Let's start with an old fight thats taken a new turn and has lawyers across the country in heated debate. In 2009, the Bombay high court had its say. Then, in February this year, the Chennai high ruled on the matter. And now the Supreme Court has passed an interim order! All to determine what foreign lawyers can or cannot do in India! Payaswini Upadhyay gets you the details.
In Lawyers Collective vs The Bar Council case, the Bombay HC had laid down that foreign law firms are not eligible to open liaison offices or practice law in India. That was in 2009.
(Trilegal is representing one of the 30 foreign law firms involved in the matter)
"The question that had arisen before the Bombay HC or which was framed before the Bombay HC was whether the practice of profession of law in India included both litigious as well as non-litigious practice. And the Bombay HC said that it did include non-litigious practice as well. As matters stood there,