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It’s official: Dua, ex-foreign firms lawyer is now Justice Senthil Kumar Ramamoorthy, India’s first ex-partner-judge

Madras high court welcomes former law firm partner to bench
Madras high court welcomes former law firm partner to bench

Dua Associates Chennai partner Senthil Kumar Ramamoorthy has now been confirmed and appointed as additional judge of the Madras high court.

His elevation comes more than a year after he had first been recommended for judgeship by the Supreme Court’s collegium in December 2017.

Justice Ramamoorthy is very probably the first partner of a modern Indian law firm to ascend to the bench.

He was sworn in today and his appointment as additional judge would initially be for a period of two years, according to the government notification and a press release sent out by Dua Associates.

He was the founder of Dua’s Chennai office, and was long-time counsel for several foreign law firms in the AK Balaji writ petition against the entry of foreign lawyers before the Madras high court.

We have reached out to him for comment.

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