Professional Ethics for Lawyers: ‘The Dress Code’

6 Pages Posted: 24 Apr 2020

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Pallavi Gupta

O.P. Jindal Global Law School

Shivam Goel


Date Written: March 31, 2020


High Courts of concerned States in India have power to regulate appearance of advocates before them and also before courts within their jurisdiction and subordinate to them.

The article discusses dress regulation in light of the following cases:
Dr. Vincent Panikulangara V/s Union of India & Ors W.P. (C) No. 10994/ 2010, High Court of Kerala, Date of Decision: 07.12.2015
Prayag Das V/s Civil Judge (Bulandshahr), AIR 1974 All 133
J.R. Parashar V/s Bar Council of India, AIR 2002 Del 482
Satish Kumar Sharma V/s Bar Council of Himachal Pradesh, (2001) 2 SCC 365
High Court of Himachal Pradesh in CWP No. 1043/ 2017

Keywords: dress code, professional ethics, lawyers

Suggested Citation

Gupta, Pallavi and Goel, Shivam, Professional Ethics for Lawyers: ‘The Dress Code’ (March 31, 2020). Available at SSRN: or

Pallavi Gupta (Contact Author)

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Shivam Goel

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