The Uttarakhand HC has urged litigants to pay lawyers through cashless means

Earlier this week, the Uttarakhand HC asked the State Bar Council to frame rules to regulate the fees charged by lawyers. Quite significantly, it has also urged litigants to pay lawyers’ fees through cheque, bank draft or online banking only.

The Bench of Justice VK Bist was hearing an application in which the petitioner sought a stay on the criminal proceedings initiated against him under Sections 406, 420 and 120-B of the Indian Penal Code. The Court ultimately granted the interim stay, provided that . . .

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