Livemint has revealed interesting details about the fees charged by eminent senior advocates like Fali Nariman, Harish Salve, P. Chidambaram, A. M. Singhvi and others for a single appearance in the High Courts and the Supreme Court.
Ram Jethmalani leads the list with a fee of Rs. 25 lakh per appearance. Fali Nariman and Harish Salve rank high in the list with a fee ranging from Rs. 6 to Rs. 15 lakh depending on the complexity of the matter and the extent of argument required. P. Chidamabaram, the former Finance Minister, is reported to charge a fee of about Rs. 7 lakh per appearance. Abhishek Manu Sanghavi is in the same range while Kapil Sibal’s fee ranges from Rs. 5 to Rs. 15 lakh per appearance.