Legal Procedure in India
Legal procedures are the methods by which legal rights are enforced, the specific mechanism for carrying on a lawsuit, issuing notice, legal process, determining facts, filing a petition, rules of evidence and rules of civil and criminal procedures.
Why legal procedure is relevant?
The form, mode and classification of steps relevant for conducting a lawsuit are all regulated by procedural law which ensures a fair and consistent administration of law in all cases comes before the court. For example, a court cannot confine anyone unless the person is well-informed by a legal notice of charges and lawsuit filed against him or hasn’t given a fair chance to present evidence in his/her own defense.
Some other aspects of legal procedure
Legal Procedure encompasses methods and mechanics of trial process which includes filing complaint, rights of respondent, presenting documents on the opposition, fixing hearing dates, preparing order, issuing notice, conduct of trial, passing judgment and laws to govern these process.
Differentiation of substantive law and legal procedure.
Substantive law observes the validity of facts and evidence presented in the case on both sides under the procedural laws; however, procedure simply defines on how the case will be processed.