Negligence of counsel did not constitute sufficient cause

Negligence of counsel did not constitute sufficient cause 

Parties are bound by the acts and omissions of their counsel

in ase of any negligence on party of the counsel, parties could not claim that they were not to be held responsible.

Negligence on the party of advocate, has a binding effect on his client— any negligence on the party of the advocate, was binding upon party which had engaged the advocate— if pary would engage a counsel who was lacking sense of responsibility to the court, it was the party who should suffer and not the other side.

PLJ 2015 Islamabad 74

2013 YLR 375

2013 CLC 254

PLD 2006 Karachi 252

1974 SCMR 223

Counsel and Client

Parties and client

Parties were bound by the acts and ommission of their counsel – In case of any negligence on part of the counsel: parties could not claim that they were not to be held responsible.

when a party engage counsel to represent it, the matter become the responsiblility of the counsel and it is not the duty of the client to follow up his case in order to apprise the counsel.

2013 CLC Sindh 254