Can I Be An Advocate For Myself In Consumer Court

Can I Argue and Present My Complaint In Court Myself?
Posted 1 year ago  | 
Consumer Protection,General Legal
Consumer Protection General Legal

1 Answer(s)

Tushar Bhargava
Advocate

Yes, You do not have to be a lawyer to argue before consumer courts. However if the matter is a complicated one it is always advisable to engage someone including a lawyer with necessary experience in such matters. By a series of judgments, the Courts have granted a party to the proceeding before the District Forum/State Commission the right to authorise a person of his choice to represent him and also to examine and cross-examine the witnesses, address the Court and take part in the proceedings as the case may be.