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Section 55 of Advocates Act 1961 - Rights of certain existing legal practitioners not affected

 

 

What is the meaning of Rights of certain existing legal practitioners not affected? Section 55 of Advocates Act, 1961

Section 55 : Rights of certain existing legal practitioners not affected

Notwithstanding anything contained in this Act:

(a) every pleader or vakil practicing as such immediately before the date on which Chapter IV comes into force (hereinafter in this section referred to as the said date) by virtue of the provisions of the Legal Practitioners Act, 1879 (18 of 1879), the Bombay Pleaders Act, 1920 (17 of 1920) or any other law who does not elect to be, or is not qualified to be enrolled as an advocate under this Act;

(b) [Omitted by Act 107 of 1976]

(c) every mukhtar practicing as such immediately before the said date by virtue of the provisions of the Legal Practitioners Act, 1879 (18 of 1879), or any other law, who does not elect to be, or is not qualified to be, enrolled as an advocate under this Act;

 

(d) every revenue agent practicing as such immediately before the said date by virtue of the provisions of the Legal Practitioners Act 1879 (18 of 1879) or any other law; shall, notwithstanding the repeal by this Act of the relevant provisions of the Legal Practitioners Act, 1879 (18 of 1879), the Bombay Pleaders Act, 1920 (Bombay Act, 17 of 1920), or other law, continue to enjoy the same rights as respects practice in any court or revenue office or before any authority or person and be subject to the disciplinary jurisdiction of the same authority which he enjoyed or, as the case may be, to which he was subject immediately before the said date and accordingly the relevant provisions of the Acts or law aforesaid shall have effect in relation to such persons as if they had not been repealed.

 

ADVOCATES ACT 1961

Section 48A : Power of revision

Section 48AA : Review

Section 48B : Power to give directions

Section 49 : General power of the Bar Council of India to make rules

Section 49A : Power of Central Government to make rules

Section 50 : Repeal of certain enactments

 

 

Section 51 : Rule of construction

Section 52 : Saving

CHAPTER VII

TEMPORARY AND TRANSITIONAL PROVISIONS

Section 53 : Elections to first State Bar Council

Section 54 : Term of office of members of first State Bar Council

Section 55 : Rights of certain existing legal practitioners not affected

 

 

Section 56 : Dissolution of existing Bar Councils

Section 57 : Dissolution of existing Bar Councils

Section 58 : Special provisions during the transitional period

Section 58A : Special provisions with respect to certain Advocates

Section 58AA : Special Provisions in relation to the Union territory of Pondicherry

Section 58AB : Special provisions with respect to certain persons enrolled by Mysore State Bar Council

 

 

Section 58AC : Special provisions with respect to certain persons enrolled by Uttar Pradesh State Bar Council

Section 58AD : Special provisions with respect to certain persons migrating to India

Section 58AE : Special provisions in relation to the Union territory of Goa, Daman and Diu

Section 58AF : Special provisions of relation to Jammu and Kashmir

Section 58AG : Special provisions in relation to article clerks

Section 58B : Special provisions relating to certain disciplinary proceedings

Section 59 : Removal of difficulties

Section 60 : Powers of Central Government to make rules

The Schedule : Repeal of Enactments

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