HC stays rule requiring senior advocates' recommendation to apply for designation of 'senior'

Updated: few hours ago

New Delhi, May 15 (PTI) Lawyers seeking 'senior' designation will no longer need the recommendation from three senior advocates of the Bar, given they fulfil all the eligibility criteria, as the Delhi High Court Wednesday stayed the earlier rule.

A bench of Chief Justice Rajendra Menon and Justice A J Bhambhani directed the matter to be placed before a full court for reconsidering the rule mandating recommendation from a panel of three senior advocates.

The bench also asked the high court registry to issue a public notice about the stay of the rule as well as its reconsideration by the full court.

The High Court of Delhi Designation of Senior Advocate Rules, 2018, notified on March 13, states that an advocate may be considered by the high court for being designated as a senior either through a suo motu action or on a joint proposal by three senior advocates.