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An Epitome of Official Documents Relative to Native Affairs and Land Purchases in the North Island of New Zealand

English Counsel

English Counsel.

The Natives are almost universally opposed to the employment of English counsel in contested cases. They say that these know nothing of the Maori law and custom, and only protract the sittings and increase the expenses of the Court. If one side employs them, the other must do the same; but they would like to see them altogether excluded from practising in the Court.