An Advocate can Represent another Advocate in Court

An advocate shall be entitled to act in any court proceeding on behalf of a party only after filing a Vakalath or Memo of Appearance in proper form as per Order III Rule 4 and 5 of the Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 (CPC).

However, an advocate already on record in any court proceeding appoints another advocate to appear for him at the hearing of a case, the latter need not file Vakalath, as per Order III Rule 5 of the CPC.

In another words, an advocate having no Vakalath for a party in a case can appear in the court proceedings as per the direction or instruction of the advocate who holds Vakalath for the party in the case.


  1. Code of Civil Procedure, 1908 (CPC)