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Omidyar invests in Scroll.in: Khaitan picks up mandate

ALMT, Bharucha on UK testing lab Exova's India buy

Kerala CJ Manjula Chellur to become Calcutta HC's first female CJ

The Calcutta high court is set to get its first female chief justice, as Kerala high court chief justice Manjula Chellur gets trasnferred to Calcutta after its CJ Arun Mishra was elevated as a Supreme Court judge, reported the New Indian Express.

Justice Chellur became a Karnataka HC judge in 2000 and replaced now SC justice Chelameswar as Kerala HC’s CJ in November 2011.

Kochhar takes over Legal Matrix start-up in Hyderabad

Aruna KumariLegal Matrix, a Hyderabad-based start-up law firm set up in 2011 by Aruna Kumari after leaving Fox Mandal Little, as it was then called, has merged into Kochhar & Co’s Hyderabad office with five lawyers.

Luthra promotes 2 to partner & introduces new pre-partner rung

This year’s CLAT: 15 of the good, the bad and the ugly

Rajneesh SinghThe Common Law Admission Test’s (CLAT) counselling process needs to change, suggests hard-core CLAT tracker and IMS product head Rajneesh Singh, while emphasising that making errors in CLAT question papers and answer keys year on year is no less than a “serious crime”.

CJI Lodha caps SC summer holidays at 7 weeks (avg summer hols so far: 45 days)

Chief Justice of India (CJI) RM Lodha has notified the Supreme Court Rules, 2013 that have received the president’s assent and will reduce the maximum time of the apex court’s summer vacations from 10 to 7 weeks, reported the Indian Express, though the total annual holidays will remain capped at 103 days [Download rules here].

The court took 49 days (7 weeks) of summer vacations this year, against an average of 45 days for the past few years. However, the move is seen as symbolic of Lodha’s desire to reduce pendency in the courts by increasing the number of working days, which has seen heavy resistance from bar councils and associations.

JSA, Amarchand on FTIL's $76m MCX stake sale to Kotak Mahindra

 

Big Six law firms power 26 jobs out of 2014 Nalsar final recruitment record of 71

Nalsar RCC: guarantees resultsOut of 78 Nalsar Hyderabad students who graduated this year, all out of the 71 campus recruitment (RCC) subscribers took up jobs, with the largest number placed with Indian corporate law firms.

SC lawyer Vineet Dhanda busts cops via RTI

Supreme Court advocate Vineet Dhanda, who was booked in March for an alleged altercation with the police, has hit back at the cops by reportedly exonerating himself with CCTV and video footage of his interaction with the police that he obtained via a right to information (RTI) request for the police’s internal inquiry files into the case. The video evidence apparently directly contradicts the police’s charges against the advocate.

Dhanda now told the DNA that he would sue the cops for defamation after filing false cases against him and roughing up him and his wife.

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