Law Firms are not authorized to file Vakalatnama, Bar Council of Delhi clarifies

Aditi Singh December 8 2018
senior advocates

In light of the contemporary practice of filing a Vakalatnama in the name of the law firm which is engaged, the Bar Council of Delhi has clarified that a Vakalatnama can be signed only by an advocate.

The clarification dated November 11, 2018, categorically states that law firms are not competent and authorized to file Vakalatnama before any Court, Tribunal, Authority, in Arbitration or any other proceedings.

If such a Vakalatnama is signed by a law firm and not an advocate . . .

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