The Indian Judiciary system is one of the best designed systems in the world. If you know your Fundamental Rights, you can defend them directly in the Supreme Court. For all other common laws, you can approach the lower courts, and then file appeals in the High Courts in each state.
But the Indian litigation system is a maze that only a well-informed can traverse. If you want to approach a court, you will first be met by a hoard of lawyers and advocated outside. They will sell their service with enthusiasm, not very differently from a fish vendor in the market. Beware of these professionals.
You need a good lawyer depending on the matter of your case. You first need to decide the jurisdiction of your case, based on territorial, monetary and concerned matter. Then you need to search for a recommended lawyer with an established practise. It is also advisable to research his past wins and losses in the court.
A good lawyer is the key to win. But another important necessity is patience. Indian court system is rife with delays and time-devouring officials. It might remind you of a BMC office clerks, very uncooperative and waiting with greasy hands. As informed by some sources, there are also stenographers who are bribed to take down misrepresenting notations of the judge’s orders. All this is enough to scare anyone away from the path well-trodden to the court.
A new model of out-of-court settlement with arbitration and mediation is picking up. And that is a safer way to go for a less harrowing experience.
The Indian judicial system is experienced and fair, but you need to know how to overcome the obstacles of delay and bribery.