(i) Fali Nariman(ii) Soli J Sorabjee(iii) Harish Salve(iv) K. Parasaran(v) Ram Jethmalani(vi) Abhishek Manu Singhvi(vii) Mukul Rohatgi(viii) K.K. Venugopal(ix) Rohinton F Nariman(x) Ashok Desai
(i) Attorney General of India: Goolam E. Vahanvati(ii) Solicitor General of India: Gopal Subramaniam(iii) Kapil Sibal(iv) Arun Jaitley
Having written this post, subsequently India Today came up with its own review of the top-lawyers of the country. Trying to make a point that the a new line of lawyers have replaced the old, in a series of two articles, the magazine has taken stock of the latest trends in law i.e. rich and powerful lawyers.
In the first article titled "Rich Lawyers: The new nawabs", the magazine takes note of the changed times wherein the lawyers are paid highly only to secure their mere presence. Nothing the top-lawyers by their name and by the fees they charge, its an interesting insight (for whose unaware of the heights to which these fees have risen in the recent times) in the state-of-affairs in the legal fraternity today.
In the second article titled "Rich Lawyers: Politically legal", the emphasis is on the power which the lawyers yield in as much as they represent the Government before the Courts and thus determine the fate of executive functioning. The role of Attorney General, Solicitor General and Additional Solicitor General, which is gaining prominence now, is thus not just one of mere decoration but also one yielding power.
Given the fact these two articles actually touch the nerve which is closely felt in the legal fraternity but is also unknown to the outside world, we recommend our readers to have a look at them.