Recently, the National Company Law Tribunal through an administrative order made it mandatory for lawyers appearing before it to wear gowns. Doing so, it became, at least to common knowledge, the first of the Tribunals to make such a rule. However, the the administrative order looks to have a short shelf life as the Madras High Court has put a stay on the same.

In a petition filed by a lawyer, who claimed that the order of NCLT is directly against the rules made by the Bar Council of India. The Bar Council Rules are only from the year 2001, in the next post, we will through the reasons as to why lawyers in India dress the way they do. And if, the same requires a change.



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