The Law Times Volume 121

The Law Times Volume 121

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1906 edition. Excerpt: ...spoken in high terms of the way in which justice was administered in this country, and he thought it was quite true that the City owed a great deal to the Judicial Bench and also to the Bar of England. The City of London was the centre of the commerce of the vorld, and if the citiz: ns could not rely with absolute certainty, not only upin the purity, but also upon the intelligence of the gentlemen who were called upon to lay down the law on the complicated subjects connected with financial and industrial affairs, he was afraid that the trade of the City would sufler heavily. But if they owed something to the Bench, he thought that the Bench in history owed still more to the City of London. Speaking as a historical student, he am!-med that the Lity had always supported the judges when they had been doing their duty, and he belevtd that for hundreds of years they had been trying to do their duty. But that was not all. Upwards of a hundred years ago--lie would not specify the time more particularly---when through one cause and another the tone and turn of the mind of the Judicial Bench wsre not what tiey were to-diy and did not harmonise with the true interests of the country, there were no firmer opponents of ill conceived doctrines than the citiztns of those days, and in the conflicts which took place the law as it remained at the present time was what was desired by the City of London, and not what was desired by His Majesty' judges of the particular period. Mr. Batroun BROWNB, K.C., in returning thanks for the Bar, saizl that it the Bar could cross-examine His.lajesty's judges, he felt sure that their Lordships would admit that their efiiciency depended, to a large ext nt. on the strength, assiduity, and intelligence of the...
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  • Paperback | 910 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 46mm | 1,592g
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236841492
  • 9781236841490