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The Cyclopedia of New Zealand [Taranaki, Hawke's Bay & Wellington Provincial Districts]

Barristers and Solicitors

Barristers and Solicitors.

The Taranaki District Law Society . Officers for the year 1906: Mr. O. Samuel (president), Mr. T. C. Fookes (vice-president), Mr. J. H. Quilliam (treasurer); Messrs W. Kerr (Crown Prosecutor), D. Hutchen, J. E. Wilson and F. E. Wilson (members of the executive), and Mr. W. A. D. Banks (librarian and secretary). There are forty-two practising solicitors connected with the Taranaki district Law Society, and ten of these are also barristers. The library and offices of the Society are situated in the Supreme Court building in New Plymouth, and the library contains 3,000 volumes.

The Court House, New Plymouth.

The Court House, New Plymouth.

Fitzherbert, William Lockhart, Barrister and Solicitor, Devon Street, New Plymouth. Mr. Fitzherbert was formerly for some years a member of the firm of Napier and Fitzherbert, in Auckland, and afterwards of Napier, Fitzherbert, and Smith, of Wellington. He has practised on his own account in New Plymouth since the year 1902. Mr. Fitzherbert's biography is given on page 280 of the Auckland volume of this Cyclopedia.

Govett and Quilliam (Clement William Govett, and James Henry Quilliam), Barristers and Solicitors, Devon Street, New Plymouth. Telephone, 47. This practice was founded by Mr. Govett in the year 1879, and the present firm dates from 1900, when Mr. Quilliam joined Mr. Govett in partnership.

Mr. Clement William Govett, of the legal firm of Govett and Quilliam, is a son of the late Archdeacon Govett. He was born at New Plymouth, and received his early education in Auckland, but went to England, and after being articled to a solicitor for two years, entered the Middle Temple and was called to the bar in 1874. After his return to New Zealand, he received the appointment of assistant law officer to the Crown, a position which he resigned to follow page 81 his profession in New Plymouth, where he has practised with great success since the beginning of 1877. Mr. Govett has been associated with every local public movement. He is vice-president and promoter of the Taranaki Scenery Preservation Society, the premier society of its kind in New Zealand, secretary of the Law Society, a member of the committee of the Chamber of Commerce, and a member of the Recreation Board. In the year 1900 Mr. Govett entered into partnership with Mr. J. H. Quilliam, and the firm is now (1906) conducted under the style of Govett and Quilliam. They are solicitors for the Bank of Australasia, the Borough Council, the Harbour Board, the Education Board, the Hospital and Charitable Aid Board, and for many other boards and companies.

Hughes, Robert Clinton, Barrister and Solicitor, Brougham Street, New Plymouth. Mr. Hughes has been in practice for many years in New Plymouth, and has from time to time acted as solicitor for a number of public institutions.

Hutchen, David, Barrister and Solicitor, Brougham Street, New Plymouth. Mr. Hutchen has been connected with the legal profession in New Plymouth since 1904, and has practised on his own account since 1902. He is further referred to as a member of the New Plymouth Borough Council.

Malone, McVeagh and Anderson (William George Malone, James McVeagh, and William David Anderson), Barristers and Solicitors, National Bank Chambers, corner of Devon Street and Brougham Street, New Plymouth. This firm dates from the year 1903, and has branch offices in several towns in Taranaki.

Standish and Kerr (Arthur Standish, Arthur Russell Standish, and William Kerr), Barristers and Solicitors, Devon Street, New Plymouth. Mr. Arthur Standish is further referred to as a former Mayor of the borough of New Plymouth.

Weston and Weston (Thomas Shailer Weston, Notary Public, and Claude Horace Weston, LL.B., N.Z.), Barristers and Solicitors, Brougham Street, New Plymouth. Mr. T. S. Weston, senior partner of the firm of Weston and Weston, is further referred to on pages 247 and 1109 of the Canterbury volume of the Cyclopedia of New Zealand.

Wright, Henry Cecil, Barrister and Solicitor, Devon Street, New Plymouth. Mr. Wright, who commenced practice in the year 1900, is a native of London, and graduated at Oxford in 1881. He was called to the bar in Queensland, Australia.