Chief Justice Dhirubhai Naranbhai Patel
Chief Justice Dhirubhai Naranbhai PatelBorn on 13th March, 1960. Passed S.S.C. with 68% marks in the year 1975, B.Sc. with 68% from M.G..Science College, Ahmedabad in the year 1979 and M.Sc. with Organic Chemistry from University School of Science in the year 1981. He did his LL.B. degree in the year 1984 with first class and LL.M. with First Rank in the First class in the year 1986 from L.A. Shah Law College, Ahmedabad.
He got two Gold medals, one of Principal M.S. Pandit Gold Medal and another from Bombay Hindu Law Research and Reform Association. He was a National Scholar in the year 1983-84 and 1984-85.
He enrolled as an Advocate on 28th July, 1984 and practiced at the High Court of Gujarat. He practiced in Civil, Criminal and Constitutional matters as well as Excise and Custom matters on behalf of Union of India at the High Court of Gujarat. He was appointed as a Special Counsel of the State of Gujarat in other High Courts.
He was a panel advocate of various Institutions/Authorities like Gujarat Public Service Commission (GPSC), Ahmedabad Urban Development Authority (AUDA), Ahmedabad District Panchayat, Provident Fund Commissioner, BSNL, AICTE, New Delhi etc. in the High Court of Gujarat. He was also a counsel on behalf of State of Maharashtra at the High Court of Gujarat.
He served as part-time lecturer in Sir L.A.Shah Law College, Ahmedabad for 9 years, both at LL.B. and LL.M. Level.
He was appointed as Additional Central Government Standing Counsel by the Union of India, in the year 1999 and as Senior Central Government Standing Counsel by Central Government for High Court of Gujarat on 5th July, 2001.
He was elevated as an Additional Judge of the High Court of Gujarat on 7th March, 2004 and took oath as permanent Judge of High Court of Gujarat on 25th January, 2006
On transfer, he took oath as Judge of the High Court of Jharkhand, Ranchi on 3rd February, 2009.
Appointed as Executive Chairman of Jharkhand State Legal Services Authority from August, 2012.
Appointed as Acting Chief Justice of the High Court of Jharkhand from 4th August 2013 to 15th November 2013 and from 13th August, 2014 to 31st October, 2014.
Appointed as Chairman of Search Committee in the month of June & July, 2013 for appointment of Vice Chancellors of Kolhan University; Nilamber Pitamber University; Vinoba Bhave University; Siddhu Kanhu Murmu University and Vinoba Bhave University for Pro Vice Chancellor.
Hon’ble Mr. Justice D.N. Patel has also been nominated as:
•Member of General Body of National Judicial Academy, Bhopal (M.P.)
•Member of Central Authority (NALSA) vide Notification dated 4th February, 2016
•Members of the "Committee for sensitization of Family Court Matters"
•Re-nominated as Ex-officio Member of Central Authority (NALSA) vide Notification dated 5th April, 2018
Appointed as Acting Chief Justice of the High Court of Jharkhand from 10th of June 2017 to 10th August, 2018.
Appointed as Acting Chief Justice of the High Court of Jharkhand from 24th of May 2019 to 6th June, 2019.
Appointed as Chief Justice of Delhi High Court on 7th June, 2019.
Justice Vipin Sanghi
Justice Vipin SanghiBorn on 27th October, 1961 at Nagpur. Shifted with family from Nagpur to Delhi in the year 1965. Did schooling in Delhi and passed out from Delhi Public School, Mathura Road, New Delhi in the year 1980. Went on to Graduate in B.Sc Mathematics (Hons.) from Delhi University, in the year 1983 and thereafter joined the LL.B. course at the Law Faculty, Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi. Completed the law course in the year 1986 and was enrolled with the Bar Council of Delhi as an Advocate in the same year.
Is a third generation lawyer after his grandfather Late Shri V. K. Sanghi, Advocate and father Late Shri G. L. Sanghi, Senior Advocate. Initially worked in the office of Shri Mukul Rohatgi, Senior Advocate. Was appointed as a Central Government Panel Advocate and functioned as such during 1990-91. Was also appointed as Central Government Panel Lawyer in the Supreme Court of India. Also functioned as a Counsel for the M.C. Jain, Commission of Enquiry. Practiced on the Civil and the Constitutional side in the Hon''ble Supreme Court of India and Hon''ble High Court of Delhi. Was designated as Senior Advocate by the Hon''ble Delhi High Court in December, 2005.
Has attended various International Law Conferences including the LAWASIA Biennial Conferences in Tokyo, Japan and Gold Coast, Australia, The POLA conference in Hong Kong and the INSOL Law Conference in Colombo, Sri Lanka.
Appointed as Additional Judge of the High Court of Delhi with effect from May 29, 2006 and confirmed as a Judge on 11th February, 2008.
Justice Siddharth Mridul
Justice Siddharth Mridul* Born on 22nd November, 1962.
* Father Late Shri P.R.Mridul was a Senior Advocate.
* Did his schooling from Army Public School.
* Graduated in the year 1983 from Hindu College,
University of Delhi in B.A.Hons.History.
* Did L.L.B. in the year 1986 from Campus Law Centre, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi.
* Enrolled with Bar Council of Delhi on 24th July, 1986.
* Practiced as an advocate, variedly in matters relating to Writ and Writ Appellate Jurisdictions, Civil Original and Appellate Jurisdictions, Company Jurisdiction and Criminal Jurisdiction in the High Court of Delhi.
* Also practiced in The High Court of Judicature at Bombay, The Karnataka High Court at Bangalore, The Rajasthan High Court at Jaipur, Income-Tax Appellate Tribunal, Company Law Board, Appellate Authority for Industrial & Financial Reconstruction, Debt Recovery Tribunal, National and State Consumer Dispute Redress Commissions at Delhi.
* Was appointed
- Standing Counsel Union of India in 2004.
- Senior Panel Counsel for Union of India in February 2006.
* Designated as Senior Advocate in May 2006.
* Elected as Member of the Bar Council of Delhi for two terms 1992-1998 and 1998-2003.
Served as a member of the Disciplinary Committee. Also served as the Honorary Secretary to the Bar Council of Delhi from 1994 to 1997 and as the Vice Chairman from 1998 to 2003.
* Appointed by the High Court of Delhi as Member in various committees to go into inter alia, the issues of rehabilitation of children after the abolition of child labour, illegal construction in contravention of municipal bye- laws, and member of the Committee constituted to suggest, supervise and implement measures for the efficient and hygienic functioning of the Safdarjung Hospital, Delhi.
* Appointed as Additional Judge of the High Court of Delhi with effect from 13th March, 2008 and as a Permanent Judge on 26th May, 2009.
Justice ManmohanJustice Manmohan was born in Delhi on December 17, 1962. He did his schooling from Modern School, Barakhamba Road. He received his B.A. (Hons.) in History from Hindu College of University of Delhi. Attended Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi and received his LL.B. in 1987, and enrolled as an Advocate with Bar Council of Delhi in the same year. Practiced primarily in Supreme Court of India and High Court of Delhi in Civil, Criminal, Constitutional, Taxation, Arbitration, Trademark and Service litigation. Served as Senior Panel Advocate for the Government of India in High Court of Delhi and Supreme Court of India.
Designated as Senior Advocate by High Court of Delhi on January 18, 2003. In his private practice, handled various important cases including Dabhol Power Company, Hyderabad Nizam’s Jewellery Trust matter, Claridges Hotel dispute, Modi family as well as Gujarat Ambuja Cement’s sales tax and Fatehpur Sikri encroachment matter. Takes keen interest in extra judicial activities and has addressed and participated in various Seminars and Conferences of National and International repute.
Was appointed Additional Judge of High Court of Delhi on March 13, 2008 and as Permanent Judge on December 17, 2009.
Justice Rajiv Shakdher
Justice Rajiv ShakdherRajiv Shakdher, B.Com.(Hons.), C.A., LL.B.- Born on 19th October, 1962. Studied in St.Columba's School, Delhi. Graduated in B.Com. (Hons.) from Delhi University in 1984. Obtained LL.B. degree from Law Faculty, University of Delhi in 1987. Enrolled as an Advocate on 19th November, 1987. Completed Chartered Accountancy from Institute of Chartered Accountants of India in 1987. Admitted as an Associate Member with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India on 29th January, 1988. Pursued Advanced Course of Law at Institute of Advanced Legal Studies from University of London in 1994. Was designated as Senior Advocate on 8th December, 2005.
Practiced in the Supreme Court of India, High Court of Delhi and other High Courts of India, Tax Tribunals, DRT, BIFR, AAIFR, MRTP and Company Law Board. Has vast experience in civil litigation, constitutional law, with special emphasis on commercial litigation, corporate and taxation laws.
Was appointed as a counsel for the Union of India on 13th March, 1995 by the Government of India with respect to its cases in the High Court of Delhi. Appointed on the Senior Panel of the Union of India in the Delhi High Court on 20th July, 2004 till 20th July, 2007. Appointed in 2005 to the Union of India Panel in the Supreme Court of India. Appointed as a counsel by the office of Comptroller and Auditor General to defend IA &AD matters before CAT from 1st August, 2002 to 31st July, 2003. Appointed as a Senior Standing Counsel by office of Comptroller and Auditor General of India, to defend IA & AD cases before Delhi High Court with effect from 1st August, 2006. Appointed as Additional Judge of Delhi High Court on 11.04.2008 and became permanent Judge on 17.10.2011. Transferred to Madras High Court w.e.f. 11.04.2016.
Transferred to Delhi High Court w.e.f. 15.01.2018.
Justice Suresh Kumar Kait
Justice Suresh Kumar KaitJustice Suresh Kumar Kait was born on May 24, 1963 at Village Kakaut, Distt. Kaithal, Haryana, India. Graduated in Humanity from University College Kurukshetra. During graduation, he was selected as Unit Leader in National Service Scheme (NSS) and was awarded University Merit Certificate. Post-Graduated in Political Science from Kurukshetra University. During Post-Graduation, he was elected as Joint Secretary of Students’ Union, Kurukshetra University. He obtained Bachelor’s Degree in Law from Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi and was enrolled as an Advocate in the year 1989. Justice Kait is first in the family who became the Advocate. He had been the Panel Lawyer/Senior Counsel for U.P.S.C. and Railways. He was appointed as Standing Counsel for Central Government in the year 2004 and continued till his elevation. He was elevated as an Additional Judge of Delhi High Court on 5th September, 2008; and became a Permanent Judge on 12.04.2013. Transferred to High Court of Judicature at Hyderabad for the State of Telangana and the State of Andhra Pradesh w.e.f. 12.04.2016.
Transferred to Delhi High Court w.e.f. 12.10.2018.
Justice Mukta Gupta
Justice Mukta GuptaBorn on 28th June, 1961, did her schooling from Montfort School. After completing graduation in (B.Sc. Zoology Hons.) from Hindu College, Delhi University in 1980, did LL.B from Campus Law Centre in 1983. Was enrolled with the Delhi Bar Council as an advocate in the year 1984. Practicing as a lawyer, has conducted cases on civil, criminal, constitutional and service laws. Was appointed Additional Public Prosecutor in Delhi High Court in January, 1993. Was appointed as the Standing counsel (Crl) for the Govt. of NCT of Delhi in Delhi High Court in August 2001. Has conducted many criminal cases including Parliament and Red Fort shootout cases, Jessica Lal murder case, Naina Sahni murder case, Nitish Katara murder case in the High Court and Supreme Court. Had been counsel for All India Institute of Medical Sciences.
Had been Special Counsel for CBI in the cases like Naval war room leak case, Priyadarshini Matoo murder case, Madhumita Sharma murder case. Was also a member of Delhi Legal Services Authority. Had been associated with issues and programmes for rehabilitation of destitute women, juveniles and prisoners.
Was elevated to Delhi High Court as an Additional Judge on 23rd October 2009 and became Permanent Judge on 29th May, 2014.
Justice Najmi Waziri
Justice Najmi WaziriPassed the Indian School Certificate Examination from Boys’ High School, Allahabad. Graduated in B.A. Philosophy (Hons.) from St. Stephen’s College, Delhi in 1983. Completed LL.B. from Campus Law Center, Delhi University (1983-86) and LL.M. from Vrije Universiteit Brussels, Belgium (1994-95).
Enrolled with the Bar Council of Delhi in 1987. Practiced before the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, the High Court of Delhi, other High Courts and various tribunals and quasi judicial fora.
Appointed: Standing Counsel (Civil), Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi; Central Government Pleader in the Delhi High Court; Standing Counsel, Delhi Wakf Board; and Standing Counsel, Municipal Corporation of Delhi.
Elevated as an Additional Judge of the High Court of Delhi on 17th April, 2013.
Justice Sanjeev Sachdeva
Justice Sanjeev SachdevaBorn on 26th December, 1964 at Delhi.
Did his under graduation from Delhi Public School, Mathura Road, New Delhi in commerce in 1982.
Did his graduation In Bachelor of Commerce (Honours Course) in 1985 from SRI RAM COLLEGE OF COMMERCE, Delhi University.
Obtained the Bachelor of Laws degree in 1988 from CAMPUS LAW CENTRE, University of Delhi.
Enrolled as an Advocate with the Bar Council of Delhi on 01st August, 1988.
Attended the Commonwealth Young Lawyers Course in 1992 at the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London and worked with Solicitors and Barristers in England as part of the said course.
Qualified as an Advocate On Record of the Supreme Court of India in June 1995
Trained as a lead trainer, to impart training to Advocates in Advocacy skills involving Examination and Cross examination of Witnesses and also arguing of cases, by the Indo – British Advocacy Skills project. Trained various advocates of Delhi High Court, High Court of Jharkhand at Ranchi, High Court of Andhra Pradesh at Hyderabad, High Court of Punjab and Haryana at Chandigarh and High Court of Manipur at Imphal in Advocacy skills.
Did the Personal Computing with Basic Course in 1986 and the Computer Software Applications Course in 1986-87 from the National Institute of Information Technology (N.I.I.T.).
• Signed the Delhi Public School Honour Book for proficiency in academic subjects in the year 1985.
• Awarded the National prize for the year 1985-86 by the Directorate of Education, Delhi.
• Awarded the Best Student Award for the Course of Personal Computing with Basic and awarded scholarship for the Computer Software Application course by the N.I.I.T. in 1986.
• Merit lister of the University of Delhi on the basis of the results of LL.B. Examinations in April, 1988.
• Awarded the British Council Scholarship to be one of the five young lawyers to represent India at the Commonwealth Young Lawyers Course 1992 at the University of London.
• Awarded the second prize in the Advocates on record examination of the Supreme Court of India conducted in June 1995
Enrolled as an advocate on August 1, 1988 with the Bar Council of Delhi and practised in the Supreme Court of India, the High Court of Delhi and the District Courts of Delhi.
Enrolled as an Advocate on record of the Supreme Court of India in 1995.
Was the Standing Counsel for the Bar Council of India for the Supreme Court of India and the Delhi High Court for over 20 years also appointed as a Senior Panel Lawyer for the Union of India and represented the Union of India in various matters for over 10 years.
Designated as a Senior Advocate by the High Court of Delhi in July, 2011.
Elevated as an additional Judge of the High Court of Delhi with effect from 17th April, 2013 and as Permanent Judge on 18th March, 2015 (F/N).