A good news for consumer is a bad news for lawyers. The Supreme Court has said that non-advocates can represent litigants in the country's consumer courts as their authorized agents. The Consumer Protection Act says that a complainant can either personally appear or be represented by an authorized agent or an advocate. The bar council had raised questions on this provision. The court refused to intervene, saying that it can't question or change the original legislative intent of the Act. It has added that the guidelines of National Consumer Commission must be followed.