Advocate Severely Criticized.
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A SEVERE stricture on the appeltAlant's representative was passed by the Tribunal in dismissing, with £9 12s. costs, the appeal of Mr. E. W. Cooper against the refusal of an A licence by the South-Eastern Authority. The Southern Railway Co. was. the respondent.
Mr. E. L. Relf, for Mr. Cooper, had, said Mr. Rowand Harker, KC., chairman, suggested that a statement by the Licensing Authority` was intentionally untrue. The Tribunal commented that this statement should never have been made. Furthermore, Mr. Relf had faded in his duty to his client and to the Licensing Authority in submitting a " false " statement of traffic, Mr. Cooper commenced haulage in 1930, and desired to operate a second vehicle. The Tribunal ruled that a case had not been made out.