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Ministry of Law and Justice

Act nº 18 of 1951

  • Act nº 18 of 1951



[Act, No. 18 of 1951]

[28th April, 1951]


An Act to authorize advocates of the Supreme Court to practice as of right in any High Court.

Be it enacted by Parliament as follows:

Section 1. Short title and extent

(1) This Act may be called the Supreme Court Advocates (Practice in High Courts) Act, 1951.

(2) It extends to the whole of India except the State of Jammu and Kashmir.

Section 2. Right of Supreme Court Advocates to practice in any High Court

Notwithstanding anything contained in the Indian Bar Councils Act, 1926, 38 of 1926 or in any other law regulating the conditions subject to which a person not entered in the roll of Advocates of a High Court may be permitted to practice in that High Court, every Advocate of the Supreme Court shall be entitled as of right to practice in any High Court whether or not he is an Advocate of that High Court:

Provided that nothing in this section shall be deemed to entitle any person, merely by reason of his being an Advocate of the Supreme Court to practice in a High Court of which he was at any time a Judge, if he had given an undertaking not to practice therein after ceasing to hold office as such Judge.

Explanation.In this section, "High Court" includes the Court of a Judicial Commissioner.