SC refuses to entertain plea by BJP leader on senior advocates

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New Delhi, July 2 : The Supreme Court has refused to entertain a petition filed by BJP leader and lawyer, Ashwini Upadhyay, seeking a direction to all the state High Courts to modify their guidelines so that advocates with minimum 10 years’ practice can apply for the senior advocate designation.

A petition filed in the Supreme Court has complained of inconsistencies in the guidelines framed by various High Courts for the designation of advocates as senior advocates.

BJP leader Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay, in his public interest litigation (PIL) petition, has asked the top court to direct all the High Courts to modify their guidelines so that advocates with minimum 10 years’ practice can apply for the senior advocate designation. The petition is likely to be heard in July.



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