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05 April 2017

Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas has fully funded a chair in “everyday ethics for the legal profession” at GNLU Gandhinagar for at least the next three years, which, if it succeeds, would become a template for the law firm contributing financially to other universities’ courses.

14 April 2015

Should lawyer be crusaders for their clients?Even as an association of female lawyers in the Supreme Court has petitioned the court to ban gang rape lawyers ML Sharma and AP Singh, they might end up getting away with allegedly inciting murder. But why not redraw the boundaries of adversarial litigation while we're at it, asks Saurav Datta.

12 July 2013

Grey skiesHave you heard about the senior advocate who “borrowed” paintings from a five-star suite and then got his client to pay for them?

11 March 2011

Exclusive: The Bar Council of India (BCI) has requested comments on the new draft code of ethics for advocates, which introduces rules on conflicts of interests, bans conditional fee arrangements (CFAs) and continues to restrict advertising and business interests of lawyers.

07 February 2011

New ethical guidelines for lawyers would be ready by the end of this year, Bar Council of India (BCI) chairman and solicitor general Gopal Subramanium told a number of papers, in contrast to earlier plans to have the rules adopted by October 2010.

23 August 2010
TGopal-Subranium-Solicitor-General-BCI-chairmanhe Bar Council of India's (BCI) ambitious weekend meeting decided to introduce draft lawyers' ethics guidelines in two days and how to begin decreasing the number of law colleges in India. But due to time constraints the body had to postpone its decision on the entry of foreign law firms in respect of the Chennai writ petition, as well as Trilegal's queries about converting to a limited liability partnership (LLP).
05 August 2010

IyerThomas-ElizabethSheshadriThe tentacles of the "pseudo-lawyers" have driven the bar to the wall, claims advocate and partner Elizabeth Seshadri. Is a bar exam enough to cure the setting rot or do we need a test that reaches far more deeply?

13 July 2010

KochharCo-Abhinav-MohindruKochhar & Co has started a niche corporate fraud, ethics and integrity practice by hiring expatriate solicitor Abhinav Mohindru as partner and consultant from a UK regional firm.

14 August 2009

mail_at_triFor most lawyers it has been business as usual this week despite much of India descending into swine flu panic, today's streets being awash with Hindu god Lord Krishna's birthday celebrations and Independence Day national holidays tomorrow.

Deals still need to get done, after all, and there are plenty of sides to be acting for.

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