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1834, and practised for several years as an equity draftsman Obituary.
and conveyancer. He became a Queen's Counsel in 1862, but he had for several years retired from professional life.
Mr. Kenyon had been Vinerian Professor of Common Law MR. EDWARD VAUGHAN 'KENEALY, LL.D.
in the University of Oxford since 1843, bat he had ceased to Mr. Edward Vaughan Kenealy, LL.D., died at his resi.
deliver lectures. He was also for many years assessor of the denee, 6, Tavistock-sqoare, on the 16th inet. The deceased Chancellor's Court at Oxford. He had been recorder of the was the son of Mr. William Kenealy, of Cork, and was
borough of Oswestry since 1842, and he was a magistrate born in 1819. He was educated at Trinity College, Dublin, bencher of the Middle Temple, having been treasurer of
and chairman of quarter sessions for Shropshire, and a where he graduated B.A. in 1840, and afterwards pro- that society in 1874. ceeded to the degree of LL.D. He was called to the Irish bar in 1840, and was called to the bar at Gray'sion in Easter Term, 1847. He joined the Oxford Circuit and Staffordshire Sessions, and soon obtained a somewhat extensive criminal business. In 1868 he obtained a
Appointments, Etc. silk gown, and was shortly afterwards elected a bencber of Gray's-ind. He bad held briefs in many important Mr. WILLIAM COLE BEASLEY, Q.O., has been appointed criminal cases. He was junior counsel for Palmer in Senior Counsel to the Commissioners of Castoms, in succession 1856, and led for the prosecution at the trial of the to the late Mr. John Locke, Q.C. Mr. Beasley was formerly Overend and Gurney directors. His professional career Scholar of Lincoln's College, Oxford, where he gra luated ended with the Tichborne prosecution. He was B.A. in 1836. He practised for several years as a special retained for the defenco with the late Mr. MoMahon as
pleader, and was called to the bar at the Inner Temple his junior, and bis demeanoor towards the judges during in Easter Term, 1853. He is a member of the Norththe trial was the subject of an investigation by the Eastern Circuit, and was recently appointed a Queen's benchers of Gray'g.inn. Immediately after the trial he Counsel. Mr. Beasley was recorder of Warwick from July started the Englishman newspaper, and he was subse till December, 1874, when he was appointed recorder of queatly disbarred and deprived of his patent as a Queen's Hull. He has been for several years junior counsel to the Counsel. In 1875 he was elected M.P. for Stoke-upon- | Customs, and he was formerly one of the prosecuting counsel Trent, but was defeated at the late election. He leaves a to the Treasury at the Central Criminal Court. widow and several children.
Mr. William ROBERT Broce, barrister, has been ap
pointed a Master of the Queen's Bench Division in Ireland MR. SAMUEL SIMON WAYTE.
in succession to Mr. Hugh Lane, deceased. Mr. Bruce was
called to the bar at Dublin in 1859, and practises on the Mr. Samuel Simon Wayte, solicitor, of Bristol, died at North-East Cironit. hia residence, Marlborough-villa, Clifton, on the 9th inst.,
Mr. JOHN BRYAN, solicitor (of the firm of Lovegrove at the age of eighty-four. Mr. Wayte was born in 1796. He was admitted a solicitor in 1818, and at an early period of to the Justices of the Peace for the City of Gloucester on the
& Bryan, Gloucester), has been unanimously elected Clerk his career was associated in partnership with Mr. Matthew resignation of his partner, Mr. Joseph Lovegrove. Mr. Bryan Bridges, and at a later date joined Mr. Samuel Alford,
was admitted a solicitor in 1863. bat for many years he had carried on business alone. Abont five years ago be relinquished his practice on ac
Mr. STUDHOLME CARTMELL, solicitor, of Carlisle and count of failing strength. Mr. Wayte was one of the Wigton, has been appointed Clerk to the Governors of the leading members of the Liberal party at Bristol. He
Carlisle Grammar School. Mr. Cartmell was admitted a joined the Roman Catholic Church à fow years ago. His solicitor in 1866. son, the Rev. Samuel William Wayte, was for several years Mr. ROBERT O'BRIEN F'URLONG, barrister, has been president of Trinity College, Oxford.
appointed Solicitor to the Commissioners of Inland Revenue in Ireland. Mr. Farlong was called to the bar at
Dublin in 1867, and is condsel to the General Post Office in MR. JUSTICE STOCKENSTROM.
Ireland. Mr. Andries Stockenstrom, one of the judges of the Mr. RICHARD WILSON GAMBLE, Q.C., has been appointed Sapreme Court of the Cape of Good Hope, died at Swel. County Court Judge for the counties of Lonth and lendam, South Africa, on the 22nd ult. Mr. Stockenstrom Armagb. Mr. Gamble is the eldest son of Mr. Andrew was of Swedish descent, and was the second son of the William Gamble, of Killooly Hall, King's County. He was late Sir Andries Stockenstrom, baronet, formerly lienten born in 1823, and was educated at Trinity College, ant-governor of the Cape Colony, and was born in 1844, Dublin. He was called to the bar at Dublin in 1851, and He was educated at King's College, London, and grad became a Queen's Counsel in 1868. He is a member uated B.A. at the University of London in 1863.
of the Home Circuit, and a prosecating Crown Counsel for called to the bar at the Middle Temple in Michaelmas the county of Westneath. Term, 1865, and formerly practised at Cape Town.
Mr. GEORGE HENRY GARRARD, solicitor (of the firm of In 1876 he was appointed jadge of the Lands Court of
New, Prance, & Garrard), of Evesham and Aloester, has the colony of Griqualand West. In the following year he been appointed a Magistrate for the Borough of Evesham, was elected a member of the House of Assembly at Cape
Mr. Garrard is mayor of Evesham for the present year, Town, and he was for a short time in office as Attorney
He was admitted a solicitor in 1852, and is clerk to the General of the Cape Colony. In September last he was
Evesham Highway Board and the Bedgeworth Barial appointed judge of the Sapreme Court. His death took
Board. His senior partner, Mr. Herbert Now, is registrar place after a very short illness while he was on cironit at
of the Evesham County Court. Swellendam. Mr. Justice Stockenstrom (who was heir presumptive to the baronetoy) leaves a widow and one Mr. JOHN TANKERVILLE GOLDNEY, barrister, has been son.
appointed Attorney-General of the Leeward Islands in succession to Mr. Henry James Burford Hancook, who has
been appointed Chief Justice of the Leeward Islands. Mr. MR. JOHN ROBERT KENYON, D.C.L., Q.C. Goldney is the son of Mr. Gabriel Goldney, solicitor, M.P.
for Chippenham. He was born in 1846, and was educated Mr. John Robert Kenyon, D.C.L., Q.C., died at his resi
at Trinity College, Cambridge. He was called to the bar dence, Pradoe, Shropshire, on the 17th inst., after a short
at the Inner Temple in Easter Term, 1869, and has illness. Mr. Kenyon was the third son of the Hon. Thomas Kenyon, and grandson of the first Lord Kenyon, practised on the Northern Circuit
, and at the 'Liverpool
Sessions and Court of Passage. and was born in 1807. He was educated at the Charterhouse and at Christ Church, Oxford, where he graduated B.A. in Mr. EDWARD HODGSON, solicitor, of Sedgewick House, 1828. He was afterwards elected a fellow of All Souls' Hartlepool, has been placed on the Commission of the Peace College, and proceeded to the degree of D.C.L. He was for the County of Durham. Mr. Hodgson was admitted a called to the bar at the Middle Temple in Easter Term, solicitor in 1844, and practiced at Hartlepool for several years
in partnership with Messrs. John Thomas Kay and William Lord WALSINGHAM has been elected Chairman of the Kay, but retired from practice in 1879. Mr. Hodgson is the Norfolk Quarter Sessions in succession to the late Sir youngest brother of the late Mr. Thomas Hodgson, solicitor, William Bagge, Bart. York, who was for thirty years honorary secretary to the Mr. KEIGHLEY WALTON, solicitor (of the firm of Walton Yorkshire Law Society.
& Smith), of Southport, has been elected Town Clerk of the Mr. OWEN WILLIAMS HARRIES, solicitor, of Madeley and Borough of Halifax in succession to Mr. Adam Crossfield Dawley, has been elected Clerk to the Madeley Local Foster, deceased. Mr. Walton was admitted a solicitor Board. Mr. Harries was admitted a solicitor in 1868. in 1869, and has been for several years town clerk of SouthThe Hon. ADOLPHUS FREDERICK Ocravius LIDDELL, Q.C.,
port. Under-Secretary of State for the Home Department, has been
Mr. THOMAS WILKINSON, solicitor, of St. Helens, has created a Civil Knight Commander of the Order of the Bath.
been appointed Clerk to the Magistrates for the Borongb Sir A. Liddell is the eighth son of the first Lord Ravens
of Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Mr. Wilkinson was admitted & worth, and was born in 1818. He was educated at Eton,
solicitor in 1867, and has been for some time deputy-clerk and at Christ's Church, Oxford, where he graduated third to the county magistrates at St. Heleng. class in classics in 1838. He was afterwards elected a fellow of All Souls' College, and he was called to the bar at the Inner Temple in Hilary Term, 1844. He practised for many
NEW LEGAL M.P.'S. years on the Northern Circuit, and he became a Queen's Counsel in 1861. Sir A. Liddell is a bencher of the Inner
Mr. ELLIS ASHMEAD BARTLETT, barrister, who has been Temple, of which society he was treasurer in 1875, and he
elected M.P. for the Borough of Eye in the Conservative was appointed permanent Under-Secretary of State for the
interest, was born in 1849, and was educated at Christ Home Department in 1867.
Church, Oxford, where he graduated first class in law
and modern history in 1871. He was called to the bar at Mr. ROBERT LEE, advocate, bas been appointed a Judge
the Inner Temple in June, 1877, and has been for several of the Court of Session in Scotland in succession to the
years an inspector of schools. late Lord Neaves. Mr. Lee was called to the Sootoh bar in 1855, and has been sheriff of Perthshire since 1877.
Mr. CHARLES Parker Butt, Q.C., who has been elected
M.P., for the Borough of Southampton in the Liberal interest, is Mr. WILLIAM ROBERT MOCONNELL, barrister, succeeds the third son of the Rev. Phelps John Butt, and was born in Mr. Beasley, Q.O., as Junior Counsel to the Commissioners 1830. He was called to the bar at Lincoln's-inn in Michael. of Customs. Mr. McConnell was called to the bar at the mas Term, 1854, and practises on the Northern Circuit. Inner Temple in 1862, and practises on the Northern He became a Queen's Counsel in 1868, and he is a bencher Circuit, and at the Liverpool Sessions and Court of Passage. of Lincoln's-inn. He is one of the counsel appointed to represent the Board Mr. HARRY TICHBORNE DAVENPORT, barrister, who has of Trade at marine inquiries and before the Wreck Com
| been elected M.P. for the Northern Division of Staffordshire missioners.
in the Conservative interest, is the son of Mr. John Daven. Mr. THOMAS JAMES NELSON, City Solicitor, has received port, of Westwood Hall, Staffordshire, and was born in 1833. the honour of Knighthood. Sir T. Nelson is the son of He was educated at Harrow and at Christ Church, Oxford, Mr. Thomas Nelson, of Walthamstow, and was born in 1826. and was called to the bar at the Inner Temple in Michael He was educated at the City of London School, and was mas Term, 1860. Mr. Davenport is a member of the Oxford admitted a solicitor in 1848. In 1862 he was elected by the Circuit, and a magistrate for Staffordshire. Common Council of London to the office of City Solicitor. Sir T. Nelson is a magistrate for the borough of Kingston
Mr. ARETAS AKERS DOUGLAS, who has been elected M.P. upon-Thames, and a commissioner of lieutenancy for the
for the Eastern Division of the County of Kent in the Consity of London.
servative interest, is the son of the Rev. Aretas Akers,
of Malling Abbey, Kent. He was born in 1851, and The Right Hon. Sir STAFFORD HENRY NORTHCOTE, I assumed the additional pame of Douglas by Roval licence in Bart., M.P., has been created a Civil Knight Grand
1874. He was educated at University College, Oxford, Cross of the Order of the Bath. Sir S. Northcote is the
Order of the Bath. Sir 8. Northcote is the and was called to the bar at the Inner Temple in Bon of Mr. Henry Stafford Northcote. He was born in Hilary Term. 1875. He is a member of the South1818, and succeeded to the baronetoy in 1851 on the
Eastern Circuit. death of his grandfather, Sir Stafford Henry Northcote. He was educated at Eton, and he was formerly a scholar of
The Hon. ARTHUR RALPH DOUGLAS ELLIOTT, barrister, Balliol College, Oxford, where he graduated first class in
who has been elected M.P. for Roxburghghire in the Liberal classics in 1839. He was private secretary to Mr. Glad
interest, is the second son of the third Earl of Minto, and stone wben secretary to the Board of Trade, and he was
was born in 1846. He was educated at Trinity College, called to the bar at the Inner Temple in Michaelmas Term,
Cambridge, where he graduated as a junior optime in 1868. 1847. He was for a short time legal secretary to the
He was called to the bar at the Inner Temple in MichaelBoard of Trade, and was M.P. for Dudley from 1855 till
| mas Term, 1870, and practises on the Northern Circuit 1857, and for Stamford from 1858 till 1866, when he was
and at the Lancashire, Liverpool, Westmoreland, Camberelected M.P. for North Devonshire. He was financial
land, and Carlisle Sessions. secretary to the Treasury for a few months during 1859. | Mr. JOSEPH BOTTOMLEY FIRTH, barrister, who has been In 1866 he was appointed president of the Board of Trade, elected M.P. for the Borongh of Chelsea in the Liberal and was sworn a member of the Privy Council, and be interest, is the son of Mr. Joseph Bottomley Firth, of Hudwas Secretary of State for India from Marob, 1867, till dersfield, and was born in 1842. He is an LL.B. of the Uni. November, 1868. He was appointed Chancellor of the versity of London, and was called to the bar at the Exchequer in February, 1874.
Middle Temple in Trinity Term, 1866. He practises on the
North-Eastern Circuit, and from 1876 till *1879 he was a Mr. OLIVER PAPWORTH, solicitor (of the firm of Pap. | member of the School Board for London for the Chelsea worth & French), of Cambridge and St. Ives, has been
Division. elected Clerk to the Caxton and Arrington Highway Board in succession to the late Mr. Henry Mortlock. Mr. Pap.
Mr. FREDERICK ANDREW INDERWICK, Q.O., who has been worth was admitted a solicitor in 1874.
elected M.P. for the Borough of Rye in the Liberal interest,
is the son of Mr. Andrew Inderwick. He was born in 1836, Mr. SAMUEL PEED, solicitor and notary, of Cambridge and and was educated at Trinity College, Cambridge. He Prescott, has been appointed by the Vice-Chancellor of the was called to the bar at the Inner Temple in Hilary Term, University of Cambridge to be Solicitor to the University in 1858, and practises on the South-Eastern Circuit. He succession to Mr. Clement Francis, deceased. Mr. Peed became a Queen's Counsel in 1874, and is a bencher of was admitted a solicitor in 1843. He is registrar of the Inner Temple. King's College, and clerk to the lieutenancy for Cambridge
Mr. WILLIAM MOORE JOHNSON, Q.C., who has been shire.
elected M.P. for the Borougb of Mallow in the Liberal Mr. ADOLPHUS SELIM, solicitor, of 21, Mincing-lade, bas interest, was born in 1823. He was educated at Trinity been appointed a Commissioner to administer Oaths in the College, Dublin, where he graduated B.A. in 1849, and M.A. Sopreme Court of Judicature.
J in 1856. He was called to the bar at Dublin in 1853, and
-practises on the Munster Circuit. He became a Queen's Mr. CHARLES ARTHUR RUSSELL, Q.C., who has been Counsel, and he held the office of law adviser to the Lord elected M.P. for the Borough of Dundalk in the Liberal Lieutenant of Ireland under Mr. Gladstone's administra- | interest, is the eldest son of Mr. Arthur Russell, of Newry. tion.
He was born in 1830, and was educated at Trinity College, Mr. GEORGE WOODYATT HASTINGS, barrister, who has
Dublin. He was called to the bar at Lincoln's-inn in been elected M.P. for the Eastern Division of Worcestershire
Hilary Term, 1859, and he is a member of the Northern in the Liberal interest, is the son of the late Sir Charles
Circuit. He became a Queen's Counsel in 1872, and he is a Hastings, M.D., of Worcester, and was born in 1825. He
bencher of Lincoln's-ino. was educated at Christ's College, Cambridge, and he was Mr. JACOB HENRY TILLETT, solicitor, of Norwich, who placed in the first class of the civil law tripos in 1849. He has been elected M.P. for the city in the Liberal interest, is was called to the bar at the Inner Temple in Easter Term, 1850, the son of Mr. Jacob Tillett, and was born in 1814. He and formerly practised on the Oxford Circuit. Mr. | was admitted a solicitor in 1839, and he is clerk to the Com. Hastings is a magistrate for Worcestershire and Hereford- | missioners of Income Tax at Norwich. He has been twice shire, deputy-chairman of quarter sessions for the former mayor of the city. He was elected M.P. for Norwich bo:h county, and president of the Council of the Social Science in 1870 and in 1875, but was on each occasion unseated on Association.
petition. Mr. ÆNEAS JOHN MCINTYRE, Q.C., who has been elected M.P. for the City of Worcester in the Liberal interest, is the
DISSOLUTIONS OF PARTNERSHIPS. son of Dr. Æneas McIntyre, of King's College, Aberdeen, and EDGAR CHARLES BAKER and CLEMENT UPPERTON, soliciwas born in 1813. Mr. McIntyre was called to the bar at tors, 52, Lincoln's-ion-fields (Baker, Folder, & Upperton). the Middle Temple in Michaelmas Term, 1846, and Business will be carried on in future by the said Clement, practises on the North Wales and Chester Circuit. He Upperton under the said style or firm of Baker, Folder, & became a Queen's Counsel in 1872, and in 1875 was
| Upperton, March 25. chief commissioner for inquiring into the existence of
(Gazette, April 16, 1880). corrupt practices in the borough of Boston. He is a bencher of the Middle Temple.
Thomas Cook and John THOMAS PARKER, solicitors,
Wellingborough and Kettering (Cook & Parker). John Mr. EDWARD MACNAGHTEN, who bas been elected M.P. Thomas Parker will continue the business at Church-street, for the Connty of Antrim in the Conservative interest, is Wellingborough, and at Ketteriog. April 15. the second son of the late Sir Edmund Charles Macoaghten, SAMUEL FOZARD HARRISON and HERBERT BEAUMONT, Bart. He was born in 1830, and was formerly fellow of solicitors, Chancery-lane, Wakefield (Harrison & Bean. Trinity College, Cambridge, when he graduated third in the mont). Business will in future be carried on by the said first class of the classical tripos, and was second Chancellor's Herbert Beaumont alone, under the style of Harrison & medallist, in 1852. He was called to the bar at Lincoln's Beagmont. April 13. ind, in Hilary Term, 1857, and practises in the Chancery WILLIAM HANCHETT and CHARLES Watson, solicitors, Division.
Oldham (Hanchett & Watson). Business will in future Sir RICHARD GREEN PRICE, baronet, who has been elected
be carried on by William Hanchett. April 16.
JAMES THOMAS WOODHOUSE and ROBERT PEACH, soliciM.P. for Radnorshire in the Liberal interest, is the son of Mr. George Green, of Cannon-bridge, Radnorshire. He was
tors, Kingston-apon-Hull (Woodhouse & Peach). April 15. born in 1803, and assumed the additional name of Price by
THOMAS GRIFFITHS WOOLLACOTT and HENRY SELF Royal licence in 1861. He was admitted a solicitor in 1824,
LEONARD, solicitors, 61, Gracechurch-street, London and practised for several years at Knighton and Presteiga iu
(Woollacott & Leonard) April (date not given). partnership with the late Mr. Thomas Peters. Sir R. Price
(Gazette, April 20, 1880.) is a magistrate for Herefordshire, and a magistrate and deputy-lieutenant for Radnorshire. He was M.P. for Radnor District from 1863 till 1869, when he retired in favour of the
JOINT STOCK COMPANIES. Sun of Mr. John Evans, of Lovesgrove, Cardigansbire. He
LIMITED IN CHANCERY.
HAMPSHIRE Co-OPERATIVE MILK COMPANY, LIMITED.-V.. Hall has, hy was born in 1837, and assumed the name of Pagh by an order dated March 3, appointed Robert Hugh Sloley, 29, New City Royal licence in 1868. He was educated at Winchester chambers, Bishopsgate st, to be official liquidator. Creditors are and at Corpus Christi College, Oxford, where he graduated
required on or before May 12, to send their names and addresses, and
the particulars of their debts or claims to the above. My 31 at 12 third class in classics in 1859. He was called to the bar
is appointed for hearing and adjudicating upon the debts and c aims. at Lincoln's-ion in Michaelmas Term, 1862, and he is a HUNGARIAN TRADING COMPANY, LIMITED.-V.C. Hall has, by an order magistrate for Cardiganshire.
dated March 25, appointed John Macdonald Henderson, 2, Moorgate
st buildings, to be official liquidator. Creditors are required, on or Mr. ROBERT THRESHIE REID, barrister, who has been
before May 15, to send their names and addresses and the particulars
of their debts or claims to the above. May 27 at 12 is appointed for elected M.P. for the City of Hereford in the Liberal interest, hearing and adjudicating upon the debts and claims is the son of the late Sir James John Reid, formerly Chief TASMANIAN MAIN LINE RAILWAY COMPANY, LIMITED.--Petition for Justice of the Ionian Islands, and was born in 1846. He
winding up, presented Apr 13, directed to be heart before M.R. on
Apr 24. Murray and Co, Birchin lane, solicitors for the petitioner was edncated at Cheltenham College, and was formerly TRADERS' BANKING AND SUPPLY COMPANY, LIMITED.--By an order scholar of Balliol College, Oxford. In 1868 be obtained an made by V.0. Hall, dated Apr 6, it was ordered that the company he Ireland scholarship, and graduated first class in classics. He
wound up. Hindson-Miller and Vercon, Moorgate st, solicitors toe
the petitioner was called to the bar at the Inner Temple in Trinity Term, WILLIAM RAMSEY, LIMITED.-Creditors are required, on or before May 1871, and practises on the Oxford Circuit.
15, to send their names and addresses, and the particulars of their
debıs or claims, to Henry Spain, 1, Gresham buildings, Basinghall t. Mr. STUART RENDEL, barrister, who has been elected June 1 at 12 is appointed for hearing and adjudicating upon the M.P. for Montgomerysbire in the Liberal interest, is the
debts and claims
[Gazette, Apr, 16.] son of Mr. James Meadows Rendel, C.E. He was born in 1834, and was educated at Eton and at Oriel College, ASTON LOWER GROUNDS COMPANY, LIMITED.-By an order made by Oxford. He was called to the bar at the Inner Temple in
V O. Hall, dated Apr 10, it was ordered that the voluntary winding
up of the above company be continued. Burton and Co, Lincolu's Easter Term, 1861, and he is a member of the South
inn fields, agents for Johnson and Co, Birmingham, solicitors for the Eastern Cironit.
AUTOMATIC BUTTON COMPANY, LIMITED.-The M.R. his fixed Apr 23 at The Hon. THOMAS CHARLES AGAR ROBARTES, barrister, ll at his chambers for the appointm-nt of an official liqnid tor who has been elected M.P. for the Eastern Division of the
CATTERALL PAPER MAKING AND COTTON SPINNING COMPANY, LIMITED.
-By an order made by V.C. Hall, dated Apr 9, it was ordered hat County of Cornwall in the Liberal interest, is the only son
the above company be wound up. Pritchardond oo, Painters' Hail. of Lord Robartes, and was born in 1844. He was educated agents for Costeker, Darwen, solicitor for the petitioner at Christ Chorch, Oxford, and was called to the bar at the CIVIL SERVICE AND. GENERAL BREAD AND FLOUR SUPPLY AssociaMiddle Temple in Easter Term, 1870. He is a magistrate
TION, LIMITED.-Petition for winding up presented Apr 9, dire:ted
to be heard before V.C. Hall on Apr 30. Chinery and Co, Fenchurch and deputy-lieutenant sor Cornwall.
st, solicitors for the petitioners
EQUITABLE MARINE INSURANCE COMPANY, LIMITED.-The M.R. bas by
an order dated Mar 5, appointed Charles Fitch Kemp, Walbrook, to
be official liquidator HAMER'S SALE COMPANY, LIMITED.-By an order made by V.C. Hall
dated Apr 9, it was ordered that the volantary windiag up of the abuvo company be continued. Pritchard and Co, Painters' Hill,
agents for Rain., Manchester, solicitor for the petitioner LAND, MORTGAGE, INVESTMENT, AND TRUST COMPANY OF CYPRUS,
LIMITED.-By an order made by V.0. Bacon, dated April 10, it was ordered that the voluntary winding up of the above Company be
continued. Tillyard, Solicitor for the petitioner MERCANTILE AND EXCHANGE OLUB, LIMITED.-Petition for winding
up, presented Apr 15, directed to be heard before the M.R. on May
1. Patience, Gracechurch st, solicitor for the petitioner NEW ZEALAND MANGANESE MINES LIMITED.-Petition for winding np,
presented Apr 19, directed to be heard before V.C. Malins, on Apr 30.
Mercer and Mercer, Mark lane, solicitors for the petitioner NORMANTON IRON AND STEEL COMPANY, LIMITED.-By an order made
by the M.R., dated Apr 17, it was ordered that the above company he wound up. Singleton and Tattershall, Great James st, agents for Harrison and Beaumont, Wakefield, solicitors for tha patitioning
company NORMANTUN IRON AND STEEL COMPANY. LIMITED.-The M.R. has fixed
Apr 29 at 12 at his chambers for the appointment of an official liqui.
dator UL TER STEAM TRAMWAYS, LIMITED. -The M.R. has by an order dated
Mar 19 appointed Mr. George Chandler, 15, Coleman st, to be official liquidator
[Gazette, April 20.] UNLIMITED IN CHANCERY. NEWENT GAS LIGHT AND COKE COMPANY.--Petition for winding up,
presented Aor 17, directed to be heard before V.C. Hall, on Apr 30 Goldring, Sou'hampton et, agent for Goldring, Cinderford, solicitor for the petitioner
[Gazette, Apr. 20.] COUNTY PALATINE OF LANCASTER. LANCASHIRE AND YORKSHIRE FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY, LIMITED.
The V.O. has, by an order dated Apr 13, appointed John Birtwistle, 46, Spring gardens, to be official liquidator
[Gasette, Apr. 16.) FRIENDLY SOCIETIES DISSOLVED. PATA OF RECTITUDE FRIENDLY SJCIETY, 13, Duke street, Aldgate. Apr 16
[Gazette, April 20.]
COMMON PLEAS DIVISION. (Before Lord COLERIDGE, C.J., and GROVE, J.) April 10. 17.-Re Charles Mills Roche, a Solicitor. In this case a role bad been obtained on behalf of the Incorporated Law Society, calling upon Mr. Charles Mills Roche, a solicitor, to show cause why he should not answer certain affidavits, or, in default of a satisfactory answer thereto, why he should not be struck off the rolls. The facts are stated in the judgment.
Sir Henry James, Q.C., and Philbrick, Q.C., showed casse,
Wills, Q.C., and Murray, for the Law Society.
Lord COLERIDGE, C.J.-This is a case of some importance, and is, in many respects, & disagreeable one for us to adjudicate upon. We have before us a gentleman who for many years bas been a solicitor in considerable practice, and of good reputation. The charge against him, so far as I can follow it, is not one of direct dishonesty, in which case the punishment would have been heavier than that which we shall be called upon to pronounce under the circum. stances of the case, but is one of unprofessional and dishonourable conduct. The case against him is that he was the solicitor to a bankrupt's estate which was being administered in the Court of Bankraptoy. The bankropt was a person who had been in considerable position in the city of London. He became bankrupt, and among other securities were five policies on the life of himself, two for £500 each being in the National Provident Institution, and three for £300, £200, and £150 in the National Life Assurance Company. Now, of these policies ope alone was unincumbered, that was the one for £150, all the others were incumbered. One of the policies for £500 was deposited as collateral security for $450, which sum had been advanced on the security of certain leasebold premises which had been mortgaged, and the other £500 policy was charged with payment to one Milbank of a sum which exceeded its surrender value. Afterwarde, at a meeting, there was some question as to wbat should be done with these policies. It was proposed tbat £70 should be given for all the policies. Mr. Roche proposed to give £50, and finally £60 was agreed to, at which sum all the policies, subject to charges on them, were
made over to Roche, who was then solicitor to the bank. rupt, and this sale was invalid without the sanction of the Court of Bankruptcy. Soon afterwards, on the next day in fact, the leasehold property was sold for £850, or £450 more than it was mortgaged for, so that the proceeds of the sale paid off the incumbrance and released the policy wbich then came into Roche's hands, and it is plain that, whatever the result was, all the policies passed to Roche for a small sum. Now this was in August, and in October £105 was paid by Roche to Milbank, the sum the latter agreed to take in discharge of his claim agaiost the bankrupt, so that Roche got the second £500 policy into his possession clear from all incumbrances. On the 4th of November Clark, the bankrupt, died, and one question in the case is whether at the time this transaction took place Roche was aware that the death of Clark was imminent. Even if he was, his conduct was not actually dishonest or fraudulent, although another name might easily be found for it. I am of opinion further—and I am desired by my brother Grove, who is obliged to be away to say that he concurs, that what seems to us the true result of the case is, not that Roche knew definitely that Clark was in a dying state, but that it appeared tbat he was in a critical state of mental health and could not transact business ; and this being so, my brother Grove and I think that, considering the state of Clark's health, some competent person should have been called in to value these policies, with regard to the surrounding circumstances. Clark being in bad health the surrender value was not the true value; the surrender value is simply fixed upon with. out reference to the health of tbe person assured, and is, I assume, the sum upon the payment of which the insurance office gets quit of the bargain whatever it may be. Tbe real value of the policy is not of any account just now, but to take these fise policies on something approaching the surrender value was an act which was not creditadle to Roche as a professional man. Further, I am much impressed by the circumstance I mentioned in passiog, I mean the pay. ment of £105 to Milbank ia October ; that shows that in October Roche had become aware that it was worth his while to get the policy free from incumbrance, and by paying the £105 he got the policy relieved from all charge, Roche must have known then what was the state of Clark's health. Then, with regard to the further proceedings in this ease, Clark died in November, and in March, after having had his attention called to the fact that the transaction was disputed, Roche goes to the first office and gets the tro £500 policies paid to him. The second office told him that the sanction of the Court of Bankruptcy must be had before they paid their three policies. Roche is informed of that in March, 1878, and from that time to November, 1878, he remains with the £1,000 received from the first office iu his possession, after notice given by the second office that the sale of the policies is one which cannot be upheld, nor, as far as we can see, did Roche take any steps to pay back to the bankrupt's estate any of the £1,000. Now, without setting up any high standard of morality in this case by which to jadge Roche, and by wbich one would be unwilling to be bound one's self, 1 cannot help remarking upon this retention of the £1,000. What wonld any man of good principle have done under similar circumstances ? Sarely he would either bare repaid the money when the act was called in question, saying that he had done what he had in good faith, or he would have said that he was in tbe right, and have taken steps to enforce his claims. But Roohe kept the £1,000, apd did not attempt to enforce payment of the other policies which the second office had refused to pay. The notice of this transaction is taken in November, and Roobe says that he consulted his counsel, who told him that he oould not maintain his case, because of the Court of Bankruptoy not having given their sanction to the sale. Then comes the question of the action for libel against the City Press, and here, I must say that Roche's conduct cannot be taken as being what was due to his own charaoter. The Law Society called upon Roche for an explanation, which he makes, but they say it is not satisfactory. Roche then says he hopes that the Law Society will not act until bis action against the City Press is finished. The Law Society, acting with great propriety, as I think, stay their hands. Tbe case comes on, and Roche consented to the action being settled on the terms of a stet processus, and the payment by him of a sum of £200 as costs, the counsel for the City
Press stating that there was no stain on the plaintiff's oba- tions may assist prosecutors by authorizing them to incur racter. I think that, on the whole, the opprse advised by special costs for the purpose of (a), the preparation of counsel was the best, and had I been there I should prob- scientific evidence; (b) the remuneration of scientific witably have given the same advice. Had the case gone on nesses ; (c) the payment of extra fees to counsel ; (d) the the plaintiff might have been embarrassed by the question preparation of plans or models ; (e) and in respect of any of privilege, and, as it was, counsel got all they could get special matter in such cases as the Attorney-General may For a time the plan adopted by counsel was a sacoess;
sanction. So much of the costs that are thus authorized still Roche bad told the Law Society that he meant to by the Director of Public Prosecutions as shall not be allowed vindicate his character in open court. He might have pat on taxation and paid by the authority that defrays the costs. bimself into the witness box and have explained all of the prosecution, and are found, after examination by the matters in doubt; he could bave preseed for an investiga Solicitor of ber Majesty's Treasury, to be reasonable and tion into his character. Roche might have said, There proper, shall be paid by the said solicitor. 3. Upon every are matters behind which make it necessary that the application made by a prosecutor to withdraw from case should be fought to the end. I do not want to
a prosecution the clerk to the justices or to the police court appear bard upon Rocbe, but the advice of his counsel, before whom the prosecution has been, to which such though good for those who had to look no farther than application is made, shall forthwith give notice to the the end of that case, was, in the end, most unfortunate Director of Public Prosecutions of such application, and of counsel for Roche.
the reasons for making it. If any prosecution instituted Having looked at the matter, as far as I can, from all before a justice of the peace or a police magistrate be not points of view, the result of my congideration is, that a carried on within reasonable time, or be not proceeded with solicitor of long standing, and who has presumably studied in consequence of an apparent improper refasal or failure of law for somo long period, says that he did not know anyone who ought to proceed therewith, the clerk shall that in acting as he did he was doing anything techni- forthwith give notice to the Director of Public Prosecutions cally wrong. I object to the word "technical” anless to of any such delay, refasal or failure, and of the cause of the expresses the signification of some term peculiar to the art or
same if it be known. And in all cases to which this role science which any person professes, and therefore I object to applies he shall also, when required, forthwith transmit to the term technically wrong. Roche was solicitor to a trustee the Director of Public Prosecutions, by post, a copy of the to a bankrupt, and should have known that the purchase of information, and of all depositions and other documents the policies was not in accordance with his character as soli: relating to the case in which such notice is given. 4. In all citor to the trustee. Roche makes his affidavit on oath, and cases in which is any delay in proceeding with a prosecution, I do not therefore disbelieve him, but it strains my powers
or in which good cause is shown for any refusal or failure to of belief, I must say, when I am asked to believe what he says proceed, and which appear to the Director of Public Prowas the case. He bays this valuable property under cir- secutions to be of importance or difficulty, or in which the comstances of the gravest suspicion, and he says that he did special circumstances seem to him to render his action this for the benefit
of Mrs. Clark, the widow of the deceased necessary to secure the due prosecution of an offender, he bankrupt, in order to make her a present of one of the policies shall take action therein. And to all these cases all expenses on her husband's life, which he, Roche, had bought for a
not allowed on taxation and paid by the authority that small sum. This may be so, but it seems to me to be a most defrays the costs of the prosecution, and which are peculiar form of charity, for why not have given her the sum
found after examination by the Solicitor to her paid for the policies ?
Majesty's Treasury to be reasonable and proper, shall Roche must pay all costs incurred by the Law Society be paid by the said solicitor. 5. The assistant to in all the proceedings, and we have considered what the Director of Public Prosecutions shall act for the whole punishment should be inflicted upon Roche. Ever of England and Wales., 6. In the conduct of any prosecu. since I have sat in this court I have been opposed to tion, the Director of Public Prosecutions and his assistant the sentence of suspension because, as a rule, the party
shall, as a rule, employ and instruct the Solicitor of Her who suffers most is the victim and not the solicitor. of Majesty's Treasury, but under special circumstances may Roche himself I know nothing, and have no reason to suspect the director in the conduct of a prosecution, in getting up
employ any solicitor or firm of solicitors to act as agents for that he has been guilty of such conduct ou former occasions ; I therefore look upon this as an isolated offence for which evidence, preparing instructions for and instructing counsel, striking off the rolls would not, in my opinion, be a proper
as is usually done by a solicitor, and for so doing such pusishment. The case, as I said, is not one of fraudulent, agent or agents shall be paid such costs and charges as the though it is one of dishonourable, conduct. On the whole,
Solicitor to her Majesty's Treasury shall, after examination, therefore, the rule must be made absolute as to the suspen.
find to be reasonable and proper. 7. In instructing counsel sion of Mr. Roche for the period of two years, and he the Director of Public Prosecutions shall act under the must pay all costs incurred.
direction of the Attorney-General. 8. The Director of Solicitor for the Law Society, Williamson.
Public Prosecutions, in cases reserved for the opinion of the Solicitors for Roche, Armstrong $ Lamb.
Court of Crown Cases Reserved, which are brought to his. notice, and in which no counsel for thọ prosecution is instructed, shall, when he thinks fit, or when so directed by the Attorney-General, cause counsel, as named by the
Attorney-General, to be instructed, and the expenses of so New Orders, Etc.
doing to be defrayed by the Solicitor to her Majesty's
Treasury. 9. Every justice of the peace, or coroner, to PUBLIC PROSECUTIONS.
whom a notice has been given under section 5 of the Prosecu
tion of Offences Act, 1879, shall within three days transmit The following rules for the guidance of magistrates in re by post in registered letter to the Director of Public gard to the conduct of public prosecutions under the provi. Prosecutions every document which he is by the said section sions of the Prosecution of Offences Act have been approved required to transmit. by the Lord Chancellor and the Home Secretary :
The Director of Public Prosecutions shall be required to take action in such class of cases as have hitherto been conducted by the Solicitor for the Treasury, by order of the
INVESTIGATIONS INTO SHIPPING Secretary of State, and in other cases for the proper con
CASUALTIES. ducting of which, in his opinion, the ordinary mode of pro ADDITIONAL Rules as to Investigations into Shipping secution is insufficient. The following rules are to be applied Casualties, 1880 :-The Merchant Shipping Act, 1876, 39 only to such cases :-1. It shall be the duty of the Director & 40 Vict. o. 80. The Shipping Casualties lavestigaof Public Prosecutions to give advice in cases of importance tions Act, 1879, 42 & 43 Vict. c. 72. and difficulty to justices of the peace, to clerks of justices of Under the authority of the above-mentioned Acts, I, the peace, and to chief officers of police who may apply for the Right Honourable Hagh MaoCalmont, Earl Cairns, his advice in such cases, and to other persons in his discre- Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain, hereby make the tion, subject to any special instruction which he may receive following general rules : from the Attorney-General. Advice so given may, at the
Short Title. discretion of the Director of Public Prosecutions, be given 1. These rules may be cited as the “Shipping Casualties verbally or in writing. 2. The Director of Public Prosecu. (Appeal and Rehearing) Rules, 1880.”