Vakalatnama can only be signed by an Advocate: Bar Council of Delhi clarifies

Team SoOLEGAL 10 Dec 2018 10:30am

Vakalatnama can only be signed by an Advocate: Bar Council of Delhi clarifies

Taking into consideration the contemporary practice followed by law firms, where they file Vakalatnama in the firm’s name, the Bar Council of Delhi (BCD) has clarified that a Vakalatnama can only be signed by an advocate.

The clarification dated November 11, 2018, states that “Law firms are not competent and authorized to file Vakalatnama before any Court, Tribunal, Authority, in Arbitration or any other proceedings.”

If such a Vakalatnama is signed by a law firm and not an advocate, it should not be entertained or accepted,” the clarification further reads.

The Council further clarified that “every Vakalatnama has to be duly signed by an advocate, mentioning his/her name, along with enrollment number, and must be affixed with the welfare stamp of requisite value as being mandatory, without which the Vakalatnama cannot be accepted.”

Tagged: Vakalatnama   Law Firms   Advocates   Bar Council of Delhi   BCD  
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