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Dispute in India with solicitors over Rs 141 lakh (almost Rs 1.56 crore)

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.