Since there have been several mentions about me in this thread, I would like to clarify my statement. There is no problems with referrals, in fact it is the only way lawyers can find new clients and keep their pots boiling. But doing this for a monetary payment I would say is certainly unethical.
Suppose your child needs an urgent operation and your family doctor is referring you to a surgeon, not based on his merits but on the amount of kickback or commission that he himself may receive. I am sure you will feel outraged.
I would like to point out that many bar associations bring out handbooks with list of members and some of these are available online. Perhaps lawyers may be allowed to add their specialisations - civil, criminal, tax, divorce etc. allowing prospective clients to make choice or a first approach.
References have also been made to my personal problems, my attitude etc. I would like to add that my problems have been caused in large part precisely by unprofessional, unethical and crooked lawyers as well as corrupt judges.
I have paid out literally lakhs of rupees as lawyers fees but none of them has ever issued me an official receipt. Of course one cannot expect rotten judges to issue receipts!
Yet I am putting up a courageous fight without bitterness and in spite of my deteriorating health. The photo you see is not me but Jean Paul Belmondo in his prime of life. I am sure if you were to contact on personal level, you will find that I am a very nice person after all.