Cost of justice: is it only for the rich? A look into the rot

Lawyer Abhishek Manu Singhvi’s ‘termite tales’ brought much needed attention on the volumes of money involved in legal representation. His failure to produce proof of expenses in the filing of his income tax (IT) returns, he claimed, was down to a termite attack on the premises of his chartered accountant in December 2012, which destroyed documents and vouchers.

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