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5+ year old foreign law firms case hearing again today

The Supreme Court refused to entertain adjournment pleas by senior advocates in today's hearing of the Bar Council of India (BCI) writ against the entry of foreign law firms into India, reported Bar & Bench.

Senior advocate CU Singh appearing for the BCI asked the court for an adjournment until next Tuesday, while senior advocate Guru Krishnakumar had asked for an adjournment until tomorrow. The bench of justices AK Goel and UU Lalit hearing the matter observed: “It has been adjourned many times. It won’t help anyone. This is not the right approach.”

The case was posted to be heard at 2pm today.

After the government had told the Supreme Court that finalising the liberalisation issue was of utmost importance, the SC had last set 20 November 2017 as the date of hearing in this case of almost six years old.