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The debtor now applied for leave to file a fresh petition the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Company. Mr. for liquidation, and he stated in his affidavit “it was by Graves was admitted a solicitor in 1869, and he has been for sheer inadvertence on my part that my petition did not several years clerk to the Yaxley Fen Drainage Commise disclose the shop in which I had previous to filing my said sioners, and solicitor and secretary to the Peterborough Gas petition carried on the business of a hatter. When I dis- Company. posed of the shop No. 30B, Warwick-street, I removed all the

Mr. ALEXANDER SMITH KINNEAR, LL.D., Dean of the stock I had there to No. 21, Warwick-street, which is almost

Faculty of Ad rocates in Scotland, has been created a Queen's opposite No. 30, Warwick-street. I had no object wbat.

Counsel for Scotland. ever in concealing the last-mentioned address, and it was

Mr. CHARLES HENRY THOMAS MARSHALL, solicitor (of entirely by my mistake that the same did not appear in my

the firm of Middleton & Marshall), of Colchester, Harwich, petition."

and Manningtree, has been appointed a Commissioner to E. C. Willis, in support of the application.

administer Oatbs in the Supreme Court of Judicature. Brough, for the petitioning creditor.

Mr. REGISTRAR MURRAY said the same strictness must Mr. FREDERICK WILLIAM McBLAINE, LL.D., has been be observed upon an application for leave 10 file a fresh appointed a Divisional Police Magistrate at Dublin. Mr. petition for liquidation as upon an application for a new

McBlaine was called to the bar at Dublia in 1845, and he is first meeting. He had heard the evidence given when the a member of the North-East Circuit. debtor applied to register the resolutions, and he did not Mr. MORLEY RODWELL, solicitor (of the firm of Morley tbipk the inaccuracy of the description bad arisen from mere | Rodwell & Evans), of 89, Chancery-lade, has been appointed inadvertence. The petitioning creditor had now incurred a Commissioner to administer Oaths in the upreme Court of the expense of presenting a petition for adjudication, which Judicature. was returnable on the 28th February, and no ground what

Mr. WILLIAM ROYLE, solicitor (of the firm of Royle, Smith, ever had been shown for granting the application. It must

Foss, & Royle), of 4, Bedford.row, bas been appointed a be refused, with costs. Solicitor for the debtor, H. Rumney.

Commissioner,co administer Oaths in the Supreme Court of

Judicature. Solicitors for the petitioniog creditor, Rooks & Co,

Mr. GEORGE BELL ROTHERA, solicitor (of the firm of Rotbera & Sons), of Nottingham, has been elected President of the Nottingham Incorporated Law Society for the ensu

ing year. Mr. Rothera was admitted a solicitor in 1859. LEGAL APPOINTMENTS.

Mr. ALFRED OXNARD SMITH, solicitor, of Durham, has

been appointed Registrar of the Court of Chancery for the Sir HENRY MATHER JACKSON, baronet, Q.O., M.P., bas County Palatine of Durham, on the resignation of his been appointe a Judge of the Queen's Bench Division. Sir partner, Mr. John Watson. Jr. Smith was admitted a soliH. M. Jackson is the eldest son of the late Sir William Jack citor in 1873, and is acting under-sberiff for the county of son. He was born in 1831, and succeeded to the Durham. Mr. Smith has also succeeded Mr. Watson in the baronetcy on his father's death in 1876. He was educated office of Clerk to the Visiting Justices of the Durham at Harrow and at Trinity College, Oxford, where he gradu County Lunatic Asylum. ated second class in classics in 1853, and he was called to

Mr. James Wood, solicitor, of Bradford, has been apthe bar at Lincoln's-ino, in Michaelmas Term, 1855. He

pointed a Magistrate for that borough. Mr. Wood was adbecame a Queen's Counsel in 1873, and tas since practised

mitted a solicitor in 1839, and was until lately a member of in the court of Vice-Chancellor Bacon He was M.P. for the firm of Wood, Killick, & Hutton, but has now retired Coventry in the Liberal interest from July, 1867, till Novem- from practi

from practice.
ber, 1868, and he was re-elected in 1874. Sir H. M. Jack-
son, is a beacher of Lincoln's-inn, and a magistrate and
deputy-lieutenant for Monmouthshire.
Mr. JAMES CHARLES MATHEW, barrister, has been ap.

pointed a Judge of the Queen's Bench Division. Mr. Justice
Mathew was called to the bar at Lincoln's son in Hilary
Term, 1854 (having in the previous November obtained an

WINDING-UP NOTICES. open studentship), and he is a member of the South Eastern

JOINT STOCK COMPANIES. Circuit. He recently acted as a member of the committee

LIMITED IN CHANCERY. on the subject of Costs of Legal Proceedings.


quired on or before March 28 to send their names and addresses Mr. John BATTEN, F.S.A., of Upcerne, Yeovil, has been ap

and the particulars of their debts or claims to Samuel Lovelock, pointed High Sheriff of Dorsetshire for the ensuing year. Coleman st. April 11 at 11 is appointed for hearing and adjudiMr. Batten is the eldest son of Mr. John Batten, solicitor, of cating upon the debts and claims Yeovil. He was born in 1815, and was admitted a solici.


order dated Feb 12, appointed William Augustine Spain, Gresham zor in 1838. He formerly practised at Yeovil, and was for bldgs, Basinghall st, to be provisional official liquidator several years town clerk of that borough. Mr. Batten is a

[Gazette, Feb. 25.] magistrate and deputy-lieutenant for Dorsetshire and Somer. ANGLO-FRENCH BREWERY COMPANY, LIMITED.-The M.R. has by setshire.

an order dated Feb 1 appointed John Smith, Old Jewry, to be

official liquidator. Creditors are required on or before March 29 Mr. John Cook, barrister, has been appointed a to send their names and addresses and the particulars of their Stipendiary Magistrate for the Colony of British Honduras. debts or claims to the above. April 12 at 11 is appointed for hearing Mr. Cook was called to the bar at Lincoln's-inn in Easter

and adjudicating upon the debts or claims

BOURNEMOUTH AND SOUTH Coast STEAM PACKET COMPANY, LIMITED. Term, 1858, and he is a member of the South-Eastern

--Petition for winding up, presented Feb 28, directed to be heard Circuit, having practised also at the Central Criminal Court before Hall, V.C., on March 11. Bell and Co, Bow churchyard, and at the Middlesex Sessions.

agents for Alcock and Routledge, Sunderland, solicitors for the

petitioners Mr. FREDERICK Dutton, solicitor, of 21, Draper's. DARLINGTON BREWERY COMPANY, LIMITED.-By an order made by gardens, has been appointed a Commissioner for taking the the M.R. dated Feb 19 it was ordered that the company be wound acknowledgments of Married Women for the Colonies of New

up. Walker and Co, Serjeant's inn, Temple, solicitors for the

petitioner South Wales, Queensland, and New Zealand, and also a ELDORADO GOLD MIXING COMPANY, LIMITED - By an order made Commissioner for taking Affidavits in the Supreme Courts of

by the M.R. dated Feb 19 it was ordered that the company be the Colonies of New South Wales, Victoria, Queensland, and

wound up. Randall and Angier, Gray's inn pl, petitioners in

person New Zealand.

GROCERS' SOCIRTY, LIMITED,--By an order made by the M.R. dated Mr. GRANTLY HYDE FITZHARDINGE, barrister, bas been

Feb 19 it was ordered that the society be wound up. Baker and

Nairne, Crosby sg, solicitors for creditors appointed Pablic Prosecutor for the Southern District of the

IGROCERS' SOCIETY, LIMITED, -The M.R. has fixed March 9 at 11 at Colony of New South Wales. Mr. Fitzhardinge was called to his chambers for the appointment of an official liquidator the bar at Sydney in 1868.


M.R. has by an order dated Jan 24 appointed Joshua Armitage

Riley, Cheapside, Halifax, to be official liquidator Gra ves), of Peterborough and Whittlesey, has been elected MORAY FIRTH MINING COMPANY, LIMITED. ---Petition for winding Town Clerk of the Borough of Salford, in succession to Mr. be Borongh of Salford. in nepeggion to Mo u p, presented Feb 25, directed to be heard before the M.R. on

Mar 12. Greenfield and Abbott, Queen Victoria st, solicitors for Christopher Moorhouse, who has been appointed Solicitor to the petitioner

REECR'S PATENT ICE COMPANY, LIMITED.--Petition for winding up, and he joined the Home Circuit and the East and West Kent presented Feb 26, directed to be heard before V.O. Hall on Mar

Sessions. A few years ago he went to India, and was dels il. Norris, Allens, and Carter, Bedford row, solicitors for the petitioner

| admitted to practice at the bar at Culcutta. He was success. SANDERSON AND COMPANY, LIMITED.-By an order made by V.C. ful; in obtaining business, and had for several years beld Malins, dated Feb 18, it was ordered that the above company be

the office of Clerk of the Crown. wound up. Layton and Jacques, Ely place, agents for Craven and Sunderland and Whitley and Whitley, Huddersfield

CRUDWY TIN PLATE COMPANY. LIMITED.--By an order made by V.C. Malins, dated Feb 18, it was ordered that the above com

MR. JAMES ST. GEORGE BURKE, Q.C. pany be wound up. White, Godliman st, agent for Thomas, Swansea, solicitor for the petitioner

Mr. James St. George Burke, Q.C., died suddenly at his [Gazette, Mar. 1.]

residence, The Auberies, near Sudbury, on the 25th ult, Mr.

Burke was the second son of tbe late Mr. John French UNLIMITED IN CHANCERY. HOLLY HOUSE FREEHOLD LAND SOCIETY.-Petition for

Burke. He was called to the bar at the Middle Temple presented Feb 26, directed to be heard before the M.R. on March in Michaelmas Term, 1846, and confined himself to parlia12. Munton and Morris, Lambeth hill, agents for Parker and

mentary practice. He received a silk gown from Lord Brailsford, Sheffield, solicitors for the petitioners

[Gazette, March 1.]

Westbury in 1862, and for many years enjoyed a lucrative

leading business before Parliamentary Committees. He was COUNTY PALATINE OF LANCASTER.

for many years counsel to the London, Chatham, and Dover KNGTT MILL DARWEN PAPER COMPANY, LIMITED.--Creditors are required on or before March 26 to send their names and addresses

Railway Company, and to other important public bodies. and the particulars of their debts or claims to William Hutchin. He retired from practice about twelve years ago, and had son, Victoria st, Blackburn. April 8 at 11 is appointed for hearing since resided at his country seat. Mr. Burke was a bencher and adjudicating upon the debts or claims

[Gazette, Feb 25.]

of the Middle Temple, and he was for several years governor

of the Imperial Gas Company. He was married to the MANCHESTER AND COUNTY INSURANCE COMPANY, LIMITED. --The V.C. has, by an order dated Jan 13, appointed John Merritt

second daughter of Mr. John Grubbe, of Horsendon House, Wade, Fenwick st, to be official liquidator

Buckinghamshire. He had been for several years 4

[Gazette, Mar. 1.] widower, and leaves six sons and three daughters. FRIENDLY SOCIETIES DISSOLVED. COURT GEORGE OF GRE

RT GEORGE OF GREEX. Ancient Order of Foresters' Friendly Society, Talbot and Falcon Inn, Northgate, Wakefield, York,


Mr. Robert William Head, solicitor, of Exeter, died FAITH, HOPE, AND CHARITY LODGE, Order of Druids Friendly Society, Bull and Dog Inn, Higher Change, Bacup, Lancaster.

on the 27th ult. Mr. Head was the son of Mr. Feb 21

Robert Thomas Head, solicitor, of Exeter, and he was an

(Gazette. Feb. 25.] M.A. of Magdalen College, Cambridge. He was admitted EGERTON GROCERY SOCIETY, LIMITED, Blackburn rd, Egerton,

a solicitor in 1846, and had ever since practised at Exeter. Lancaster. Feb 24

TGazette, March 1.7 He was for some time in partnership with Mr. Bartholomew

Charles Gidley, the present town clerk of Exeter. He was a perpetual commissioner for Devonshire, and the city of

Exeter, and he was for several years solicitor to the West of OBITUARY

England and South Wales Land Drainage and Inclosure Company. Mr. Head formerly represented St. Sidwell's Ward

in the Exeter Town Council. . He was secretary to the West MR. THOMAS HAMLIN.

of England Peat Company, the members of which recently Mr. Thomas Hamlin, solicitor, of Bristol and Wrington, appointed a committee of investigation to inquire into the died at Clifton, from paralysis, on the 19th ult. Mr. Hamlin conduct of the directors. The business had caused Mr. was admitted a solicitor in 1835, having served his articles Head much anxiety and irritation, and on Sunday, the 27th to Mr. Samuel Baker, of Blagdon, in whose office he was for ult., he was found lying dead in a stream Dear his father's some time managing clerk.Two or three years later he | house at Alphington. An inquest has been held, and a versettled at Wrington, where he carried on business until his | dict of “ Found drowned ” was returned by the jury. death, and more recently he had also an office at Bristol. Mr. Hamlin was a commissioner to administer oaths in the Supreme Court of Judicature, and a perpetual commissioner for Gloucestershire, Somersetshire, and the city of Bristol, and he had a good private practice. He was a man

REFRESHERS. of very liberal and charitable disposition. He had contributed largely to the building of the church at Redhill, near Wring. The following letter, concluding the correspondence, has ton, of which he was for several years church warden, and been published :he was chairman of the Blagdon Benefit Society. Be was

“New-court, Temple, Feb. 24. an active member of the local Conservative party.

“My dear Mr. Clabon,-It would be discourteous if I did not acknowledge the receipt of your letter of yesterday's

date; but the explanation we sought to obtain does not MR. THOMAS FLOUD.

appear to be contained in it. Mr. Thomas Floud, solicitor, of Exeter, died at that place

“The desire you express to assist in lessening the exces. on the 23rd ult. Mr. Floud was the son of Mr. Thomas

sive cost of litigation is most laudable. It does not, howFloud, of Exeter, and was born in 1814. He was admitted a

ever, affect the question raised by our correspondence. solicitor in 1835, and had practised for about forty-five years

“You are good enough in your last letter to say that the at Exeter, wbere he was universally respected. Mr. Floud

meaning and intention of the Council of the Incorporated formerly practised in the District Bankruptoy Court at Exeter,

Law Society in making the suggestion contained in paraand he had also a good general practice in Exeter and the

graph 5 were to point ont objections to 'a system,' and not neighbourhood. He was & perpetual commissioner for

to make personal charges against those who use it. Still I Devonshire and the city of Exeter, and was clerk and solicitor

must remind you of the statement made by the Council of to the feoffees of St. Petrock's parish.

the Incorporated Law Society-viz., that the receipt by counsel of daily refreshers was a principal cause of the un

due lengthening of legal proceedings in court. Tbe mere MR. WILLIAM EDWARDES HENNIKER

payment of such refreshers—that ie, the system'-080FORSYTH.

not of itself cause such annecessary length. It must be Mr. William Edwardes Henoiker Forsyth, barrister, died to the effect of such payments that the evil was intended at Calcutta, on the 23rd ult., at the early age of thirty-five. to be ascribed. The only effect which can be alleged Mr. Forsyth was the eldest son of Mr. William Forsyth, as producing the result is the improper influence on the Q.C., late M.P. for Marylebone, his mother having been á minds of counsel, for if they are not influenced by the daughter of the late Mr. George Lyall, formerly M.P. for the receipt of the refresbere, the trial would not be prolonged, city of London, and he was born in 1845. He was educated and the system' would produce no such evil result. at Trinity College, Cambridge, where he graduated in the “But as I gather from the tone of your letters that the second class of the classical tripos in 1867. He was called Council of the Incorporated Law Society would not, if they to the bar at the Inner Temple in Michaelmas Term, 1869, I had refleoted before publishing these suggestions, bare em

ployed words so likely to be construed as conveying a serious Mr. Henry Thomas Brown, of Chester; and Messrs. Milne, charge against members of our profession, I think we had | Riddle, & Mellor, of London. better endeavour to forget that the soggestion was ever Robert Leonard, who served his clerkship to Mr. made, and thus bring our correspondence to a close. Henry Selfe Leonard, of London. "I am, yours very truly,

Frank Watkins, who served his clerkship to Mr. “ HENRY JAMES." James Watkins, of Bolton; and Mr. Charles Heaton Hinde,

of Manchester.

Hugb Neville Bewley, who served his clerkship to Mr. Alfred Bright, of the firm of Messrs. Bateson & Co., of

Liverpool; and Messrs. Field, Roscoe, & Co., of London. SOCIETIES.

James Alfred Doudney, who served his olerkship to

Messrs. Frank Richardson & Sadler, of London.

William Floyd, who served his clerkship to Mr. John

Ellison, of Cambridge. At the agual monthly meeting of the directors, beld at the ball of the Incorporated Law Society, Chancery-lane,

Thomas Carleton Bates, who served his olerkship to

| Mr. Robert Rogers Nelson, of London ; and Messrs. Maples, on Thursday, the 3rd inst., the following being present

Teesdale, & Co., of London. viz., Mr. Desborough (cbairman), and Messrs. Boodle, Borges, Collisson, Desborough (janr.), Lacas, and A. B.

SECOND CLASS. Carpenter (secretary), a grant of £10 was made to a

[In alphabetical order.] member, one new member was elected, and the ordinary Ernest Orrell Bake, who served his clerkship to Mr. general business was transacted.

Richard Moore Cooper, of London.

Henry Freeman Bennett, who served his clerkship to

Messrs. Pain & Hawtin, of Banbury. MANCHESTER INCORPORATED LAW

Hubert James Boughton, who served his clerkship to ASSOCIATION.

Messrs. Bretherton & Soo, of Gloucester ; and Mr. Henry The annual dinner of this association took place on the even- | James Bretherton, of London, ing of Wednesday, February 23, at the Albion Hotel, Piccadilly, William Harrison, who served his clerkship to Mr. Manchester. Mr. George Hadfield, the president of the associa. Frederic Stanley Higson, of the firm of Messrs. Higson & tion, occupied tbe chair, the vice-presidents being Mr. James Sop, of Manchester. . Watkins, of Bolton, and Mr. Henry Taylor. There were Frederick William Chant Hobrow, who served his clerkpresent Mr. James Crossley (president of the Cheetham ship to Messrs. Stopher & Rundle, of London. Society, and one of the founders and the first president of the Henry Lennox Hopkinson, B.A., who served his clerkManchester Law Association); a deputation from the Incor. ship to Mr. James Fraser, of Ashford ; and Messrs. Dawes porated Law Society of Liverpool, consisting of Mr. C. H. & Sons, of London. Morton (hon, sec.), and Mr. F. D. Lowndes ; and the fol- John Stamper Kitching, who served his clerkship to Mr. lowing members of the Manchester Association -- viz., John Edward Thorley Grabam, of the firm of Messrs. Moody, Messrs. Edwin Almond, T. T. Bellhouse, James Booth, Ed- Turnbull, & Graham, of Scarborough; and Messrs. Layton & ward Bythway, Thomas Claye, Thomas Diggles, J. A. Jaques, of London. Foyster, James Hall, William Harper (Bury), T. R. Haslam, Thomas Dunn Marshall, who served his clerkship to Mr. T. W. Teelis (Bolton), C. H. Hinde, C. H. Holden (Bolton), Thomas Tinley Dale, of South Shields. James Kershaw, W. W. Kirkman, J. J. Lambert, Alfred | Charles Millard, who served his clerkship to Mr. David Leaf, F. J. Marlow, J. F. Milne, J. B. Parkinson, J. E. Lloyd, of Lampeter. Rains, J. W. Roberts, John Ludlow, Leonard Tatham, G. B. William Herbert Olding, who served his clership to Mr. Witherington, P. Watson (Bury), M. Bateson Wood, c. S. John Attenborough, of London. Wilson, Samuel Woodcock (Bury), Percy Woolley, and S. Walter John Preston, who served his clerkship to Mr. Unwin (hon, sec.). The usual loyal and patriotic toasts were Horace William Smith, of the firm of Messrs. Fladgate, proposed by the chairman, the "Army, Navy, and Volua Smith, & Fladgate, of London. teers" beiog responded to Captain Harper ; Mr. Crosslev

Edgar Bryce Pyman, who served his clerkship to Mr. proposed "The Manchester Iocorporated Law Association,',

Charles Seaton Pemberton, of the firm of Messrs. Lee & which was acknowledged by Mr. Diggles ; Mr. Leaf proposed Pemberton, of London; and Mr. Wm. Benning Pritchard, " The Lord Chancellor and the Judges, including the Local of the firm of Messrs. Pritchard & Sons, of London. Judges.” Mr. Bateson Wood proposed “The Incorporated William Henry Sargeant, who served his clerkship to Mr. Lan Society of Liverpool," which was responded to by Mr. Nathaniel White, of the firm of Messrs. Whites, Renard, & Lowndes and Mr. Morton. The healths of Mr. Crossley and Co., of London. of the hon, secretary (Mr. Unwin) were proposed by Mr.

John Thomas Beadsworth Sewell, who served his clerkship Harper and Mr. Leaf, and acknowledged. Mr. J. F. Milne to Mr. John Leifchild Hopkins, of Steyning ; and Messrs. gave “ The President and Chairman,' and Mr. J. Evan Parkis & Perry, of London. Rains proposed, and Mr. Leonard Tatham responded to, the Edward Garth waite Weaving, who served his clerkship to toast of "The Lancashire Witches." In the course of the Mr. Joseph Edmund Wilkinson, of Market Drayton. evening the Heelis Gold Medal, founded in 1873, in memory Thomas Williams, jun., who served his clerkship to Mr. of the late Mr. Stephen Heelis, as an annual prize for the Alfred Curtis, of Neath. student from Manchester or Salford who shall pass the best examination at tbe final examinations of the Incor

THIRD CLASS. porated Law Society of the United Kingdom, was presented,

[In alpbabetical order.] by the president, to Mr. James Douglas, who served his James Wellington Russell Almond, who served his clerkclerkship with Messrs. Lingards & Newby, of Manchester, and ship to Mr. Henry Tebbs, of Bedford. Messrs. Canliffe, Beaumont, & Davenport, of London.

Charles Frank Andrews, who served his clerkship to Mr. Henry Underhill, of Wolverhampton ; Messrs. Wilkins, Blyth, & Fanshawe, of London ; and Mr. John Andrews, of


George Bliss, who served his clerkship to Mr. Benjamin William Aplin, of Banbury.

Henry Brightwell, who served his clerkship to Mr. THE INCORPORATED LAW SOCIETY, Frederic Oddin Taylor, of Norwich. HONOURS EXAMINATION.- JANUARY, 1881.

John William Clark, who served his clerkship to Mr. John

Gibson Youll, of tbe firm of Messrs. Chartres, Youll, & At the examination for honours of candidates for admis.

Wilkinson, of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. sion on the roll of solicitors of the Supreme Court, the Examination Committee recommended the following gentle.

Frederick Davies, who served his clerkship to Mr. Jesse

Thomas Davies, of London. men as being entitled to honorary distinction :

Alfred Henry Drew, who served his clerkship to Mr. First Class.

| William Chubb, of the firm of Messrs. Deane, Chubb, & Co., [In order of merit.)

of London. Harry Faulkner Brown, who served his clerkship to John Crosby Gillmore, B.A., who served his clerkship to Mr. Francis Gillmore Barnett, of Bristol ; and Messrs. Shaen, meeting and carried in the affirmative. A vote of thanks to Roscoe, & Co., of London.

the chairman concluded the meeting. - Frank Edward Hodgkinson, who served his clerkship to Mr. Percival Hodgkinson, of London.

Edward Tudor Jones, who served his clerkship to Mr. MANCHESTER LAW STUDENTS' SOCIETY. Hagh Roberts, of the firm of Messrs. Charles A. Jones & The tenth meeting of the session was held on Tuesday, Roberts, of Carnarvon.

the 1st of March, at the Law Library, Cross-street Chambers, William Andrew Jones, who served his clerkship to Mr. at a quarter past six o'clock, when the chair was taken by James Booth, of Manchester.

J. Cottingham, Esq., Barrister-at-Law, deputy-recorder of A Frank John Leslie, who served his clerkship to Mr. Henry

Wigan. The following was the subject for discussion :Lewis Gregory, of the firm of Messrs. J. & H. Gregory, of “Is any further restrictive 'legislation in relation to the Liverpool.

liquor traffic justifiable ?” Mr. Rayner opened in the affir. Walter Sydney Livesay, who served his clerkship to

mative, and was followed on the same side by Messrs. HartMessrs. Hill, Fitzhugb, Woolley, & Griffith, of Brighton. ley and Linnell, whilst Messrs. A. Smith, Shaw, and S:ho.

John Lord, who served his clerkship to Mr. Henry field supported the negative contention. After an animated Liversidge, of Winterton ; and Mr. Frank Crowder Hett, discussion, in which, additionally to those before named, of the firm of Messrs. Freer, Hett, & Hett, of Brigg.

Messrs. Norton, Stocks, Read, Straus, Hawkins, Rycroft, George Alfred Matthew, B.A., who served his clerkship Law, Price, Millar, and Coward took part, the opener to Messre. Eadens & Knowles, of Cambridge; and Messrs. replied, and the learned chairman having summed up in Cole & Jackson, of London.

favoar of the negative, the question was decided in the negaGeorge Henry Morgan Owen, who served his clerkship to tive by thirteen votes to nine. A vote of thanks to the Mr. George Thomas, of the firm of Messrs. J. H. Roberts chairman concluded the proceedings. & Thomas, of Carnarvon.

George Ostler Nicholson, who served his olerkship to Mr. Frank Crowder Hett, of the firm of Messrs. Freer, Hett, & Hett, of Brigg; and Messrs. Collyer-Bristow, Withers,

CREDITORS' CLAIMS. & Russell, of London.

Walter Palmer, who served his clerkship to Mr. Benjamin Bedell, of Bristol.

CREDITORS UNDER ESTATES IN CHANCERY. John Thorpe Perry, who served his clerkship to Mr.

LAST DAY OF PROOF. Roby Liddington Thorpe, of Nottingham ; and Messrs. BATTY, Rev. ROBERT EATON, Tranmere, Chester. Mar 14. Danger Field, Roscoe, & Co., of London.

v Batty, V.O. Maling. Blease, Liverpool

CALDER, GEORGE, Lincoln, Gent. Mar 14. Howson v Lampray, James Pagh, who served his clerkship to Mr. Richard

V.C. Malins. Bescoby, East Retford Williams, of the firm of Messrs. Williams, Gittins, & | FRARNLEY, JAMES, Bradford, Gent. Mar 11. Fearnley v Haste, Taylor, of Newtown; and Mr. George Rennie Thorne, of

M.R. Bilbrough, Bradford Wolverhampton.

Foord, JAMES, Wrington, Somerset. Mar 18. Foord v Caple, V.C.

Hall. Simmons and Wood, Wrington Henry Morgan Rees, who served his clerkship to Messrs. HANDS, GEORGE, Kidderminster, Tanner. Mar 17, Hands y Hands, Ingledew, Ince, & Vachell, of Cardiff ; and Mr. Daniel

M.R. Hart, Lincoln's inn fields Rees, of Cardiff.

KENWRIGHT, MARGARET, Burtonwood, Lancaster, Farmer. Feb 26.

Smith v Kenwright, V.0. Hall, Davies, Warrington Louis Henry Shadbolt, who served his clerkship to Mr. MECHI, JOHN JOSEPI, Strand, Dressing Bag Maker. Mar 10. Edmund Child Haynes, of the firm of Messrs. Hunters,

Tayloe v Mechi, V.C. Malins. Wilson, Cornhill Gwatkin, & Haynes, of London.

NAPPER, JOIN, Kirdford, Sussex, Esq. 'Mar 11. St John v St John

M.R.Roberts, South sq, Gray's inn Alfred Slater, who served his olerkship to Mr. Henry NAYLOR, JAMES, Oxford st, Ironmonger. Mar 17. Kitchen v Naylor Montague Trenchard, of Taunton; and Messrs. Whitakers

M.R. Goren, South Molton st & Woolbert, of London.

SHORROCK, RICHARD, Blackburn, Corn Miller. Mar 10. Shorrock

v Greaves, V.C. Hall Radcliffe, Blackburn John Charles Smitb, who served his clerkship to Mr. SHORT, CHARLES FREDERICK, Ramsgate. Mar 12. Short v Griggs, Charles Webster, of Axebridge, Somerset.

V.C. Malins Mercer, Ramsgate Herbert John Wood, LL.B., who served his Clerkship to WILKES, SARAH, Old Stratford, Warwick. Mar 7. Willson v Hob-,

bins, V.C. Hall. Harrison, Seymour pl, Bryanston sq Mr. Charles Taylor Ware, of the firm of Messrs. Ware &

[Gazette, Feb. 11.] Hawes, of London.

BIRCH, WYRLEY, Writham Hall, Norfolk, Esq. Mar 15. Pryor v John Kyme Wright, jun., LL.B., who served his clerk.

Ingram, M.R, Harrison, Lincoln's inn fields ship to Mr. John Kyme Wright, of the firm of Messrs. BROWN, GEORGE, Sunderland, Pilot. Mar 15. Brown v Brown, M.R. Wright and Pilley, of London,

Brown, Sunderland The Council of the Incorporated Law Society have ac

CRESSEY, EMILY MARIA, Romsey, Hants. Mar 15. Hickman v

Oressey, M.R. Mortimer, Romsey cordingly given class certificates and awarded the fol HAMILTON, HORNBY, Gilesgate Moor, Durham, Yeoman, Mar 15. lowing prizes of books :

Hamilton v Jobson, V.C. Malins. Chambers, Durham To Mr. Brown, the prize of the Honourable Society of

Hindson, MATTHEW, Kirkby Lonsdale, Wine Merchant's Assistant.

Mar 10. Greetham v Hindson, V.C. Malins. Pearson, Kirkby Clement's-inn, valge ten gaineas.

Lonsdale To Mr. Leonard, the prize of the Honourable Society of GRANT, CHARLES JAMES IRWIN, Baron de Longueuil, Pau, France. Clifford's-ion, valve five gaineag.

May 2. Longueuil v Trapman, M.R. Fladgate, Craven st,

Strand To Mr. Watkins, the prize of the Honourable Society of POTTER, WILLIAM, Farnborough, Warwick, Farmor. Mar 19. New Ion, value five gaineas.

Bucks and Oxon Union Bank, Limited v Potter, V.C. Malins. To Mr. Bewley, Mr. Dondney, Mr. Floyd, and Mr. Bates,

Soames, Lincoln's inn fields

REDFORD, RICHARD, Fosdyke. Lincoln, Farmer, Mar 17. Wilson prizes of the Inoorporated Law Society, value 5 gaineas y Redford, M.R. Jebb, Boston

ROBELON, WILLIAM, Sclater st, Bethnal Green, Silk Mercer. Mar The council have given olags certificates to the candi

19. Robelon v Robelon, V.C. Malins. Eede, Great Titchfield st

SMITH, BENJAMIN, Birmingham, Gunmaker. Mar 15. Slater v dates in the second and third classes.

Smith, M.R. Godlee, Birmingham The number of candidates who attended the examination

[Gazette, Feb. 15.] was eighty-four.

DE LASKI, ALEXANDER, Brighton, Esq. March 18. Le Laski v Rau,

M.R. Walters, New sq, Lincoln's inn

GODDARD, ROBERT, Merton rd, Wimbledon, Slate Merchant. March BIRMINGHAM LAW STUDENTS' SOCIETY. 24. Goddard v Jennings, M.R. Crafter, Blackfriars rd A meeting of this society was held on Tuesday last at

JONES, John, Krighton, Radnor, Yeoman, March 21, Lloyd v

Brick, V.C. Hall, Green, Knighton the Law Library, Bennett's-hill, Birmingham, J. Moore | SWIFT, 'SAMUEL, Headstore Drive, Harrow, Farmer. March 19. Bayley, Esq., being in the chair. After the special business Barber v Swift, V.C. Malins. White, Vigo st, Regent st a discussion took place on moot point No. 640 : “ Can the

[Gazette, Feb. 18.] law laid down in Leggott v. Barrett be regarded as satisfac. | COCKBILL, RACHAEL, Swindon, Wilts. March 18. Hill v Hill, M.R. tory ? "- Genesi v. Cooper & Co. (L. R. 14 Ch. D.

Parry, Bristol 596); Leggott v. Barrett (L. R. 13 Ch. D. 306).

| PARSONS, BENJAMIN, North Weston Thame, Oxford, Gent. March

21. Allen v Parsons, V.C. Hall. Hedges, Wallingford The speakers on the affirmative were Messrs. Barrows, | PICKERING, WARLEY, Middlesborough, Merchant. March 18. PickO'Connor, and Crockford. The speakers on the negative l ering v Pickering, V.C. Hall. Bainbridge and Barnley, Middleswere Messrs. Davies, Smith, and Cochrane. After a few

borough ter i Tow | POTTER, JAMES, Balsham, Cambridge, Farmer, March 21, Potter

P remarks from the chairman, the question was put to the v Potter, V.C. Hall. Blood, Witham


ROLPH, EDWARD, Hemel Hempstead, Hertford, Grocer. March 21.
V.C. Hall. Carter and Bell, Eastcheap

WEAVER, WILLIAM, York, Travelling Auditor. March 15. Tomlin.
son v Weaver, V.C. Hall. Brown, Lendal

iGazette, Feb. 22.]

"B." bas addressed the following letter to the editor of the Times :

Sir,-The amount of the costs of an action is an opCREDITORS UNDER 22 & 23 VICT. CAP. 25.

probrium to the law. It is also a mystery. Economists

day, and truly, that the best way to get anything done as LAST DAY OF CLAIM.

well and cbeaply as possible is to leave it to public com. AKBOYD, FURNESS, Halifax, Commercial Traveller. March 22.

petition and unfettered. That is the case with litigation. Rhodes, Halifax ALLEX, RICHARD, Hatfeld, Hertford, Shoemaker. Apr 30. Annes

It is true that barristers and solicitors are qualified persons, ley, St Albans

and that practice of the profession is not open to everyone ; BASSETT, CATHERINE ELIZABETH, Gloucester rd, Regent's park.

but it is open to everyone to be a barrister or solicitor as March 25. Burn and Galloway, Gresham st BISHOP, HANNAH LUCY, Kennington rd, Lambeth, March 21. Lowe, it is to be a singer or physician. Temple gardens, Temple

According to the economists, then, law ought to be as BIGGs, JEREMIAH, Brighton, Gent. Apr 25. Poole, Bartholomew

cheap as possible. But it is not. Another thing: are close Bizca, MARY, Horley, Surrey, March 30. Sheffield and Sons,

barristers and solicitors particularly prosperous persons ? Callum st

Do they as a class make more money than those of osber Brakows, JOB, Rusholme, Lancaster, Contractor. March 8. Hall callings who start from the same rank of life as them. and Co, Manchester

selves ? Certainly not. Yet, again; look at the particular CLEGG, ROBERT, Todmorden, York, Grocer. March 29. Stansfield

charge for the particular thing done. It is excessive ? Is and Sager, Todmorden CITLEB, RICHARD, Ribchester, Lancaster, Farmer. March 9. Hall, 68. 8d. too much for the attendance for several hours at and Son, Accrington

chambers of a man of education and abilities ? Certainly DAVIES, MARTHA, Trawsmawr, Carmarthen. March 31. Barker

not; and yet it is certain that the costs of an action aro and Morris, Carmarthen DATXENT, MARIA, Morehampstead. Apr 1, Hutchings, Devon

monstrous. It cannot be right that an action on a bill of port

exchange for £25 or for as much damage to a cab in a running-DEAEXLEY, THOMAS, Honley, Almondbury, Woollen Cloth Manu. down case should cost the litigants ten times tbat amount in facturer. Apr 22. Learoyd and Co, Huddersfield

costs, as it does often, perhaps more. There is something DRAXE, ANNE, Winswood, Crediton, Devon. March 25. Drake and Co, Rood lane

wrong somewhere. The thing has got into a wrong groove. ELKINGTON, Joux, Coventry, Accountant. March 24. Troughton The system is wrong. Let me state what it is.s and Co, Coventry

As a rale, the losing party pays the winner' costs ; I say FINDLAY, Joux SMITi, Dulwich, Surrey, Merchant. August 18,

nothing about later costs, which would only embarrass the Turner and Low, King st, Cheapside GARDNER, JOHN, Wolviston, Durham, Cashier. March 31, Trotter, matter. The costs are ascertained by an officer of the court. Stockton-on-Tees

The losing party has to pay them and his own. His own GRIDLEY, DANIEL, Glemsford, Suffolk, Farmer. May 31. Coldham,

costs which he has to pay his solicitor may, at the instance New inn, Strand Hadow, JOHN WILLIAM, Bruton st, Berkeley sq. Apr 2. Mac

of either of them, be ascertained by the same officer of the donald and Malden, Salisbury

court, or, though it is never done, fixed by a jury HAYFTON, WILLIAX PHILIP, Haverstock hill, a Lieutenant-General like the items of a tailor's or butcher's bill. Practically, in the Bengal Army. March 25. Thompson, Devereux chmbrs, Temple

they are taxed by the same officer that taxes between party HARPEB, JAMES, Birmingham, Gunmaker. Apr 21. Mitchell and

and party ; they are made out, of course, on the footing that Son, Birmingham

if the client had been successful his opponent would have had HIEST, JOHX, Edgerton, Huddersfield, Miller. Apr 22. Learoyd to pay them. They are fixed in reference, not to the result,

and Co, Huddersfield Hrxt, GEORGE EDWARD, Halifax, Wine Merchant. Apr 1. Emmet

but to the work done. and Walker, Halifax

Now I am not going to say a word against solicitors. On the KERKY, ANTHONY, Smalley, Derby, Licensed Victualler. June 24. contrary, I desire to express what I feel, the greatest reHextall, Derby

spect for them. But it is obvious that this system is cal-LEACH, LYDIA, Knottingley, York. March 31. Rawson and Co, Bradford

culated to swell the amount of costs. Every solicitor must LEESE, JOSEPH, Saddleworth, York, Gentleman. March 31. Beau. hope, nay, ought to believe, that his client will be successmont, Manchester

ful and the opponent have to pay. To that opponent LONG, WILLIAM, Trowbridge, Wilts, Gent. March 19. Mann and

he owes no duty and for him can have no regard exRodway, Trowbridge MCCARTHY, MARY, Alma road, Kentish Town, June 1. Burn and

oept as a fellow-creature. And as he must or ought to Galloway, Gresham st

believe him in the wrong, he ought to think it would be a NcIntosh, JAMES, Windsor Castle, Berks, a Footman in H.M.'s good, at least not a bad thing, that he should have to pay

Service. March 16. Long and Co, Windsor
MILES, Rogee DUTTOX, Keyham, Leicester, Esq. March 25. Miles,

large costs. Then, as he is paid, not by the result, but Leicester

according to what he has done, he has every reason for doing MITCHELL, WILLIAM, Sculcoates, Kingston-upon-Hull, Asphalter, as much as possible subject, of course, to this--that it the Apr 6. Thorney, Hull

taxing officer sees some of the things done were needless be NATKAN, JONAS, High st, Aldgate. March 7. Cowlard and Chowne,

will disallow the charge for them. Still, the obvious tendency Lincoln's inn fields PALMER, ELIZABETH, Ramsgate, Kent, March 31. Atter and Brown,

of this practice is to multiply items and augment costs. It Peterborough

is as though a man had to pay for a house, not according toPARKRE, CHARLES, Northampton, Licensed Victualler. March 18.

the worth of the house when he got it, but according to Andrew, Northampton POOL, SARAH, Kingston upon Hull. March 18. Walker and Spink,

the expense the builder bad gone to in building it. The Huíl

remedy I propose is that the solicitors should be paid a lump ROBERTS, GEORGE, Austonley, Almondbury, Gent. Apr 22. Lea sum ; for instance, so much if proceedings stopped at the

royd and Co, Huddersfield STTART, FREDERICK Eatox, Caterham Valley, Surrey, Banker's

writ, so much if they stopped at a further stage, so much Clerk March 31. Stuart, Cowley rd, North Brixton

if there was & trial; and this sum should vary accordTEX.BROEKE, WILLIAM, Cambridge, Gent. March 25. Holben, Cam. ing to the amount at stake and other circumstances. bridge

It might either be a percentage or it might be a lump WALKEE, MABY ELLEN, Gwernhaylod, Overton, Flint. Apr 1. sum to be determined by the master on hearing

Longueville and Co, Oswestry
WARD, JAMES, Bradford, York, Pauper. March 31. Rawson and

the nature of the case. But I do not desire to go into Co, Bradford

detail. Merely to pay according to the work done is wrong. WEIGHT, THOMAS, Crossens, Southport, Lancaster, Farmer. Apr 2. Of course, the amount might vary if the losing party had Buck and Dicksons, Southport

(Gazette, Feb. 22.]

vexatiously increased the expense. It might vary, as between solicitor and client, it the client insisted on a particular expense. If it was thought necessary to protect the client, according to modern legislation, bis order for extra expense

might be required to be in writing. No doubt some hardship The directors of the Legal, Medical, and General Stores are would be worked by this. A solicitor would sometimes be prepared to receive applications for 2,500 shares at par, underpaid. A successful party would not always get the full shares £2 eacb, to be paid in full on allotment. The share amount of costs occasioned by his adversary being in the bolders are to receive half-yearly out of the profits interest at wrong. But, as in other cases, the occasional bardship must the rate of five per cent., and after placing a sufficient sum in be borne as part of a good system. the reserve fund, there will be an annual division among the Further, whether this plan is adopted or not, I would shareholders of the surplus profits.

I have interlocutory costs paid down. À solicitor is busy and

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