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for that purpose, by a Royal warrant, as a trustee for her l of Tomlin v. Underhay, before the Court of Appeal on the Majesty. Some persons subsequently claimed to be next of 27th alt., a question arose as to the effect of a direction kin of the testator and presented a petition of right, under given by a testator that a debt due to him by a person which their claim was established. “Malins, V.C., held that to whom he bequeathed a legaoy should be discharged by the Crown must pay the claim ots interest on the sum wbich bis trustees ont of the legacy. The will recited that the bad been received by the Solicitor to the Treasury in respect testator had entered into a bond with some bankers as of the rents and profits of the property. The Court of Appeal security for a sum of £3,000 wbich they had advanced to the (JESSEL, M.R., and BAGGALLAY and Lush, L.JJ.) reversed legatee, and he direoted that if the £3,000 should not have this decision. JESSEL, M.R., said that by the law of Eng. been paid off by the legatee before the testator's death, land interest is never payable except by contract or by the same som, or so mooh thereof as at his death should statute. An administrator is liable to pay interest on a remain due on the bond, should be paid by the trustees ont principle of equity applicable to trustees, but as the Crown of a legacy of £7,000 which he had bequeathed to the had not administered to the estate this principle did not legatee. By a codicil the testator recited that he had been apply. The case was governed by the ordinary rule of law requested to pay the £3,000 to the bankers, and that he which was clear.-SOLICITORS, Hare d Fell; Excbank & Part. had paid other going under secnrities given by bim for the ngton.

legatee, which, with the £3,000, amounted in the whole to

more than $5,000. And the testator directed that unless DECEASED LUNATIC-ADMINISTRATION ACTION-PAYMENT the legatee sbould previously to his decease have repaid OF PERSONAL ESTATE TO EXECUTOR.-In a case of In re to him the gom of £5,000 at least, on account of the pay. Sayer, before BAGGALLAY and LUSH, L.JJ., on the 25th ult., ments so made by the testator for him, the said som of a question arose as to the right of the executor of a deceased £5,000 should be taken to be in part satisfaction of the lupatio to receive payment of the personal estate. The legacy of £7,000. Before the death of the testator the lunatic bad made a will before she became insane. After ber legatee bad repaid bim part only of the £5,000, ard the death a creditor commenced an action in the Chancery question was whether the codicil was to be construed Division against the executor to administer the estate. A literally so as to reduce the legacy to £2,000, on the petition was presented in lunacy by the committee of the ground that the legatee bad not repaid the testator £5,000 estate, asking that the personal estate, which was in court, at least, or wbether the legacy ongbt to be reduced only might be paid to the executor. The plaintiff in the action by such an amount as remained due by the legatee to the asked that the funds might be transferred to the credit of testator at the time of his death. Hall, V.C., held that the action, on the ground that it would save expense, as if the codicil must be construed literally ; the Court of they were paid and transferred to the executor he would Appeal (JESSEL, M.R., aud BagGALLAY and Luer, L.JJ.) have to bring them into court again in the action. The court adopted the other construction. JESSEL, M.R., expressed beld that, without the consent of the executor, who had a legal | his disapproval of the decision of Fry, J., in Aird v. Quick title to receive the personal estate, they could only order (L. R. 12 Ch. D. 291).-SOLICITORS, Wm. Tatham & Son; payn ent and transfer to him.-SOLICITORS, E. F. Jenkins ; Fladgate, Smith, d: Fladgate. John McClellan ; H. M. Phillips.



s. 77.-In a case of In re The Metropolitan District Railway TO GIVE RECEIPTS-On the 27th ult., the Court of Appeal

Cumpany, before the Court of Appeal on the 28th ult, the (JESSEL, M.R., and BAGGALLAY and Lugh, L.JJ.) affirmed

question arose whether, on a compulsory purchase of the decision of Fry, J., in Eames v. Hacon (29 W. R. 259,

land by a railway company, the company were entitled to L. R. 16 Ch. D. 407, on which we commented ante, p. 273). I

have the mines and minerals in and under the land conveyed The question was as to the power of intestate who to them. The price to be paid by the company for the land bas personal property in different countries to an

had been determined by an arbitrator, who had valued the administrator appointed by the court of the domicil of an

land as building land, but had in his award in no way regive a good discharge to a subordinate administrator.

ferred to the mines and minerals. The company, however, General administration of the property of an intestate

contended that a reservation of the mines and minerals would who had died in Ireland, and was, so far as appeared, domi

be inconsistent with a purchase of the land as building land. ciled there, was granted by the Irish court io bis widow.

Hall, V.C., held that there having been no express AgreeThe intestate had personal estate in Bombay, and the

ment for the sale of the mines and minerals, the company widow appointed some persons in Bombay her attorneys

were not entitled to them, and the Court of Appeal (JESSEL, to apply for and obtain letters of administration from the

M.R., and BaQGALLAY and Lush, L.JJ.) affirmed the decision court there on ber behalf, and letters of administration were

on the same ground.-SOLICITORS, Bacters of Co; A. K. $ granted by that court to the attorneys to the use and for tbe

R. W. Tweedie. benefit of the widow. The attorneys, acting under these letters of administration, collected the Indian assets, and,

PRACTICE-Costs-APPORTIONMENT-ACTION TO ADMINISafter paying ihe debts due by the intestate there and the

TER REAL AND PERSONAL Estate - " TESTAMENTARI costs of administration, they remitted the balance to their

EXPENSES."-In a case of Patching v. Barncit, before the agents in London, requesting them to pay it to the party

Court of Appeal (JESSEL, M. R., and BAGGALLAY and Lusk, entitled thereto," on your being furnished with a satisfactory

L.JJ.) on the 28th ult., JESSEL, M.R., said that the practice release duly executed." The agents declined to hand over

now is, when an action is brought to administer both real the funds to the widow, alleging that they were liable to be

and personal estate, to order the costs which relate exsued by the next of kin, and that the widow could not give

clusively to the administration of the real estate .c., the them a good discharge. Fry, J., held that the agents were

costs of the aotion so far as they bave beer. increased by the bound to pay the money over to the widow, and that she

administration of the real estate--to be paid out of the real could give a good discharge, and that the next of kin could

estate. And his lordship said that it is also a common not make a claim except through her. The Irish letters of

| practice, and one which he generally adopts himself, for the administration had been sealed by the Probate Division in

judge in such a case to apportion the costs between the real England, though this fact is not stated in the reports of the

| and personal estate, instead of leaving it to the taxing master. hearing before Fry, J. The Court of Appeal held that,

And if the judge of first instance had made an apportionment, though tbe agents were liable to be sued by the next of kin, yet

the Court of Appeal would be very unwilling to disturb bis the Irish administatris, being the administratrix appointed decision. In the particular case the testator had directed by the court of the domicil,could give them a valid discharge

that his “testamentary expenses" should be paid out of a for the admitted surplus of the Indian assets, the next of kin

specified part of his personal estate. The Court held that not having intervened. JESSEL, M. R., said that the point

the costs of administering the real estate did not come within was really decided by Shadwell, V.C., in De la Viesca v.

the description of “ testamentary expenses." -SOLICITORS, Lubbock (10 Sim. 629), which had never been questioned.

Senior, Aitree, & Johnson ; Berkeley Calcott; Dit alle Solicitors, Hacon & Turner; John Wilkinson,

Ward, & Co.; Palmer, Palmer, f Bull.


years, we found that we were doing very much the same SOCIETIES.

work as one another, and this led to a feeling that this ought no longer to be the case, and ultimately we amalgamated ;

but with this condition, that each year we must pay a visit INCORPORATED LAW SOCIETY.

to the provinces. I do not doubt that many of us remember The second and final dinner given by the metropolitan | the meetings we have had. I bappily remember a great members of the Incorporared Law Society during the present

number both in the time of the Metropolitan and Provincial year to the members of the Provincial Law Societies, in Law Association and of our own society, and they bave acknowledgment of tbe hospitalities shown to them by their

always been of the most pleasurable kind, not merely on country brethren at the annual provincial meetings, was account of the social intercourse which we had with our held at the society's hall, Chancery-lane, on Thursday, the friends in the country, but because of the papers which were 23rd ult., Mr. J. Moxon CLABON, president, in the chair. read, and the pleasare of meeting with our fellow pracA condensed report of the proceedings appeared in our last titioners, and of going over common ground with them. I issue. The members of the Leeds, Liverpool, Bristol, Man

need not say how much we bave been indebted to them for chester, Cambridge, Sheffield, and Sussex Law Societies,

the munificent hospitality we have received from them. We and the solicitors of Oxford, who received the society at the have been entertained in the most princely way, and I canmeeting beld there in 1876, were invited, and about one

not belp feeling how small a return we are making for all hundred and forty gentlemen sat down. Amongst those

they have done for us. Let us hope that this will not be who accepted invitations, the majority of whom were present,

the last year in which we sball have meetings of this kind. were :- Mr. O. U. Druce (vice-president), Mr. F. Halsey I hope we may meet in London as often as we have met in Janson, Mr. F. L. Hutebins, Mr. H. S. L. Hussey, Mr.

the country in happy intercourse together. Now and then Gripham Keen, Mr. F. Ince, Mr. F. R. Parker, Mr. R. Mills, it may possibly bappen that for a moment there has been a Mr. W. B. Paterson, Mr. R. Pennington, Mr. A. G. Pritchard, | little clashing of opinion between the provinces and London

Mr. B. Fielder Watson, Mr. H. Roscoe, Mr. W. Melmoth | I am sure never a feeling of antagonism ----butatoertain moments - Walters, Mr. W. Williams, Mr. W. J. D. Andrew, Mr. G.

there has been this littl, difference, and perhaps even at this W. Barnard, Mr. E. Bailey, Mr. M. Bateson Wood, Mr. J. | moment there exists amongst our friends at Liverpool a feelW. Howlett, Mr. J. Mullings, Mr. W. B. Brook, Mr. George

ing that we were not in accord as to a Bill called the Solicitors' Burges, Mr. A. Carpael, Mr. W. Chubb, Mr. H. M. Cotton, Renumeration Bill. But it will all end well. Explanations Mr. A. Crossfield, Mr. W. Crossman, Mr. A. C. Crowther,

follow immediately on any offence being taken-if there has Mr. G. A. Crowder, Mr. A. G. Ditton, Mr. E. Emanuel,

been any-and in the result I hope we shall attain the jan., Mr. J. A. Farnfield, Mr. H. J. Francis, Mr. W. J. desired end. All our friends on the council and all our Fraser, Mr. J. J. Freeman, Mr. W. Greaves, Mr. R. friends in London have just the same feeling which I have Greening, Mr. H. E. Gribble, Mr. E. Hare, Mr. T. Hazard, expressed towards our friends in the country, and in drinkMr. M. B. Herbert, Mr. E. Hughes, Mr. J. G. Humphry,

ing the toast we drink it from our very hearts. Mr. J. T. Ince, Mr. G. M. R. Janeway, Mr. N. Jourdain, Mr. Hy. VERRALL (Sussex Law Society), in responding, Mr. H. Kimber, Mr. J. H. Lee, Mr. J. Morris, Mr. F. B. remarked that the members of his society might almost Moyle, Mr. F. K. Munton, Mr. A. Murray, Mr. J. Nicholls, fancy they were interlopers, for they were tbere in anticipaMr. M, D. Osbaldeston, Mr. A. R. Oldman, Mr. K. Peck, Mr. tion of the visit the society was to pay to Brighton. He J. Pedley, Mr. E. Pope, Mr. M. Pope, Mr. H. W. Purkis, would, however, promise them a hearty welcome. Turoing Mr. W. S. Prideaux, Mr. J. W. Russell, Mr. H. S. Ryland, to the question of the connection between the metropolitan Mr. W. Shaen, Mr. R. Smith, Mr. W. Compton Smith, Mr. society and the provincial societies, he, as well as the G. Thatcher, Mr. H. Thorn, Mr. J. B. Tipperts, Mr. A. T. chairman, was old enough to remember when a degree of Trebearne, Mr. F. J. Tacker, Mr. H. Vizard, Mr. H. jealousy existed on the part of the provincial solicitors in Wansey, Mr. W. Webb, Mr. G. B. Wheeler, Mr. T. J. the country with reference to the position of the law White, and Mr. E. H. Whitehead (Incorporated Lawsociety in the metropolis. It was felt that it was constiSociety, U.K.); Mr. G. Hadfield, Mr. M. B. Wood, Mr. tuted by the metropolitan solicitors as a means to their own W. H. Guest, Mr. T. Jepson, and Mr. S. Uawin (Mau. | convenience; but if that were ever so, every solicitor must chester); Mr. E. Wayman and Mr. J. Eaden (Cambridge) ; be sensible that the day had long passed when the society Mr. J. W. Howlett, Mr. W. J. Williams, Mr. Cheesman, Mr. confined its operations to London. They bad enlarged their Cockburp, Mr. Hy. Verrall, and Mr. Fitzburgh (Sussex); views of their duty and had taken a much higher position in Mr. J. Miller, Mr. D. T. Burges, Mr. H. Cook, Mr. H. respect to tbem. The Incorporated Law Society bad exer. Lawes, and Mr. W. H. Clarke (Bristol), Mr. J. C. Malcolm, cised their influence in favour of the profession generally Mr. F. Eddison, and Mr. Ford (Leeds) ; Mr. Tbos. Mallam, and he might say in the interests of the public. If he were Mr. R. B. B. Hawkins, and Mr. W. Parker (Oxford); Mr. to turn to some few matters which the society had taken R. T. Cleaver, Mr. A. Bright, Mr. F. D. Lowndes, Mr. under their special consideration, he might mention the Marton, Mr. Gill, and Mr. Thornley (Liverpool); Mr. J. security that those who desired to enter the profession Binney, Mr. H. Bramley, and Mr. C. G. Bäsby (Sheffield should have received a proper education ; also the Law Societies) ; Mr. E. W. Williamson (secretary), Mr. maiotaining, so far as lay in their power, that those who G. P. B. Bucknill (assistant secretary), and Mr. F. Boase bad entered the profession should conduct themselves (librarian).

honourably towards their clients. They had also promoted The usual loyal toasts having been given from the CHAIR, many changes and improvements in the laws of the country and honoured with the customary enthusiasm,

and in the administration of the law, and had, as far as in The CHAIRMAN proposed the toast of the evening, “ The them lay, secured that sound and honourable ad vice should be Provincial Law Societies.” He said: I approach the present given to the client. And again, they had done as much as toast with very pleasurable feelings. I commenced my was possible for obtaining a reasonable and sufficient professional life in the country, and I remember—it is longer remuneration for solicitors. In all these points, and he might ago than I care to chronicle-that at that time there existed have added many others, they had considered not only their a law society in Kent which I believe bad been founded for own interests, but the interests of the profession at large and some time. I believe that many of the provincial law of the public. In conclusion, he assured the memhers of the societies are older than the Incorporated Law Society of Incorporated Law Society that the Sussex Law Society would Loodon, and I am sure that they have always done very give them a hearty welcome on their approaching visit to good service to the profession. There was at one time, I | Brighton, and would do their best to render it interesting and believe, an idea that some antagonism existed between agreeable. the provinces and London ; but I desire to express | Mr. F. H. JANSON gave the “Incorporated Law Society," my opinion that there has never been any real feeling of tbat and observed that wben be looked at the portrait, which hung kind. At any rate there exists no jealousy on the part of in the room in which they were meeting, of Mr. Bryan London, whatever may be done by our friends in the pro flolme, who was unquestionably the founder of the society, vinces ; and it is a very happy thing that we have societies altbongh bis dame did not appear in their earlier recorde, in the provinces and London who work together to the com- he was led to think of the small beginnings of the mon benefit of our profession and of our clients, the public. society, wben a few London solioitors met together in a I am old enough to remember when the notion of a jealousy small apartment in an upper floor in Cbadoery-lane, and of this kind led to the foundation of the Metropolitan and later on in a neighbouring coffee-house, to endeavour to Provincial Law Association, and bow, after a number of promote organization amongst the body to which they

belonged. Up to that time no organization at all had in authority received with that consideration which they existed, and if they compared those small beginnings with rightly deserved. The solicitors were called the lower the state of affairs at the present time, he tbought they

branch of the profession. He repudiated the term altogether. might fairly indulge in some feelings of pride and satisfao They might have functions to perform which were different tion pot unmingled with gratitude to those who were the from those of the other branch, but he considered them all original founders, and to those who fostered the society on the same level. The judges, of course, rose above them; in its earlier years and fairly sent it on its way. Down

otherwise they were all members of the legal profession to the year 1831 when the society first had a building

doing their utmost to serve the public to the best of their which it could call its own, the sphere of its operations

ability in their several capacities. He believed the Incorporhad been very limited, and its external influence

ated Law Society was well served by those who represented had been scarcely felt. Now it could boast a governing

it in London, and he would remind their friends in the body which held in its cbarge the examinations of all

country that twenty of the fifty members of the council were candidates who sought to enter the ranks of the solicitor

from the country. He could only say in conclusion that he branob of the profession. He might even almost say that

was sure the Incorporated Law Society would continue to be the society held in its obarge their legal education. The

represented, as it had been, by good men, and, potting him. status of the solicitor branch had been immeasurably

self out of the question, that in the presideots that had gone improved by its influence; and at the present time the

before him, and he believed in those that would come after. judges and members of the Houses of Parliament oon

wards they would find men who would wortbily represent sulted it in all projected reforms in legal procedure. It

the honour, dignity, and interests of their common profes. was unquestionable that the society now exercised a not

sion. inconsiderable inflaenoe apon current legislation. But

Mr. THOMAS MALLAM (Oxford Law Society), in submitting feeling grateful as they ought to their founders and to

“The Health of the President," referred to the fact that it was those who assisted in the formation of the society, very

twenty-five years since he first made his acquaintance, and much was due to two able men, wbo, during the fifty years

at that time he looked forward to his occupying an exalted over which the existence of the society extended, had agted

position in the profession. The toast was received with ac. as its only secretaries-be referred to Mr. Maugham and

clamation. Mr. Williamson. He believed that no society was ever The CHAIRMAN, in acknowledging the compliment, said better served by its secretaries, and each of the gentlemen that he had always looked upon the position of president of he bad named seemed to him particularly fitted to his the Incorporated Law Society as one of great honour, but he own time and sphere of action. “Mr. Williamgon was the did not know how he would have fared had be not bad the type and model of a secretary. He anited to great | able assistance of the secretary, the assistant secretary, and inteiligence and activity & never-flagging zeal, happily the remainder of the staff, in the performance of the duties tempered witb judgment and discretion, and although his

which devolved upon him. It was a position which was of multifarious avocations must often have put both bis powers

considerable use to the profession, and he was quite sure that and bis temper to the test, his courtesy and affability must

those who followed lim would continue to execute its duties be appreciated by all who knew him.

handed down from his predecessors with the same zeal and The CHAIRMAN, in acknowledging the toast, wished that | earnestness which had characterized their efforts. Mr. Williamson could have replied to it. He had had years Mr. BRAMLEY (Sheffield Law Society) gave “ The Enter. of experience of the society, whilst he (the Chairman) bad tainment Committee," and, in the course of his remarks, only had fifty weeks' experience as president. However, with trasted that the Incorporated Law Society would use their the exception of Mr. Williamson, he supposed that he knew efforts with the object of obtaining better provision for the more about the Incorporated Law Society at the present accommodation of the solicitor branch of the profession in moment than anyone else. He would not think for one the New Law Courts. moment of detaining them by talking of all that the society Mr. GRINHAM KEEN (Chairman of the Entertainment was doing, but he could say one or two words with respect to

Committee) responded, and observed that the more solicitors education. It was all very well to talk of the examinations

pulled together the better it would be for the interests of the that were held in the society's hall, but he held that the

profession, and, what was far more important, for the good principal part of the education of the articled clerk took

of the country. place in the office of the solicitor to whom he was bound, who had first of all to teach him to be an honest man.

The CHAIRMAN, referring to the observations of Mr. As to the purification of the solicitor branch of the profession,

Bramley, stated that the council had been very active with he was bappy to believe that as the solicitors increased in

respect to the question of the accommodation of solicitors in numbers, so the offences of solicitors became fewer and fewer,

the New Law Courts. They had conferred with Mr. Street and they only appeared to be greater to the public, because

early in the year, and had asked for accommodation in the they were in most instances brought to light. The solicitors

courts, and joint access with the bar to the corridor and washed their dirty linen before the world, whilst in other

library, and that rooms might be provided for solicitors. A communities, such as the bar, it was done in private. One

short time since they had heard from the Lord Chancellor of the matters which had occupied the attention of the

that two courts had been provisionally fitted up, and they society during the year, had been the intercourse of solicitors

bad been invited to inspect them. They had inspected them, with the bar. He hoped that iu future years the access of solici.

and did not at all like one of them-in which the old well tors to the bar would be rendered very much easier than was at

for solicitors was retained. The other one was fitted up in s present the case. There had been a little difference with the bar

much better fasbion, very much on the model of the Lord during the last few weeks, who thought that the council

Justices' court, and the Exchequer Court at Westminster, were attacking them personally. But they were not attack

and a table was provided for the convenience of the solicitors. ing them personally. They were only attacking the sys.

| The council, in replying to the Lord Chancellor, had expressed : tem, and they meant to attack the system and hoped it

hope that seats might be placed for solicitors on both sides of would be reformed some day. The members of the bar had

the table, and stated that they had been led to the belief, perhaps some advantage over the solicitors in having the.

from what passed with Mr. Street, that solicitors would have privilege of direct access to the bench ; at the same time

access to the corridors and library in the same way 93 the solicitor had the advantage of direct access to the client

barristers. The question of access to the library would -and the public hardly knew how often the solicitor pre

probably depend upon whetber the society would join in the vented litigation-how often he gave his advice as an honest

expense of furnishing it with books. man with a view to bringing about an arrangement and

An excellent selection of music was performed by Miss putting an end to litigation. With regard to the society, it

Agnes Larkcom, Mr. Stedman's choir boys-Masters was a body charged with very important functions. He had

Probert, Walenn, Fielder, and Toop ; Mr. Harper Kearton, already spoken of the provincial law societies, and observed

Mr. Frederick Bevan, and Mr. Luigi Carozzi (solo flate), how pleased the metropolitan society was that they existed ;

under the direction of Mr. John Davis, who presided at

the piano. Messrs. Ring & Brymer served the dinner. Mr. but it was obvious that there must be one body charged with

Harker was toastmaster. certain grand duties, and that body would most naturally be one which had its babitude in the metropolis. He could not help remarking upon the pleasure it had been to him during his year of office to find the members of the council who composed the various deputations to the judges and others


The undermentioned gentlemen were on Wednesday called

to the bar by the Hon. Society of the Ioner Temple :-Mr. LAW STUDENTS' DEBATING SOCIETY.

William Ovens Clark, B.A., Dublin ; Mr. Alan Walter

Lennox Boyd, M.A., Oxford ; Mr. George Edward Hermon, Tuesday, June 28.-Mr. Spiers in the chair.-Mr. Kains.

M.A., Oxford'; Mr. William Phillips, B. A., Cambridge ; Mr. Jackson opened in the negative the debate on the question,

Thomas Arthur Roberts, B.A., Oxford ; Mr. John Brook, “Does the Government deserve the confidence of the country?” A discussion followed, in which Messrs. Kirk,

B.A., Oxford; Mr. John Braileford Bright, M.A., Oxford;

Mr. Edward Palmer Chapman, B.A., Oxford ; Mr. Arthur Napier, and Bartlett supported the affirmative, and Messrs.

Anthony Baumann, B.A., Oxford ; Mr. George Soames c. E, Barry, J. A. Neale, Van Sommer, Fargus, and Lloyd

Layard, B.A., Cambridge: Mr. Thomas Woodcock Denman, Jones the negative side of the question. Mr. Kains-Jackson

LL.B., Cambridge; Mr. James Arthur Percival Stephens, baring replied, the question was decided in the negative by a majority of one vote.

B.A., Oxford ; Mr. William Edward Lawson, B.A., CamThe annual meeting will be held next

bridge ; Mr. Latham Gallup Reed, B.A., LL.B., Cambridge ; Tuesday, July 5, when the treasurer's accounts and com

Mr. Charles Moon Kennedy, B.A., Cambridge; Mr. Edward mittee's report for the year will be presented and the officers

| Windsor Hussey, B. A., Oxford ; Mr. Cecil Arthur Tennant, for the ensuing session elected. The proposed new rules,

Cambridge; Sir Jobn Alexander Hanham, B.A., Oxford ; which have been under the consideration of ihe society during

Mr. George Musgrave, M.A., Oxford; Mr. Arthur Edgar the month, will be laid before the meeting as amended, and a resolution for their adoption will be proposed.

Gravenor Rhodes, B.A., Cambridge; Mr. Ralph Hure Griffin (holder of a studentship awarded by the Council of Legal Education, Trinity Term, 1879, and of a scholarship in

Common Law, awarded by the Inner Temple, February, UNITED LAW STUDENTS' SOCIETY. 1880), Cambridge; Mr. Joakim Nicholas Pogose; Mr. A meeting was held at Clement's Inn, on Wednesday, Henry Jacob Canekeratne; Mr. William Francis Clerke, June 22, when a joint debate took place between the mem. B.A., Oxford ; Mr. Charles Carroll Macnamara, B.A., Oxbers of this society and those of the Soinerville Club. Mr. ford ; Mr. Regioald Brodie Dyke Acland, B.A., Oxford, Mr. B. T. Bartrum was in the chair. The subject of debate, " That Herbert Stephen, LL.B., Cambridge; the Hon. Alfred the present position of women in England, political and social, Lyttleton, B. A., Cambridge; Mr. William Dagdale Harland; is injurious to the interests of the nation," was opened by Mr. Sandford Moore, B.A., Dublin ; Mr. Walter Baldwyn Miss Orme, who supported the motion, and Mr. H. J. Gates, B.A., Cambridge, Mr. Eben William Wyan Brown, who opposed it. The debate was continued by Mrs.

Edwards, B.Á., Cambridge; Mr. William Henry MacGeorge, Ashton Dilke, Mrs. Malet, Miss Wilkinson, Miss Phipson, Mr. Gilbert Metcalfe, Mr. Alexander Fraser Morrison, Mr. Mrs. Hatberley, Mrs. Chance, and Messrs. Symes, Rundles Henry James Brown, and Mr. William Lawrence Wemyss Levey, Warburton, Ackland, and Nicholl. At ten o'clock

Pearson. Mr. Mott-Whitehouse moved the adjournment of the debate | The undermentioned gentlemen were called to the Bar until Wednesday, June 29, which motion was carried by a 1 by the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple :-Mr. large majority." The adjourned debate upon the above | David Ogilvy Meiklejobn; Mr. William Grant Ellis ; Mr. motion will accordingly be resumed on Wednesday next, Maxwell Richard William Peers Adams; Mr. Robert Roy, when all members and their friends are invited to attend. Downing College, Cambridge ; Mr. Francis Watkin ;

A meeting was held at Clement's-ion on Wednesday, Mr. Cecil Erskine Bovill ; Mr. Alexander Falconer MuriJune 29, when the adjourned debate was continued between son, M.A., Aberdeen University ; Mr. Robert Walter the members of this society and those of the Somerville Clifton, Wadham College, Oxford; Mr. William Jeans ; Club. Mr. B. T. Bartrum was in the chair. The subject of Mr. William Brandford Griffith, B.A., London University; debate was “That the present position of women in Eng- Mr. Samuel Wilberforce Hartley Wyke ; Mr. Charles land, political and social, is injurious to the interests of the Henry Lawrence Neish, M.A., Aberdeen University ; Mr. nation," and it was resumed by Mr. Mott-Whitehouse, and Arthur Mountjoy Dunne, Trinity College, Dublin, M.A. ; continued by Miss Hart, Miss Quicke, and Mrs. Maxwell, Mr. William Burd ; Mr.'Reginald Brett; Mr. John Herand Messrs. Samuel, Pickersgill, Barr, Collyer, and Spence. bert Williams, Trinity College, Cambridge, LL.B., firstMiss Orme replied, and upon a division the motion was class 100 guineas Middle Temple equity scholar; Mr. carried by a large majority. A vote of thanks to the Thomas Arrowsmith Meates, University College, Oxford ; Somerville Club, which was proposed by Mr. Kaing-Jaekson Mr. William Ellis Hume Williams, B.A., LL.B., Trinityand seconded by Mr. F. 0. Edlin, and carried unanimously, hall, Cambridge ; Mr. Andrew Downing Sceales, Madras terminated the proceedings.

College, St. Andrew's, N.B.; and Mr. John Carey Hall,
B.A., Queen's University, Ireland. The following scholar-

ships awarded by the Masters of the Bench were anGRAY'S-INN MOOT SOCIETY.

nounced in ball, viz. :-Common law-Mr. Jobo T. B. A meeting of the above society was held on Thursday Sewell, a first-class scholarship of 100 gaineas ; Mr. evening, the 16th ult., in the hall of Gray's-inn, when the Alfred McHugh, Trinity College, Dublin, second-olass question “Can the counts on which Herr Johann Most was | scholarship of thirty guineas. Real and personal propconvicted be supported under the statute 24 & 25 Vict, erty-Mr. James Andrew Strahan, M.A., Queen's Univerc. 100, 8. 4?" was argued before Mr. J. J. Powell, Q.C., by sity, Ireland, a first-class scholarship of 100 guineas ; Messrs. J. G. Shipman (barrister, Inner Temple), and C.A.O. | Mr. Thomas M. Whitehouse, a second-olags scholarship of Cony beare (barrister, Gray's-ion), for the conviction ; and thirty gaineas. Equity-Mr. Henry Joseph Dillon, a firstMessre. E. Rundle Levey (barrister, Gray's-inn), and - class scholarship of 100 guineas; Mr. Richard Robert Wheeler (Inner Temple), against. In giving judgment, the Cherry, University of Dublin, a second-class scholarship learned president decided against the prisoner on all the three of thirty guineas. International and constitutional law grounds taken by the counsel for the defence-viz., that no Mr. David C. Leok, a first-class scholarship of 100 goipeas ; specific person was mentioned in the indictment as having Mr. Lindesay John Robertson, a second-class scholarship been incited ; that the incitement to murder was directed | of thirty guineas. Jurisprudence and Roman civil law against no specific person, and that the incitement itself was -Mr. Charles F. Bastable, B.A., University of Dublin, a not specific. The learned president, in thanking the mem- studentship of 100 guineas for two years granted by the bers of the society for a vote of thanks to him for his Council of Legal Education. kindness in presiding, expressed himself highly pleased with The undermentioned gentlemen were called to the bar by this bis first introduction to the Gray's-inn Moot Society. I the Hon. Society of Lincoln's-inn:-Mr, Nathaniel Micklem He felt so convinced of the usefulness of its work that he (certificate of honour, C.L.E., Trinity Term, 1881; bolder should urge upon the benchers of bis own Inn the advisa. |

of the Barstow Law Scholarship, 1881 ; Lincoln's-inn bility of its further extension.

scholarship in international and constitutional law, 1878), The next meeting will be held on the 30th inst., at Gray's- | M.A. and'B.C.L., Oxford; B.A., and LL,B. (Exhibition), inn, at eight p.m., when Mr. Robert Romer, Q.C., will London: Mr. Percy Ferdinand Wheeler (certificate of preside.

honour, C.L.E., Trinity Term, 1881; studentship in jurisprudence and Roman civil law, C.L.E., Hilary Term, 1880; Lincoln's-inn Scholarship in international and


constitutional law, 1880), B.A., Oxford ; Mr. Robert Scipio de Ricci, of the University of Dublin ; Mr. Edward William

OBITUARY. Jones ; Mr. Vincent Waldo Calmady Hamlyn, M.A., Oxford; Mr. Alexander Campbell Tiley; Mr. Herbert Harrison Kettlewell, B.A., Cambridge ; Mr. Alfred MR. LONSDALE MAVING COCKROFT. Henry Lefroy, LL.B., Cambridge; Mr. Charles Sand Mr. Lonsdale Maving Cockroft, solicitor (of the firm of with Campbell, of Trinity College, Cambridge ; Mr.

Mather, Cockroft, & Matber), of Newcastle-opon-Tyne, died Harry Trelawney Eve, of Exeter College, Oxford: Mr.

suddenly at Brockenbirst, Dumfries-sbire, on the 6th ult. Louis Jobin Aitken, University of Edinburgh; Mr. Charles

Mr. Cockroft was born in 1825, and was admitted a solici. Gregson Ellis, B.A., Oxford; Mr. Clarence Kirkpatrick,

tor in 1847. He carried on a large practice at Newcastle, licentiate in law of the Calcutta University ; Mr. Charles

being in partnership with Messrs. Edward Mather and Philip Henry Chadwick, B.A., Oxford ; Mr. Spencer Langton

Edward Mather. He had been for many years coroner for Holland, B.A., Oxford; Mr. Walter John Napier (student

the borough of Newcastle-upon-Tyre, and he was also ship in jarisprudence and Roman civil law, C.L.E., Hilary

coroner for the Southern Division of the county of NorthTerm, 1881), B.A., Oxford ; Mr. George Frederick Hart,

umberland. The announcement of bis sudden death was University of London; Mr. David Jouffroy Watson, Univer

received with universal regret at Newcastle. Mr. Cock sity of London; Mr. Edward Vincent Vashon Wheeler, LĽ.B., Cambridge; Mr. Charles Lewis Coole, B.A., Oxford ; | Newcastle.

roft was buried on the 11th inst. at the Jesmond Cemetery, Mr. Joseph Coats worth, University of London ; and Mr. Matthew Henry Box. The undermentioned gentlemen were called to the bar by

MR. WILLIAM ARTHUR WARNER SLEIGH. the Honourable Society of Gray's-inn:-Mr. Ernest Chester Mr. William Arihur Warner Sleigh, barrister, died on Thomas, B.A., Trinity College, Oxford ; Mr. Lionel Fer.

board the steamship Victoria on the 29th May. Mr. Sleigh neaux Knipe Hill, M.A., Oxford ; Mr. Frederick Lorenzo was the son of Mr. Sarjeunt Sleigh. He was born in 1843, Pearson, B.A., Trinity College, Dublin; Mr. Godfrey Werge and was educated at Harrow. He entered at an early age at Fardell, K.A., Oxford ; Mr. Frederick Brian de Malbisse the Middle Temple, where he was called to the bar in Gibbons, B.A., Cambridge.

Michaelmas Term, 1864. He was a member of the Western Circuit, practising also at the Central Criminal Court and at the Middlesex Sessions. He devoted his chief attention to criminal practice, though he had also a fair share of licensing business. Mr. Sleigh was an ab'e and rady speaker, and he

had been intrusted with several important" defences. In The following notice has been given with reference to the

1868 be defended one of the prisuners in the prosecution forthcoming anoual meeting :

arising out of the Clerkenwell explosion, and in 1879 be ably,

but unsuccessfully, defended Kate Webster on her trial for " 22, Queen-street, City, E.C., June 29, 1881. the murder of ber mistress at Richmond. He had long been “Dear Sir, I beg to give notice tbat I shall, at the in a precarious state of health, and, at the time of his death, annual meeting, draw the attention of the society, on the he had started on a trip to America in the hope of regaining motion for the adoption of the report, to two recent decisions strength. of the Court of Appeal-the first affecting solicitors' costs and seriously shaking public confidence in commercial enterprize (Re Express Engineering Company, Law Reports of Febru.

MR. GEORGE JAMES ANDREWS. ary last), and the second seriously damaging the securities

Mr. George James Andrews, solicitor (the head of the firm of building societies and mortgagors of freehold and leasehold of Andrews, Son, & Huxtable), died at Dorchester, ou the property (see SOLICITORS' JOURNAL of June 4, 1881, p. 584). 12th ult. Mr. Andrews was born in 1812, and was

I also intend to move resolution No. 3 in the enclosed admitted a solicitor in 1834. He had practised for List of resolutions, and to comment on the non-publication many years at Dorchester, and had also a branch office at of the report of the Legal Procedure Committee.-Yours Cerne Abbas. At the time of his death he was in partnertruly,

“EDMUND KIMBER. | ship with bis son, Mr. George James Williams Andrews " E. W. Williamson, Esq., Incorporated Law Society." | (who was admitted a solicitor in 1876), and with Mr. Heory

Anthony Huxtable. He was a perpetual commissioner for The following are the resolutions referred to:

Dorsetshire, and bis private business was very large. Mr. 1.-That no Committee on Legal Procedure can have the Andrews had been for many years clerk to the county confidence of the public, or of this branch of the professiou, magistrates for the Cerne Division of the county, and he was unless both be properly and adequately represented, and this also clerk to the county magistra'es for the Dorcbester and society recommends to ber Møjesty's Government the appoint. Cerne Divisione. He was noiversally esteemed and ment of a Royal Commission to inquire into tbe whole respected, and his funeral was attended by a large number of question of economizing, simplifying, and accelerating the professional and other friends. process and practice of the law.

2.—That her Majesty's Prime Minister be requested to receive a deputation of the members of the society, for the

MR. THOMAS SALE. purpose of urging the appointment of such Royal Commis.

Mr. Thomas Sale, solicitor, town clerk of Leominster, died sion as is suggested by the foregoing resolution, and that such lat bis residence at that place on the 3rd ult., after a linger. deputation consist of the following gentlemen and such othering illness. Mr. Sale was born in 1805, agd was admitted a members as like to attend ; and that the secretary give

solicitor io 1829. He had practised for about fifty years notice to every member of the society of the time and place

at Leominster, and he was the oldest practitioner in the town. for the reception of such deputation :

He was a perpetual commissioner for Herefordsbire, and had

a very good local practice. He had been town clerk of the Mr.

borough since 1851. He was in partnership with his soul,

Mr. William Thomas Sale, who was admitted a solicitor in Mr. 3.—That a committee be chosen from the members of the Attendance Committee of the Town Council. Mr. Sale was

1868, and is deputy town clerk and clerk to the School society for the purpose of recommending what changes might | an active member of the Conservative party in the district. be beneficial in the organization and functions of the society, so as to make it more useful to the pnblic and the members, and more representative of the wishes and interests of the

MR. EDMOND BEALES. profession at large; and that such committee consist of the

Mr. Edmond Beales, judge of county courts, died at his following gentlemen :

residence, Osborne House, Bolton-gardens, Brompton, the

26th ult., in his seventy-tighth year. Mr. Beales was the Mr.

son of Mr. Samuel Pickering Beales, of Cambridge, and was Mr.

born in 1804. He was educated at Eton, and at Trinity College, Cambridge, and he was called to the bar at Lincoln'sinn in Trinity Term, 1830. He pract 'sed for forty years in the Court of Chancery, and be had a fair junior business es





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