Charles Phillips, an Irish barrister, born in Sligo in 1787, died in London, Feb. 1, 1859. He was educated at Trinity college, Dublin, was called to the Irish bar in 1811, and to the English bar in 1821, at which time he had acquired a considerable reputation as an effective though florid speaker. For some years he was regarded as the leading counsel at the Old Bailey. In 1842 he was appointed ,by Lord Lyndhurst commissioner of bankruptcy in Liverpool, and in 1846 commissioner of the court of insolvent debtors, which office he filled till his death. As an author he is best known by his " Recollections of Curran and some of his Contemporaries " (2 vols. 8vo, 1818), of which several editions have been published, and by a volume of speeches (1817), one of which, in the crim. con. case of Guthrie v. Sterne, had several editions. He also published " An Historical Sketch of Arthur, Duke of Wellington " (1852), "Napoleon III." (1854), and "Vacation' Thoughts upon Capital Punishments" (1856).