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ballot_box-by-Anthony_KaranjaThe Maharashtra and Goa Bar Council polls closed yesterday (7 January), amid allegations of candidates having used "money, gifts and illegal methods", according to a newspaper report.

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Interesting opinion piece by a UK tax lawyer on the best ways of coming out in the workplace. Questions are, would this advice also work in India? Do you know of many openly gay people working in law firms? I, for...
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Aruna Ramachandra Shanbaug's right to live with dignity by not force feeding her comatose body of 36 years has yet again brought into sharp focus the legality and morality of euthanasia after the apex court admitted a plea on merits yesterday...
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The Mumbai Mirror wrote about a gentleman this week who is "probably city's oldest law student" at 80 years of age. If so, he is lucky to have slipped through the age-barrier net that has been woven by the Bar Council...
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NLSIU Bangalore has been ordered by the Karnataka High Court not to extend benefits under the LLB 'reserved category' to Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes (SC/ST) candidates out of state.The direction by the High Court last week can be viewed as...
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BarCouncil-Sinha_thThe Bar Council of India (BCI) is displeased about plans to take away legal education from its ambit by the ministry of Human Resource Development (HRD).

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UK law firms are being wooed by private equity houses looking to take a stake - meanwhile, in India, UK law firms are wooing Indian law firms for closer relationships. The UK's Legal Services Act 2007 will allow external investment into...
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London paper the Evening Standard has run a scare story on legal jobs going to India today, which makes a welcome change on the paper's usual stories on transport chaos and terrorism. FoxMandal Little's (FML) outsourcing arm in particular, will supposedly...
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It turns out not all lawyers are against being charged service tax... The Bar Council of India for one has come out in favour of the tax change that was introduced in Monday's budget, which meant that for the first time...
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Another week, another law school ranking: national daily Mint has ranked the large national law colleges in the top five positions, in its India's best colleges supplement it published today.Mint has placed National Law School of India University (NLSIU), Bangalore in...
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For anyone fascinated by intellectual property in India, there was an interview in last weekend's Mint Lounge supplement with IP expert Pravin Anand, managing partner of Anand and Anand. Anand is portrayed as an unashamed IP geek who has not only...
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