HC Deb 09 May 1901 vol 93 cc1140-1
MR. JOHN DEWAR (Inverness-shire)

I beg to ask the Secretary of State for the Colonies whether steps have been taken to draw the attention of the Governments of the Cape and Natal Colonies to the state of the law in regard to the admission of Scottish law agents as solicitors in the respective colonies; will he consider the desirability of all Scottish lawyers being admitted on the same terms as solicitors in the Supreme Court and writers to the signet; and will he state the nature of any replies which may have been received from these Governments on the subject.


The practice in both the Cape Colony and Natal is, I understand, to admit Scottish law agents who are entitled to practise before the Court of Session. I have called the attention of the Governor of Natal to the fact that the law and the practice appear to be at variance on this point, but have not as yet received any reply.