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Kerala High Court States That Counsel In The Fake Lawyer’s Pre Arrest Bail Application Should Not Call Her An Advoacte In The Submissions

Lawstreet Journal 9 Sep 2021 9:51pm

Image courtesy: Lawstreet Journal Judiciary Kerala High Court States That  Counsel In The Fake Lawyer’s Pre Arrest Bail Application Should Not Call Her An Advoacte In The Submissions

On Monday, 6th September 2021, the High Court of Kerala during the ongoing hearing in the application of anticipatory bail for the lawyer pretending to be an advocate stated to the applicant’s council that the applicant should not be referred to as an advocate. 

Justice Shircy V., who was hearing the matter told the counsel representing the applicant that he must not use the term “advocate” as she is not a lawyer and therefore he told the counsel to not use the term in his submissions. 

BACKGROUND 

This matter took place as a woman named Sessy Xavier impersonated to be an advocate without the qualifications required to be an advocate. 

The applicant had practised in the court for over two years and enrolled in the State Bar Council. She had not only represented various parties in the court of law at various instances but was also appointed as the Advocate Commissioner in few cases. 

It is alleged that in 2021, she contested in the Bar Association Elections and was elected as the librarian.

However, on 15th July, 2021 the Bar Association received an anonymous letter that stated that the applicant was not a law graduate and did not have a LL.B degree.   

As the Bar Association looked into the matter it was found that the enrollment number which the applicant had provided to the Bar Association belonged to an advocate practising in Thiruvananthapuram. 

ACCUSATIONS 

The Alappuzha Bar Association Secretary Abhilash Soman, filed a complaint with the police under… Continue Reading...


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