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Decisions of the Superior Courts of New South Wales, 1788-1899

In re Fisher (1835) NSW Sel Cas (Dowling) 751; [1835] NSWSupC 102

legal practitioners, admission to practice

Supreme Court of New South Wales

Forbes C.J., Dowling and Burton JJ, 15 July 1835

Source: Dowling, Select Cases, Vol. 7, S.R.N.S.W. 2/3465, p. 43

An attorney and solicitor of the Courts at Westminster, being appointed from England as Crown Solicitor of New South Wales, was at once admitted on the rolls of this Court, without giving the usual notices.

This gentleman, an attorney and solicitor of the courts at Westminster, having been appointed from England to the office of the Crown Solicitor in this Colony, the Solicitor General, Plunkett, moved that he be admitted at once as attorney, solicitor and proctor of this Court, without the usual notices required by the rules of the Court before admission of gentlemen on the attorney's roll. Unless the rule were dispensed with in this gentleman's favour, the proceedings of the crown in causes now pending would be stopped until the usual notices were given. Mr Fisher was prepared to produce the certificates of his admission to the courts at Westminster and also his appointment by His Majesty to be Crown Solicitor of New South Wales.

The Court. Upon the production of the documents alluded to, Mr Fisher shall be admitted as attorney, solicitor and proctor of this honourable Court. Mr Fisher was admitted accordingly.

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