2 N. Ir. Legal Q. 8 (1938)
Lord Justice Babington

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Lord Justice Babington
THE new Lord Justice is a member of a family of note
identified for long years with the City and County of
Londonderry. Educated at Glenalnond and Trinity Col
lege, Dublin, he won while at Trinity the Gold Medal for
Oratory of the College Historical Society, and obtained a
Moderatorship in History and Political Science at the
degree examinations of 1899, and was called to the Bar in
1900. Sometime Lecturer in Equity to the King's Inns, he
re-arranged and re-wrote Osborne's  Jurisdiction and
Practice of the County Courts in Ireland in Equity and
Probate Matters. He was appointed.Attorney-General in
1925 and received a Knighthood in the Coronation Honours
of 1937. His career of steady progress at the Bar was dis-
tinguished by his deep understanding of legal principles,
and his fearless advocacy was always characterised by
breadth of vision and wide human sympatiies.
A fine golfer, the new Lord Justice was runner-up in the
Irish Amateur Golf Championship in 1909 ; he was one of
the Irish representatives in the international matches of
193 ; and recently succeeded Sir Plunket Barton as
President of the Royal Portrush Golf Club.
Lord Justice Babington shared in the work of establish-
ing the Bar of Northern Ireland and imbuing it with the
fine traditions of the old Bar of Ireland. Some years ago
Sir William Moore paid a deserved tribute to him as one of
those to whom the maintenance in Northern Ireland of the
best traditions of the Irish Bar were chiefly due.
It is largely owing to his labours that the Northern Bai
enjoy the splendid accommodation provided for them in
the Royal Courts of Justice ; but his interest has not been
confined to his own branch of the profession, and he has
played a great part in bringing about those friendly-
relations between the two branches of the profession which
grow more cordial as year succeeds to year.
Lord Justice Babington's loyalty to the Bar, whilst
nearest his heart, was part of his loyalty to the profession
as a whole, and he fully realised that Solicitors bear a large
share of the responsibility which rests on all lawyers of
maintaining and strengthening respect for the law. At a
time when,, owing to a want. of understanding of the true
nature of that heavy responsibility, injustice threatened our
branch of the profesion, his breadth of vision and good
offices willingly given were very largely instrumental in
securing a solution of our difficulties which was equitable
and of the utmost benefit to the profession and the public.
Lord Justice Babington carries with him to the Bench the
respect and gratitude of the Solicitors of Northern Ireland.

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