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Colonial Cases


For general discussion of the consular jurisdiction in Egypt, see Lanver Mak, The British in Egypt: Community, Crime and Crises 1882-1922 (IB Tauris, 2012) p. 146.
All of the material from Egypt was selected, edited and transcribed by Peter Bullock.

Last edited, March 2020.


The following material was taken from files in the National Archives (UK). 

For general material on the courts, see Newspaper commentary and minor cases, Egypt.

In re Montayne, 1880 [succession]

R. v. Frendo, 1880 [cutting and wounding]

R. v. Micallef, 1880 [theft from church]

Last sitting cases


The following cases are from the William Perkins Collection GB65-0370, No. 1/1, Volume of Constantinople Consular Court Printed Judgments, 1864-1911, by kind permission of the Archivist, Middle East Centre Archive, St. Anthony's College, Oxford.

Anarchists, 1899 [illegal association]

Viceroy of Egypt v. Charnaud, 1868 [consular courts, jurisdiction]


The following cases were taken from newspapers.

Bourse and Banking Co. Ltd., 1907 [company law, jurisdiction]

Casdagli v. Casdagli, 1917 [divorce]

De Bono Eeyond, 1905 [land law]

Grandmoulin, 1907 [wrongful death] France

Grant v. Easton, 1883 [foreign judgments] Queens Bench Division

Hernztein v. De Sermo and others, 1907 [defamation]  Mixed Court

Hughes v. Hughes, 1932 [divorce - domicile]

In the Estate of Grant, 1908 [succession]

Karl, 1913 [extradition]

Montana v. Anglo-Egyptian Bank, 1907 [banking]

Newspaper commentary and minor cases, Egypt

R. v. Galea, 1863 [press laws]

R. v. Miniati, 1863 [manslaughter]

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