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Welcome to Bar & Bench, the new face of legal journalism in India. Bar & Bench is a unique platform aimed at connecting India's legal fraternity, bringing to you the latest in news and issues affecting the legal domain. If you work for a law firm, a Legal Process Outsourcing company, a non-profit or public interest organization concerned with legal / policy issues, or you serve as an in-house counsel, a judge, a legal academic or a non-lawyer who routinely deals with legal issues, we understand that keeping abreast of legal developments in India and around the world is a critical aspect of your professional life.



Pallavi Saluja

Pallavi has worked as a Senior Associate at a Delhi based law firm, Archer & Angel. During her 5 years with Archer & Angel, Pallavi  worked on insurance and shipping laws. She holds a Master’s degree in law from Delhi University. Prior to her Masters, Pallavi graduated with a BSL, LL.B degree from ILS Law College, Pune.

Pallavi loves traveling and watching movies. Besides that, she spends her spare time reading, watching cricket and playing games on the Wii.

She can be reached at +919811196674 or by email at pallavi [at] barandbench.com. 


Anuj A

After graduating from the National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata in 2009, Anuj decided to pursue litigation in Delhi. Appearing in various courts and tribunals, he has worked in a variety of fields including service, labour and criminal law.

Anuj likes movies, cheese in all forms and his bike. When not grumbling about life in general, he can be spotted poring through the latest Gaiman.

He can be reached at +919619560202 or by email at anuj[at]barandbench.com.


Murali Krishnan

A graduate of the National University of Advanced Legal Studies, Kochi, Murali was associated with Tata Capital before joining Bar & Bench. He has worked in various areas on corporate and banking laws.

Murali is a travel enthusiast and loves watching cricket and tennis.

He can be contacted at +919899573134 or by email at murali[at]barandbench.com.


Tejas Rao (Sales & Marketing)

Tejas comes to Bar & Bench with over a decade of sales and marketing experience. Though a graduate in automobile engineering, a passion for sales is what drives him. Having worked with top IT companies like IBM, Oracle and McAfee, he has a lot of experience in setting up sales teams for businesses and driving customer relations. He was responsible for sales across JAPAC and the Middle East at Theorem Inc. with a focus on delivering Digital Marketing Solutions and Services. He was also freelancing as a Digital Marketing Consultant with Savas Inc.

Consulting on digital marketing strategy, Reading, Riding, amateur photography and listening to music are a partial list of his interests. He is often heard saying that “he works in his spare time”.

He can be contacted at enquiries[at]barandbench.com



Shishira Rudrappa

A Co-Founder of Bar & Bench, Shishira has been instrumental in promoting partnership initiatives at Bar & Bench. He also played a pivotal role in carving out a content management strategy apart from forging content sharing partnerships.

Shishira plays a critical role in several other leading companies. This entrepreneur is a graduate of National Law School of India University, Bangalore and a Thomas Buergenthal scholar from George Washington University. He worked as an Associate at Poovayya & Co., a Bangalore based law firm, before co-founding JuriMatrix (now, Clutch Group), one of the leading LPOs worldwide. A snooker enthusiast and a movie buff, he is actively associated with Janaagraha, a non-profit organization.

He can be reached at shishira.rudrappa [at] barandbench.com.


Bipul Mainali

Bipul is a member of the Board of Bar & Bench. He has been instrumental in designing operational and marketing strategies. He is a graduate of National Law School, Bangalore and Harvard Law School. While at Harvard, Bips focused on negotiations related work, including preparing a blue print for negotiating the political crisis in Nepal brewing at that time, and he also served as the Harvard ’06 LL.M. commencement speaker. He is a member of the American Bar Association and New York Bar. Bips spends his spare time traveling, enjoying yoga practice, meeting people, reading and learning. 

He can be reached at bipul.mainali [at] barandbench.com.



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