Today’s Legal Updates:

  1. Today The Madras High Court indicated that it would be slow to interfere with the decision to increase the court fee payable for writ petitions and appeals in Tamil Nadu unless it is found to be arbitrary and likely exclude citizens from approaching the Court.
  2. The Kerala High Court has requested the views of the Bar and other parties regarding the nomination of eight attorneys as senior lawyers.
  3. While upholding the conviction, the Bombay High Court commended the efforts of the Sindhudurgnagari police station and the Special Judge in charge of the Child Sexual Offenses Protection Act (POCSO) for completing the POCSO trial within a year as mandated under the Act.
  4. The National Special Investigating Court (NIA) has extended the company’s detention of Mumbai police officer Sachin Waze until April 7.
  5. Co-head of the M&A practice at Nishith Desai Associates Simone Reis and leader of the firm’s tax tax firm Rajesh Simhan have left to set An An Legal Legal.
  6. Karanjawala & Co has promoted Simran Brar as a partner in the factory with effect from April 1, 2021.
  7. Parin Legal LLP has decided to extend what is happening around the world by opening an office in Dubai, UAE with Shubham Shree, Firm Founder and Suraj Khatri, Strategic Director, MENA region, working as a resident representative in Dubai.
  8. DSK Legal Associate partner Devika Chadha has left the firm to join ReNew Power, India’s largest renewable energy producer, as Deputy Vice President, Legal.
  9. On Friday Prof Upendra Baxi opined that it is pure political and media propaganda to suggest that Public Interest Litigation (PIL) amounts to judicial overreach.
  10. As part of the re-branding process, Link Legal India Law Services unveiled its new logo during an event held yesterday.
  11. A new report by the Vidhi Centre of Law and Policy on “Re-Imagining Court Infrastructure in India” will be launched on 5 April, Monday at 6 pm.
  12. Shiv Sena legislator Ravindra Waikar and his wife Manisa Raikar have filed a lawsuit in the Bombay High Court against the Baratiya Janata Party (BJP) MP Kirit Somaiya for more than Rs 100.
  13. In view of the increase in Covid-19 cases, the High Court of Allahabad has decided to limit the use of ordinary courts in Lucknow and Allahabad. The Chief Justice, Govind Mathur, ordered that only special benches be set up for urgent cases and new operational guidelines were issued by the Registrar-General.
  14. The Delhi High Court recently handed over a Delhi doctor accused of raping a woman on suspicion of promising marriage, after realizing that no “sexual abuse” had taken place in the case. The Court also found that there was nothing in writing that indicated that she had promised to marry him and therefore the question of whether the prosecutor’s consent to have an affair with her was free or did not need to be decided.