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The Bombay High Court has issued a Circular dated April 3, 2017 directing the practitioners not to use prefixes like Mr/Ms/Mrs/M/s in the cause title of legal proceedings.

The circular was issued in pursuance of the observation by Justice G.S. Patel while hearing an arbitration case, that for companies, both private limited and public – practitioners are habituated to affixing the abbreviation “M/s” before the name of the entity, which is completely incorrect.

The judge had observed that a company is not a firm, and the prefix is only ever used for a firm and that in the cause title of legal proceedings, no prefixes are ever to be permitted, and, for that matter, prefixes “Mr/Ms/Mrs” are also not to be used.

Extract from the Circular:

G-/176/2017

CIRCULAR

IT IS OBSERVED by the Hon’ble Shri Justice G. S. Patel while hearing Chamber Summons No. 89 of 2017 in Execution Application (L) No. 198 of 2017 in Arbitration Case No. 1 of 2014, on 8th March, 2017, that for companies, both private limited and public – practitioners are habituated to affixing the abbreviation “M/s” before the name of the entity, which is completely incorrect. It is further observed that a company is not a firm, and the prefix is only ever used for a firm and that in the title of legal proceedings,  no prefixes are ever to be permitted, and, for the matter the prefixes “Mr/Ms/Mrs” are also not to be used.

It is further observed that this is necessary because where these incorrect description are not carried forward into orders, then issuance of certified copies becomes difficult.

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IT IS FURTHER OBSERVED that concerned Section Officer and clerk of Centralized filing and Lodging department while lodging the Proceeding and scrutinizing officers while scrutinizing the pleadings shall verify the compliance of the aforementioned directions scrupulously.

HIGH COURT OF BOMBAY                          )

This 3rd day of April, 2017                             )

By Order,

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(R.M. Joshi)

Registrar (Judl.-I) 

High Court, Appellate Side,

Bombay.

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(D.V. Sawant)

Prothonotary & Section Master

High Court, Original Side,

Bombay.

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