11 July 2023 1:39 PM GMT
Stressing that cause of "justice is an essential and concomitant duty of legal practitioners", the Allahabad High Court recently observed that Bar Associations are "duty-bound to evolve affordable means" to the sufferers who, on account of financial hardship, stand deprived of access to justice.The bench of Justice Attau Rahman Masoodi and Justice Ajai Kumar Srivastava-I observed thus...
"We also expect the legal fraternity to be sensitive about the cause of justice so that financially distressed people are able to have easy access to the courts of law. The Bar Council of U.P. is expected to take up the cause of justice amongst the members of legal fraternity so that no such reason is available for any counsel to spell out the same for seeking condonation of delay. Cause of justice is an essential and concomitant duty of the legal practitioners and Bar Associations are duty bound to evolve affordable means to the sufferers who on account of financial hardship stand deprived of access to justice," the Court further observed.
Counsel for Appellant: Anita, Gauri Suwan Pandey
Counsel for Respondent: G.A.