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SC directs a larger appeal over framing guidelines for designating lawyers

The Supreme Court On Wednesday Referred To A Larger Bench A Batch Of Petitions Seeking Framing Of Uniform Guidelines For Designating Lawyers As Seniors By The Apex Court And The High Courts Across The Country.

PTI | Updated on: 22 Mar 2017, 04:07:10 PM
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New Delhi:

The Supreme  on Wednesday referred to a larger bench a batch of petitions seeking framing of uniform guidelines for designating lawyers as seniors by the apex and the high courts across the country. 

A bench headed by Justice said the issue is of "utmost importance" and "we direct the Secretary General of the Supreme to place the matter before the Chief Justice of on Wednesday itself for being considered by an appropriate larger bench."

Some other petitions have also been filed on the issue and they also challenged the constitutional validity of the Advocates Act which deals with the issue.

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First Published : 22 Mar 2017, 03:35:00 PM