Day: August 5, 2018

No fault of Client who appointed a counsel to represent him who failed to appear

The petitioner obtained rule nisi in 1976 and waited for 7 years for its being heard. Suddenly one day the High Court consistent with its calendar fixed the matter for bearing on April 21, 1983.

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Whether appointment of an advocate as a Government Counsel is an appointment in Government service

the appointment of an advocate as a District Government Counsel under chapter VII of the Manual is an employment and not a professional engagement of an advocate and, therefore, the advocate is entitled to automatic renewal till he attains the age of 62 years prescribed in the Manual as the age of superannuation unless his record and character roll are not up to the mark.