Right of pre-audience


What is the meaning of Right of Pre-Audience conferred by section 23 of Advocates Act.

Does it used to decide the order in which advocates will present their argument in a particular case..

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does it gives a preference in case listing before a court i.e. cases of senior advocates will be heard first. 
 

 
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right to be heard before another is heard.  

Right of pre-audience under the Advocate Act : 

 (1) The Attorney-General of India shall have pre-audience over all other advocates.

(2) Subject to the provisions of sub-section (1), the Solicitor- General of India shall have pre-audience over all other advocates.

(3) Subject to the provisions of sub-sections (1) and (2), the Additional Solicitor-General of India shall have pre-audience over all other advocates.

(3A) Subject to the provisions of sub-sections (1), (2) and (3), the second Additional Solicitor-General of India shall have pre-audience over all other advocates.

(4) Subject to the provisions of sub-sections (1), (2), (3) and (3A), the Advocate-General of any State shall have pre-audience over all other advocates, and the right of pre-audience among Advocates-General inter se shall be determined by their respective seniority.

(5) Subject as aforesaid —

             (i) senior advocates shall have pre-audience over other advocates; and

            (ii) the right of pre-audience of senior advocates inter se shall be determined by their respective seniority.


 

 
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