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34 Can. L. Times 620 (1914)
Bebb v. the Law Society

handle is hein.journals/canlawtt34 and id is 656 raw text is: THE CANADIAN LAW TIMES.

COURT OF APPEAL (ENGLAND.)
Before COZENS-HARDY, M.R., SWINFEN EADY and PHIL-
LIMORE, L.JJ.
BEBB v. THE LAW SOCIETY.
APPEAL FRO-M THE CHANCERY DIVISION.
Solicitor- Person -Interpretation -   Right of women to
examination and admission by Law Society-Solicitors
Act 1848, 6 & 7 Vict. ch. 78, sees. 2, S5, 48-Solicitors
Act 1877, 40 & 41 Vict. ch. 25, secs. 9, 10-Solicitors Act
188S, 51 & 52 Vict. ch. 65, sec. 10.
A woman is not a person within the meaning of the
Solicitors Act 1843, and the Acts amending the same, and
rules and regulations made thereunder, dealing with the
qualification, examination, admission and enrolment of per-
sons as solicitors of the Supreme Court; and on that ground,
therefore, is properly refused admission to the preliminary
examination held by the Law Society.
Decision of JOYCE, J., 109 L. T. Rep. 36, affirmed.
The plaintiff, Gwyneth Marjorie Babb, was desirous of
being admitted and enrolled as a solicitor of the Supreme
Court of Judicature in England, and of doing all things
necessary in pursuance of that intent.
The defendants, the Law Society, were incorporated by
Royal Charters, and appointed by the Solicitors Act 1843
and Acts amending the same to be Registrar of Solicitors
of the Supreme Court, and charged. by the Solicitors Act,
1877, with the authority and duty of holding at least three
times in every year preliminary, intermediate, and final ex-
aminations for the qualification of persons for admission
and enrolment as solicitors of the -Supreme Court, and like-
wise charged with the management and control of such ex-
aminations, and with the making of rules and regulations
with respect to the mode of conducting such examinations,
and the times and places thereof.
Under date the 1st July, 1912, the defendant society
issued a printed circular with reference to the preliminary

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