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Supreme Court

06 September 2018

As it had widely signposted, the Supreme Court has taken a tragically overdue but also eventually progressive step by decriminalising consensual sexual acts between persons of the same sex today, which had infamously been prohibited under Section 377 of the Indian Penal Code. It held Section 377 to be arbitrary, irrational and unconstitutional.

29 August 2018

The Kolkata-based firm Fox & Mandal LLP has promoted 7 of its lawyers to partnership, growing its total partnership to 12, with nearly 60 fee-earners across its four offices.

28 August 2018

Large numbers of HNLU Raipur students have been assembled overnight since 10pm yesterday outside of college, following the high court’s ruling that the 2014 extension of their vice chancellor’s tenure had been made illegally, as we had first reported yesterday.

03 August 2018

S&R Associates has appointed two lawyers as counsel and Simran Dhir as the head of its competition practice, according to a press release by the firm.

17 July 2018

The Bar Council of India (BCI), which regulates legal education in India, is faced with a possible conflict of power with the proposed Higher Education Commission (HEC), which is the union HRD ministry’s new tentative creation to remodel India’s higher education system.

26 June 2018

The Bar Council of India (BCI) has issued a press release slamming recently retired Justice J Chelameswar for speaking to the press after his retirement, explaining why he (and others) took the unprecedented step in January of calling a press conference criticising the conduct of their Chief Justice of India (CJI) Dipak Misra.

22 June 2018

Federal & Rashmikant’s two senior name partners M Federal and C Rashmikant are due to separate, dissolving the partnership of the top Mumbai litigation and real estate firm, according to two reliable sources.

20 June 2018

HSA Advocates has hired Dhir & Dhir disputes principal associate Abhirup Dasgupta as associate partner in Delhi.

19 June 2018

A total of nine students from non-traditional backgrounds supported by the Increasing Diversity by Increasing Access (IDIA) initiative have made it to national law schools.

18 June 2018

Nearly three months after overdue elections were held on the Supreme Court’s order for the Bihar bar council on 27 March, the vote counting is now complete and has confirmed the 25 winning members, including the re-election of senior counsel and ex-Bar Council of India (BCI) chairman Manan Kumar Mishra.

14 June 2018

Mumbai’s Dhruve Liladhar & Company has promoted senior associate Lalan Gupta to its partnership, in the latest step to transform from a family litigation firm to broad-base its partnership.

06 June 2018

The _Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2018_ university allotment lists will be modified as per the decision of the Supreme Court in the challenge it is hearing by 34 CLAT 2018 candidates in two writs before it, the Supreme Court said today.

30 May 2018

The Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2018 results scheduled for 31 May are on time but its convenor Nuals Kochi’s grievance redressal committee is behind schedule and tried bargaining before the Supreme Court today for lessening its load of candidate grievances against the conduct of the exam.

25 May 2018

Retired Kerala high court justice MR Hariharan Nair and Cochin University Prof Santosh Kumar will form a committee until 29 May, to look into each individual grievance submitted until 27 May to Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2018 convenor Nuals Kochi by CLAT 2018 candidates.

24 May 2018

NLU Delhi’s Centre on the Death Penalty, which has produced a considerable number of influential reports and assisted in representing numerous death row prisoners, has widened its focus and re-branded to become Project 39A.

24 May 2018

The Supreme Court today asked Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2018 convenor Nuals Kochi to appoint an expert committee at the earliest to individually look into at least 251 CLAT 2018 candidates’ grievances with the conduct of the entrance exam this year.

23 May 2018

Senior advocate Salman Khurshid and advocate Anand Shankar Jha appeared in the Supreme Court for several Common Law Admission Test (CLAT) 2018 candidates today in a challenge to its conduct and its results, and the court directed them to serve copies of the petition on CLAT 2018 convenor Nuals Kochi and on the ministry of human resource development (HRD).

21 May 2018

T&T Law founder Rohit Tandon is finally out on bail more than one year and four months after he went into custody for alleged money laundering following the discovery of an unprecedented amount of cash at his home and office, reported PTI on 10 May.

21 May 2018

Former NUJS Kolkata vice chancellor Prof Ishwara Bhat, who resigned last month under student and state government pressure, will face an inquiry committee convened by NUJS Kolkata acting vice chancellor, retired Justice Amit Talukdar, it was resolved on 12 May.

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