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18 September 2019

Senior counsel and 1995 Delhi University law graduate Ritin Rai, who was bestowed the senior counsel title by the Supreme Court earlier this year, has joined London barristers’ chambers 7 King’s Bench Walk as a door tenant, according to its press release.

20 May 2019

PDS Legal partner Tarun Gulati, who had joined in 2013 from Economic Laws Practice (ELP), has been designated senior counsel by the Allahabad high court, as part of a mammoth round of 75 new senior advocates.

29 March 2019

The Supreme Court has elevated 38 lawyers to senior counsel status, a list that unusually also includes some bright up-and-comers and also several graduates of NLSIU Bangalore, which has become a semi-regular fixture in the senior counsel stakes.*

11 December 2018

IndusLaw senior partner and head of litigation and dispute resolution, V Srinivasa Raghavan, has received the senior counsel nod from the Karnataka high court.

27 March 2017

The Delhi high court has designated new senior counsel, including, as long expected, Chander Lall and Akhil Sibal.

23 March 2017

IP powerhouse Singh & Singh & Lall & Sethi (SS&LS), just over two years after it was created in the merger of IP firms Singh & Singh and Lall & Sethi, will be breaking into two again after SS&LS managing partner Chander Lall is expected to get designated this year as a senior advocate by the Delhi high court.

16 March 2017

A petition filed by advocate Ashwini Kumar Upadhyay in the apex court is arguing that legislators should cease practising law because it gives rise to conflict between their duty to client and to the constitution, seeking to extend the restriction that exists on public servants and judges to carry out professions to elected parliamentarians, reported The Hindu:

10 February 2017

The Madras high court has designated 16 advocates to senior counsel, with two or 12.5% being women: G Thilakvathi and N Krishnaveni.

20 April 2016

Ganpathy: To make mark as a seniorAZB & Partners Delhi partner Nanju Ganpathy has been designated as senior advocate of the Delhi high court, and talks to Legally India about his career and plans.

19 April 2016

The Delhi high court has elevated 12 lawyers to senior counsel.

15 September 2015

As reported in Mint on 8 September, senior advocates charge anywhere between Rs 75,000 and Rs 16.5 lakh per hearing in the Supreme Court, and many appear in several matters per day.

08 September 2015

CashThe post colonial-era building with the red sandstone dome on Delhi’s Bhagwaan Dass Road is home to an elite class of lawyers, who are likely to be the most expensive in the world: they are typically paid between Rs 5 and 15 lakh per hearing.

Interviews by Legally India with more than 32 Delhi lawyers who brief seniors in the Supreme Court and Delhi high court reveal all…

08 September 2015

Senior advocate Indira Jaising’s challenge to the Supreme Court senior advocate designation process will now have attorney general (AG) Mukul Rohatgi as amicus curiae.

15 July 2015

Legally India research (Graphic by Subrata Jana / Livemint)The process of appointing senior advocates is broken and no one has bothered to fix it, until now.

07 July 2015

Senior advocate Indira Jaising has filed a public interest litigation (PIL) in the Supreme Court today to challenge the “non transparent and arbitrary method of designating senior counsel by the Supreme Court”.

15 May 2015

Six new senior advocates were designated in the Jharkhand high court, including Jharkhand bar council chairman Rajiv Ranjan, on 29 April.

The other five newly designated seniors in the high court are Birendra Kumar Poddar, Raj Nandan Sahay, Anil Kumar, Sanjiv Kumar and Ajit Kumar, according to a notification on the high court’s website.

The Bombay high court also had a round on 8 May in which seven new seniors were designated.

11 May 2015

The Bombay high court has designated the seven advocates as senior lawyers.

29 April 2015

The Delhi high court has designated six new senior counsel today, according to two authoritative sources.

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