HC panel clears 27 advocates for senior tag

HC panel clears 27 advocates for senior tag

Chandigarh, May 25

A committee set up by the Punjab and Haryana High Court has cleared the names of 27 advocates, including three women, for designating them as seniors. In all, 113 advocates had applied and were scanned by the “permanent committee for designation as senior advocates”. The list is expected to be placed for discussion before the full court, comprising the Chief Justice and all the judges of the High Court.

Information suggests only the names cleared by the full court will be designated as senior advocates. The last list was cleared seven years back, when about 13 advocates were designated as seniors. So far, the High Court has designated just over 200 advocates as seniors.

A lawyer, with his consent, may be designated as senior advocate if the Supreme Court or a High Court is of that opinion that he is deserving of such distinction by virtue of his ability, standing at the Bar or special knowledge or experience in law. A senior advocate has to follow a separate code of conduct. — TNS

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