Parliamentary Debates; Legislative Council and House of Representatives Volume 116

Parliamentary Debates; Legislative Council and House of Representatives Volume 116

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1901 edition. Excerpt: ...a different person under the other Act, will not accept. I trust that will be looked into, and that it will be rectified by the Minister in Committee, if the amendment already before the House is not in itself sufficient. The only other matter worthy of comment is the question as to lawyers representing unions of manufacturers. Personally, I do not think it is advisable that they should; but I say, from the position of a labour member, that it matters very little as far as the conduct of a legitimate case or labour dispute is concerned. 1 say that the labour unions will not employ solicitors to any extent--they may as far as advice outside is concerned, but not in conducting their cases, for they feel that they can con ' particular trade. duct these particular cases better than lawyers. When it is necessary that they should have legal advice they will get it outside the Court. The member for the Wellington Suburbs says, "A man who is his own lawyer has a fool for his client." An Hon. l'IEMBEB.--Il5 was a lawyer who said so. Mr. ARNOLD.--Sir, I have only three minutes more, but I wish, in consequence of the honourable members interjection, to make a reference to one labour dispute that was conducted in this colony. A labour union said, " We will certainly have a solicitor to represent us." They had meetings with that solicitor day after day, and he drew up a brief of nearly n. hundred sheets of foolscap. They took him to various small factories--they were not permitted to take him into the bigger ones--to show him the process of manufacture in that But at the very last moment it was found that the employers would not allow them to have a lawyer to represent them. They paid that solicitor a bill of about 60, and...show more

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  • Paperback | 710 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 36mm | 1,247g
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  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236875044
  • 9781236875044