Retired Judges Designated as Senior Advocate

legal newsLast month there was a full court meeting in which Supreme Court designated 26 Retired Judges of various High Courts as Senior Advocate. Advocate Act, 1961 which applies to whole of India except Jammu and Kashmir gave a brief definition on Designation of Advocates.

Section 16 of the Advocate Act : Senior and other advocates.—
(1) There shall be two classes of advocates, namely, senior advocates and other advocates.
(2) An advocate may, with his consent, be designated as senior advocate if the Supreme Court or a High Court is of opinion that by virtue of his ability 1 [standing at the Bar or special knowledge or experience in law] he is deserving of such distinction.
(3) Senior advocates shall, in the matter of their practice, be subject to such restrictions as the Bar Council of India may, in the interest of the legal profession, prescribe.
(4) An advocate of the Supreme Court who was a senior advocate of that Court immediately before the appointed day shall, for the purposes of this section, be deemed to be a senior advocate.

The Judges who were designated as Senior Advocates are :-

  • Uma Nath Singh
  • Satish Chandra
  • Ashim Kumar Banerjee
  • C. Bhanu
  • Ravindra Singh
  • Chandra Kumar
  • Anil Kumar
  • Subash Chandra Jha
  • Kailash Ghambhir
  • C. Puri
  • Arvind Kumar
  • Bharat Bhushan Prasoon
  • Kamal Mehta
  • Sunil Hali
  • D. Rathi
  • Kamal Mehta
  • K. Rajan
  • Sharnbhoo Singh
  • Hasnain Massodi
  • Dharnidhar Jha
  • Vijayeshwar Narayan Sinha
  • R. Kingaonkar
  • Ishrat Masroor Quddusi
  • D. Anand
  • Bana Seshasayana Reddy
  • Virendra Vikram Singh and
  • M. Malik



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