§ 39. Mr. WATT
asked the Lord Advocate whether it is a statutory rule which renders it compulsory for a litigant in the Court of Session in Scotland to employ counsel as well as agent; if not, will he state the origin of the rule; and will he introduce legislation which will save the public this double expense, in view of the fact that litigation has grown so much more expensive of late years?
§ The LORD ADVOCATE (Mr. Ure)
There is no statutory rule relative to the matter referred to by my hon. Friend. The practice dates, I believe, from the institution of the Court of Session in 1532. I cannot undertake to introduce legislation on the topic mentioned in the last part of the question.