Nothing Unconstitutional About Senior Designation Of Advocates, Says Supreme Court [Mathews J Nedumpara vs UoI 2023 INSC 918 ]

“A large number of first generation lawyers have made their mark.”, Supreme Court observed while it rejected plea challenging senior designation.

The court also made the following observations:

“Senior Advocate carries many inhibitions in the role that they can perform, i.e., they have to appear with an instructing counsel, not draft and file pleadings, and not deal with the litigants.”

“The seniority of advocates is premised on a standardised metric of merit aimed at forwarding the standards of the profession. Thus, the classification of advocates and the mechanism to grant seniority to advocates is not based on any arbitrary, artificial or evasive grounds.”

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