Bar Council of India resolution opposes entry of foreign firms

November 20, 2007 Even as the Union ministry of law and justice is working towards allowing foreign law firms to practice in the country, the Bar Council of India (BCI), along with representatives of state bar councils, reinforced their opposition to this by passing a resolution to this effect on Sunday. On Tuesday, the Bombay high court will hear a case between the government and BCI on the entry of foreign law firms into the country. The resolution of BCI, a regulatory body that prescribes standards in professional conduct and etiquette for lawyers and legal educators, echoed the legal fraternity’s request to the government to refrain from taking any unilateral decisions or actions related to the entry of foreign law firms.

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