Nani Palkhivala’s desire to have statue of Justice HR Khanna in every street and corner of India may not have been fulfilled. However, another Indian judge has now been conferred a rare honour, not in India but in the city of Naperville, in the State of Illinois in USA. As reported by Sakshipost, the Mayor of the city proclaimed October 14, 2016 as ‘Honourable Justice Jasti Chelameswar day’. The proclamation acknowledges the judgments delivered by Justice Chelameswar including striking down of Section 66A of the IT Act, dissenting verdict in the NJAC case, and Aadhar matter. Justice Chelameswar was recently in […]

Link Legal India Law Services has made a hire and a promotion in its Mumbai and Delhi offices respectively. In Mumbai, Ashutosh Narang – who was previously a Senior Associate at AZB & Partners – has been hired as Associate Partner in the Banking & Finance team. Meanwhile, in Delhi, Associate Partner Anurag Dwivedi has been promoted to Partner. Ashutosh graduated from Symbiosis Law School, Pune and holds an LL.M. from NUS Singapore. He started his career with ICICI in 2006 and post his LLM, he worked with Wadia Ghandy for four years. He then joined AZB & Partners in […]

The litigation over the Delhi High Court Bar Association elections is likely to reach the Supreme Court. Once again. Three days ago, the Delhi High Court’s Ravindra Bhat and Siddharth Mridul, JJ. passed an order clarifying the applicability of the One Bar, One Vote principle with respect to this year’s elections. And current DHCBA President, Rajiv Khosla, is likely to challenge this in the apex court. The October 18 order came after an application was moved by PK Dash and DHCBA secretary Abhijat seeking a clarification with regard to paragraph 52 of the High Court’s judgement in PK Dash v Bar Council of India. In this […]

The reluctance of the court to list the matter on a non-miscellaneous day, it seems, was a definitive indicator of the mood of the Bench. The hearing that ensued today did seem to confirm that indication. The challenge to the process followed by the Supreme Court for designating lawyers as Senior Advocates seems to have fizzled out, with the Bench making it clear that it is closing the matter. A Bench of Chief Justice TS Thakur and Justices DY Chandrachud and  L Nageswara Rao heard all parties today and reserved its judgment. The latter stages of the hearing today was drowned […]

The Odd-Even scheme, a subject of multiple litigation in the Delhi High Court, is now being discussed in the National Green Tribunal. The principal bench in Delhi, led by ex-Supreme Court judge Swatanter Kumar J., has now ruled that the scheme did not result in any “substantial improvement” in air quality. In the course of hearing a petition filed by one Mahendra Pandey, the Delhi Pollution Control Committee submitted a report to the NGT on the particulate matter levels during the days when odd-even scheme was going on. The DPCC was represented by advocate Tarunvir Singh Khehar. These findings have been reproduced by […]

A summary of important cases from the causelists of the Supreme Court of India and the Delhi High Court. LIST OF CASES Supreme Court of India Nandini Sundar v. State of Chattisgarh Manohar Lal Sharma v. Union of India Kerala Union of Working Journalists vs. The Registrar, High Court of Kerala Indira Jaising v. Supreme Court of India through Secretary General and Ors. SEBI v. Sahara India Real Estate Corpn. Ltd. & Ors. Mukesh v. State for NCT of Delhi Re: Vs. Outrage as Parents End Life After Child’s Dengue Death Delhi High Court Ajay Singh v. KAL Airways Private Limited and Ors. Justice […]

As reported by the Times of India today, the IT Department was recently “stunned” to discover a lawyer’s unaccounted income to the tune of a hundred and twenty-five crore. As per the report, the raid was conducted at his residence in South Delhi. The same report claims that the IT raid was one of many against people who “get things done”. According to multiple sources, the lawyer in question is Rohit Tandon,  the founder of  Zeus Law Associates, who set up T&T Law in 2014. The same year, Tandon had purchased a bungalow from Essar Group promoters, Ruias for Rs. 100 […]

The Supreme Court of India seems to be at the very end of its tether, as far as the holding of the State Bar Council elections is concerned. A bench of Justices Pinaki Chandra Ghose and Ashok Bhushan today directed that the last date of submission of applications for the verification process of lawyers would stand extended to November 30, cautioning that the deadline should not be surpassed under any circumstances. Pursuant to certain objections raised by the different State Bar Councils, the time period for the completion of the verification process has now been extended to January 31. The order was passed […]

A summary of important cases from the causelists of the Supreme Court of India and the Delhi High Court. LIST OF CASES Supreme Court of India Abhiram Singh v. CD Commachen Anupam Tripathi v. Union of India Ajayinder Sangwan v. Bar Council of Delhi Delhi High Court Delhi Waste Management Limited and Anr v. South Delhi Municipal Corporation and Ors. Dish TV India Limited v. The Advertising Standards Council of India Court on its own motion (Air pollution in Delhi) v. Union of India and Ors. SUMMARY OF CASES Supreme Court of India 1. Abhiram Singh v. C D Commachen [Item […]

As the tragic suicide of Sushant Rohilla brought out only all too well, law students are under an increasing amount of stress. Be it competitive moots, a packed academic schedule, high fees, or even finding employment, today’s law students face a significant amount of mental and emotional strain. Chethana Venkataraghavan, a final-year student at Gujarat National Law University, is trying to change things, one student at a time. With exams currently taking place at GNLU, she has set up an e-mail account [email protected] (“the third choice after frown2smile and lawsucksbutlifedoesnt”). Students are free to e-mail their problems to Chethana, with the assurance that complete […]