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  • As a consultant who went to India to help Indian law firms progress organisationally (something I had been advising on in the UK for 15 years), I snorted when I read

    “nothing short of a trade or business, far different from the nobility attributed to it by Indian lawyers”

    I lived and worked in Chennai, working in a law office across the road from the Madras High Court. Many would be the time when I saw Indian advocates trying to literally knock seven bells out of each other.

    I am also reminded of the time when lawyers went on the ramapge through the Court and other locations with sticks, looking for a fight.

    Proof? http://needchanges.wordpress.com/2009/02/19/police-lawyers-fight-inside-chennai-high-court/

    In all seriousness, India and the legal profession needs to move into the 21st Century and have a positive and open dialogue with the rest of the global legal community.

    The legal sector is largely fragmented and under resourced, however, the quality of the best lawyers is superb. However, opening up the country will not happen for a long time, in my honest opinion.

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  • The Bombay High Court judgement is very well reasoned and of very high quality. The foreign firms charge very exorbitant rates.

    It is true however that the lawyers are fragmented and under resourced. Is the entry of foreign firms the only answer?

    Also, all things from the 21st century is not always better.

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