New Delhi: Indian lawyers said they rejected opening the country’s legal market to foreign law firms after a 8 June meeting with law minister Veerappa Moily. Our stand is clear, Bar Council of India president Suraj Narain P. Sinha said on Wednesday. We should not allow entry of foreign law firms in the present scenario.
Moily had said last week that his focus was on reforms to clear the backlog of cases choking the country’s courts. His predecessor H. R. Bhardwaj had urged Indian lawyers to stop opposing the entry of overseas firms, saying that they would create new legal jobs in the country.