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Bom HC | Not unlawful for an Advocate to enter into a “contingent contract” while appearing in capacity of a “counsel” in arbitration proceedings

April 9, 2019

Bombay High Court: A.S. Chandurkar, J., clarified that a contract whereby an advocate asks for the fee based on the outcome of the arbitration proceedings, wherein he acted in the capacity of a “counsel” for the party and did not appear as an “advocate”, is valid. It is pertinent to...

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ILA Declares Judicial Emergency in India

April 8, 2019

ILA Declares Judicial Emergency in India Indian Lawyers Association declare a judicial emergency in India and exhort all relevant parties to take part in assisting with this emergency. The desired outcome of this emergency declaration is to resolve the pending 30 million cases in Indian courts in the next...

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Over 3 crore cases pending in Indian courts; oldest case traced to 1914

March 29, 2019

NEW DELHI: Here’s a firsthand account from judges of the district and subordinate courts, where more than 2.99 crore cases are pending, why the docket is so heavy, many of them pending for 50-60 years. Of the nearly 25,000 cases for which the judges have so far provided reasons,...

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Top 10 Tips for Litigators

March 18, 2019

TOP TIPS 10 FOR LITIGATORS Article from ABA Journal Listen up, litigators In its Briefly Speaking contest in 2018, the ABA asked for its members to offer their words of wisdom to young lawyers. Here are some of our favorite entries, along with the winning advice in the litigator’s...

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