Court fees row: Delhi govt questions ASG Chandhiok for appearing against it, Cash-at-door scam: SC refuses to quash charges against Nirmal Yadav, Ministry of Law to move SC against HC order on judges' visit, Delhi to get 5 new courts for women attack cases, Changes at corporate law firms: Founders make way for professionals and much more.
Court fees row: Delhi govt questions Asg Chandhiok for appearing against it
The Delhi government objected to the appearance of Additional Solicitor General A S Chandhiok for Delhi High Court Bar Association (DHCBA) and supporting the stand of the lawyers' body.
Cash-at-door scam: SC refuses to quash charges against Nirmal Yadav
The Supreme Court on Monday refused to quash corruption charges against former Punjab and Haryana High Court judge Nirmal Yadav in the cash-at-the-door scam.
Name judge who got you shifted, Bar Council tells retired judge
The Bar Council of Delhi has moved a resolution requesting Justice S N Aggarwal, a former judge of the Madhya Pradesh High Court, to name the sitting judge of the Supreme Court who he accused of engineering his transfer out of the Delhi High Court owing to personal differences.
Delhi to get 5 new courts for women attack cases
The Delhi government has today announced a decision to set up five special courts for the early disposal of cases related to violence against women.
Ministry of Law to challenge HC order
The Union Ministry of Law and Justice is all set to challenge in the Supreme Court the Delhi High Court order of May 25 through which the HC had struck down some “inappropriate” conditions laid down by the ministry in its February 2011 “guidelines” for foreign visits by judges of the SC and HCs.
Changes at corporate law firms: Founders make way for professionals
India's A-list corporate law firms including Khaitan, Amarchand, AZB, JSA and Luthra are in the middle of a big churn. Founders are making way for managerial talent and soft skills like networking are now as important as knowledge of law.
Katju pitches for bringing electronic media under PCI purview
Katju said electronic media should be under the PCI purview as “every social activity has to be regulated. There cannot be any freedom which is absolute. Every freedom has to be subjected to reasonable restriction in the public interest”.
CJI’s trailblazing Legal legacy: Justice Kapadia set to demit office after reinforcing faith in judiciary
Chief Justice SH Kapadia will walk out of the Supreme Court on September 29, but he will leave behind a streamlined court registry, trend-setting judgments and an example of judicial conduct worth emulating for judges in the times to come.
CCI appoints six law firms for representation
Anti-monopoly regulator, Competition Commission of India (CCI) has appointed its first formal panel of external legal advisers and six firms to represent the regulator in various jurisdictions. The regulator, which looks into cases related to cartelization and abuse of dominant position, has appointed start-up firm Advaya Legal for Mumbai, Verus Advocates and Canpisce & Co for Delhi, Fox Mandal & Co for Kolkata, KNG Partner for Nagpur and Lexus Partners for Kerala for representation.
Prez cautions against judicial activism
President Pranab Mukherjee while delivering the valedictory address of the 150th year celebrations of the Madras High Court (MHC) cautioned that ‘Judicial Activism’ could erode the principle of ‘Separation of Powers’, though judges’ innovation and activism have “contributed enormously to expanding the frontiers of justice and enabling its access to India’s poorest”.