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The Legal Practitioners (Fees) Act 1926 (21 of 1926)

(a) “advocate” means an advocate within the meaning of section 3 of the Legal Practitioners Act 1879 (18 of 1879); and 4. Lawyer`s Right to Claim Fees – Each of these attorneys has the right to initiate and maintain legal proceedings for the recovery of any fees due to them under the Agreement or, if none of such fees have been paid, a fee applicable under applicable law to calculate costs incurred by a party in connection with the fees of his counsel. 5. Liability of the lawyer sued – No lawyer who has acted or agreed to act is exempt from liability for loss or damage resulting from negligence in the performance of his professional duties solely as a result of his activity as a lawyer. Note: The above-mentioned Act was repealed by the Lawyers Act 1961, but never guaranteed the immunity of lawyers, solicitors or law firms, as this provision states that “no solicitor who has acted or consented to act merely because he is a solicitor shall be exempt from liability for loss or damage due to negligence in the performance of his professional duties”. still available despite the enactment of the Lawyers Act. 1. Subheadings by Law 3 of 1951, p. 3 et seq., for “except Part B States”.

2. June 1, 1926, see Gazette de l`Inde, 1926, Pt. I, p. 514. A law that, in certain cases, establishes the rights of lawyers to claim their fees and obligations to be sued for negligence in the performance of their professional duties. 3. Agreement on the appointment of an attorney – Any lawyer who acts or agrees to act on behalf of a person may have a private agreement with that person to regulate the terms of his or her assignment and the fees payable for his or her professional services. (1) This Act may be referred to as the Legal Practitioners` Fees Act, 1926. (b) A lawyer is not considered to be “acting” if he is merely pleading, nor is he considered to be “consenting to the action” if he is only willing to confess. (2) It covers the whole of India 1 with the exception of the state of Jammu and Kashmir. 3. It shall enter into force on Day 2, which the Central Government may determine by publication in the Official Gazette.

6. [ Repeal.] – Reg. by the Abolition Act, 1927 (12 of 1927), pp. 2 and Sch. 2. Interpretation – For the purposes of this Act, unless there is something repugnant in the object or context.