Bar Council of Delhi Suspends Advocate for 8 weeks for advertising Services



Bar Council of Delhi issued a order stating Suspension of Eight weeks Advocate’s license to practice for allegedly advertising services work.

Bar Council of Delhi suspended the license of Advocate Shakeel Khan enrolled in the year 1994.

BCD order of Suspension

Bar Council of India states in the order that rule 36 prohibits advocates to solicit work or advertise, either directly or indirectly, whether by circulars, advertisements, interviews etc. 

BCD order reads,”It has come to the notice of Bar Council of Delhi that Shakeel Khan, advocate is advertising as a specialist in divorce and Court matters, by pasting his mobile number on the public walls of entire South Delhi.  “It is in gross violation of Rule 36 of Bar Council of India Rules, and also, it is the violation of Delhi Prevention of Defacement of Property Act 2007,”.

BCD order also states, “an advocate is the Officer of the Court and the legal profession is not a trade or business and it is a noble profession and have ethical norms and rules, which an advocate has to follow”.

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