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Nuances of Drafting a Plaint

                                                   Nuances of Drafting a Plaint

The civil proceedings of a suit commences with the filing of a plaint. Hence a lawyer drafts the plaint, edits, approves and then types it into a format as requisitioned by the provisions of the Civil Procedure Code. The facts contained in a plaint are known as pleadings. Such pleadings contain nothing but facts of the case as narrated by the client or plaintiff.

It requires a professional approach in drafting a plaint. However, a lawyer cannot straightaway embark upon into the process of drafting a plaint. Since the pleadings of the plaint contain essential facts of the case or suit, a lawyer or a paralegal person is drafting the plaint with the facts of the case. Therefore, before drafting a plaint, a lawyer should get complete details of the case from the plaintiff, besides getting instructions as to the reliefs that he seeks.In the process, the plaintiff should also be informed about the requisite court-fee that he has to pay under the existing provisions of law and other connected expenses involved in filing the suit. Needless to say, that the lawyer should also fix his legal fee as per his standing and as per the legal practitioner’s fee rules.

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