Delhi

Rule on designating senior advocates amended

HC asks eligible advocates to apply

The Delhi High Court has done away with the previous practice of designating a senior advocate wherein a joint proposal from three senior advocates was required for an advocate to be considered for the post of a senior advocate.

With this changes, the High Court has also invited application from advocates, who are eligible and desirous to apply for being designated as senior advocate, to submit their applications in the prescribed format before August 31.

Public notice

In a public notice issued on Wednesday, the High Court said it has amended Rule 7 of The High Court of Delhi Designation of Senior Advocate Rules 2018, which deal with procedure for designation of an advocate as senior advocate.

The fresh rule notified by the High Court has left unchanged the portion related to ‘suo motu’ initiation by the court for designating an advocate as a senior advocate.

The amended Rule 7(B), however, will allow an advocate to apply for senior advocate designation himself or herself.

“Any advocate who fulfils the eligibility conditions prescribed herein before may submit a written application for being designated as Senior Advocate to the Registrar General...,” the new rule said.

Previous practice

Earlier, the rules mandated that three senior advocates designated by Delhi High Court, with not less than five years individual standing at the Bar, as senior advocate, may jointly make a proposal to the High Court for designation of an advocate as a senior advocate.

The amendment was taken in a full court resolution on August 1.

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