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YN Gaikwad (self)     23 January 2010


technical query:

while filing a restoration petition for a dismissed suit, is it require to have a fresh vakalatnama for a petitioner?

Is it applicable to respondents as well?

Thanks in advance.


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Ajay kumar singh (Advocate)     24 January 2010

of course it is necessary because the restoration case is a separate proceeding.

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rajkumar.vnm.marupeddi (advocate)     24 January 2010

Fresh vakalath is not necessary for filing a restoration petition by the same advocate. But it is necessary to file a fresh vakalath, if the petition is filed by another Advocate.

N RAMESH. (Advocate Chennai. Formerly Civil Judge. Mobile.09444261613)     25 January 2010

Mr Rajkumar is correct.




vijay sahni (LAW PROFESSIONAL )     25 January 2010

yes, the learned  members of the club are right, pl implement their advice.

Swami Sadashiva Brahmendra Sar (Nil)     25 January 2010

Mr. Rajkumar and Mr. Reddy are right.

Mr. Ajay Kumar Singh may also be right as per local practices in his State.

Under Art. 227 of the Constitution of India read with s. 122 of CPC, High Courts are empowered to make rules to regulate their own procedure and procedures to be followed by civil courts subect to their superintendence. In UP the rules regulating the proceedure of civil courts are called "General  Rules (Civil)". These rules are in addition to CPC.

Similarly, for criminal courts, there are "General Rules (Criminal) framed under Art. 227 of the Constitution of India read with s. 477, Cr.PC.

Thus, there are  separate rules for distinct States framed by each High Court .


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YN Gaikwad (self)     26 January 2010

i appreciate quick comments.

yes, very recently i heard that the hon court has requested to file a fresh vakalth though in the dismissed suit the party was represented by the same lawyers. i think this is a good practice. 

Swami Sadashiva Brahmendra Sar (Nil)     26 January 2010

In Allahabad High Court fresh vakalath is not needed when restoration application is filed by the Advocate who was already on record before dismissal of the case.

the rule is same for respondents.

Parveen Kr. Aggarwal (Advocate)     26 January 2010

Please see the provision contained in Order 3, Rule 4 of the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908.

Swami Sadashiva Brahmendra Sar (Nil)     27 January 2010

Order 3 R 4 - "--appointment shall be deemed to be in force ------untill all proceedings in the suit are ended ---"

Explanation.- " ---- following shall be deemed to be proceeding in the suit,-

(a) (b) (c) (d) 

Allahabad High Court Amendment:

(e) ---

(f) An application under Rule 4 or Rule 9 of Order IX of this Code


O. Mahalakshmi (Law practiece)     28 January 2010

 Ya Raj Kumar sir is correct

Parveen Kr. Aggarwal (Advocate)     28 January 2010

No. Fresh Vakalat (or Vakalatnama) is not required to be filed by the same advocate for filing an application restoration of a suit dismissed in default. Order 3, Rule 4 of the CPC specifically includes acts after decision of the suits wihtin the ambit of vakalat filed in the suit and almost all the High Courts have made amendments to include therein applications for restoration of a suit.

Parveen Kr. Aggarwal (Advocate)     28 January 2010

The same is also applicable mutatis mutandis to the respondents.

YN Gaikwad (self)     30 January 2010

Interesting comments.

Another exmplaination i got: Restoration petition is a separate petition itself.  So, the vakalat of the dimissed petition has no bearing no bearing on it (as it is alreay disposed). Therefore, you need fresh vakalat irrespective of the lawyer. If you are appointing a different lawyer no NOC is required.

Technically, after the dismissal of the suit the "contract" between the petitioner and his/her lawyer comes to an end and petitioner is free to take his/her decisions...

But if the suit is "in progress" NOC is very much necessary.

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