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Sir Robert Lush portraitSir Robert Lush (1807-81; called 1840; Treasurer 1860) was one of the few prominent members of the Inn of the 19th century. He was known in his day for his unassuming character, sharp intellect, clarity of expression and complete lack of interest in politics.

His son Sir (Charles) Montague Lush (1853-1930) was also a distinguished member of the Inn.

Robert Lush is now particularly remembered now as one of the judges in the Tichborne Case of 1873-74. The eccentric Dr Kenealy, the claimant’s defence counsel, who by the end of the trial was disgraced and shortly afterwards disbarred, was also until then a Bencher of the Inn.

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