The Delhi high court has asked the lower court judge who had granted bail to Unitech's promoters in April to retire early effective yesterday.

The government has moved for an early hearing in the Bar Council of India (BCI) AK Balaji appeal in the Supreme Court, reported Bar & Bench.

Legal services are not exempt from payment of Goods and Services Tax (GST) applicable on them, under the GST's reverse charge mechanism, the government clarified on Saturday, 15 July.

Bar council rules directing lawyers to explain the quantum and manner of charging fee for a particular case, would safeguard the interest of poor litigants from remote hilly areas, ruled the Uttarakhand high court, the Times of India reported.

The Calcutta high court, which is currently short of of 38 judges and is facing the retirement of 10 more by February, warned the government that "appropriate action" will be taken against it if the judicial vacancies were not filled on priority, reported News18.

The Supreme Court Advocates on Record Association (SCAORA) will get a lesson from the Supreme Court in the use of the new Integrated Case Management and Information System (ICMIS) intended to allow full e-filing at the apex court, in a series of demonstrations organised from this Monday (10 July).

The Bar Council of India (BCI) denied a right to information (RTI) request for the meeting minutes and reasons for its unexpected decision to yet again increase the bar exam fees by another 40 per cent.

Janhavi Gadkar, the Reliance Industries in-house lawyer who had allegedly killed two passengers of another car while ramming into it while drunk in 2015, has been permitted to visit Europe for tourism, relaxing her bail condition, reported Sadaf Modak in The Indian Express.

Law Commission member and senior advocate Abhay Bhardwaj, who practices in Gujarat, has invited Gujarat’s district bar associations to submit suggestions by July 2, related to the proposed amendment to the Advocates Act 1961, reported DNA India.

The Bar Council of India (BCI) has notified the 12th qualifying exam for Indian nationals holding foreign law degrees to be held from 26 June to 1 July, 10 months after the 11th edition of this exam was held.

Nearly every lawyer (particularly in Delhi) has their story to tell about how after a bit of drink driving or minor traffic violations, they managed to escape a fine by waving their advocates license at a traffic cop.

Supreme Court Justice Dipak Misra wrote a 192-word opening sentence in an order in 2015, to say that the case before him was a frivolous litigation filed to harass and arm-twist the opposing party into agreeing to an out-of-court settlement. Justice Misra’s frustration with the case, however, was particularly linked to the rampant abuse of a procedural provision.

The Delhi Judicial Services (DJS) exam result is facing another long delay, this time of at least 10 months, keeping with previous years’ trends. The last DJS exam, which is the first phase to qualify for interviews to join Delhi’s lower judiciary, was held by 10 July 2016.

As the challenge to compulsory Aadhaar identification to file IT returns was heard by the Supreme Court for the second day today (27 April), the mood among the anti-Aadhaar activists has been upbeat.

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