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LI Spring 2018 Issue

Editor's picks


As workforce gets younger, Khaitan takes first steps to ‘working from home’, intros semi-flexible hours, parenthood, crunch-time benefits


CLAT should cost Rs 1,500: MHRD report damns Nuals for abysmal 95% profit margin on CLAT


#MeToo floodgates open at NLU Delhi kicking off inquiry • Stephens bans NLUD male debaters for ‘harassment culture’, ‘toxic masculinity’


Decoding latest salvo in Nirav Modi privilege battle: CAM had no privilege, claims CBI


Shardul Amarchand amends 3-month salary clawback to apply only to fraction of pay (if not leaving for in-house or ill-health)


Shardul Amarchand imposes 3-month salary clawback on lawyers who leave this financial year

Law firms  02 July 2010

Sandip Bhagat will move to Mumbai to set up new S&R office

S&R Associates is set to start up its greenfield Mumbai operations with Delhi-based co-founding partner Sandip Bhagat relocating full-time to the Mumbai to service existing clients and to build a full-service practice.

Tax  01 July 2010

Legal Pulse: Today's new service tax regime, under the lens, criticised

The government post-budget notifications to tax new services and amend taxation of existing ones have taken effect today, particularly impacting sectors such as aviation, construction and hospital services while retrospective service tax imposition on rentals of immovable property and commercial coaching could increase litigation.

Law schools  01 July 2010

Trilegal, Krishnamurthy, Wadia Ghandy, two law schools, CLAT coach, Gov't join NUJS diversity project IDIA

The law ministry, law firms Krishnamurthy and Co, Trilegal and Wadia Ghandy, CLAT coaching institute IMS and law schools NLSIU Bangalore and NUALS Cochin have pledged financial or other support for NUJS Kolkata professor Shamnad Basheer's project to increase diversity in the legal profession, which visits poorer rural secondary school students to train and encourage them to apply to top law schools.

Law schools  30 June 2010

Bar exam writ 6: Nalsar-ite files, judge recuses due to GS link (Update-2: download petition)

A 2010 Nalsar Hyderabad graduate yesterday challenged the six-month gap between bar council enrolment and passing of the proposed all-India bar exam, which would give litigating lawyers a "right to practice" only months after they graduate.

Litigation  29 June 2010

Luthra for Sony TV in Bombay HC to recover Rs 147 cr BCCI facilitation fee

IPL (Indian Premier League) broadcasters Sony Entertainment Television yesterday filed a Rs 147 crore recovery suit in the Bombay High Court through Luthra & Luthra against the BCCI (Board of Control for Cricket in India) and its media rights licensee World Sports Group (WSG).

Newsletters  25 June 2010

More than words / Issue 54

The current law minister has talked often about cutting the backlog of cases in India, perhaps more consistently than many before him.

In-house counsel and GCs

Analysis  25 June 2010

Anatomy of new disinvestment tenders: Near zero fees for lawyers or boon for competition?

Less than one month ago a financial daily caused a stir in the cozy Delhi capital markets world after reporting that the selection of law firms in the disinvestment of Coal India Limited and Engineers India Limited (EIL) had been discriminatory, alleging political nepotism. But as so often there is more than meets the eye.

Law firms  25 June 2010

Juris Corp hires litigation partner, promotes one, takes on 11 freshers

Juris Corp has promoted finance partner designate Veena Sivaramakrishnan to full partnership and has lured sole practitioner Anil Mehar Singh Jarial to join the firm as a dispute resolution and real estate partner in Mumbai.

Law firms  24 June 2010

Dua-breakaway Tatva sets off Mumbai expansion with 10th partner from former firm

Dua Associates Mumbai partner Mahernosh Humranwala and his team are on notice to join Tatva Legal next month and will head up the half-year-old firm's Mumbai growth efforts, which was formed by 50 former Dua lawyers.

Legal opinions  24 June 2010

Opinion: Tamil in Courts - reinforcing language barriers

As lawyers in Tamil Nadu continue their fight to make Tamil the official court language through hunger strikes and the latest public interest litigation (PIL) in the Supreme Court, Madras High Court advocate and Iyer and Thomas partner H Karthik Seshadri highlights the dangers of a regional language-based divide.

Moily floats radical gov't litigation shake-up to cut 21m pending cases

India's minister of law and justice Veerappa Moily unveiled a "national litigation policy" today under which the government "must cease to be a compulsive litigant" by creating a new layer of supervisory bureaucracy, reducing appeals and reviewing all existing cases, while tightening legal panels and increasing fees of lawyers representing the government.

Law schools  23 June 2010

Bar exam writ petition #4 as finalists lobby Moily over jobs at risk

The bar examination has faced further hurdles in a fourth court case by a Karnataka student, while a group of protesting final year students representing a number of law schools met law minister Veerappa Moily last Monday evening, calling the exam an unfortunate decision taken in haste that could cost jobs.

Law schools  22 June 2010

India Today/Outlook law school rankings 2010: NLIU gains, NUJS drops most

Indian weekly magazines India Today and Outlook India have both ranked NLSIU Bangalore and Nalsar Hyderabad as India's top law schools, while NLIU Bhopal and ILS Pune occupied third place in each respective ranking and NUJS Kolkata found itself in sixth and fifth place.

Law firms  21 June 2010

No first timers pass latest Bombay solicitors exam; Could you? Download the test paper

Eleven out of 171 candidates - or 6 per cent - passed April's examination of the Bombay Incorporate Law Society to become Bombay solicitors, as none of the 30-odd first-time test takers managed to clear the exam.

Read on to download and try your hand at the most recent test paper.

Newsletters  18 June 2010

Unintended consequences / Issue 53

The Monsoon has been welcome where it has hit but the real floodgates apparently opened this week with the publication of the Gazette of India, which contained the notification of the Bar Council of India's (BCI) resolution to hold an all-India bar exam.

Ryder's Scriboard enters atypical 'best friend' alliance with LPO Overlegen

Kochhar & Co's former technology and media law partner Rodney Ryder who started up IP and IT boutique practice Scriboard in April has entered into a strategic alliance with legal process outsourcing (LPO) company Overlegen.

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