Whether you call their witty replies that they give while any argument or their knowledge in their field, the lawyers hold a very strong position in any court. If a lawyer is well versed in his field he or she can even take the primary suspect out of the case easily.
For their tactics and mind games, they can outnumber anyone easily and this is the reason why some of them charge very heavy for each seating. While some lawyers prove their worth in the court by fighting for the justice, some work for the main culprits as well. All that a person needs is to charge them their fees and one can come out of the court with full respect. Let’s check out some of the most expensive lawyers of the present time.
Checkout the list of top 10 Most Expensive Lawyers In India in 2017-2018
10. Fali S Nariman
Born on 10th January 1929, Fali S Nariman is one of the most renowned personalities in the field of court and jurisdiction. He used to present many political parties in the courts and this has made him a highly famous lawyer in the country. With his charges for each hearing of around 2-3 lakhs, he secured number ten position in our list. His thorough constitutional knowledge and superb ways of questioning and bringing out the facts make him a worthwhile lawyer of the country. He is not only known nationally but has a profound international recognition due to the tack-ticks he has used to win the cases he had. He is the recipient of prestigious awards like Padma Bhushan, Padma Vibhushan and Gruber Prize for Justice.
9. Soli J Sorabjee
Soli Jehangir Sorabjee was born on 9th March 1930. Although old, Soli is still one of the most earning lawyers of the country. He charges around 3 lakhs for every seating and this makes him stand in the ninth position in our list. From national to international he has grabbed a lot of winnings which lead him to gain so much of recognition at both the levels. As per the stats, his success rate is not less than 80% making him one of the top notch lawyers of the country. He has worked on the defense of freedom of expression of and the protection of human rights due to which he got the privilege to get Padma Vibhushan award.
8. Rohinton F Nariman
Born on 13th August 1956, Rohinton F Nariman, has got the supremacy over the corporate cases. Well, the history and his winnings say so. With a superb success rate in the corporate cases, Rohinton F Nariman got the most desired reputation in the market and this raises his price as well. For each seating, he used to charge around 3-4 lakh. This made his stood number eight in our list. He has got a great argument making skills and has a profound constitutional knowledge which helps him make the win extremely easy and quick as well. He has served as the member of the Bar Council of India. People dare to take any case against Rohinton F Nariman.
7. Ram Jethmalani
Almost everybody in India knows who Ram Jethmalani is.he is not just one of the most top paid lawyer of the country but also a well-known political leader. Born on 14th September 1923, Ram Jethmalani was won a number of corporate cases along with some of the cases of political parties. Walking in his 90,s he still sits in his office sometimes and looks after some of the most important cases. His supremacy over the constitutional knowledge cannot be met by any young lawyer of the country. he has worked as a criminal lawyer as well during his tenure as at that time he was known for working only on criminal cases.
6. Harish Salve
Born on 22nd June 1955, Harish Salve is a well-known face in this sector. He is yet another top notch name for the corporate cases. He has a specialization not only in constitutional but also in taxation and commercial laws which have given him a lot of opportunities during his entire tenure till date. He came into news when he fought the cases like Doordarshan Telecast right case and the gas dispute of Mukesh Ambani and Anil Ambani. Although he charges lakhs of money for every seating, he charged just one rupee for fighting the case for Kulbhushan Jadhav who is imprisoned by the Pakistanis on the wrong basis. This gave him applause all around the country.
5. K Parasaran
K Parasaran was born on 9th October 1927 who has received Padma Bhushan as well as Padma Vibhushan in the year 2003 and 2011 respectively for his significant role in his field. He is also known as the mastermind for solving the corruption cases and giving the right kind of punishment to the culprit. Till date, he has worked on many cases which were filed for various corruptions. He has also worked as an attorney general of India under Rajiv Gandhi and Indra Gandhi and this is the reason why he is one of the top rated lawyers in the country at present time. He used to charge around 3 lakh for every seating and people are afraid of taking cases against him.
4. Abhishek Manu Singhvi
If you clearly remember The National Flag Case you must remember the name Abhishek Manu Singhvi as he was the man behind the success of the case. Born on 24th February 1959, Abhishek Manu Singhvi is not just a top notch lawyer but also works as a politician. Till date, his success rate is 100% and this is the reason why he charges fees in lakhs for his every seating. Singhvi at present is the member of the Parliament and used to represent Rajasthan in the Rajya Sabha. Apart from this he also works as a spokesperson for INC.
3. K K Venugopal
Born in the year 1931, K K Venugopal didn’t need any introduction. He is the well-renowned name in the constitutional areas and is among those high rated lawyers for whom almost every other lawyer can seek different pieces of advice. His works are reflected in many parts but the most pronounced one was the Mandal commission in the era of 1990s. His constitutional knowledge and analysis have made him stand in the top position and this is the reason why Mr. Narendra Modi, the Prime Minister of India appointed him as the Attorney-General of India. Under the Prime Minister’s leadership, K K Venugopal is setting new records and developments in his field.
2. Mukul Rohatgi
Before appointing K K Venugopal as the Attorney General of India the designation was with Mukul Rohtagi. He is one of the renowned lawyers of the country who charges around 5 lakh for every sitting. This makes him the second most expensive lawyer. With the success ratio of 95%, Mukul Rohtagi has got all the reason to charge such a high fees for his work. Most of his clients hail either from politics or corporate sectors. Many giant business tycoons and established political leaders hire him for their cases. At present, he serves as the senior advocate in the Supreme Court of India.
1. Gopal Subramaniam
The name of Gopal Subramaniam came as the most expensive lawyer in the country at present time as it is been said that he charges around 5-6 lakhs for each seating. He came into news when he fought the case of Mumbai terrorist attacks and with the help of whom the main culprit got the punishment of being hanged till death. Born in the year 1958, Gopal Subramaniam practices in the Supreme as well as the Delhi High Court.
These are some of those lawyers which have a high success rate and the major clients as the politicians and business tycoons. Their constitutional knowledge and skills have managed them to call for the higher price and they are paid what they ask for.