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[Scots Law Times, December 18, 1920.
DECISIONS IN THE ENGLISH COURTS.
INDEX OF NAMES.
AKTIESELSKABET FRANK v. Namaqua Copper | Dewes v. Fitch, 72, 139
CALIFATIS v. Olivier, 3, 72
Hodges v. Webb, 95
Canadian Pacific Railway Co. v. S.S. "Storstad," Hooley Hill Rubber Co. v. Royal Insurance Co.
Cecil v. Inland Revenue Commissioners, 68
Champion v. Wallace, 127
Coman v. Governors of Rotunda Hospital, 140 Compagnie Chemin de Fer Paris-Orleans v. Leeston Shipping Co. Ltd., 42
Comptoir Commercial Anversois v. Power, Son & Co., 42
Cork Gas Consumers Co. v. Witherington & Everett, 139
Cowan v. Seymour, 64
Cramp v. Cramp & Freeman, 96
Currie v. Inland Revenue Commissioners, 68
DAFEN TINPLATE CO. LTD. v. Llanelly Steel Co. (1907) Ltd., 112
"Danube II.," The, 95 Davis v. Thomas, 8, 136 Deakin v. Garvie, 44
Hudson's Bay Co. v. Maclay, 127
INDIAN AND GENERAL INVESTMENT TRUST LTD. v. Borax Consolidated Ltd., 63
Inland Revenue v. Alexander von Glehn & Co., 127
Inland Revenue v. Blott, 136
Inland Revenue Commissioners v. Gittus, 64 Inland Revenue Commissioners v. Korean Syndicate Ltd., 67
Inland Revenue Commissioners r. Sangster, 67
KIRSCH & Co. v. Allen, Harding & Co. Ltd., 12, 83
Kotzias v. Tyser, 72
"LARCHGROVE," OWNERS OF S.S., . The King,
Lloyd v. Bowring, 112
Ship; Collision, 44
Towage Contract, 43
Succession; Will, 44, 83, 100, 127, 131, 140
TRADE UNION, 95, 135
WAR; Defence of the Realm; Food Control, 20
War; Emergency Legislation; Profiteering, 11, 43, 43, 128
Ship; Requisition, 131, 131
Workmen's Compensation; Accident arising out
Industrial Disease, 8, 12
Among those Scots lawyers who have in recent Born in a Highland manse in 1868, and times attained distinction as administrators and parliamentarians, a notable place belongs to Robert Munro. Political ambition has led many a man into public positions for which his peculiar abilities do not adapt him; but in the case of Mr Munro every additional responsibility thrown on him has brought out and developed fresh qualities which have enabled him to fill with distinction each office to which he has attained,
educated in Aberdeen Grammar School and at the University of Edinburgh, Mr Munro showed even among his college contemporaries an initiative and power of leadership which gave promise of his future career. He was admitted to the Faculty of Advocates in 1893, and at a comparatively early stage of his career he attained a large practice, in which he displayed a high standard of advocacy. As a pleader he had a lucid and pleasing style and showed at the same
time a dogged determination in the interests of his clients.
Mr Munro stepped on to the ladder of official preferment in 1906 when he became Sheriff Court Depute; and later, after a. short period as Extra Advocate-Depute on the Western Circuit, he was appointed Junior Counsel to the Treasury. The duties and responsibilities of that post have been growing in recent times, and Mr Munro had his full share of important revenue cases, in which his gifts of clear exposition and trenchant statement shewed to full advantage.
In January 1910 Mr Munro began his parlia mentary career as member for the Wick Burghs, and since then he has taken a conspicuous place as an effective platform speaker. A Liberal in politics, he became Lord Advocate in 1913 in Mr Asquith's Government. When the first Coalition Government was formed he became Secretary for Scotland-a post which he still holds in the present Coalition, with a seat in the Cabinet. The conditions of Government in time of war threw heavy additional burdens on all the administrative departments, and both as Lord Advocate and as Secretary for Scotland Mr Munro's posts have been no sinecures. In the legislative sphere the greatest statute for which Mr Munro's department has been responsible during his tenure has been the recent Scottish Education Act, and with that measure his name will be long associated.
MESSRS BOYD, JAMESON & YOUNG, W.S., Leith, have assumed as partners Mr R. F. Duncan, solicitor, Mr D. Sturrock, solicitor, and Mr J. S. Bayne, solicitor, who have been associated with them in the conduct of the business for a number of years as heads of their cash, conveyancing, and factory and trust departments respectively. The firm name will remain unaltered.
MR A. N. MACAULAY, solicitor, Golspie, has assumed as partners Mr James Hynd and Mr W. G. Davidson who have been his principal assistants for some years past. The business will be carried on under the name of A. N. Macaulay & Co.
THE LATE MR C. E. GREEN.-It is with great regret that we announce the death, on 6th January, of Mr C. E. Green, of Gracemount, the sole partner of the firm of Messrs William Green & Sons, publishers. Mr Green from the time he first took over the management of this business displayed great enterprise and energy. He extended the field of its operations into the region of English law-publishing with much success. It was he who in succession inaugurated the "Juridical Review," the "Scots Law Times," the "Encyclopædia of Scots Law," the "English Reports," the "Encyclopædia of English Law," and other publications too numerous to detail.
THE LATE MR J. M. DICKSON, W.S.-We regret to announce the death of Mr James Macbride Dickson, W.S., which took place at his residence in Edinburgh. Mr Dickson was a son of Mr A. J. Dickson, W.S., and was born in 1852. He was a distinguished student both at school and college, taking most of the prizes in his time in the University of Edinburgh. He and bursaries which were open to law students took in that University the degrees of Master of Arts and Bachelor of Laws. Dickson, after an apprenticeship served with Mr Robert Burt Ranken, W.S., was admitted to the Society of Writers to the Signet. He afterwards became a partner with his father in the firm of A. J. & J. Dickson, W.S. Mr Dickson was at one time an examiner for the W.S. Society. He was widely known in musical circles, and was elected in 1909 as President of the Amateur Orchestral Society.
In 1875 Mr
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