Salman Khurshid (pictured left), Minister of Law & Justice has today indicated in a meeting with United Kingdom’s Lord Chancellor and Secretary of State for Justice Kenneth Harry Clarke (pic
We have seen the repercussions of the liberalisation process in the other sectors of the economy and it is only fair that we make an informed decision before opening the door to the foreign law firms.
Never ending fairy tale....
Any deal should have a quid pro quo. The UK has shut its doors on professionals entering the country. It has imposed a virtual ban on doctors from India being employed in the UK, it has imposed a highly restrictive limit on the number of IT professionals who can work in the country and we could go on with a long list. Shouldn't the Indian government be pushing for the removal of these disguised but extremely onerous barriers before generously (or gullibly) opening its own markets to the mercantile UK law firms? Just to clarify, I am no SILF flagbearer, but at the same time see no reason why we should go out of our way to provide stagnant english law firms with substantial profit making opportunities whilst we get nothing in return. Mr Clarke, I would like to see you make a reasonable proposal in this regard which really does offer "mutual benefit".
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