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Contents of No. XXVII.

(NOVEMBER, 1862.)
The Rights, Disabilities, and Usages of the Ancient English Peasantry.

Part IV.-General Services.—Prison Discipline : The Present
State of the Question.—General Average.—The Office of Lord
Lieutenant and his Deputies.-Extract from Lord Brougham's
Letter to the Earl of Radnor.—The Glasgow Murder.—The
Patent Law.-Franck on Bodmeria.—The College, Doctors'
Commons.--The Metropolitan and Provincial Law Association
at Birmingham.-The Legal Rights of Hungary.- Postscript,
The Savigny Foundation.

Contents of No. XXVIII.

(FEBRUARY, 1863.)
Report of the Trial of the Cause Seymour v. Butterworth, for

Libel, with Remarks.—The Rights, Disabilities, and Usages
of the Ancient English Peasantry.-Our Metropolitan Local
Tribunals.—The Marriage Laws of the United Kingdom.-
Postscript-Mr. Chisholm Anstey.-The Convict Question.

CO N T E N T S.

ART. I.—THE LAW OF LIBEL, AS APPLIED TO
PUBLIC DISCUSSION

...... Page 193 II.—THE RIGHTS, DISABILITIES, AND USAGES

OF THE ANCIENT ENGLISH PEASANTRY 292 III.-ON THE TRIAL OF ISSUES INVOLVING

THE CONSIDERATION OF SCIENTIFIC
EVIDENCE, AND THE EVIDENCE OF
EXPERTS

300 IV.-ON AMERICAN SECESSION, AND STATE RIGHTS .....

318 V.-CRIMINAL PROCEDURE.—PUBLIC PROSECUTORS

347 VI.-CONVEYANCING

372 VII.-CONVICT DISCIPLINE

378

NOTICES OF NEW BOOKS:
Tudor's Selection of Leading Cases on Real Property, Con-

veyancing, and the Construction of Wills and Deeds.-
Phillips's Jurisprudence.—A New Pantomime.-Cox's
Institutions of the English Government.—Fischel's
English Constitution; translated from the German, by
R. J. Shee, Esq.--Questions for Law Students on Mr.
Serjeant Stephen's New Commentaries on the Law of
England.—Urlin and Key's Notes, Orders, Forms, &c.,
on the Transfer of Land and Declaration of Title
Acts, 1862.-Shall we Register Title ? or Objections
to Registry Stated and Answered.-Hawkins's Treatise

on the Construction of Wills... EVENTS OF THE QUARTER NECROLOGY

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Contents of No. XXVII.

(NOVEMBER, 1862.)

The Rights, Disabilities, and Usages of the Ancient English Peasantry.

Part IV.-General Services.-Prison Discipline : The Present
State of the Question.—General Average.— The Office of Lord
Lieutenant and his Deputies.-Extract from Lord Brougham's
Letter to the Earl of Radnor.— The Glasgow Murder.—The
Patent Law.-Franck on Bodmeria.— The College, Doctors'
Commons.—The Metropolitan and Provincial Law Association
at Birmingham.—The Legal Rights of Hungary.-Postscript,
The Savigny Foundation.

Contents of No. XXVIII.

(FEBRUARY, 1863.)

Report of the Trial of the Cause Seymour v. Butterworth, for

Libel, with Remarks.-The Rights, Disabilities, and Usages
of the Ancient English Peasantry.–Our Metropolitan Local
Tribunals.—The Marriage Laws of the United Kingdom.-
Postscript—Mr. Chisholm Anstey.-The Convict Question.

THE

Law Magazine and Law Review:

OR

QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF JURISPRUDENCE.

No. XXIX.

ART. 1.- THE DISCIPLINE OF THE BAR.*

EXCUSES are hardly needed, except such as are personal

to myself, for bringing forward before this Society a subject which has attracted of late much attention on the part of the public. That attention has been roused partly by the painful investigations recently held on the conduct of members, who, to the outer world, at least, appeared to be in the foremost ranks of the Bar-resulting, in one case, in the expulsion from the profession of a barrister holding the rank and honours of a Queen's Counsel, a Recorder, and a Member of Parliament; and, in another, also that of a barrister, holding the same honours, in the censure by the benchers of his Inn

upon professional conduct; and partly by a recent case which has been decided by the Court of Common Pleas, involving one of the most serious questions which can arise between a counsel and his client.

These unfortunate cases naturally lead us to the consideration of the important question whether the organization of the

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* A Paper by Mr. G. Shaw Lefevre, read at a General Meeting of the Society for Promoting the Amendment of the Law, held on Monday, 2nd Feb., 1863. VOL. XV.-NO. XXIX.

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