Chartered Accountants Act does not empower ICAI to decide disputes between partners of CA firm; Kerala High Court upholds CA’s right to practice
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Chartered Accountants Act does not empower ICAI to decide disputes between partners of CA firm; Kerala High Court upholds CA’s right to practice

The forcible continuance of a CA, as a partner of a firm which is loaded with partnership disputes, will violate the fundamental right of the CA to practice profession under Article 19(1)(a), the High Court ruled.

The Kerala High Court recently held that Institute of Chartered Accountants of India (ICAI) cannot refuse to recognise the retirement of a Chartered Accountant (CA) from a CA firm thereby preventing him from registering a new firm (Joshi John v. Institute of Chartered Accountants of India).

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