Independence of lawyers and guarantees for their functioning

In order for legal assistance to be effective, it must be carried out independently. This is recognised in the preface to the UN Basic Principles on the Role of Lawyers (UN Basic Principles), which states that “adequate protection of the human rights and fundamental freedoms to which all persons are entitled, be they economic, social and cultural, or civil and political, requires that all persons have effective access to legal services provided by an independent legal profession”

What is Profession

Profession A profession is a specialized work function within society, generally performed by a professional. Definitions In a more restrictive sense, profession often refers specifically to fields that require extensive study and mastery of specialized knowledge, such as law, medicine, the military, nursing, the clergy or engineering. In this sense, profession is contrasted with occupation, which refers…

What is a Profession – the Rise of the Legal Profession in Antiquity-Roscoe Pound 1944

A true profession, both in idea and as a matter of history, is a learned profession. An unlearned profession is a contradiction in terms. Learning, the pursuit of a learned art is one of the things which distinguishes a profession from a calling or vocation or occupation. Professions are learned not only from the nature of the art professed but because they have historically a cultural, an ideal side which furthers the effective exercise of that art.


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]