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1897. In the Matter of the Petition of Mr. KRISTNARATNE, a Proctor of
January 15. the District Court of Colombo, for a Transfer of his Warrant
to practise in the District Court of Anuradhapura.
Proctor—Application for transfer of warrant—Proper procedure-^
Ordinance No. 12 of 1848, s. 1.
T h e proper application t o b e m a d e b y a person enrolled as a
proctor of one District Court, b u t w h o is des’rous of practising in
another, is n o t for a transfer of his warrant t o the latter Court
but for admission as proctor of such Court.
r I “TIE following order was made by LAWRIE, J., on the 15th
January, 1897, on the application of the above-named
applicant for a transfer of his warrant to practise as a proctor from
the District Court of Colombo to that of Anuradhapura :—
This is a petition praying that this Court’ may be pleased to
allow the petitioner a transfer of his warrant from the District
Court of Colombo to the District Court of Anuradhapura. I
understand that the only warrant he holds is that in Table C of
No. 12 of 1848—a certificate that he is enrolled as a proctor in the
District Court of Colombo and authorized to practise as such
therein. Thefirst-sectionof the Ordinance No. 12 of 1848 provides
that ” any person duly admitted a proctor in any Court of the Island
” be afterwards admitted a proctor in any other Court thereof, the
” latter admission shall be free of stamp duty.” It seems to me
that the prayer for a transfer of a warrant is not in form, that the
petition should be for admission to be proctor in the District
Court of Anuradhapura. I am prepared-to recommend that the
petitioner be admitted to practise in Anuradhapura on his
returning to the Registrar the certificate formally granted to him.
In the matter of thePetition of Mr.Kristnaratne,a Proctor of the District Court
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