Observations on the Constitution, Customs, and Usuage [sic] of the Honourable Society of the Middle Temple: Originally Written in the Year 1733 for the Use of Charles Worsley, Esqr., Then Treasurer, and Since Revised, Amended, and Large Additions Made Thereto, by the Author : to which is Added, 1. The Author's Remarks on the Declaration of the Vacation Parliament 1731, 2. A Short Account of the Proceedings at the Publick Call of Serjeants, Easter Term 1736

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Society of the Middle Temple, 1896 - 240 pages
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Page 34 - June 22, 1567," it was directed that " none be admitted to plead at any of the Courts of Westminster, to subscribe any action, bill, or plea, unless he be a Reader or Bencher in Court, or five years Utter Barrister.'' See " A New View of London," (1708) ii. 663, 696, 702. behalf, did adjourn itself till the 20th day of January next ;* ' The Protector had, till now, retained the Chancellorship of the University of Oxford, to which he had been elected in 1650. That office was probably regarded as no...
Page 40 - Lord Charles, by the grace of God King of England, Scotland, France, and Ireland, defender of the faith, &c.
Page 40 - Court unto which they belong: and in case any attorney, clerk, or officer of any Court of Justice, being of any of the Inns of Chancery, shall withstand the direction given by the Benchers of...
Page 42 - That no benchers be called but such as be fittest both for their learning, practice, good and honest conversation; and that they call not to the bench too often, but very sparingly, in respect of the great multitude that there be already...
Page 40 - THIS INDENTURE made the twenty sixth day of June in the thirtieth year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George the Third by the Grace of God of Great Britain France and Ireland King Defender of the Faith &c.
Page 40 - Court, whereby it was ordained that the Inns of Chancery shall hold their government subordinate to the benchers of the Inns of Court unto which they belong; and in case any attorney, clerk, or officer...
Page 37 - ... seven years ; and after being called, he was not to practice publicly in court until he had been called three years : thus making the term of probation ten years. " For that the over early and hasty practice of utter barristers doth make them the less grounded and sufficient, whereby the law may be disgraced and the client prejudiced.
Page 36 - That there shall not be called to the banin any one year, by readers or benchers in any one society, above the number of eight ,' or according to that proportion, being of continuance, and having done the exercises according to the orders of the several houses.
Page 36 - Country, which if it should be suffered were to disparage the said Societies, and to turn them from hospitia to diversoria, It is Ordered that no Knight or Gentleman foreigners, or discontinuers shall be admitted or allowed to lodge in any of the Societies aforesaid, or be in Commons, except he be an allowed Utter Barrister.
Page 38 - ... Monday in August. The double readers shall continue their reading by the space of one whole week at least, and the single reader shall continue by the space of a fortnight at the least, and in that time to read as often as hath been used in the several houses.

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