Advocacy certainly is not the brightest of the professions. Well, the “noble profession” is clad in black and white, unlike its many other colourful counterparts. A visit to any court of law in India will make you see men and women, roaming around wearing clothes that neither have any utility nor any comfort. The origin of the lawyer’s robes can be traced back the medieval times wherein all men of learning used to don robes. The robes then were brightly coloured and used to be closed at the...

Recently, the National Company Law Tribunal through an administrative order made it mandatory for lawyers appearing before it to wear gowns. Doing so, it became, at least to common knowledge, the first of the Tribunals to make such a rule. However, the the administrative order looks to have a short shelf life as the Madras High Court has put a stay on the same.

In a petition filed by a lawyer, who claimed that the order of NCLT is directly against the rules made by the Bar Council of India...

The politics of identity is swarming us all, and even though the minorities are said to be in danger, the Lingayat community in Karnataka has re-kindled the fire within to be recognized as a separate religion from Hinduism. Identified as "caste hindus" in pre-independent India, Lingayats form about 19% of Karnataka, constituting the single largest community, and hence a valuable vote bank. Lingayats who consider saint Basavanna as the founder of their community are considered as Other Backward...

Supreme Court on 15th September 2017 delivered a judgment that may have ramifications upon the way prisons are managed in India. The judgment has dealt with the aspect of deaths in prisons and has suggested measures to make jails prisoner friendly. The sole critique of the judgment can be the fact that the slew of orders passed in the same matter before are yet to be implemented. It can only be hoped that this judgment will help move the long-pending prison reforms.

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Mr. Kovind is a lawyer by qualification and was an Advocate of Record in the Supreme Court of India, which itself puts him in a select class of lawyers. Ram Nath Kovind also has the experience of being an MP, as well was the Governor of Bihar, a position from which he resigned after his nomination for President. The Prime Minister himself has called Mr. Kovind’s legal career as illustrious, and hence we look at few of the cases of which our could be first citizen was a part.

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