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Examining Landslide Changes To New Labour Laws

September 6, 2021

The Code on Social Security 2020 (hereinafter referred to as “SS Code, 2020”) was passed in Parliament in September 2020, but implementation was postponed due to the non-issuing of notifications by the States. The SS Code, 2020 aims to merge eight existing labor laws including Employees’ Compensation Act, 1923,...

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The Essential Commodities Act Needs Amendments Urgently. Here’s Why.

July 10, 2021

We are caught in an escapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly – Martin Luther King, Jr. The Current Crisis Health care services have been hit the hardest in recent times, owing to the chaos caused by the...

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ARBITRATION AGREEMENT

June 17, 2021

  Arbitration means, a process of dispute resolution in which a neutral third party (arbitrator) renders a decision after a hearing, at which both parties have an opportunity to be heard[1]. Statutory definition[2] of Arbitration reads as, “Arbitration means any arbitration whether or not administered by permanent arbitral institution”....

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Supreme Court Monthly Digest- July 2019

August 26, 2019

  Order VII Rule 11(d) CPC: Plaint Can Either Be Rejected As A Whole Or Not At All Madhav Prasad Aggarwal vs. Axis Bank Plaint can either be rejected as a whole or not at all, remarked the Supreme Court  while reiterating that it is not permissible to reject...

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Don’t Address Judges As “My Lord”, Rajasthan High Court Tells Lawyers

July 23, 2019

The high court took the decision to dispense with the archaic address for its judges on Sunday, in a full court meeting of all its judges from its two benches in Jodhpur and Jaipur. JAIPUR:  In a first, the Rajasthan High Court has asked lawyers to abandon the colonial...

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The jury is out

May 31, 2019

MARK TWAIN regarded trial by jury as “the most ingenious and infallible agency for defeating justice that human wisdom could contrive”. He would presumably approve of what is happening in Russia and Britain. At the end of 2008, Russia abolished jury trials for terrorism and treason. Britain, the supposed...

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Nations embracing jury system as part of ‘wave of judicial reform,’ says UC Santa Cruz expert

May 31, 2019

Countries around the world are embracing the jury system in a wave of judicial reform that is democratizing jurisprudence in nations as diverse as South Korea, Mexico, and Japan, according to jury expert Hiroshi Fukurai. Not since the mid-1800s, when European nations such as France and Germany adopted the...

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No lawyer clears district judge recruitment exam

May 24, 2019

No lawyer clears district judge recruitment exam   Majority score negative marks In a shocking revelation, not a single advocate out of the 3,562 lawyers who applied for direct recruitment to the post of district judge have been able to clear the preliminary examination conducted by the Madras High...

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Grey areas for black robes

April 23, 2019

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Bom HC | Not unlawful for an Advocate to enter into a “contingent contract” while appearing in capacity of a “counsel” in arbitration proceedings

April 9, 2019

Bombay High Court: A.S. Chandurkar, J., clarified that a contract whereby an advocate asks for the fee based on the outcome of the arbitration proceedings, wherein he acted in the capacity of a “counsel” for the party and did not appear as an “advocate”, is valid. It is pertinent to...

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