The much sought after minutes of Collegium meeting on 10th January have been made public. The Collegium in the meeting had recommended appointment of Chief Justice of Uttrakhand High Court Mr. KM Joseph to the Supreme Court. It had also sought to elevate Senior Advocate Ms. Indu Malhotra from the Bar. Remarkably, Justice Joseph is 45th in the line of seniority of the High Court judges. The Collegium, very categorically said, "The Collegium considers that at present Mr. Justice K.M.Joseph, who...

A lawyer can challenge everything. Many a times, even universal truths. So how could the black gown be an exception? In June 2016, the Madras High Court dealt with a PIL by a lawyer who was demanding that it be ensured across all courts that the lawyers are wearing the proper dress. The High Court said that most of the lawyers do abide by the dress code and hence there was no need to issue fresh directions. Anyway, if someone was found to be in violation, then that specific case could be...

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...

Dealing with Triple Talaq is an urgent matter for the Indian Parliament, as stated in objects and reasons for the Bill. The Bill categorically states that despite the ruling of the Supreme Court, many muslim men have continued to pronounce triple talaq. To tackle the same, Section 4 of the Bill aims to provide for imprisonment up to 3 years to muslim men giving triple talaq. Section 7 makes giving triple talaq a cognizable and non bailable offence i.e. a long battle for bail if arrested, and...

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...

   

   

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