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07 August 2013

Deepak Khosla “If it were utopia, the moment I go to court the judge would stand up and say to me: ‘Mr. Khosla despite our best efforts at devising laws whose objective would be to prevent people breaking the law, it seems in your case we have failed. So on behalf of society I owe you an apology and I apologise. Now please tell me what your problem is and how can I help you?’ That’s how a hearing should start,” 53-year-old law student Deepak Khosla tells me.

10 July 2012

Wall Street is passe; #Occupy High Court is in Exclusive: Right to Information (RTI) activist and advocate Anoop Prakash Awasthi filed a writ petition before the Delhi high court today, challenging the two-day nationwide lawyers’ strike called by the Bar Council of India (BCI) for 11 and 12 July 2012 to oppose the Higher Education and Research Bill 2011.

24 May 2012

Exams, again? A second writ petition seeking to cancel the NLU Jodhpur-organised Common Law Admissions Test (CLAT) was heard in the Allahabad high court today.

06 March 2012

The internet: Not quite the Matrix A Kerala High Court writ petition by local lawyer Shojan Jacob, on Friday struck at the government’s blocking of websites and content in India under the controversial Information Technology (Intermediaries Guidelines) Rules 2011.

16 February 2012

Delhi-Supreme-CourtExclusive: The Delhi High Court (HC) has dismissed advocate Balraj Singh Malik’s petition to abolish the advocates-on-record (AOR) classification of advocates on Monday.

28 November 2011

Exclusive: 71 advocates out of around 400 test takers have passed the June 2011 advocates-on-record (AOR) examination, making them part of the oligopoly of at least 1,000 advocates who can file petitions before the Supreme Court. However, the Delhi High Court has now taken up a writ challenging the AOR system and has approached the apex court for guidance.

10 March 2011

examination-hall_by_comedy-noseExclusive: Right to Information (RTI) activist and Delhi University 2010 graduate Anoop Prakash Awasthi has partially won his petition seeking the Bar Council of India (BCI) to disclose the marks of bar examinees.

08 March 2011

The writ petition against 31 foreign law firms in Chennai has been adjourned to 19 April following the Bar Council of India (BCI) having failed to hold a meeting to discuss the legal position of foreign lawyers.

07 March 2011

Exclusive: The Delhi High Court has admitted law graduate Anoop Prakash Awasthi’s writ petition and issued notice to the Bar Council of India (BCI) to seek its response within three days on the question of whether marks should be disclosed to bar examinees.

28 February 2011

examination-hall_by_comedy-nose Exclusive: The Bar Council of India (BCI) has today managed to get the bar exam petition filed by three former GLC Mumbai students transferred from the Bombay High Court to the Supreme Court (SC) after its counsel moved an affidavit urging the court to club together the ongoing litigation with other such challenges.

27 February 2011

image Exclusive: A march by Lucknow lawyers petitioning for greater advocate welfare funds were cane-charged by police on Friday (25 February) leaving many injured. The leader of the protest Gaurav Bhatia, former FoxMandal partner and the co-founding partner of SRGR Law Offices, has vowed to file a writ petition next week challenging the action as the police filed 300 first information reports (FIRs) against them.

28 January 2011

NUJS Kolkata professor Shamnad Basheer and a music company filed two public interest litigations (PILs) in the Madras High Court to mend gross “infirmities” and arbitrary “tribunalisation” in the constitution and functionality of the Intellectual Property Appellate Board (IPAB) and the Copyright Board.

27 January 2011

Amarchand Mangaldas has challenged the Competition Commission of India’s (CCI) jurisdiction in a writ petition filed for Indian Oil Corporation (IOC) to prevent the anti-trust regulator, which is represented by Economic Laws Practice, from deciding on an aviation fuel suppy dispute with Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) represented by R Sariprabhu Advocates.

25 January 2011

road-closed-sign Senior advocate and former additional solicitor general Abhishek Manu Singhvi yesterday argued for an early disposal of the Chennai writ petition against foreign law firms while the matter was once again adjourned after the Bar Council of India (BCI) counsel promised comprehensive guidelines regulating the activities of foreign law firms would be discussed at a meeting before the month-end.

19 August 2010

do-not-enter-signSenior advocate and parliamentarian Abhishek Manu Singhvi appeared for the Dua Associates-led group of US firms in the Chennai writ petition against 31 foreign law firms today, asking the court to adjourn until after the Bar Council of India (BCI) would take a decisive stance this weekend.

05 August 2010

dead-end-sign_by_Andrew-MasonThe government appears to have scrapped plans to move the Chennai writ petition against 31 foreign law firms to the Supreme Court, as law firms Dua Associates and Kachwaha & Partners alongside a raft of senior counsel appeared for nine US firms, Slaughter and May, the LPO Integreon, and two Australian firms.

The petitioner's plea for an injunction against the foreign firms was stayed for two weeks until the government and foreign firms could formulate responses.

02 August 2010

examination-hall_by_comedy-noseThe Supreme Court today outright dismissed one public interest litigation (PIL) against the bar exam filed by a Delhi University law graduate and issued directions to combine the pending national high court writ petitions against the bar exam for hearing before the Delhi High Court, as Friday's Bonnie FOI case hearing was adjourned.

21 July 2010
A writ petition filed in the Madya Pradesh High Court by a final year student of University Institute of Law in Jabalpur has increased the tally of reported cases challenging the all India bar exam to at least 10.
20 July 2010

Law Minister Veerappa MoilyThe Indian government will attempt to move the Chennai writ petition against 31 foreign firms to the Supreme Court in order to take a "broader perspective" and make a "final decision" on the entry of foreign law firms said law minister Veerappa Moily, according to newspaper reports.

16 July 2010

library-corridor-by_eflonA High Court bench in Maharashtra has ordered the petitioner students of Manikchand Pahade Law College to join the Bar Council of India vs Bonnie FOI Law College and Ors proceedings to set aside their grievances against the all india bar examin while it is understood that the BCI has written to the CJI to seek transfer of such pending petition to the Supreme Court (SC).

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