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derived. “Now, for the degrees of the law,” says he,
“ as there be in the Universities of Cambridge and OxThe notice which has lately been attracted to the ford divers degrees, as general sophisters, bachelors, masmode of election to the office of Bencher of the Inner ters, doctors, of whom be chosen men for eminent and Temple will probably, as frequently happens in similar judicial places, both in the Church and in the ecclesicares, lead to an inquiry having much more extensive astical courts; so, in the profession of the law, there objects than that would seem to require. We fear the are mootemen, (which are those that argue reader's inns of court will prove to be like an old and badly con- cases in houses of Chancery, both in terms and grand structed building, of which no part can be disturbed vacations). Of mootemen, after eight years' study t, or without causing the fall of the whole. For years, we thereabouts, are chosen utter-barister: of these are may almost say for centuries past, the governing bodies chosen readers in inns of Chancery. Of utter-baristers, of these societies have claimed and exercised an uncon- after they have been of that degree twelve years at trolled and irresponsible power, acquiesced in probably least, are chosen benchers or ancients, of which one, because no one who had the inclination has had the that is of the puisne sort, reads yearly in Summer Vapower, or, having the power, has had the inclina- cation, and is called 'a single reader;' and one of the tion, to make any inquiry upon the subject. But the ancients that had formerly read reads in Lent Vacacase is now altered. The recent exercise of the mode of tion, and is called a double reader,' and commonly it election was too startling, and affected too seriously the is, between his first and second reading, about nine or feelings of the Bar generally, not to call for a searching ten years. And out of these the king makes choice of investigation into its legality, and the right of the his attorney and solicitor-general, his attorney of the Benchers to lay down any such rule as that upon which Court of Wards and Liveries, and attorney of the they have acted; and an inquiry into that has neces- Duchy. And of these readers are serjeants elected by sarily led to an inquiry into other matters connected the king, and are, by the king's writ, called 'ad statum with the office of a Bencher, and the privileges and et gradum servientis ad legem;' and out of these the duties attached to it. Accordingly, we find an ar- king electeth one, two, or three, as please him, to be his ticle in an able cotemporary*, the writer of which, serjeants, which are called The King's Şerjeants.” after adverting to the question immediately at issue, The Benchers or ancients were the rulers of the inn, proceeds to examine into the early history of the inns and, as the writer we have quoted observes, their overof court, and to consider the office of Bencher, and his active zeal was in exact proportion to the apathy of power over the members of the Bar.
modern Benchers. With regard to lectures and tuition, Our readers are all well acquainted with Blackstone's these latter, indeed, seem to have carried their apathy account of the origin of the inns of court, but few pro- so far, as to have forgotten their original character, and bably have read Coke's account of the mode in which to have considered themselves more as an association or degrees were formerly conferred in them, and from club of gentlemen, than a public body, intrusted with which the present ranks in the Profession have been
f In modern times, we know not for wbat reason, a much * Law Review, May, 1846.
sborter preparation is deemed sufficient. Vol. X.
important functions, and answerable for the proper ex- “At Serjeants Inn, 20 Jupil, anno 38 Eliz., It was ercise of them.
agreed by all the judges, by the assent of the Benchers In the debate upon Mr. O'Connell's motion in the of the four innes of court, that hereafter none should be House of Commons, May 14, 1834, the late Lord admitted into innes of court till he may have a chamAbinger asserted that the whole of the property of the ber within the house. inns of court was the result of subscriptions amongst “ That the readers hereafter be chosen for their themselves, which had been handed down from one set learning, for their duly keeping of the exercises of their of trustees to another, and was, in fact, as much private house, for their honest behaviour and good disposition, property as that which belonged to any gentleman in and such as for their experience and practice be able to the House. If Lord Abinger had ever seen the docu- serve the commonwealth. ment which the writer in The Law Review has brought “ That no Benchers be called but such as be fittest to light, he would not have ventured to make such an both for their learning, practice, good and honest conassertion. It appears, by letters-patent, (which are versation; and that they call not to the bench too often, to be seen in the Rolls Chapel), that James I, in the but very sparingly, in respect of the great multitude sixth year of his reign, made a grant to the Societies that there is already." of the Middle and Inner Temple of the land and build- We should like to know what was then thought a ings which they had held as tenants to the Knights great multitude ; something, we expect, far short of the Hospitallers till the suppression of the order in the number at the present day. reign of Henry VIII, and afterwards of the Crown by We will only add one of the general orders of 36 lease. The grant is “ to Sir Julius Cæsar, then Chan- Eliz., addressed to all the inns, in which the controlling cellor of the Exchequer, and fifty others, by name, power of the judges is strikingly exemplified. It is as probably Benchers, but who are not so described, and follows:their heirs, in trust pro hospitacatione et educatione “That, before any be called to read, a note of the professorum et studiosorum legum Angliæ.” It is clear names of three or four next in turn to read be delivered from this, that, in the Middle and Inner Temple, at to the justices of the house where the same shall be; least, the Benchers were trustees, and, if so, to whom and, in default of such justice, to the chief justices and were they responsible for the performance of their trust ? | chief baron for the time being, to the end that they may We shall see that there is abundance of authority to give their advice therein.” shew that they were subject to a superior jurisdiction. These and similar instances which we might quote They were, in fact, under the control of the Crown, shew conclusively that the judges formerly exercised and of the judges as representing the Crown; and va-l the power of regulating the inns of court; and if so, rious instances are given in the work we have quoted when have they ever been deprived of it? That it has of orders respecting the government of the inns of not been exercised in modern times is true, but that is court, made sometimes by the advice of the Privy because no case has ever been properly brought before Council and judges, sometimes by the judges only, and them. Besides, mere non-user would not destroy their sometimes by the Benchers, by the advice and discre- right, and the power they had in the time of Queen tion of the judges, proceeding from the king's sugges
| Elizabeth they must still possess, and may exercise tion. The following is one of them :
when an occasion requires it. And what is the result “Orders necessary for the Government of the Innes of this ? Let the Benchers of the different inns consider
of Court, established by the Commandement of the well their position. That they and their predecessors Queen's Majesty, with the Advice of her Privy Coun
for many years past have been guilty of supineness and
apathy, none can doubt; that they have not done any.
on thing towards carrying out the object of their instituPlace at Westminster, in Easter Term, an. 16 Re- tion, have not performed the trust on which, in two st ginæ Elizabethæ, 1574.
least of the inns of court, they hold their property, is 66 Imprimis That no more in number he admitted not to be denied ; indeed, the late movement at the
Middle Temple confesses it. It behoves them then to from henceforth than the chambers of the houses will re
rouse themselves to do that, which, if they fail to do, ceive after two to a chamber; nor that any more chambers the time will inevitably come, when their power will shall be builded to increase the number, saving that, in be taken away from them, and placed in more active the Middle Temple, they may convert their old hall and willing hands. into chambers, not exceeding the number of ten chambers.
Imperial Parliament. “Item. None hereafter admitted shall enjoy any chamber, or be in commons, unless he do exercise moots
HOUSE OF LORDS. and other exercises of learning within three years after
Monday, May 11, his admission, and be allowed a student or inner barris The Friendly Societies Bill was read a second time. The ter by the Bench.
second reading of the Charitable Trusts Bill was postponed till
Monday the 18th. “ Item. None to be called to the utter bar but by the
Tuesday, May 12. ordinary counsell of the house, in their general ordinary Lord Brougham's Conveyance of Real Property Bill was counsells in the term time.”
read a second time. We here find the Crown and judges making regula
MASTER IN CHANCERY.—The Lord Chancellor has tions as to the number to be admitted, and as to call
appointed James Perrin, of Wotton-under-Edge, Glouing to the bar. The next instance relates more parti-cestershire, Gent., to be a Master Extraordinary in the cularly to Benchers :
| high Court of Chancery.