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No FIR against lawyers or Doctors -SC

FIR cannot be filed against a advocate or a doctor -Supreme Court

FIR cannot be filed against a advocate or a doctor -Supreme Court

 Supreme Court Judges justice P. Sathasivam and justice Ranjan Gogoi’s bench announced a ruling that a cases cannot be registered against a lawyers  because his advice was not right. The wrong advice of the lawyers can be considered negligence or professional misconduct, only when there is strong evidence. But in no condition the lawyer can be accused for section 420 or 109 IPC, unless there are strong evidence that establish relation of advocate with criminals involved in the case.

 Implication of this decision is the client has to put extra effort to choose the right lawyer!

This ruling is a blessing for both lawyers and clients as clients need to put extra effort to select the perfect lawyer. Choosing a lawyer is a important decision of your life. A lawyer is not only your trusted advisor and but a friend who bails you out of legal problems or makes sure you don’t get into legal problem in the first place.  So what should a client or corporate do? Put extra effort in choosing the best lawyer.

You can refer to our previous post on how to choose best lawyers or click here.

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