ANTICIPATORY BAIL AND CHILDREN IN CONFLICT WITH LAW

This is a guest post by Shantanu Pachauri[I]. First published on The Criminal Law Blog on 7 June, 2020 at thttps://criminallawstudiesnluj.wordpress.com/2020/06/07/anticipatory-bail-and-children-in-conflict-with-law/ A constitutional bench of the Supreme Court in Gurubakash Singh Sibbia v. State of Panjab (1980) while distinguishing normal bail from anticipatory bail held that whereas the former is granted after arrest releasing a person […]

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Phone-tapping and Recording of a Phone conversation: Is it legal and admissible?

First published on LiveLaw at : https://www.livelaw.in/phone-tapping-and-recording-of-a-phone-conversation-by-a-private-party-issues-relating-to-legality-and-admissibility/ “Who are you? Why do you hide in the darkness and listen to my private thoughts?”  William Shakespeare, Romeo and Juliet Is Privacy history? The sheer number of court trials where a telephone recording is sought to be used by either party as evidence, suggest that private thoughts […]

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Can the accused rely on material beyond the chargesheet – at the stage of discharge?

First appeared at https://www.mondaq.com/india/court-procedure/680992/the-shifting-judicial-sands-on-accused39s-right-to-rely-on-exculpatory-material-at-the-stage-of-discharge A preliminary hearing in a criminal trial is one of great importance, and the right to seek a discharge (threshold dismissal) is an extremely valuable right that the Criminal Justice System guarantees to the Accused. This gives an opportunity to the Court to sift out meritless cases at the very threshold, […]

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CAN AN ARBITRAL TRIBUNAL PIERCE THE CORPORATE VEIL?

This is a guest post by the very talented Siddhant Bajaj[1]. First published on Livelaw at : https://www.livelaw.in/news-updates/can-an-arbitral-tribunal-pierce-the-corporate-veil-159015 The concept of legal personality is a classic innovation of the law, it is perhaps the most relevant example of legal fiction. From the mid 19th century, the jurisprudence surrounding companies as legal entities has taken quantum leaps. […]

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A conversation with ADR Board, NLUO on Arbitration, Mediation, Institutional Arbitration….

First published on : https://www.nluo.ac.in/wp-content/uploads/2020/03/ADR-E-Newsletter-Vol.-I.pdf You have been on the different ends of the spectrum, from being an independent practicing lawyer to a judge, and now a partner at L&L Partners, one of the top law firms in India. What is your opinion of Alternative Dispute Resolution methods from all those different perspectives? Is the […]

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Return of the Debtor’s Paradise? A case against Decriminalisation of Section 138 of the NI Act

A slightly abridged version of this first published at Bar and Bench – https://www.barandbench.com/columns/return-of-the-debtors-paradise-a-case-against-decriminalisation-of-section-138-of-the-ni-act Creditor, n. From the Latin for “believer”; someone who lent money to a borrower and believes the loan will be repaid in full. That belief turns out to be true – most of the time  (Devil’s Financial Dictionary – Jason Zweig) Let’s face it: […]

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A To Z of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code | A Beginner’s Guide (Part III)

In the previous two parts (click here[part-1] and here[part-2]), we tried unpacking the broad mechanics of the Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code, 2016 (IBC) and the central actors of the IBC regime. In Part II, we explored IBC’s basic features, concepts such as: information memorandum, liquidation value, moratorium, non-obstante clause, operational creditor and concept preferential transactions. We also tried […]

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