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Clydes, Clasis to break off best friendship, as troubled ALMT-breakaway kept refusing to float by self

Read highly critical buried NUJS report that SJA won from VC Bhat today • CCTV cameras dead


30% of ALMT to depart with senior Mumbai partner Hitesh Jain, destination TBC


Has India Legal Inc Missed the Bus on Artificial Intelligence, or is it Just the Right Time to Get on Board?


Why CNLU campus is in lockdown protests over NUJS VC move • The cases for and against Bhat (and the case where there is none)


Unpopular NUJS vice chancellor Ishwara Bhat to leave for CNLU Patna, before report exhumation • NLIU ex-vc, 3 others also applied

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Law firms  09 March 2018

NLS ‘12-13-spawned Jaipur boutique Capstone expands to Ahmedabad to tap ’vibrant start-up culture’, coal imports, ships and lack of young lawyers

Six-year old Jaipur-based firm Capstone Legal, that was started up by NLSIU Bangalore 2012 alumnus Ashish K Singh fresh out of law school with his brother Vagish K Singh, who was in his fourth year at NLSIU at the time, has opened its second office, expanding to Ahmedabad.

Law schools  08 March 2018

Amebdkar U committee finds ALF founder, NLS grad Lawrence Liang sexually harassed PhD student [UPDATE: Liang issues statement]

Well-known human rights activist, academic and lawyer Lawrence Liang, who is a professor of law at Ambedkar University Delhi (AUD), has been found guilty by an AUD committee of having sexually harassed a female PhD student of another university, reported Asia Times today.

Law firms  08 March 2018

Cyril Amarchand scoops ex-SEBI chief UK Sinha to spearhead governance practice: ’Very profitable’, ‘Wachtell-like', ‘think tank', new 'centrepiece' of firm [UPDATE-1]

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas CAM has hired UK Sinha, former Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) chief of 6 years, as a senior advisor to lead its newly-established Corporate Governance Center (CGC).

Law firms  07 March 2018

Do you check your privilege? We have, and found potentially huge future problems with CBI raiding Nirav Modi docs from CAM

As expected, after we had broken exclusively last week that Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM) had been visited by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) about Nirav Modi, the mainstream media, keen on anything NiMo-related at the moment, didn’t take long to jump on the story.

SCOI Reports  06 March 2018

Advocate on record exam pass rate hits record low of 19% • VIPS Delhi, Nalsar alums top 125 new AORs, one reveals secret of success

The Supreme Court Advocates on Record (AOR) exam has produced the lowest pass rate in 4 years after it dropped down to 19%.

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Graduates & Bar Exam  05 March 2018

BCI challenged for vagueness, fees ‘in nature of punishment’ for foreign LLB degree holders by Mumbai Uni graduate

The Bar Council of India (BCI) has been in court for over one year now, defending its decision to debar one candidate from appearing for its lesser known Qualifying Examination for Indian National Holding Foreign Law Degree (qualifier) but the lawyer acting for the BCI in court is allegedly still not familiar with the qualifier exam.

Law firms  05 March 2018

Too many foxes: Fox Mandal Cal distances self from Som & Delhi with newspaper ad due to conflict

A keen-eyed reader has brought to our notice that Fox & Mandal, Kolkata, has published an advertisement in the Kolkata-based Telegraph newspaper, stating that the venerable firm, “has no other branch in any part of the country”, especially not Fox Mandal:

Law firms  05 March 2018

Tatva promotes Chennai litigation head Venkat Raman to partner

Tatva Legal has promoted R Venkat Raman, who heads the 5-lawyer litigation practice in Chennai, to its partnership in January, according to a press release from the firm.

Law firms  02 March 2018

CAM Delhi projects partner Piyush Mishra has now joined AZB in Mumbai (not Delhi)

Piyush Mishra, former projects partner at Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas (CAM) Delhi, who had resigned four months ago, yesterday joined AZB & Partners in Mumbai as a partner.

Law firms  01 March 2018

Bharuchas re-boost Mumbai lit with K Law partner Karthik Somasundram (Nalsar 04)

K Law partner and Mumbai-based litigation head Karthik Somasundram has joined Bharucha & Partners in Mumbai today, growing its litigation practice to seven partners.

Bar, Bench & Litigation  28 February 2018

Another NLU first: NLS ‘97 grad Vikramjit Banerjee youngest new ASGs to SC with Aman Lekhi, Sandeep Sethi

NLSIU Bangalore 1997 graduate and Nagaland’s advocate general and senior counsel Vikramjit Banerjee, is the youngest in the batch of three new additional solicitors general (ASG) who has been appointed at the Supreme Court. He is also the first NLU graduate to make it to the post of ASG.

Law firms  27 February 2018

#thatsnotcool: UK firm Travers Smith leads gender discourse with safe word campaign against dodgy office talk

UK firm Travers Smith has introduced “That's not cool” as a phrase and hashtag that anyone at the law firm is intended to be able to use in response to anything that a colleague has said or done that makes them uncomfortable, reported The Lawyer (requires free registration to read).

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