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A look into recent SC judgment exempting lawyers from Consumer Protection Act

Does the judgment mean that a lawyer is not liable for professional misconduct? No. An advocate is duty-bound to fearlessly uphold the interest of their clients

The appellant argued that the legal profession is unique because lawyers not only represent their clients but are also officers of the Court and are bound by a code of ethics. Thus, they are not blind mouthpieces of the clients. (Sourced)
Published on May 18, 2024 12:57 AM IST

Afternoon briefing: SC says lawyers can’t be sued for poor services; more news

A shortlist of the biggest headlines, recommended stories, and a special collection of news items that you should check out.

The Supreme Court on Tuesday ruled that lawyers cannot be sued in consumer courts for poor service, clarifying the extent of lawyers’ liability under the Consumer Protection Act.(PTI)
Published on May 14, 2024 01:02 PM IST

Can’t sue lawyers for poor services: Supreme Court

A bench of justices Bela M Trivedi and Pankaj Mithal held that legal representation for a fee cannot be classified as a “service” under the Consumer Protection Act, 1986

The bench noted that the legal profession is sui generis - unique in nature and cannot be compared to any other profession. (HT file photo)
Updated on May 14, 2024 11:23 AM IST

Social media influencers may be booked for promoting offshore betting platforms

Centre cautions social media influencers against promoting offshore betting platforms

The advisory came in response to increasing instances of advertisements promoting offshore betting and gambling platforms. (Shutterstock)
Published on Mar 21, 2024 06:54 PM IST

National Consumer Rights Day 2023: Date, history and significance

National Consumer Rights Day 2023: From history to significance, here's all that you need to know about the special day.

National Consumer Rights Day 2023: Date, history and significance(REUTERS)
Published on Dec 23, 2023 09:53 AM IST
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