Supreme Court Clarifies: Advocates Can’t Claim Legal Representation Under Industrial Disputes Act

Posted On - 21 November, 2023 • By - King Stubb & Kasiva

[1]The Supreme Court of India has upheld that an advocate does not have the right to legal representation under the Industrial Disputes Act, 1947 (“ID Act”), agreeing with the view expressed in a previously pronounced judgement[2]. The court was considering whether the provisions of the ID Act, which deal with representation by a specific lawyer and limitations thereon, needed to be revisited.

[1] Civil Appeal No. 6586 of 2019

[2] Civil Appeal No. 766 of 1976