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CONSULTATION, practice. A conference between the counsel or attorneys engaged on the same side of a cause, for the purpose of examining their case, arranging their proofs, and removing any difficulties there may be in their way.
     2. This should be had sufficiently early to enable the counsel to obtain an amendment of the pleadings, or further evidence. At these consultations the exact course to be taken by the plaintiff in exhibiting his proofs should be adopted, in consultation, by the plaintiff's counsel. In a consultation on a defendant's case, it is important to ascertain the statement of the defence, and the evidence which may be depended upon to support it; to arrange the exact course of defence, and to determine on the cross-examination of the plaintiff's witnesses; and, above all, whether or not evidence shall be given on the part of the defendant, or withheld, so as to avoid a reply on the part of the plaintiff. The wishes of the client should, in all cases, be consulted. 3 Chit. Pr. 864.

CONSULTATION, Eng. law. The name of a writ whereby a cause, being formerly removed by prohibition out of an inferior court into some of the king's courts in Westminster, is returned thither again for if the judges of the superior court, comparing the proceedings with the suggestion of the party, find the suggestion false or not proved, and that therefore the cause was wrongfully called from the inferior court, then, upon consultation and deliberation, they decree it to be returned, where upon this writ issues. T. de la Ley.

CONSULTATION, French law. The opinion of counsel, on a point of law submitted to them. Dict. de Jur. h.t.

A Law Dictionary, Adapted to the Constitution and Laws of the United States. By John Bouvier. Published 1856.
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"This is not a full consultation, this is an engagement before we go to consultation, but I think it is unlikely we will be looking at starting consultation in this calendar year.
The People's Project public consultation takes place from Friday, July 26 to Sunday, August 25 and will visit 12 locations across all six city region boroughs - Liverpool, Wirral, Sefton, Knowsley, St Helens and Halton - over 19 days of the monthlong consultation period.
After the US issued the new tariff threat, the international community was widely concerned that China might cancel the consultation visit to the US.
The consultation began on March 18 and was due to close last Friday.
In a meeting with Andrew Jarvis, managing director, of First Group, Mr Brown expressed his disappointment at the short time frame for the consultation, lack of public consultation events and overall communication of the proposals.
Communist Party of the Philippines founder Jose Maria 'Joma' Sison denied that the National Democratic Front of the Philippines (NDFP) is inclined to join the government-initiated public consultations on the peace talks.
The Telegraph can confirm that, if rubber-stamped, the public consultation into whether to allow vehicles to use the pedestrian-only bridge in Bermuda village will take place from Tuesday, May 15.
We recorded information about the time of day in which the different phone calls were made or received; the expertise and working region of the healthcare professional seeking advices and the purpose of the phone consultation.
"Our study shows that adoption of the telephone first approach in general practice had a major effect on patterns of consultation, with large increases in phone consultations and decreases in face-to-face consultations," the authors wrote.
Saudi Arabia's General Authority for Zakat and Tax (GAZT) has launched a public consultation of the Draft Implementing Regulations for Value Added Tax (VAT), which is open for feedback until August 19.
ISLAMABAD -- A consultation paper regarding "Dubbing of Foreign Content in Urdu or other Local or Regional Languages on Landing Rights and Satellite TV Channels" has been uploaded on PEMRA's website ( ).

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