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help feeling that he is worthy of a higher post, where his learning, abilities, and high judicial qualities may be exercised in a wider sphere than that of a merely Criminal Court. Of course it is of the utmost importance to have first-class men presiding over such a tribunal as that to which he will now exclusively devote himself; but while there are several, perhaps many, members of the Bar capable of discharging the functions of the office to which he has been elevated, there are very few who can so well fulfil the duties of a Judge in determining the more complicated and difficult questions which affect the civil rights and liabilities of suitors, or so well preserve judicial dignity, combined with patience, courtesy, and kindness of heart.”

Mr. Prendergast, Q.C., Recorder of Norwich, has been elected to the judgeship of the Sheriffs' Court of London.

Mr. Serjeant Miller, of the Midland Circuit, has been appointed to the judgeship of the County Court for the Leicester district, vacant by the death of J. D. Burnaby, Esq.

H. S. Selfe, Esq., barrister, of the_Oxford Circuit, has been appointed a magistrate at the Thames Police Court; and G. M. Dowdeswell, Esq., of the same circuit, has been appointed Recorder of Newbury, in place of Mr. Selfe.

John Gordon, Esq., barrister-at-law, of the Oxford Circuit, has recently been appointed a Master of the Court of Common Pleas, to fill the vacancy caused by the retirement of Edward Griffith, Esq. ; and J. T. Airey, Esq., has, we understand, been appointed an Assistant Master in the same Court.

Thomas Sneyd Kynnersley, Esq., barrister, of the Oxford Circuit, has been appointed Stipendiary Magistrate for Birmingham. It is understood that the names of three barristers, candidates for this office, were selected by the Town Council of Birmingham, from whom Mr. Kynnersley was nominated by the Home Secretary.

Mr. Keogh, Attorney-General for Ireland, has been raised to the Judicial Bench, to fill the vacancy caused thereon by the death of Mr. Justice Torrens. Consequent upon this elevation is that of Mr. J. D. Fitzgerald to the Attorney-Generalship, and the promotion of Mr. Christian, Q.C., to the Solicitorship for Ireland.

E. Clements, Esq., barrister-at-law, has been appointed sole Commissioner for inquiring into the remaining turnpike trusts in Ireland, in the room of Mr. Hayward, Q.C.

JUDICIAL CHANGES AND APPOINTMENTS IN CANADA.—The Hon. William Henry Draper, C.B., one of the Justices of her Majesty's Court of Q.B., to be Chief Justice of her Majesty's Court of c.P. in Upper Canada. — The Hon. Archibald Maclean, one of the Justices of her Majesty's Court of C.P., to be one of the Justices of her Majesty's Court of Q.B. in Upper Canada, with precedence from the 28th December, 1837.—John Hawkins Hagarty, Esq., one of her Majesty's Counsel in Upper Canada, to be one of the Justices of her Majesty's Court of C.P. in Upper Canada.

Sir William A'Beckett has been appointed Judge of the ViceAdmiralty Court of the colony of Victoria.

T. H. Stirling, Esq., late Attorney-General at Hong Kong, has been appointed puisne Judge of the Supreme Court of Ceylon.

The Hon. Mr. Harding has been appointed Recorder of Natal.
H. J. Meller, Esq., has been appointed Crown Prosecutor at Natal.

The Queen has been pleased to appoint John Harvey Darrell, Esq., to be Chief Justice, Duncan Stewart, Esq., to be Attorney-General, and Seth Harvey, Esq., to be Solicitor-General for the Bermudas; and James R. Holligan, Esq., barrister-at-law, to be Auditor of Public Accounts for the island of Barbados.

The Queen has been pleased to appoint John Lucie Smith, Esq., to be Attorney-General for the colony of British Guiana ; and Thomas Worthington Barlow, Esq., to be Queen's Advocate for the colony of Sierra Leone.

APPOINTMENTS OF QUEEN'S COUNSEL AND SERJEANTS. H. M'Calmont Cairns, Esq., M.P. (of the Middle Temple), and C. J. Selwyn, Esq. (of Lincoln's Inn), have been appointed Queen's Counsel.

The under-mentioned gentlemen have been called to the degree of the Coif-Messrs. Hayes (of the Midland Circuit), Wells (of the Norfolk Circuit), and Pigott (of the Oxford Circuit). They gave rings with the motto, Cedant arma toga.


January 26. LINCOLN'S INN.-Clement Tudway Swanston, Martindale Edwin Vale, Francis Vaughan Hawkins, Henry Deune, Henry Oliver Barker, George Valentine Yool, William B. D. D. Turnbull, Arthur Townley Watson, Robert T. Gurdon, William Lloyd Cabell, John Marshall Hayman, George Gwyn Elger, Bingham Arthur Ferard, Andrew Richard Scoble, Cecil Henry Russell, John Charles Wilson, and William Norton Lawson, Esqrs.

INNER TEMPLE.-T. Henry Baylis, M.A., Fred. C. J. Millar, B.A. (Certificate of Honour and Studentship), James Bevan Bowen, M.A., Edmund Christian Law, B.A., Fred. Hyman Lewis, Benjamin Leigh Smith, Edgar Skipper, LL.B., Chas. Wentworth Walker, B.A., William Brandt, B.A., and Richard Hambly Andrew, Esqrs.

1 This list of Calls to the Bar was not forwarded in time for the February nunber of the Law Magazine.

MIDDLE TEMPLE.-Robert Marshall Straight, Henry Gawtress, John Dickie, Thos. Henry Derbishire, William Thos. Image, B.A., Thos. Eyre Foakes, Henry Gardner, and John Richard Andrews, Esqrs.

GRAY'S INN.—Hampson William Whitmarsh and William Andrews. Holdsworth, Esqrs.


January 4th. HENDERSON, William, barrister-at-law, aged 34. 16th. Waugh, George, Esq., solicitor, London, aged 55. 29th. SMITH, Henry George, Esq., solicitor, London, aged 34. 30th. Wright, William, Esq., Chief Clerk of Enrolment in Chancery, aged 68.

February 1st. PEARSON, Henry, Esq., barrister-at-law, the talented editor of Mr. Chitty's (junior) " Precedents of Pleadings,” aged 47.

1st. WOODMAN, James Linning, W. S., Edinburgh. 2nd. Ransom, Robert, Esq., solicitor, Sudbury, aged 59.

13th. MENZIES, Allen, Esq., W. S., Professor of Conveyancing in the University of Edinburgh.

14th. Wright, Thomas Skeeles, Esq., solicitor, London, aged 37. 15th. MEYNELL, Edward, Esq., barrister-at-law, Leeds, aged 45.

EMLy, Henry, Esq., barrister-at-law, London, aged 66. 16th. Sir John STODDART, Knight, Chief Justice of Malta, and Judge of the Admiralty Court there, aged 85. 19th. ALLNUTT, Zachary, Esq., solicitor, aged 83.

March. 8tb. GROVE, Charles Houblon, Esq., barrister-at-law, London, aged 48.

12th. At the Grove, Camberwell, the Hon. Robt. Rutledge CRAIG, her Majesty's Attorney-General and Queen's Advocate of British Guiana.

14th. ROBESON, William, Esq., solicitor, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, aged 71.

28th. HASTINGS, William Warren, Esq., solicitor, London, aged 64. 31st. Owen, John, Esq., solicitor, Manchester, aged 62.

April. 3rd. SANDERS, Robert Muriel, Esq., solicitor, London, aged 32. 10th. DUNCAN, J. B., Esq., barrister-at-law, London, aged 40. 12th. HOLMES, Richard, Esq., solicitor, Arundel, aged 70.

We are requested to state that the designation of " barrister” was erroneously appended to the name of Mr. Henry Revell Phillips, whose name appeared in the Necrology of the February number of the Law Magazine.

List of New Publications.

AbbottA Treatise on the Law relative to Merchant Ships and Seamen. By Charles Abbott (Lord Tenterden). Tenth Edition. By Mr. Serjeant Shee. Royal 8vo. 32s. cloth.

Amos-Ruins of Time, exemplified in Sir Matthew Hale's “ History of the Pleas of the Crown.” By A. Amos, Esq., Barrister. 8vo. 8s. cloth.

Archbold's Summary of the Law relating to Pleading and Evidence in Criminal Cases ; with the Statutes, Precedents of Indictments, &c.; the Practice relating to them, and the Evidence necessary to support them. By J. Jervis, Esq., Barrister (now Chief Justice of Common Pleas); the Thirteenth Edition, including the Practice in Criminal Proceedings generally. By W. N. Welsby, Esq., Barrister. Royal 12mo. 24s. cloth.

ArchboldThe Poor Law ; comprising the whole of the Law of Settlement, and all the Authorities upon the subject of the Poor Law generally, brought down to 1856 ; with Forms. By J. F. Archbold, Esq., Barrister. Eighth Edition. 12mo. 28s. cloth.

ArchboldThe Law and Practice in Bankruptcy, as founded on the recent Statutes; the Eleventh Edition, including the latest Statutes, Cases, and Orders. By J. Flather, M.A., Barrister. 12mo. 30s. cloth.

Broom—Commentaries on the Common Law; designed as introductory to its study. By Herbert Broom, M.A., Barrister ; Reader in Common Law to the Inns of Court. 8vo. 11. 11s. 6d. cloth.

Chambers-Strictures, Legal and Historical, on the Judgment of the Consistory Court of London, December, 1855, in Westerton v. Liddel ; containing a complete Exposition of Law and Fact on the Subjects in dispute. By J. D. Chambers, M.A., Barrister. Royal 8vo. 2s. 60. sewed.

Chitty and Temple-A Practical Treatise on the Law of Carriers of Goods and Passengers by Land, inland Navigation, and in Ships; with an Appendix of Statutes and Forms of Pleading. By T. Chitty and L. Temple, Esqs., Barristers. 8vo. 11. 18s. cloth.

Cook--An Act to Amend the Laws relating to the Construction of Buildings in the Metropolis ; with Notes. By E. R. Cook, Esq., Barrister. 12mo. 3s. cloth.

DrewryThe New Practice of the Court of Chancery. By C. S. Drewry, Esq., Barrister. 12mo. 15s. cloth.

Greenwood-A Manual of the Practice of Conveyancing ; showing the present Practice relating to the daily routine of Conveyancing in Solicitors' Offices: to which are added Concise Forms and Precedents in Conveyancing, &c. By G. W. Greenwood, Solicitor's Clerk. 12mo. 7s. 6d. cloth.

Harrison's Analytical Digest of all the Reported Cases determined in the House of Lords, the Superior Courts of Law, and in Bankruptcy, &c. &c. ; continued from Easter, 1843, to Michaelmas, 1855. By R. A. Fisher, Esq., Barrister. Two Vols. royal 8vo. 31. 13. 6d. cloth.

Humphreys' Manual of Civil Law, for the use of Schools; consisting of an Epitome in English of the Institutes of Justinian. By E. R. Humphreys, D.C.L. Fcp. 8ro. 3s. 6d. cloth.

Lowe_Speech of the Right Hon. R. Lowe on the Amendment of the Law of Partnership and Joint-Stock Companies, February 1, 1856. 8vo. 1s. sewed.

Lowe—Speech of the Right Hon. Robert Lowe on the Abolition of Local Dues on Shipping. 8vo. 1s. sewed.

MacneillThe Appellate Jurisdiction of the House of Lords in Appeals from Scotland, in a Letter to the Right Hon. Lord Cranworth, Lord Chancellor. By A. Macneill, Esq., Advocate and Barrister. 8vo. ls. sewed.

Paley on the Law and Practice of Summary Convictions by Justices of the Peace, including Proceedings preliminary and subsequent to Convictions, with Practical Forms and Precedents of Convictions. Fourth edition. By H. T. J. Macnamara, Esq., Barrister. 8vo. 21s. cloth.

Phillimore-Principles and Maxims of Jurisprudence. By J. G. Phillimore, Esq., Q.C. 8vo. 128. cloth.

PowellA Treatise on the Law of Inland Carriers. By E. Powell, Esq., Barrister. 12mo. 7s. 6d. cloth.

PowellThe Practice of the Law of Evidence. By E. Powell, Esq., Barrister. 12o. 12s. cloth.

Rawlinson—The Municipal Corporation Act, 5 & 6 Will. 4, c. 76; and the Acts since passed for amending the same, and otherwise in relation to Municipal Corporations ; with Notes and References to the Cases therein, and an Appendix of the principal Statutes referred to, &c. &c. By Sir C. Rawlinson. The Third Edition, by W. N. Welsby, Esq., Barrister-at-law. 12mo. 21s. cloth.

Rouse—The Practical Conveyancer; being a Companion_Book to “Rouse's Practical Man;" and giving, in a manner combining Facility of Reference with general Utility, 363 Precedents of Conveyances, Mortgages, and Leases; and a Collection of miscellaneous Forms. The whole prepared expressly for use in a Solicitor's Office. By Rolla Rouse, Esq., Barrister. Post 8vo. 16s. cloth.

Shelford— The Statutes for the Relief of Insolvent Debtors, with Notes and Decisions thereon, and the Orders and Forms of the Insolvent Court, &c. &c. By L. Shelford, Esq., Barrister. 12mo. 12s. cloth.

Smith-A Selection of Leading Cases on the various Branches of the Law, with Notes. By the late John William Smith. Fourth Edition, by the Hon. Mr. Justice Willes and H. S. Keating, Esq., Barrister. 2 vols. royal 8vo. 21. 18s. cloth.

Tudor-A Selection of Leading Cases on the Law relating to Real Property, Conveyancing, and the Construction of Wills and Deeds; with Notes. By O. D. Tudor, Esq., Barrister. Royal 8vo. 36s. cloth.

Warren-Blackstone's Commentaries systematically abridged, and adapted to the existing State of the Law and Constitution, with great Additions. By S. Warren, Esq., Q.C. Royal 12mo. 18s. cloth.

Wheaton-Elements of International Law. By H. Wheaton. Sixth Edition, with Additions and Corrections, and a Life of the Author. By W. B. Laurence. Royal 8vo. 31s. 63. cloth.

Young-A Key to the Metropolitan Building Act, 1855, being an epitome thereof, with the Act itself, &c. &c. By W. Young, Architect. *12mo. 3s. 6d. sewed.

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