Lawyers who matter - Fali Sam Nariman

Bar & Bench January 27 2010

"Tradition has it", Justice William Brennan of the US Supreme Court famously said, "law is not made by Judge alone, but by Judge and Company". Adjudication at the highest court is indeed a partnership between the Bench and the Bar. Nobody epitomises this partnership more than the contribution of Fali Sam Nariman in the rulings of the Supreme Court.

Nariman first appeared on the national scene in Golaknath's case along with Nani Palkhivala. After being appointed as an Additional Solicitor General in 1971, he represented the Government on . . .

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