Breaking: Delhi High Court to get 4 new judges; 2 women in the list

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The Delhi High Court will soon have four judges out of which two will be women. The Supreme Court collegium has cleared names of four lawyers for elevation to the bench, according to sources. The four lawyers include:

  1. Pratibha Singh
  2. Rekha Palli
  3. Naveen Chawla
  4. Hari Shankar

It is understood that the names have been sent to the Centre and the same will be notified shortly.

Pratibha Singh is a leading IP lawyer. She is a graduate of University Law College, Bangalore, Singh completed her Masters in law from Cambridge University. She has been involved in a number of high-profile IP litigations, of which one of the more significant one was the Novartis case. She is also a recipient of the Best Woman IP Litigator in Asia by Euromoney Asia and was designated Senior Advocate by the Delhi High Court in 2013.

Naveen Chawla joined the Bar in 1993. He was the Standing counsel of the Government of  India between 2001 to 2004. He focuses on telecom and broadcasting laws.

Rekha Palli enrolled at the Bar in 1986. She was designated Senior Advocate in 2015.

Recently, three judges from the Delhi High Court were transferred to other High Court as Chief Justices. Justice Pradeep Nandrajog has gone to Rajasthan High Court, Justice BD Ahmad to J&K High Court and Justice Indira Banerjee to Madras High Court.