Sample this tasty morsel from the Delhi! Squabbles between companies and their law firms over costs erupt everywhere!
Brihan Mumbai Electric Supply & Transport Undertaking (BEST) has terminated its legal consultant, the solicitors Crawford Bayley & Co, and contested the payment to them of no less an amount than Rs 141 lakh (close to 1.5 crore).
Intrigued, I learned that a lakh equals 100,000 Indian Rupees, and that the amount at issue is about US $315,000. Meanwhile, the article reports that BEST has “as many as 20 legal officers,” which I presume to mean law department staff or lawyers.
Crore? Oh, that means a million Rupees. I should have explained earlier. Sari.