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John Alexander Radcliffe

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John Alexander Radcliffe (1823-1891)


1891 Obituary [1]

. . . . Mr. Radcliffe started business on his own account in Delahay Street, where, in conjunction with Mr. Edwards and other partners, he laid the foundation of a large and important practice. The era of railway making had then begun, and his firm soon got the charge of a large railway business, principally relating to lines in the west of England and Ireland. Here he was necessarily brought into close contact with the leading civil engineers of the time, and the connection thus formed continued uninterruptedly throughout the rest of his professional career. He was frequently associated with them as legal assessor in important arbitrations, and his advice was constantly sought with reference to the drafting of awards. He acted as solicitor for the Institution on many occasions, notably in the case when the Commissioners of Inland Revenue sought, unsuccessfully, to make the Institution liable for Corporation duty. . . . [more]



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