. Frederick Bodenham, is clerk of the peace for Hereford.

Mr. WELLINGTON Dan, solicitor, of Penzanoe, has been re-elected Mayor of that borough for the ensuing year. Mr. Dale was admitted a solicitor in 1876.

Mr. Lewis Lavr, barrister, has been re-elected Mayor of the City of Rochester for the ensuing year. Mr. Levy is the second son of Mr. John Lewis Levy, of Rochester. He was called to the bar at the Middle Temple in June, 1880, and he is a member of the South-Eastern Circuit.

Mr. HENRY Pnansox Gs-raa, solicitor and notary, of Peterborough, has been elected Mayor oi that city for the ensuing year. Mr. Gates was admitted a solicitor in 1840. He is secretary to the Bishop of Peterborough, chapter clerk oi Peterborough Cathedral, and registrar oi the diocese of Peterborough and of the archdeaoonries of Northampton and Oakham. Mr. Gates is a magistrate for Huntingdonshirc and the liberty 0! Peterborough, and he has served the oifice of sheriif of Cambridgeshire and Huntingdonshire.

Mr. BORLASB Cl-IILDS, solicitor, of Liskeard, has been elected Mayor of that borough for the ensuing year. Mr. Childs was admitted a solicitor in 1869.

Mr.Monc.m Moiwlm, solicitor (of the firm o1Morgan& Scott), of Cardifi, has been elected Mayor of that borough for the ensuing year. Mr. Morgan was admitted a solicitor in 1866. He is a magistrate for the

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MI.gHBNRY FIELD WILKINB, solicitor, of Chipping Norton, has been elected Mayor of that borough for the ensuing year. Mr. Wilkins was born in 1804. He was admitted a solicitor in 1829.

Mr. GEORGE CLIFTON Si-inimaan, solicitor, of 26, Lincoln’s-inn-flelds, and of Kingston, has been elected Mayor of the Borough of Kingston for the ensuing year. Mr. Sherrard was admitted a solicitor in 1869.

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