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 Hima Kohli
Justice Hima Kohli
Born on 2nd September, 1959 in Delhi, Justice Kohli did her schooling from St. Thomas School, New Delhi and graduated in History (Hons.) from St. Stephens' College, University of Delhi. She completed her Post Graduation in History in First Division and thereafter, joined the L.L.B. course at the Law Faculty, Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi. On completing the law course in the year 1984, she got enrolled as an Advocate with the Bar Council of Delhi in the same year.
Was the Standing Counsel and Legal Advisor of the New Delhi Municiapl Council in the High Court of Delhi from 1999-2004. Was appointed as the Additional Standing Counsel (Civil), Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi in the Delhi High Court in December, 2004. Has represented Government of Delhi in several important public interest litigations. Was the Legal Advisor to the Public Grievances Commission, Delhi Pollution Control Committee, National Agricultural Co-operative Marketing Federation of India, National Co-operative Development Corporation and other private organizations, banks, etc. Was a member of the Delhi High Court Legal Services Committee, a statutory body constituted under the Legal Services Authority Act.
Appointed as an Additional Judge of the High Court of Delhi on May 29, 2006 and took oath as a permanent Judge on 29.08.2007.
Appointed as a Member of the General Council of the West Bengal National University of Judicial Sciences, Kolkata from 11.8.2017.
Nominated as a Member of the Editorial Committee of ‘Nyaya Deep’, the official journal published by National Legal Services Authority from 07.05.2019.
Appointed as the Chairperson of the Committee of the Delhi Judicial Academy from 11.3.2020.
Appointed as the Chairperson of a High Powered Committee constituted by the Govt. of NCT of Delhi on 26.3.2020, in terms of the order dated 23.3.2020 passed by the Supreme Court of India for decongestion of jails in all States/ UTs in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.
Appointed as the Executive Chairperson of the Delhi State Legal Services Authority from 20.05.2020.
Appointed as the Chairperson of the Delhi High Court Middle Income Group Legal Aid Society from 29.06.2020.
Appointed as a Member of the Governing Council of the National Law University from 30.06.2020.
Is the member of the Administrative and General Supervision Committee of the High Court. Is the Chairperson of the Delhi High Court Building & Maintenance Committee, Mediation & Conciliation Committee and the Family Courts Committee.
Apart from performing her official duties as a Judge, she takes a keen interest in promoting mediation as an alternative dispute resolution forum, in highlighting the role of the judiciary in preservation of the ecology and environment and the role of Family Courts in resolving family disputes. She has participated in and presented papers at several national and international symposiums and conferences on these subjects.
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 Sahai Endlaw
Justice Rajiv Sahai EndlawBorn on 13th August, 1959 at Delhi. Studied at Delhi Public School, Mathura Road, New Delhi and passed the CBSE Examination in 1976 and joined Hans Raj College, Delhi University. Thereafter, did LLB from Campus Law Centre, Delhi University and enrolled as an advocate with the Bar Council of Delhi in July, 1982. Initially joined a solicitor's firm for 3 years and thereafter practiced law in the Delhi High Court and the subordinate courts mainly on the original side in the fields of real estate, family, civil and arbitration laws. Appointed as Additional Judge of Delhi High Court on 11.04.2008 and became Permanent Judge on 06.07.2011.
Justice J. R. Midha
Justice J. R. MidhaJustice J.R. Midha was appointed as an Additional Judge of Delhi High Court on 11th April, 2008 and permanent Judge of that Court on 6th July, 2011.
Before elevation, Justice Midha had been practicing before the Delhi High Court, Supreme Court, and other Courts/Forums including MRTP Commission, National Consumer Disputes Redressal Commission, etc. Justice Midha was the Standing Counsel (Civil) of Govt. of NCT of Delhi before the High Court of Delhi from 2006 to March 2008.
From 1989 to 1992, Justice Midha was also teaching at Campus Law Centre, Faculty of Law, Delhi University. He taught various subjects including Code of Civil Procedure, Indian Evidence Act, Transfer of Property Act, Delhi Rent Control Act, Limitation Act, Arbitration Act, Motor Vehicles Act, Court Fees Act, Suit Valuation Act, Indian Registration Act and Indian Stamp Act. Justice Midha also compiled the synopsis and case material on the subjects of "Pleading and Conveyancing" and "Motor Accident Compensation" for the Campus Law Centre. While teaching, Justice Midha organized a Lok Adalat on Motor Accident Compensation in Campus Law Centre in 1991 in which the compensation was computed by the Law students under his guidance and the computation was given to the Lok Adalat Judges in advance to ensure that the claimants get fair and uniform compensation.
As a Judge, Justice J.R. Midha has actively initiated judicial reforms to speed up the payment of due compensation to the victims of the road accidents. He has been successful in his efforts to a great extent. The Claims Tribunal Agreed Procedure formulated at his initiative with the consent of all the Insurance Companies and Delhi Police provides that the police shall complete the investigation of a criminal case, collect the entire evidence relating to computation of compensation and file a Detailed Accident Report (DAR) with the Claims Tribunal within 30 days with a copy to the Insurance Company whereupon the Insurance Company shall compute the compensation and offer the same to the claimant within 30 days thereafter. If the amount offered by the Insurance Company is fair and reasonable, the Claims Tribunal shall pass a consent award and the compensation is paid within 30 days. However, if the amount offered by the Insurance Company is not fair, the Tribunal shall pass an award within 30 days thereafter meaning thereby that the claimants get the compensation within 90 to 120 days. From April, 2010 to July 2012, a total number of 21,830 claims were filed before Motor Accident Claim Tribunals in Delhi out of which, compensation has been awarded to the claimants in terms of the Claims Tribunal Agreed Procedure in 10,762 cases.
Justice Midha has written books on Motor Accident Claims Compensation and Amendments to the Code of Civil Procedure.
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.