Lok Sabha passes bill on pecuniary jurisdiction, lawyers call off strike

The Lok Sabha on Wednesday passed a bill to increase the pecuniary jurisdiction of the Delhi High Court, prompting lawyers in the national capital to call off their two-week-old strike.

Protesting lawyers siege Naveen Jindal

Angered by Naveen Jindal's lawyer being present for the hearing during the strike, lawyers protesting outside Patiala House Court surround Naveen Jindal.

Over 1 lakh lawyers abstain from work in Bihar

 More than one lakh advocates across Bihar including those in the Patna High Court abstained from work on Wednesday in support of their demand to allow state vigilance in subordinate judiciary to curb 'prevailing corruption.'

Thousands of lawyers abstain from work in Bihar

Thousands of lawyers in Bihar on Wednesday abstained from work, protesting against the lack of initiative by the Patna High Court on their demand to allow unrestricted entry of vigilance officials into the premises of subordinate courts.

Lawyers call Puri bandh on Wednesday; Temple body says 'sorry'

Supported by BJP Odisha unit, Bar Association of Puri called for a 12-hour bandh in the holy town tomorrow protesting against the mismanagement of Lord Jagannath's 'Brahma Paribartan' ritual on June 15 while the powerful body of temple servitors, Daitapati Nijog, on Tuesday tendered an apology for the "blunder."

China rights activists drop lawyers, halt subversion trial

Three Chinese rights activists on trial for distributing books advocating a peaceful end to dictatorships on Friday dismissed their lawyers, bringing a halt to the proceedings.

Calcutta HC lawyers stay away due to heat, litigants suffer, Chief Justice unhappy

Lawyers stayed away from Calcutta High Court Wednesday as part of a three-day cease work citing hot and humid conditions, causing harassment to thousands of litigants and prompting the Chief Justice to term the advocates' action as "irritating and painful".

Jammu shutdown over new AIIMS disrupts life

Life was disrupted here on Wednesday by a protest shutdown called by traders and lawyers to press for setting up of an All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) in the region.

Bernie Ecclestone challenges £1 billion tax claim
Bernie Ecclestone challenges £1 billion tax claim

Formula One chief Bernie Ecclestone has gone to court to challenge the legality of assessments that have led to a UK tax claim against him of more than £1 billion.

Ecclestone is seeking to have the assessments quashed and the tax authorities held to an April 2008 settlement.

Lawyers stay away from courts in Jammu

Lawyers throughout the city abstained from the courts on Monday to press their demand for setting up an AIIMS-like medical institute in the region.

Lawyers need to be aware of societal problems: HC judge

Lawyers need to be aware of serious problems plaguing society like use of narcotics, rise in juvenile delinquency and attacks on people from the northeast to bring out any change, Justice Badar Durrez Ahmed on Saturday said.

Woman lawyer among 6 designated as senior advocates in HC

The Delhi High Court has designated six lawyers, including one woman lawyer, as senior advocates.

Don't hire private lawyers: Law Ministry to other ministries

Ministries should not hire private lawyers but use the services of government advocates, according to a directive issued by the Law Ministry which has taken "serious objection" to the practise of various departments engaging private counsels.

Allahabad HC advocates call off strike, judicial work to resume tomorrow

Advocates of the Allahabad High Court, who have been boycotting judicial work for the past one week in protest against the killing of an advocate at the district court premises here, Wednesday called off their strike.

Jharkhand lawyers strike work protesting Allahabad lawyer murder

 In all 36,000 lawyers across courts in the Jharkhand, including 4,000 advocates of the Jharkhand High Court on Friday struck work in protest against the murder of an advocate in Allahabad.

Lawyers strike work in UP; protest advocate's killing

Lawyers in Uttar Pradesh on Thursday went on flash strike to voice outrage over the killing of an advocate inside a court premises in Allahabad allegedly by a policeman.

Lawyers hold 'beef eating' protest in Chennai

 A group of lawyers staged a 'beef eating' protest in the Madras High Court campus here, dubbing it as a 'pre-emptive' measure in the wake of ban on cow slaughter by Maharashtra Government.

Patna HC lawyers continue to boycott work

 Over 10,000 lawyers of Patna High Court abstained from work for the second day on Wednesday to protest against new rules pertaining to filing of cases and demand construction of new building for better sitting arrangements for advocates.

Over 10,000 Patna HC lawyers abstain from work

Over 10,000 lawyers of Patna High Court abstained from work on Tuesday demanding the new rules pertaining to filling of cases be withdrawn.

PM Modi states responsibility of providing ''quality justice'' lies with judiciary, lawyers

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday appreciated the role played by the Advocates Association of Western India (AAWI) over 150 years and said that legal professionals have contributed a lot during the freedom struggle.