News Tech: India and the UK are weighing in options to open up the legal services sector to enhance cooperation between the two countries.
The UK delegation explained in detail the regulations which determine the areas of court practice and legal advice by non-UK qualified lawyers. The Indian delegation, led by Law Secretary Niten Chandra, emphasised about the responsibilities vested in the Bar Council of India to protect the rights, privileges and interest of lawyers, whom they represent.
The Legal Services Committee (LSC), comprising representatives from the Bar Council of India and the Law Society of England & Wales, appreciated each other’s concerns to the challenges in the opening up of the legal services sector.
”However, the representatives of both the countries appreciating the potential benefits of the opening up of legal services sector to the respective economies, agreed in principle to work together to find common ground for benefit of all stakeholders,” an official statement from the Union Law Ministry said here.
It was further agreed that training and capacity enhancement programmes would be conducted in reputed Institutes for legal advisers, draftsman, judicial officers, prosecutors and legal professionals and in time bound manner.
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