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PROBLEMS OF LAW.

GOOD FOR THE LAWYERS. . /

(By Telegraph. —Owa Cci respondent).

WELLINGTON, this day. His Honor Mr. Justice Edwards » not one nf the admirers of the consoliS*tion of the Dominion's statutes, a* jqaF be judged by his very- sweeping outburst when referring to th" matter recently. •This ©QiisolidatioTi." he exclaimed, .v purely for the good of rhe legal profession -.' it i= not for the beneßt or convex ience of the judges, because it has increased The labour* of the judges to-M enormous and outrageous extent. It* glaring, absolutely glari: , ...'." Commenting on that spirited expostulation, one legal pract itinner remarked that the crop of litigation arising out of the Criminal Code Act hari not bsen reiy great. Only a few cases Ind common a> a sequel'to the dour.fr! construction placed on certain section? in the consolidated measure. Whether the troubles wculd be many ot not sfler a consoUQation depended, of course, on whether the work had been done rim-fully or not,whether the law as consilHatfd wa* consistent with the law tha; existed previously. He was not prrpared to saj , whether the conso!idr.ti:.n in the present caic wss defectivp o: , r:o:. Another lawyer stare.: ihat ihs ennsolidarion was a sourrt , rf to> great many practit;L.ncr=. In ths absence of crois reference h 1° f l4 statutes it wa-- difficyk in '.:r: «-h:ther ; the different parts of -. . . ■ ivsK?ftj enacted.

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PROBLEMS OF LAW. Auckland Star, Volume XL, Issue 83, 7 April 1909

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