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Lawyer Alleges That Court Has Done Injustice: Madras High Court Puts Unsigned Order On Hold, Gives Another Opportunity To Argue

Sparsh Upadhyay
13 Dec 2020 1:50 PM GMT
Lawyer Alleges That Court Has Done Injustice: Madras High Court Puts Unsigned Order On Hold, Gives Another Opportunity To Argue
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In a dramatic turn of events, the Madras High Court (Madurai Bench) on Friday (11th December) put an unsigned Judgment on hold and granted another opportunity to the Counsel appearing for the respondent to put forth her further arguments in the matter. The Bench of Justice N. Kirubakaran and Justice B. Pugalendhi gave this order as the Counsel (for the respondent) made...

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In a dramatic turn of events, the Madras High Court (Madurai Bench) on Friday (11th December) put an unsigned Judgment on hold and granted another opportunity to the Counsel appearing for the respondent to put forth her further arguments in the matter.

The Bench of Justice N. Kirubakaran and Justice B. Pugalendhi gave this order as the Counsel (for the respondent) made allegations against the Court stating that the Court had done injustice.

The allegations by the Counsel were made after the pronouncement of the Judgment, after knowing that the matter had gone against her client

She (the Counsel) submitted before the Court that it was very unfortunate that the Court passed the Judgment in the instant Writ Appeal "without hearing her arguments and she was under the impression that the Writ Appeal would be dismissed."

Court's order

While noting that the outcry of the Counsel amounts to contempt of Court and also needs a reference to the Bar Council of Tamil Nadu and Puducherry for taking disciplinary proceedings against her, the Court took into consideration the fact that she was having a grievance, that she needed to be heard further in detail.

Further, the Court said,

"This Court feels that since we have not signed the order yet, this Court will provide one more opportunity to the learned Counsel appearing for the respondent to put forth her further arguments in this matter."

Importantly, the Court also remarked,

"Whatever may be the proceedings or the result of the proceedings, a Senior Member of the Bar ought not have stooped down to the level of making allegations against this Court."

Further, the Court said,

"We are pained by the representation made by the learned Counsel appearing for the respondent, who was a leader of the bar for some time and also a Senior Member. If this kind of attitude is going to be encouraged, it will send a wrong message to the Juniors, who are all watching the Court proceedings."

The matter has been put for further hearing on 14th December.

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