16. Senior and other advocates. (1) There shall be two classes of advocates, namely, senior advocates and other advocates. (2) An advocate may, with his consent, be designated as senior advocate if […]
That lawyers have no right to go on strike or give a call for boycott, not even on a token strike. The protest, if any is required, can only be by giving press statements, TV interviews, carrying out of Court premises banners and/or placards, wearing black or white or any colour arm bands, peaceful protect marches outside and away from Court premises, going on dharnas or relay fasts etc. It is held that lawyers holding Vakalats on behalf of their clients cannot refuse to attend Courts in pursuance of a call for strike or boycott. All lawyers must boldly refuse to abide by any call for strike or boycott. No lawyer can be visited with any adverse consequences by the Association or the Council and no threat or coercion of any nature including that of expulsion can be held out. It is held that no Bar Council or Bar Association can permit calling of a meeting for purposes of considering a call for strike or boycott and requisition, if any, for such meeting must be ignored.
Tortious Liability of Legal Professionals – Counsel to pay damages to their clients for breach of duty or negligence.
In England a distinction was made between barristers and other professional men and for a long time it was in usage that a barrister could not be sued by a client for […]
Suit for damages against counsel due to loss and injuries suffered on account of negligence in conducting professional duty – Held no exemption can be claimed by a legal practitioner – Legal practitioner may settle with the person and the fee to be paid for his professional services but he cannot claim any exemption from the liability to be sued for loss incurred by his client due to his negligence- SUPREME COURT OF INDIA – [13-01-1988]
The Advocates Act 1961 is applicable in the State of Jammu and Kashmir. 58AF. Special provisions in relation to Jammu and Kashmir – (1) Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act, all advocates who, […]
Tamil Nadu State Law Published vide Notification No. SRO C-3/74. – ROC No. 1032/64-FI By virtue of the powers conferred by Article 227 of the Constitution of India read with section 27 […]
Tamil Nadu State Laws Published vide Notification No. Rules framed by the High Court of Madras, R.O.C. 876/ 80F2, dated 30.11.1998 – S.R.O. No. C-32/88 By virtue of the powers conferred under […]
Report no 266 As per recent media reports 35, the Bar Council of India conducted verification of advocates under the Bar Council of India Certificate and Place of Practice (Verification) Rules, 2015, and it was […]
Brief summary of Rules pertaining to Non-Advocates in different jurisdictions United States of America • Congressional legislation neither grants nor denies the right to have a non-attorney representative in quasi-judicial proceedings. • […]
Under Bar Council of India Rule SECTION VII–RESTRICTION ON THEIR EMPLOYMENTS 47. An Advocate shall not personally engage in any business; but he may be a sleeping partner in a firm doing […]
A permanent committee shall deal with all matters pertain to the designation of Senior Advocate
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.
Since the order of conviction and sentence in the present matter has been confirmed without hearing either the appellants or counsel for the appellants, the order must be set aside
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.
The relationship of counsel and his party or the recognised agent and his principal is a matter of contract
Courts in India have consistently recognised the traditional role of lawyers and the extent and nature of their implied authority to act on behalf of their clients. Speaking for a Full Bench […]
Supreme Court in the case of T.A. Kathiru Kunju v. Jacob Mathai & Anr. [Civil Appeal No.3860 of 2007] wherein the respondent had lodged a complaint before the Bar Council that he […]
KEYWORDS:-Professional misconduct-Advocate- Bar Council of India (BCI) It is very clear from the provisions of Section 35 that punishment can be awarded to an Advocate if he is found guilty of professional […]
The Honorable Society of King’s Inns is the oldest institution of legal education in Ireland. BARRISTER–AT–LAW SYLLABUS The syllabus covers the following subjects and activities: 1. Remedies and Quantum 2. Practice and […]
Direction issued for designating title of Senior Advocate Merit of a candidate is not his academic qualification. It is sum total of various qualities. It reflects the attributes of an employee. It […]
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