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THE LEGAL PRACTITIONERS ACT, 1879

Title : THE LEGAL PRACTITIONERS ACT, 1879

Year : 1879



CHAPTER II

OF ADVOCATES, VAKILS AND ATTORNEYS


4.Advocates and vakils.


4. Advocates and vakils. Every person now or hereafter entered as an advocate or vakil on the roll of any High Court under the letters patent constituting such Court, or 1*[under section 41 of this Act],
2*[or enrolled as a pleader in the Chief Court of the Punjab under section 8 of this Act], shall be entitled to practise in all the
Courts subordinate to the Court on the roll of which he is entered, and in all revenue-offices situate within the local limits of the appellate jurisdiction of such Court, subject, nevertheless, to the rules in force relating to the language in which the Court or office is to be addressed by pleaders or revenue-agents; and any person so entered who ordinarily practises in the Court on the roll of which he is not entered or some Court subordinate thereto shall, notwithstanding anything herein contained, be entitled, as such, to practise in any Court in 3*[the territories to which this Act extends]
other than a High Court on whose roll he is not entered, or, with the permission of the Court, 4*[or, in the case of a High Court in respect of which the Indian Bar Councils Act, 1926 (38 of 1926.), is in force, subject to rules made under that Act] in any High Court on whose roll he is not entered, and in any revenue-office:

Provided that no such vakil 2*[or pleader] shall be entitled to practise under this section before a Judge of the High Court, Division
Court or High Court exercising original jurisdiction in a Presidency-
town.
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1 Subs. by Act 9 of 1884, s. 2, for "as an advocate on the roll of the Chief Court of the Punjab".
2 Ins. by Act 1 of 1908, s. 2.3 Subs. by Act 3 of 1951, s. 3 and Sch., for "Part A States and
Part C States".
4 Ins. by Act 38 of 1926, s. 19 and Sch.

8.5.Attorneys of High Court.


5. Attorneys of High Court. Every person now or hereafter entered as an attorney on the roll of any High Court shall be entitled to practise in all the Courts subordinate to such High Court and in all revenue-offices situate within the local limits of the appellate jurisdiction of such High Court, and every person so entered who ordinarily practises in the Court on the roll of which he is so entered or some Court subordinate thereto shall, notwithstanding anything herein contained, be entitled, as such, to practise in any
Court in 1*[the territories to which this Act extends] other than a
High Court established by Royal Charter on the roll of which he is not entered and in any revenue-office.

The High Court of the State in which an attorney practises under this section may, from time to time, make rules declaring what shall be deemed to be the functions, powers and duties of an attorney so practising.
Last updated on May, 2015
Title : THE LEGAL PRACTITIONERS ACT, 1879

Year : 1879



CHAPTER II

OF ADVOCATES, VAKILS AND ATTORNEYS


4.Advocates and vakils.


4. Advocates and vakils. Every person now or hereafter entered as an advocate or vakil on the roll of any High Court under the letters patent constituting such Court, or 1*[under section 41 of this Act],
2*[or enrolled as a pleader in the Chief Court of the Punjab under section 8 of this Act], shall be entitled to practise in all the
Courts subordinate to the Court on the roll of which he is entered, and in all revenue-offices situate within the local limits of the appellate jurisdiction of such Court, subject, nevertheless, to the rules in force relating to the language in which the Court or office is to be addressed by pleaders or revenue-agents; and any person so entered who ordinarily practises in the Court on the roll of which he is not entered or some Court subordinate thereto shall, notwithstanding anything herein contained, be entitled, as such, to practise in any Court in 3*[the territories to which this Act extends]
other than a High Court on whose roll he is not entered, or, with the permission of the Court, 4*[or, in the case of a High Court in respect of which the Indian Bar Councils Act, 1926 (38 of 1926.), is in force, subject to rules made under that Act] in any High Court on whose roll he is not entered, and in any revenue-office:

Provided that no such vakil 2*[or pleader] shall be entitled to practise under this section before a Judge of the High Court, Division
Court or High Court exercising original jurisdiction in a Presidency-
town.
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1 Subs. by Act 9 of 1884, s. 2, for "as an advocate on the roll of the Chief Court of the Punjab".
2 Ins. by Act 1 of 1908, s. 2.3 Subs. by Act 3 of 1951, s. 3 and Sch., for "Part A States and
Part C States".
4 Ins. by Act 38 of 1926, s. 19 and Sch.

8.5.Attorneys of High Court.


5. Attorneys of High Court. Every person now or hereafter entered as an attorney on the roll of any High Court shall be entitled to practise in all the Courts subordinate to such High Court and in all revenue-offices situate within the local limits of the appellate jurisdiction of such High Court, and every person so entered who ordinarily practises in the Court on the roll of which he is so entered or some Court subordinate thereto shall, notwithstanding anything herein contained, be entitled, as such, to practise in any
Court in 1*[the territories to which this Act extends] other than a
High Court established by Royal Charter on the roll of which he is not entered and in any revenue-office.

The High Court of the State in which an attorney practises under this section may, from time to time, make rules declaring what shall be deemed to be the functions, powers and duties of an attorney so practising.
Last updated on May, 2015

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