Legal Practitioners & Bar Councils Act, 1973

Legal Practitioners & Bar Councils Act, 1973 with Rules

Part I

This is Legal Practitioners & Bar Councils Act, 1973 in PDF. The following Act of Majlis-E-Shoora (Parliament) received the assent of the President on 15th September 2005, and is hereby published for general information:-

An Act further to amend the Legal Practitioners and Bar Councils Act, 1973.

WHEREAS it is expedient further to amend the Legal Practitioners and Bar Councils Act, 1973 (XXXV of 1973), for the purposes hereinafter appearing:

It is hereby enacted as follows:-


1. Short title and commencement.- (1) This Act may be called the Legal Practitioners and Bar Councils (Amendment) Act, 2005.

(2) It shall come into force at once.

1 A. “Overriding effect., The Provisions of this Act shall have effect notwithstanding anything contained contrary in any other law for the time being in force”.

2. Definitions.- In this Act, unless there is anything repugnant in the subject or context.-

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(a) “advocate” means an advocate entered in any roll under the provisions of this Act;

(b) “Bar Council” means a Bar Council constituted under this Act;

(c) “Common roll” means the common roll of advocates of the High Court or, as the case may be, the common roll of other advocates prepared and maintained by the Pakistan Bar Council under this Act;

(cc) Omitted.

(d) “High Court”, in relation to a Provincial Bar Council, means the High Court of the Province or Provinces, as the case may be, for which that Council is constituted;

(e) “Legal practitioner” means an Advocate.

2a (ee) “member”, in relation to a Bar Council, does not include the Chairman thereof;

(f) “Pakistan Bar Council” means the Bar Council constituted for Pakistan under section 11;

(g) “prescribed” means prescribed by rules made under this Act;

(h) “Provincial Bar Council”, in relation to a Province, means the Provincial Bar Council constituted for that Province.

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