Gujarat HC: Legal consultant/expert on a contractual basis, cannot be allowed to enrol and practice as a lawyer

In a judgment which might have significant implications on the legal community, especially lawyers employed in law firms, the Gujarat High Court has held that when a person is employed as a legal consultant/expert even on a contractual basis, he/she cannot be allowed to enroll and practice as a lawyer. The judgment was delivered by … Continue reading Gujarat HC: Legal consultant/expert on a contractual basis, cannot be allowed to enrol and practice as a lawyer

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NDA has announced its Presidential candidate for 2017

BJP president Amit Shah on Monday declared Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind, 71, as the party’s candidate for the presidential polls, taking the Opposition by surprise. Mr. Kovind would also be the joint candidate of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), headed by the BJP. The decision was taken at the party’s parliamentary board, presided over … Continue reading NDA has announced its Presidential candidate for 2017

Builder-Buyer Agreements Often Favours Builders’ Interest: NCDRC

Terming some builder- buyer agreements as ‘unconscionable contracts’, the National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission (NCDRC) has observed that the terms are usually framed ‘favourable’ and ‘suitable’ to builders/ service providers.... The commission observed: “The builder exercises his right to charge penalty or interest at 18-24% on the delayed payment of instalments. Thus, in our view, … Continue reading Builder-Buyer Agreements Often Favours Builders’ Interest: NCDRC

Sexual assault of Minor: HC upholds Trial court’s view

Three years after a five-year old girl had, in court, described her sexual assault with the help of a doll, the Delhi high court has upheld the trial court order sentencing the 23 year-old accused to five years imprisonment. The accused, Hunny, was charged under section 323 (voluntarily causing hurt) and 363 (kidnapping) of the … Continue reading Sexual assault of Minor: HC upholds Trial court’s view