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THE BARRY COMPANY AND THE LAWS DELAYS. A writer upon legal topics in a contemporary comments upon a decision of the House of Lord, in the appeal of the Barry Railway Companyu, White. It will be recalled that the respondent, then an infant, brought an action against the railway company by his father as next friend, to recover compensation for injuries sustained in consequence of the alleged negligence of the com- pany. The lad was returning from seeing his father off at the Barry Railway Station to his ship, the B. T. Robinson, of which he was engineer. He had to cross certain lines on what was described by the appellants as their shunting yard, and in doing so was overtaken by a train, and knocked down, and his injuries were so great as to necessi- tate the amnutation of both feet and the loss of half his right hand—the thumb and two fingers. The jury awarded him £ 1,750 damages. The company applied to the Court of Appeal to set- aside the verdict and judgment or to grant a new trial on the ground of misdirection by the judge. The Court held that there had been misdirection, but that the jury were not in fact misled, and that there was sufficient evidence to sustain the verdict. The appeal judges were doubtless influenced by humane considerations. But the House of Lords felt constrained to order a new trial. This case (says the writer referred to) strikingly illustrates the cruel delay sometimes caused by our centralised system. The incident happened on November 7th, 1893, The trial took place in London on May llth and 12th, 1899. The decision of the Court of Appeal was on July 11th, 1899. Thus the case has taken nearly fcwQ/Jjpsrs in coming to the House of Lords. The conipany presented their appeal to the House of Lords in May, 1900, but it was not set down for hearing presented their appeal to the House of Lords in May, 1900, but it was not set down for hearing until March 25th last. Parties have a year to make up their minds to appeal—whether to the Court of Appeal or to the House of Lords. The time is too long, and the judges should have some power of restricting it. It is a curious rendering of the maxim, Interest rei -publico} ut sit finis litium." In France and other countries the case would have been tried locally, and taken to a local court of appeal.

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