Only Advocates-on-Record can mention cases for out-of-turn hearing: SC

By: | Published: September 20, 2017 11:58 AM

The Supreme Court today put an end to the old practice of allowing senior lawyers to mention cases seeking their out-of-turn listing and hearing.

surpreme court, Advocates-on-Record, out of turn hearing, supreme court advocates, chief justice, india newsThe Supreme Court today put an end to the old practice of allowing senior lawyers to mention cases seeking their out-of-turn listing and hearing. (PTI)

The Supreme Court today put an end to the old practice of allowing senior lawyers to mention cases seeking their out-of-turn listing and hearing. A bench headed by Chief Justice Dipak Misra also made clear that now onwards only Advocates-on-Record (AoR) would be authorised to mention cases for out-of-turn hearing.

Yesterday, the bench which also comprise Justices Amitava Roy and A M Khanwilkar had expressed annoyance after a lawyer complained that while his senior colleagues were being allowed to mention matters for urgent hearing, junior members of the bar were denied such opportunities. The court had witnessed a very noisy scene yesterday when some lawyers were denied permission to mention cases.

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