The Chapman Legal Family

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Victoria University Press, 1992 - Judges - 282 pages
"The Chapman family was the first of New Zealand's legal dynasties. Henry Samuel Chapman was the first puisine judge of the Supreme Court; his son Frederick Revans Chapman was teh first New Zealand born Supreme Court judge; and another son, Martin founded one of the country's leading legal firms, which still bears his name ... This book provides a record of the lives and careers of three significant figures in nineteenth and early twentieth century colonial history. It casts light on important aspects of society and law at that time; notoably, the characteristics and values of the educated, aspirant classes, and the development of essentially English institutions and laws in the colonial environment." -- Back cover.
 

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Contents

Illustrations
7
HENRY SAMUEL CHAPMAN
15
Career in England 18351843
22
Conclusion 3 3
33
Civil jurisdiction
42
Criminal jurisdiction
48
Career in Victoria 18541864
59
Conclusion
83
Martin Chapman in Dunedin 18641868
127
Legal careers in London 1868187275
133
Conclusion
142
Frederick Chapman in Dunedin 18721903
154
HI Conclusion
172
Presidency of the Court of Arbitration 19031907
179
HI Civil jurisdiction
187
Criminal jurisdiction
202

Second New Zealand Judgeship and Retirement
85
Civil jurisdiction
97
Criminal jurisdiction
106
Retirement 18751881 and Conclusion
113
Early lives and careers
119
Retirement 1921 193 6 and Conclusion
211
Conclusion
219
Abbreviations
225
Index
279
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