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Bar Council of India (BCI)

14 April 2018

When Jammu lawyers on strike to impede the filing of a charge sheet in the rape and murder case of a minor girl in Jammu, Bar Council of India (BCI) chairman Manan Kumar Mishra appeared not sure what to make of it.

12 April 2018

The 25 winners of the Delhi bar council election have been announced, with an unprecedented two law firm lawyers making the cut.

04 April 2018

So, there’s been another press release by the Bar Council of India (BCI), in which chairman and senior counsel Manan Kumar Mishra shares several pearls of wisdom, criticising senior advocate Indira Jaising, which has been widely covered in the media (full release below).

31 March 2018

On 27 March 2018 Times Now had exclusively that Congress and other opposition parties were drafting an impeachment motion against Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Mishra.

24 March 2018

The student juridical association (SJA) has obtained a copy from vice-chancellor (VC) Prof Ishwara Bhat of the 56-page long-buried and long-overdue report by the statutory review commission.

23 March 2018

Above The Law, executive editor Elie Mystal stumbled across this advertisement for what is appears to be NRI law firm Malik Law Chambers, based in Southall, UK, and was stumped by what to make of it.

22 March 2018

The government said in Lok Sabha on 21 March that the “entry of foreign law firms... on basis of reciprocity is under consideration by Government”, as first reported by LiveLaw.

21 March 2018

NLU Delhi and Nalsar Hyderabad were granted so-called “Class I” autonomy by the University Grants Commission (UGC), which also granted “Class II” autonomy to NLUO Cuttack and RGNUL Patiala among 62 higher education institutes that have been awarded the status, as reported by PTI.

13 March 2018

As first reported by Live Law, the Supreme Court has upheld the right of foreign lawyers to fly in on a temporary basis to India to advise clients, as well as finding that foreign lawyers should be allowed to conduct international arbitrations in India.

12 March 2018

The long-long-running Supreme Court case hearing the Bar Council of India (BCI) appeal against the Madras high court's AK Balaji judgment, which allowed foreign law firms to operate in India on a fly-in-fly-out basis, is listed for tomorrow as cause list number 1501.

07 March 2018

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.

05 March 2018

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.

28 February 2018

Senior advocate Arvind Nigam won temporary relief for Dushyant Dave who was to face disciplinary proceedings before the Gujarat bar council (SBC) for his alleged remarks before the Supreme Court in the judge BH Loya death case, reported PTI and others.

07 February 2018

After a Bar Council of India (BCI) committee decided 3 to 1 against banning legislators from practising as lawyers (which would have probably disproportionately affected the Congress party), BCI chairman Manan Kumar Mishra said that the BCI would

05 February 2018

The Delhi University law faculty has removed 43 and added 87 new faculty members in its more-than-one-decade overdue recruitment drive.

01 February 2018

The Supreme Court today finished hearing counsel in the Bar Council of India (BCI) petition against the practice of law by foreign lawyers in India, in a hearing that began in the morning and reconvened at 3pm to finish only by nearly 5:30pm.

31 January 2018

The ongoing hearing of the Bar Council of India (BCI) appeal in the apex court against the AK Balaji Madras high court judgment took an interesting turn today, with Justice AK Goel suggesting to the counsel that instead of the current FIFO (fly-in and Flying Out) that had been suggested by the high court, foreign lawyers should rather stay here, and offer legal advice, to get relief from any restrictions.

29 January 2018

A Bar Council of India (BCI) sub committee consisting of Delhi High Court Bar Association (DHCBA) president Kirti Uppal and seven others opposed the Law Commission's recommendation that bar council elections should be replaced by nomination and called it an attempt similar to measures taken during India's 1975 constitutional emergency, reported Live Law.

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