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26 May 2021
Bar, Bench & Litigation

A 2003 graduate from NLIU Bhopal, Gaurav Chopra, has joined the still-tiny but fast-growing club of senior counsel from national law universities (NLUs) by getting bestowed the senior counsel’s gown by the Punjab & Haryana high court, in a round of 27 elevations.

04 January 2021
Bar, Bench & Litigation

The Bar Council of India (BCI) has announced its intention of banning fresh law graduates from joining the judicial services directly and instead making them slog it out in the courts for three years first.

21 May 2020
SCOI Reports

The Bar Council of India (BCI) has form and a good track record in long press releases containing many strong words, but the regulator of the legal profession may have outdone itself this time with a statement to the press fired off late yesterday (see below for full release, with relevant portions from page 3).

18 December 2019
SCOI Reports

This week, we intend to address a fairly sombre issue: the death penalty (and we don’t mean the punishments by pollution all those in Delhi have been undergoing). As a result, there will be no crass jokes about how chokers are in fashion these days. We will also avoid jokes about how hanging unto death could make our eyes pop better than Loreal eyeliner.

22 November 2019
Bar, Bench & Litigation

According to The Leaflet, the Bar Council of India (BCI) has made an announcement that it was “seriously considering” introducing reforms by 2020, which would require:

07 November 2019
Bar, Bench & Litigation

Senior advocate Sanjay Hegde, who has been one of Twitter’s more prolific and active lawyers (with 37,330 tweets as of 2015 and 98,000 followers more recently), has been banned from the platform and has sent a legal notice to the social media giant, according to The Print.

31 October 2019
Bar, Bench & Litigation

At least three Indian lawyers’ smartphones have allegedly been hacked since May 2019 with elite cyber-weapons sold to various governments and security services by Israeli company NSO Group, which has been sued by Facebook this week in a California court over NSO-connected hacking campaigns allegedly exploiting WhatsApp vulnerabilities against 1,400 activists gl(of whom at least 19 are based in India).

18 September 2019
Bar, Bench & Litigation

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.

08 September 2019
Bar, Bench & Litigation

Legendary senior counsel Ram Jethmalani, one of the most outspoken and eloquent storytellers of the bar, passed away early this morning, according to the PTI at age 95, a week before his 96th birthday on 14 September.

05 September 2019
Bar, Bench & Litigation

Shekhar Bobby Saraf, an NLSIU Bangalore 1996 graduate, has been one of five appointed as permanent judge of the Calcutta high court in the latest law ministry notification of judicial appointments.

03 September 2019
Bar, Bench & Litigation

Over the last several days, many have remembered Mr. Arun Jaitley as a politician, as a person, as a mentor, as a friend, as a colleague, and as a devoted family man.

10 July 2019
Bar, Bench & Litigation

CNLU Patna 2011 graduate and CGST Department assistant commissioner Chandan Prakash Pandey has been arrested by the Central Bureau of Investigation (CBI) for allegedly taking a Rs 2.5 lakh bribe to from the owner of a flour mill to correct tax records, according to PTI and other reports.