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THREE WELLINGTON LAWYERS. The following have been appointed Kiug's Counsel by His Excellency the Governor : — • • . • Mr John William Salmond, M.A., LL.B., who was born at North Shields in 1862, and is the son of Professor W. Salmond, Otago University College. He was educated at the Otago High School, Otago University, and graduated at Univeraity College, London. He was admitted to the New Zealand Bar in 1887. From 1897 to 1906 Mr. Salmond was Professor of Law in the Adelaide University, and from 1906 to 1907 Professor of Law at Victoria College, Wellington. In 1907 he was appointed counsel to the Law-drafting Department. Mr. Salmond has written several wellquoted works on law. Mr Charles Bruce Morison, who is a son of the late Mr. Walter Morison, of Thorntree, Cairney, Aberdeenshire, was educated at Elgin Academy, Scotland, and Nelson College, New Zealand. He was admitted as a barrister in New Zealand in 1883, and began practising at Woodville in 1884. In 1886 he removed to Wellington and founded the firm of Morison and M'Lean. Mr. Morison is the author of several law works, chiefly on Licensing questions and the Law of Limited Liability. Mr. Alexander Gray, who is a member of the firm of Gray and Jackson, Wellington, was educated at Wellington College, and is a member of a well-known Wellington family. He was admitted a barrister and solicitor in 1881. For some years after he. was in practice at Grey* town, Wairarapa, but in 1886 Ih> re^ moved to Wellington, and established the firm with which he is at present connected. Mr. John Rankin Reed. Mr. Reed was born at Ipswich, Queensland, ji December, 1864, and is the oldest son of the late Mr." George M'Cullough Reed, for many years connected with the editorial staff of the New Zealand Herald. Mr. Reed was educated at Auckland Grammar School, the Dunedin High School, Victoria College, Jersey, and Clare College, Cambridge University. He has been in practice in Auckland since 1896. Mr. Reed has interested himself actively in educational matters, .but outside his legal . business . he is perhaps best, known as a military enthusiast, and is a very popular officer. In August, 1911, he was appointed Judge' Advocate General of the Territorial Forces of New Zealand, and in that capacity he controls the administration of military ' law in the Dominion. Mr. Reed is a prominent Freemason, and is also an ex-president of the Auckland Law Society. Mr. Frederick Earl is also honoured. He was born in Melbourne, educated at South Melbourne Grammar School, matriculated at the age of 14 j and became a student at the Trinity College, Melbourne, a year later. After passing his first year's law examination he came to New Zealand in 1874. Since 1880 he has been in practice in Auckland. .He has -to some extent specialised in cases connected with Maoris. In nearly every important case for twenty years past in which Nativea have been concerned, he has held a. brief. His first important engagement of the kind was when- the late Sir Frederick Whitaker, then AttorneyGeneral, assigned him a brief as counsel to Mahuki and other turbulent Natives,* who resisted surveys of their land and caused much excitement. He appeared with Mr. Cooper (now Justice Cooper) as counsel for the Natives concerned in "Waima Rebellion," and his latest important case was that connected with the ownership of Lake Rotorua, recently argued in Wellington by Mr. C. P. Skerrett, K.C., on Ids behalf. Mr. Earl is also one of the pillars of Auckland acclimatisation, and is^ especially interested in the establishment of trout in Auckland waters.

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FIVE NEW APPOINTMENTS, Evening Post, Volume LXXXIV, Issue 112, 7 November 1912

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FIVE NEW APPOINTMENTS Evening Post, Volume LXXXIV, Issue 112, 7 November 1912