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

ALEXA….JAIL OR BAIL? USE OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN BAIL PROCEEDINGS

This is a guest post by the brilliant law interns Hamna, Ananya, Sakshi and Satyam who interned with the Chambers a few months back. One of the most illuminating columns I've read on the subject. [1] Bail law in India is all about judicial discretion. There have been various criticisms, from various quarters, of discretion … Continue reading ALEXA….JAIL OR BAIL? USE OF ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE IN BAIL PROCEEDINGS

JUDGMENTS WITHOUT TEARS | PART II | Satish Chander Ahuja vs. Sneha Ahuja (GUEST POST)

This is the second in a series of posts titled ‘Judgments without tears’ where we try to make complex judgments accessible and fun. A guest post by my dear friend and super talented Vishal Vyas. Let me try unpacking Satish Chander Ahuja vs. Sneha Ahuja delivered on 15.10.2020. A 151 page judgment but a well-reasoned judgment under … Continue reading JUDGMENTS WITHOUT TEARS | PART II | Satish Chander Ahuja vs. Sneha Ahuja (GUEST POST)

The Art of Justicing: The Story of Justice Gita Mittal

First published on Bar and Bench A call from the High Court is a big thing, whoever and wherever one is – in life. Especially when you are a 25-year-old Magistrate, and it is your parent High Court. It fills you with excitement and dread. One late afternoon, during my stint as a Magistrate at Dwarka Courts, … Continue reading The Art of Justicing: The Story of Justice Gita Mittal

MentorSpeak – Bharat Chugh in conversation with Debosmita

Had a great time chatting with Debosmita Nandy (MentorSpeak), who, btw, is doing an extraordinary job helping law students/young lawyers navigate the profession better. A free-wheeling conversation on books, reading law, justice, writing, publishing legal columns, life of a young judge, partner-ing at a law firm, counsel practice, and a lot more...... https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tjlbQT4E-_A&feature=emb_logo

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. This is the area where one can get a cutting edge; this is important given the fact that most of us have access to broadly … Continue reading Some Thoughts on Answer Writing and a Model Answer (DJS)…

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 you are reading this article, it means either you are preparing for coveted judicial service examination or maybe you are still in the decision making … Continue reading Tips for Judicial Service examination preparation; A Guest Post by Mr. Pratik Sagar (Civil Judge, 30th Batch, Bihar)

The ‘Hypothetical Flood Case’ | A Test Case In Interpretation

This post is not on ‘X’ law or ‘Y’, instead, it is on the method of it. As young judges/aspirants, over a lifetime of adjudication, you’d be faced with a myriad of different fact-situations and various laws to interpret. There, even if you don’t know the right answer, knowing the right method will keep you … Continue reading The ‘Hypothetical Flood Case’ | A Test Case In Interpretation

Commas As Aids of Interpretation (And Lives!) | Saving Pandas from False Prosecutions….

A lawyer’s task is extremely challenging; he has to convince someone (the Judge) who is trained and hard-wired not to believe anything at face value, and rightly so. A judge takes everything with a pinch of salt. It is indeed a challenge. A lawyer overcomes this with his learning and his words. A practicing lawyer’s … Continue reading Commas As Aids of Interpretation (And Lives!) | Saving Pandas from False Prosecutions….