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NLSIU Bangalore gets first senior counsel: ‘98 batch Akshay Bhan designated

Bhan: First senior (photo via Facebook)
Bhan: First senior (photo via Facebook)

NLSIU Bangalore alumnus Akshay Bhan, who is practising in the High Court of Punjab & Haryana in Chandigarh, has been designated as a senior counsel.

Bhan commented: “It's a huge huge honour, it's still sinking in.”

“It's been an honour and a big responsibility and I’m just praying that I meet the standards,” he added, audibly elated.

Bhan graduated from India’s first national law school in 1998.

Bhan is the first national law school graduate to be designated senior at any court in India. Research by Legally India last year revealed that 26 per cent of recent partners at India’s six largest firms hailed from NLS, ahead of Delhi University, which constituted the second-largest contingent at 17 per cent.

Continue reading: Interview: Akshay Bhan on the importance of seniors and who’s next from NLS

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