The Art of Writing Orders in Civil Cases

First published on LiveLaw The Journey of a civil case isn’t a straight road where you start from a particular point and reach your final destination, without any interruptions. Rather a civil case is like one of those tedious Haryana Roadway’s bus journeys - with multiple halts - before it reaches its final destination.  A … Continue reading The Art of Writing Orders in Civil Cases

An A to Z guide to the new, time-less and important in law

Why an A to Z list of law/legal concepts/judgments etc.? As somebody wise said: A rear-view mirror is the best kind of crystal ball. Sometimes ‘looking back’ is ‘looking ahead’. Our choices and the effects we produce have their causes in the past; and, before this post degenerates into philosophical humdrum about interpretation of history … Continue reading An A to Z guide to the new, time-less and important in law

The Art of Cross Examination in Commercial Arbitration – the 20 things you must know…

The Art of Cross Examination in Commercial Arbitration[1] “The best questions in a cross examination are - the questions never asked ” We’ve all grown up watching Perry Mason style cross examinations where, under the testing fires of a psychologically exhausting interrogation, the witness finally gives up his defence, throws his hands up in despair, … Continue reading The Art of Cross Examination in Commercial Arbitration – the 20 things you must know…

To sever or not to sever! Understanding the ‘Blue-Pencil Rule’ of Severability under Contract Law.

Many a times parties to a contract find, much to their dismay, that, while their contract is broadly good and enforceable, some parts of their contracts are not legal and valid and, therefore, unenforceable. In such a situation, the question that arises is : Whether the taint attaches to the entire contract (and the entire … Continue reading To sever or not to sever! Understanding the ‘Blue-Pencil Rule’ of Severability under Contract Law.