10 DECEMBER 1859, Page 5


It has been stated that the Scotch sequestration question known as the Tobermory case is likely to be carried by appeal to the House of Lords. In this instance a London barrister had obtained sequestration, and consequent release from his creditors, under designation as "of Tobermory, in the Isle of Mull," on forty days' residence in that unfrequented place. On the matter being reviewed by the Judges of the second division, only two (Lord Justice Clerk and Lord Cowan) affirmed its validity, Lord Benholine dis- senting, and Lord Wood being absent. Subsequently Lord Ivory, in rela- tion to an analogous case, has expressed regret that the Tobermory proceed- ings were not laid before the whole Court.