Bharat practices law in India

COVID and White Collar Crime

There’s hardly any webinar on the effects of the pandemic that gets concluded without the wise panelists exhorting us – in Churchill’s words not to “let a perfectly good crisis go to waste..”; … Continue reading COVID and White Collar Crime

Some Thoughts on Answer Writing and a Model Answer (DJS)…

A lot of you have written to me – the past few weeks, seeking guidance on answer writing. The importance of writing better and more clearly cannot be emphasised enough. … Continue reading Some Thoughts on Answer Writing and a Model Answer (DJS)…

A Charter For Reform in Procedural Criminal Laws | Ensuring ‘Justice’ in the Criminal Justice System

Nothing affects our lives and our liberty more directly than criminal law, and yet, nothing has been treated with greater disdain as far as law reform is concerned. We’ve talked … Continue reading A Charter For Reform in Procedural Criminal Laws | Ensuring ‘Justice’ in the Criminal Justice System

Tips for Judicial Service examination preparation; A Guest Post by Mr. Pratik Sagar (Civil Judge, 30th Batch, Bihar)

This is a guest post by the very talented young judge – Pratik Sagar, (Civil Judge, 30th batch, Bihar). This is how it goes: Hello, hope you are doing fine! If … Continue reading Tips for Judicial Service examination preparation; A Guest Post by Mr. Pratik Sagar (Civil Judge, 30th Batch, Bihar)

Issues relating to Multiple FIRs/Chargesheets, Joinder of Charges/Accused and Splitting of Trials

This column is based on talk delivered by Bharat at the National Police Academy to a batch of 132 IPS officers/probationers, currently on training, with the very able assistance of … Continue reading Issues relating to Multiple FIRs/Chargesheets, Joinder of Charges/Accused and Splitting of Trials

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 … Continue reading Anticipatory Bail and Children in Conflict with Law

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

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

How the Social Media failed us and How we failed it – in turn. (Guest Post)

This is a guest post by the very talented lawyer Ambanshu Sahni. This is how it goes: The Jasmine Revolution in 2010-2011 in the Middle East showed us the power of social … Continue reading How the Social Media failed us and How we failed it – in turn. (Guest Post)

Can An Arbitral Tribunal Pierce Corporate Veil & pass an award against promoters/directors

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, … Continue reading Can An Arbitral Tribunal Pierce Corporate Veil & pass an award against promoters/directors