(i) that the Legal Professionals should act with independence and integrity;
(ii) that the Legal Professionals should maintain proper standards of work;
(iii) that the Legal Professionals should act in the best interest of their clients;
(iv) that the Legal Professionals who are authorise to appear before a court or tribunal, by virtue of being such authorisation should comply with their duty to the court / tribunal to act with independence in the interest of justice;
(v) that the affairs of clients should be kept confidential.Further, the aim behind enactment of this proposed law is also provided for in the draft bill itself wherein the reasons have been enumeated as the regulatory objectives as under;
(a)protecting and promoting the public interest;
(b) supporting the constitutional principle of the rule of law;
(c) improving access to justice;
(d) protecting and promoting the interests of the clients of the legal practitioners;
(e) promoting healthy competition amongst the legal practitioners for improving the quality of service;
(f) encouraging an independent, strong, diverse and effective legal profession with ethical obligations and with a strong sense of duty towards the courts and tribunals where they appear;
(g) creating legal awareness amongst the general public and to make the consumers of the legal profession well informed of their legal rights and duties;
(h) promoting and maintaining adherence to the professional principles.
1. Qualified lawyers who are not practicing advocates, doing legal services in their Chambers.
2. Qualified lawyers engaged in drafting and conveyancing.
3. Income-Tax Practitioners.
4. Sales-Tax Practitioners.
5. Practitioners in Revenue Courts.
6. Customs clearance agents.
7. Customs and Immigration Law Practitioners.
8. Trademark attorneys / lawyers.
9. Patent attorneys / lawyers.