The Advocates (Amendment) Act, 2023

On 8th December, 2023, the President granted assent to the Advocates (Amendment) Bill, 2023.

  • It repeals the Legal Practitioners Act, 1879 and amended the Advocates Act, 1961.


  • Keeping in line with the government’s policy of repealing all obsolete laws or pre-independence Acts that have lost their utility, and in consultation with the Bar Council of India, the government decided to repeal the Legal Practitioners Act and amend the Advocates Act.

Salient Features


  • The Act provides that every High Court, district judge, sessions judge, district magistrate, and revenue officer (not below the rank of a district collector) may frame ....
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