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BUTTERWORTHS, 7, FLEET STREET,

Law Publishers to the Queen's Most Excellent Majesty.
EDINBURGH: T. & T. CLARK, AND BELL & BRADFUTE.

DUBLIN: HODGES, SMITH & CO.
MELBOURNE: GEORGE ROBERTSON.

CAPE TOWN: SAUL, SOLOMON & CO.

1863.

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EMILY FAITHFULL, PRINTER AND PUBLISHER IN ORDINARY TO HER MAJESTY,

VICTORIA PRESS, 83A, FARRINGDON STREET, E.C.

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THE

Law Magazine and Law Review:

OR

QUARTERLY JOURNAL OF JURISPRUDENCE.

No. XXIX.

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ART. I.—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 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 severe censure by the benchers of his Inn

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his 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

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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