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Fees of Special Jurors-Saturday Half-Holiday.
much of an Act passed in the 9 & 10 Vict. c. 59, as enacts that her Majesty's subjects professing the Jewish religion, in respect to their places for religious worship, shall be subject to
AT a Meeting of Solicitors, held at the In
the same laws as Protestant dissenters are sub-corporated Law Society, Chancery Lane, on ject to, shall be respectively read as applicable the 1st December, 1855,
to the laws to which Protestant dissenters in England are subject for the time being after the passing of this Act.
FEES OF SPECIAL JURORS.
A SPECIAL jury cause in the Queen's Bench having been withdrawn without the jury being called, one of the gentlemen who had been summoned to attend in that case as a juryman, asked the Lord Chief Justice if they were not to receive anything for the trouble and inconvenience which they had undergone in coming down to the Court at an early hour in the morning. They were heavily fined if they did not attend, and it was very hard that after waiting the whole of the day they would be dismissed without any recompense.
Lord Campbell said, it was a most reasonable application. It was highly improper that they should be dismissed without being paid the small recompense which the law awarded them if they were called into the witness-box. If notice had been given to the jury on Satur day that they would not be wanted, it would have saved them a great deal of unnecessary trouble in attending here to-day. Having been made to attend under penalty of being fined by the Judge, they really ought to be paid when an arrangement was entered into, and the amount made one of the terms of the arrangement. The rule had been laid down before, that when the jury were summoned and an arrangement come to they ought to be paid. It was a reproach upon the administration of justice that the jurors, upon whom such an onerous and important duty devolved, should, after having, in fulfilment of that duty, attended all day, be treated in such a shabby manner. He could only inform those gentlemen that he had no power to interfere, but he would consult his brother Judges as to whether they could not of their own power, lay down that the record should not be withd awn, the jury being summoned, without the jurors were paid.
The attorneys in the case subsequently undertook that the jurors should be paid as they had been sworn.-From The Times
Mr. Ridsdale in the Chair,
It was proposed, seconded, and carried unanimously,
1st. That the Resolutions of the Public Meeting held at Guildhall, on the 15th day of August, be submitted to the Council of the Law Society, with a request that they would solicit an interview with the Lord Chancellor and the Judges of the Equity and Common Law Courts, and that they invite the Movers and Seconders of the different Resolutions passed at that meeting, and such other gentlemen as they may think fit, also to attend with them at such interview.
2nd. That at the interview to be solicited, the Deputation do urge the Lord Chancellor and Judges to take or sanction the necessary measures for establishing that the hour of 2 o'clock on Saturdays shall be considered henceforth to be the close of that day for conducting Legal Business in all its branches, and do impress on his Lordship and the Judges, that its early closing on Saturdays is earnestly sought, not by the Legal Profession only, but by the Public at large.
3rd. That Mr. Smith be requested to communicate with the Council of the Law Society as to the Selection of Gentlemen to be invited to attend at the interview.
(Signed) T. J. RIDSDALE, Chairman.
the Public Meeting above referred to, held at The following are the Resolutions passed at the Guildhall of the City of London, on the 15th August last, Sir James Duke, Bart., in the Chair;-at which meeting upwards of 4,000 were present:
It was moved by John Gillebrand Hubbard, Esq., (late Deputy-Governor of the Bank of England); seconded by the Rev. Tresham Gregg, D. D.
1st. That, early closing on Saturdays having been already adopted in Edinburgh, Glasgow, and the principal towns in Scotland, also in Liin the North of England, as well as by some verpool, Manchester, Leeds, and other places important branches of business in London; and the result having proved to be highly beneficial to large classes of society, socially, mentally, and physically-added to the most important effect of tending materially to a better observance of the Lord's day-these facts afford safe grounds for assuming that such a measure must prove a national benefit, est confidence in recommending it for general and that this Meeting has therefore the greatadoption.
Moved by Mr. J. R. Taylor (Law Stationer);
Saturday Half-Holiday.—Inns of Court Examination.
seconded by T. H. Tarlton, Esq. (Hon. | be founded of Fifty Guineas per annum each, Secretary to the Young Men's Christian to continue for a period of three years, and one Association).
2nd. That this Meeting considers that the hour for closing on Saturdays, so far as is practicable, should be Two o'clock, believing
that the Government, Law, Public, and other Offices, and Wholesale Houses generally may, compatibly with public convenience, be closed at that hour; and therefore strongly urges the adoption of this measure.
Moved by Ambrose Moore, Esq., (Director of the London Joint Stock Bank); seconded by Mr. Deputy Holt.
3rd. That this Meeting respectfully, but earnestly, recommends all employers to pay their workpeople either on Friday or early on Saturday morning, as an arrangement which will be advantageous to the workpeople themselves, materially promote the closing of the various retail houses at an earlier hour on Saturday, and supersede the present alleged necessity for Sunday Trading.
Moved by E. S. Bailey, Esq. (of the firm of Bailey, Shaw, Smith, and Bailey, Solicitors); seconded by T. H. Bower, Esq. (of the firm of Bower, Son, and Cotton, Solictors).
4th. That the foregoing Resolutions be respectfully submitted to The Right Honourable the Lord High Chancellor of Great Britain, the Lord Chief Justices, and the other Judges of the Realm, the Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of her Majesty's Treasury, and the Heads of other Government Departments, and that they be brought under the consideration of the Principals of every Profession, Business, and Wholesale Trade in London. Moved by J. Howard Williams, Esq. (of the firm of Winter, Williams, and Co., Solicitors); seconded by W. Castle Smith, Esq. (of the firm of Minet and Smith, Solicitors).
such Studentship shall be conferred on the Examination; and further, the Examiners shall most distinguished Student at each Public select and certify the names of three other Students who shall have passed the next best Ex
aminations; and the Inns of Court to which such Students belong, may, if desired, dispense with any Terms, not exceeding two, that may remain to be kept by such Students previously to their being called to the Bar. Provided that the Examiners shall not be obliged to confer or grant any Studentship or Certificate, unless they shall be of opinion that the Examination of the Students they select has been such as
entitles them thereto."
who have passed a Public Examination, and "At every call to the Bar those Students either obtained a Studentship or a Certificate of Honour, shall take rank in seniority over all other Students who shall be called on the same day."
"No Students shall be eligible to be called to the Bar who shall not either have attended during one whole year the Lectures of two of the Readers, or have satisfactorily passed a Public Examination."
Rules for the Public Examination of Candidates for Honours, or Certificates, entitling Students to be called to the Bar.
An Examination will be held in Hilary Term, to which a Student of any of the Inns of Court, who is desirous of becoming a Candidate for a Studentship or Honours, or of obtaining a Certificate of Fitness for being called to the Bar, will be admissible.
Each Student proposing to submit himself for Examination will be required to enter his name at the Treasurer's Office of the Inn of Court to which he belongs, on or before Tuesday, the 1st day of January next, and he will further be required to state in writing whether 5th. That the best thanks of this Meeting his object in offering himself for Examination are due, and are hereby tendered to Sir James is to compete for a Studentship or other hoDuke, Bart., M. P., for his kind and able pre-nourable distinction; or whether he is merely sidency, and that the further thanks of the desirous of obtaining a Certificate preliminary Meeting be awarded to the Right Honourable to a Call to the Bar. the Lord Mayor for his kindness in granting the use of the Guildhall for the purpose of the Meeting.
INNS OF COURT EXAMINATION.
Hilary Term, 1856.
THE Council of Legal Education have approved of the following Rules for the Public Examination of the Students.
The attention of the Students is requested to the following Rules of the Inns of Court:"As an inducement to Students to propose themselves for examination, Studentships shall
The Examination will commence on Tuesday, the 8th day of January next, and will be continued on the Wednesday and Thursday following.
It will take place in the Bencher's Reading Room of Lincoln's Inn; and the doors will be closed Ten Minutes after the time appointed for the commencement of the Examination.
The Examination by Printed Questions will be conducted in the following order :
Tuesday Morning, the 8th January, at halfpast Nine, on Constitutional Law and Legal History; in the Afternoon, at halfpast One, on Equity.
Wednesday Morning, the 9th January, at
Inns of Court Examination.
half-past Nine, on Common Law; in the Afternoon, at half-past One, on the Law of Real Property.
He will expect the Candidate for a Pass to answer any general questions on the leading facts in English History, to be well acquainted Thursday Morning, the 10th January, at half-with the 11th, 12th, and 16th Chapters of past Nine, on Jurisprudence and the Civil Hallam's Constitutional History, and with the Law; in the Afternoon, at half-past One, Trials of Russell, Sydney, and Lord Delamere. a Paper will be will given to the Students including Questions bearing upon all the foregoing Subjects of Examination.
The Oral Examination will be conducted in the same Order, during the same hours, and on the same subjects, as those already marked out for the Examination of Printed Questions, except that on Thursday Afternoon there will be no Oral Examination.
The Oral Examination of each Student will be conducted apart from the other Students; and the character of that Examination will vary according as the Student is a Candidate for Honours or a Studentship, or desires simply to obtain a Certificate.
The Oral Examination and Printed Questions will be founded on the Books below-mentioned; regard being had, however, to the particular object with a view to which the Student presents himself for Examination.
In determining the question whether a Student has passed the Examination in such a manner as to entitle him to be called to the Bar, the Examiners will principally have regard to the general knowledge of Law and Jurisprudence which he has displayed.
A Student may present himself at any number of Examinations, until he shall have obtained a certificate.
Any Student who shall obtain a Certificate may present himself a second time for Examination as a Candidate for the Studentship, but only at one of the three Examinations immediately succeeding that at which he shall have obtained such certificate; provided, that if any Student so presenting himself shall not succeed in obtaining the Studentship, his name shall not appear on the list.
Students that have kept more than 11 Terms shall not be admitted to an Examination for the Studentship.
The READER on CONSTITUTIONAL LAW
and LEGAL HISTORY proposes to examine on the following subjects :
The READER on EQUITY proposes to examine in the following Books:
1. Smith's Manual of Equity Jurisprudence; Mitford on the Pleadings in the Court of Chancery. Introduction: - Chapter 1, sec. 1 and 2; chapter 2, sec. 2, part 1 (the first three pages); chapter 2, sec. 2, part 2 (the first two pages); chapter 2, sec. 2, part 3; chapter 3. The Act for the Improvement of the Jurisdiction of Equity, 15 & 16 Vict. c. 86.
2. The Cases and Notes contained in the first volume of White and Tudor's Leading Cases, and the Cases of Aldrich v. Cooper, and Rees v. Berrington, with the Notes to those Cases in the Second Volume. Candidates for Certificates of Fitness to be called to the Bar will be expected to be well acquainted with the Books mentioned in the first of the above Classes.
Candidates for the Studentship or Honours will be examined in the Books mentioned in the two Classes.
The READER on the LAW of REAL PROPERTY proposes to examine in the following Books and Subjects:
1. Williams, Real Property; Sugden,
2. Cruise, Dig. tit. xvi., " Remainders.”
4. The Law of Covenants, in its relation to
5. The Law of Settlement, with reference to Antenuptial and Postnuptial Settlements. Candidates for Honours will be examined in
all the foregoing Books and Subjects. Candi
dates for a Certificate will be examined in those mentioned in parts 1, 2, and 3.
He will expect the Candidates for Honours in the ensuing Examination to have mastered the Chapters in Hallam's Constitutional History which contain the Reigns of the House of The READER on JURISPRUDENCE and the Stuart, of Queen Anne, and of George the CIVIL LAW proposes to examine Candidates First and George the Second; the Chapter on for Honours in the following Books and SubTreason in Forster's Canon Law; the Chapter in Stephen's Blackstone on the same subject; the History of our Testamentary Law; the Volumes of Rapin and Tindal's Continuation during the same reigns.
He will also expect them to be well acquainted with the State Trials during that period.
1. The elements of the Roman Law of Testaments and Legacies as contained in the Institutiones Juris Romani Privati of Warnkönig.
2. Wheaton's Elements of International
Inns of Court Examination.-Candidates who Passed the Examination.
Law. Vol. 2, chap. iii. on Neutral Rights, and chap. iv. on Treaties.
3. Lindley's Introduction to the Study of Jurisprudence. Chap. iii. on “The Objects of Rights and Duties." (The text of Thibaut as translated by Lindley, and the Notes of the Translator in the Appendix.) Candidates for a Pass Certificate will be ex
ings, 12th ed., or any other recent Treatise on Criminal Law).
4. Candidates for a Certificate will also be expected to answer any question having reference to the Ordinary Proceedings in an Action at Law.
Candidates for the Studentship or Honours will be examined in the foregoing subjects, and
5. The undermentioned cases :-
6. Taylor on Evidence, 2nd ed., vol. 1, part