Madras High Court
In this case writ petition was filed for issuance of writ of mandamus directing the respondents to give equal status to atleast 30% women advocate seeking conferment of senior advocate status from the list issued by the Permanent Secrateriate for Designation of Senior Advocate (PSDSA) by a notification issued by Registrar. The case was S. Lawrence Vimalraj V/S Registrar W.P. (MD)No. 27523 of 2022. The case was presided by Hon’ble Mr. Justice M. Sundar & Hon’ble Mr. Justice N. Sathish Kumar.
Facts of the cases
The writ petition of mandamus was filed by petitioner requesting for giving equal status to atleast 30% women advocates seeking conferment of Senior Advocate from the list issued by the PSDSA by a notification issued by Registrar.
The court said that they will not entertain this writ petition. The court said that writ petitioner is not an applicant neither he is a person whose some rights have been violated. It further said by conferring the status of senior advocate by section 16 of the Advocates Act, 1961 is a privilege and not a post there for any prayer for reservation will not be entertained. The court said that said rule does not suggest any reservation. The court noted that designating an Advocate as a Senior Advocate is a matter of honour which is with the member of Bar and not from the reservation. The court dismissed the writ petition.
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JUDGEMENT REVIEWED BY NAMRATA SINGH