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Sir Mackenzie Dalzell Chalmers KCB CSI (1847–1927), judge and civil servant, was Parliamentary Counsel to the Treasury, a Judge of the County Courts and a Law Member of the Viceroy's Council in India. He was also Permanent Under Secretary of State of the Home Office from 1903 to 1908.

He was educated at King's College London, and Trinity College, Oxford.

He is best remembered today as the draftsman in 1888 of the Sale of Goods Act 1893. The original Bill was settled by Lord Herschell who introduced it into the House of Lords in 1889, with a view to obtaining criticism of its provisions. The Bill was referred to a Select Committee consisting of Lord Herschell, the Earl of Halsbury, Baron Bramwell and Lord Watson. The 1893 Act was repealed and reenacted as the Sale of Goods Act 1979.

Sir Mackenzie is also famous for having drafted the Marine Insurance Act 1906 which is still in force (but which is expected to be repealed and reenacted in about 2012).

He was made Chief Justice of Gibraltar in 1894.


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