(Querist) 24 November 2010
This query is : Resolved
Resp. Members, Can a litigant change his advocate on record if he is not satisfied with the services rendered by that advocate? For filing fresh Vakalatnama, NOC of earlier advocate is required or not? Kindly explain. Regards.
(Expert) 24 November 2010
There is no law that No objection certificate is required from the previous Advocate. the Party can himself appear in the Court and give statement that he wants to change the counsel..
Ravindra Nath Tripathi
(Expert) 26 November 2010
A party is entitled to change his advocate any time. But all all the high courts NOC is not essential. Wherever NOC essential, a person can demand NOC from his advocate, if he denies NOC, the party can approach to the court and inform the court of his intention to change, and court normally allows a person to change his advocate.
Arun Kumar Bhagat
(Expert) 27 November 2010
This is customary to protect the interest of the Advocate.
Suresh Babu Rai
(Expert) 30 November 2010
If the Counsel say no to deliver the NOC Vakalathnama, party can appeat before the court and can file a affidavit to permit him to change the counsel with the counsel on record, NOC on vakalathnama is not compulsury..