How much is the fee payable to Advocates at Supreme Court. Advocate fee as per Second Schedule of Supreme Court Rules 2013.

 

 

Fees payable to Senior Advocate and Advocate on Record for Supreme Court cases

Following is the description of legal service and fee payable to Senior Advocate, Advocate and Advocate on Record as per second schedule of Supreme Court Rules 2013 for rendering Legal services. This is the maximum fee prescribed as per Supreme Court Rules, but some of the advocates charges many times more of the specified fee for their legal services.

 

Fees payable to Advocates Part I

Legal Service Fee on brief not exceeding Rs. Refresher not No. exceeding Rs.
Defended appeals, suits or reference under Article 143 or Article 317 (I) of the Constitution or under any Statute or defended petitions under Article 32 of the Constitution Leading Counsel 24,000/- 24,000/-
  Associate Advocate, if any Advocate-on Record for instruction 12,000/- 6,000/-
Undefended appeals. One Fee 14,000/- No refresher
Petitions for special leave (or appeals on a certificate heard ex- parte). Leading Counsel 8,000/- No refresher
  Advocate-on Record when not pleading but only instructing 4,000/- No refresher
Undefended petitions under Article 32 of the Constitution Leading Counsel 15,000/- 7,500/-
  Advocate-on Record when not pleading but only instructing 8,000/- 4,000/-
Notices of motion other than petitions under Article 32 of the Constitution when opposed. Leading Counsel 15,000/- per appearance No refresher
  Advocate on Record 8,000/- per appearance No refresher
Petitions in courts for review Leading Counsel 15,000/- No refresher
  Advocate on Record 10,000/- No refresher
Opposed applications for investigations in Chambers One fee 10,000/-  
Unopposed motions and Chamber applications and review applications in taxation One fee 5,000/-  
Attending taxation or hearing Judgment One fee 2,500/-  
Attending settlement of Index and for taking other steps for preparation of the record One fee 5,000/-  
Fee to the Amicus Curiae appointed by the court   6,000/- upto admission stage  and 10,000/- on final disposal stage or hearing on regular side after admission/ grant of leave, or as directed by the Court/ Chief Justice.
Fee to the Panel Advocate appointed by the Registry   6,000/- upto admission stage  and 10,000/- on final disposal stage or hearing on regular side after admission/ grant of leave, or as directed by the Court/ Chief Justice

 

 

 

Supreme Court Advocates fee Part II

Legal Service Fee not exceeding Rs.
For junior Advocate for drafting petitions for special leave and petitions and Petitions under Article 32 of the Constitution inclusive of the affidavits in support of the petition. 12,000/-
To the senior for settling petitions for special leave and petitions under Article 32 of the Constitution inclusive of the affidavits in support of the petition 10,000/-
To junior Advocate for drafting other petitions or affidavits (other than  formal petitions like petitions for excusing delay and affidavits in them and affidavits of service) or written briefs 5,500/-
To senior Advocate for settling other petitions or affidavits (other than formal petitions like excusing delay and affidavits in them and affidavits of service) 7,500/-
To Junior Advocates for drawing statement of case in appeals, pleadings in suit or special case. 12,000/-
To Senior Advocate for settling statement of case in appeals, pleadings in  suit or special case in consultation with Junior, if allowed. 18,000/-
In appeals (defended and undefended) including suits and References under Article 143 or Article 317 (1) of the Constitution or under any statute or defended petitions under Article 32 of the Constitution 20,000/- but not less than 12,000/- as the Taxing Officer may in his discretion allow, having regard to the nature and duration of the 'Acting' work involved in the case
In undefended petitions under Article 32 of the Constitution. 10,000/-
Actual postal and telegraph charges where necessary to be allowed in the discretion of the Taxing Officer.

 

 

 

Supreme Court Advocates fee Part III

Legal Service Fee not exceeding Rs.
Printing of paper book Actual cost at a reasonable rate to be allowed
by the Taxing Officer

 

 

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