Lawyer has no implied authority to make an admission that would surrender client's legal rights: Madras High Court
Chief Justice AP Sahi (L) and Justice Senthilkumar Ramamoorthy (R), Madras High Court

Lawyer has no implied authority to make an admission that would surrender client's legal rights: Madras High Court

The Court said that unequivocal concessions made by a lawyer on facts are binding on the client. However, such concessions on pure questions of law are not binding.

The Madras High Court recently reiterated that lawyers do not have any implied authority to make concessions to surrender a client's legal rights unless the same would help achieve the purpose for which the lawyer was employed (Gurukul Lutheran Theological College v. The Commissioner and ors).

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