Justice Vibhu Bakhru
Justice Vibhu Bakhru* Justice Vibhu Bakhru was born in Nagpur in 1966.
* He did his schooling from Delhi Public School, Mathura Road, New Delhi.
* After completing his schooling he enrolled as a student with the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India and commenced his articles with Thakur Vadiyanathaiyan & Company on 21.03.1985.
* He graduated from Delhi University in 1987, after completing the course of B.Com (Hon). He cleared his final examination from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of India of Chartered Accountant in 1989.
* He received his LLB degree in 1990 and enrolled as an Advocate with Bar Council of Delhi in September, 1990.
* Practiced in High Court of Delhi, Company Law Board and various other Tribunals.
* Designated as Senior Advocate by High Court of Delhi on 28th July, 2011.
* Was appointed as Additional Judge of High Court of Delhi on April 17, 2013.
Justice V. Kameswar Rao
Justice V. Kameswar RaoBorn on 7th August, 1965. Did his BA (Hons.) Geography and LL.B from Delhi University in the years 1987 and 1990 respectively. Awarded Certificate of Merit for standing second in College in the year 1985-86. Enrolled as an Advocate in March, 1991 with Bar Council of Delhi. Practiced in the Supreme Court of India, Delhi High Court, Central Administrative Tribunal (Principal Bench), New Delhi. Also appeared in other High Courts like at Madras High Court, Port Blair (Circuit Bench of Calcutta High Court). Conducted cases relating to Service Law, Labour Law, Arbitration, Constitution and Administrative Law. Represented various Public Sector Undertakings, Banks & Autonomous Bodies. Was Member Executive of the Central Administrative Tribunal Bar Association (Principal Bench), New Delhi. Designated as Senior Advocate by the Delhi High Court in January, 2010.
Elevated as Additional Judge of High Court of Delhi on 17th April, 2013 and as Permanent Judge on 18th March, 2015 (F/N).
Justice Yashwant Varma
Justice Yashwant VarmaBorn on 6 January 1969 at Allahabad. Pursued the B.Com [Honours] degree course at Hansraj College Delhi University. Was awarded the LLB degree by Rewa University, M.P. and thereafter enrolled as an Advocate on 8 August 1992. As an advocate at the Allahabad High Court had a varied practice handling matters relating to constitutional, labour and industrial legislations, corporate laws, taxation and allied branches of law. Was the Special Counsel for the Allahabad High Court from 2006 till elevation. Held the office of the Chief Standing Counsel for the State of U.P. from 2012 till August 2013 when was designated as a Senior Advocate by the Court.
Was appointed as an Additional Judge of the Allahabad High Court on 13 October 2014. Took oath as a Permanent Judge of that Court on 01 February 2016. Appointed as a Judge of the High Court of Delhi on 11 October 2021.
Justice Anu Malhotra
Justice Anu MalhotraJustice Anu Malhotra was born at Ahmedabad on 27th November, 1960. Did her schooling from Duruelo Convent, Bandra, Bombay and Junior College from Mithibai College of Science, Bombay. Graduated in B.Sc. from Daulat Ram College, University of Delhi in 1980 and completed LLB from the Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi in 1983. Joined the Delhi Judicial Service on 26th July, 1985 and was promoted to the Delhi Higher Judicial Service on 26th May, 2000. Is a trained Mediator trained under the aegis of the Hon’ble MCPC of the Supreme Court of India and is trained in Mediation by ISDLS (California) and trained as a Master Trainer by the CEDR, London at the ICADR, New Delhi and has imparted mediation training and trained several Mediators as Trainers in Mediation. Was the Director of the Delhi Judicial Academy, from mid 2009 to December, 2011 and is a Fellow of the Commonwealth Judicial Education Institute, Canada, and has been keenly involved in judicial education. Was the District and Sessions Judge, West District, Delhi from 6th May, 2013 to 27th April, 2015. Was the District and Sessions Judge South, Saket, New Delhi from 27th April, 2015 and has during the span of 31 years of judicial service adjudicated in a wide range of jurisdictions. Elevated as Permanent Judge of the High Court of Delhi on 8th November, 2016.
Justice Yogesh Khanna
Justice Yogesh KhannaJustice Yogesh Khanna was born on 31st December, 1961. Did B.Com (Hons.) from Delhi University in the year 1983; and thereafter, LL.B. from Campus Law Centre, Delhi in the year 1986. He began his legal profession at District Courts, Delhi in the year 1986.
In the year 2000 joined Delhi Higher Judicial Service. During his tenure in the District Courts, handled various cases including the Nirbhaya’s case. Had been District Judge of North-West District, Rohini Courts, Delhi.
Elevated as Permanent Judge of Delhi High Court on 08th November, 2016.
Justice Rekha Palli
Justice Rekha PalliBorn on 9th March, 1963. Studied in Lady Irwin School and graduated in Science from Hindu College in 1983, whereafter obtained LLB degree from Campus Law Centre, Delhi in 1986. Enrolled as an Advocate with the Bar Council of Delhi in July 1986. Commenced law practice in 1986 in Punjab and Haryana High Court and practiced there till March 1989. Registered as an Advocate on record with the Supreme Court in March 1991. Practised primarily in the High Court of Delhi, Supreme Court and other judicial fora including Central Administrative Tribunal, Armed Forces Tribunal and National Company Law Tribunal.
During practice handled various matters of public importance in different branches of law with specialization in service and company matters. Was appointed as Standing Counsel for the High Court of Delhi, Employees State Insurance Corporation and Air Force Schools. Was appointed as Senior Panel counsel for Govt. of India in the High Court of Delhi. Represented various Universities and Municipal Corporations in the Supreme Court. Designated as Senior Counsel by the High Court of Delhi in April, 2015. Was appointed as Judge of the High Court of Delhi on 15th May, 2017.
Justice Prathiba M. Singh
Justice Prathiba M. SinghJustice Prathiba M. Singh completed her 5- year law course from University Law College, Bangalore. She graduated as the 1st Rank holder from Bangalore University and also represented India at the Philip C Jessup Moot Court competition in Chicago, USA. She was offered the ODASSS scholarship by the Cambridge Commonwealth Trust to study LL.M at the University of Cambridge (U.K.). She enrolled with the Bar in 1991.
Before being elevated to the Bench, she was a leading Intellectual Property lawyer in India. She had the distinction of handling landmark matters in all areas of IPR laws including patents, trademarks, designs, copyright, plant varieties, internet laws, etc. As Managing Partner of Singh & Singh, she advised clients and handled cases relating to commercial disputes, arbitration, telecom, broadcasting laws, media laws, writs, regulatory issues, education etc. She has regularly appeared before the Hon'ble Supreme Court of India, High Court of Delhi, TDSAT, IPAB, Trademark and Patent Offices. She was appointed as Amicus Curiae by the High Court of Delhi to streamline the working of the Copyright Office. She was also appointed on a High Level Committee for streamlining of Patent examinations.
She was invited as an expert to present views to the Parliamentary Committees considering amendments to the Patents Act in 2002, Copyright Amendment Act, 2012, Geographical Indications Act etc.
Mrs Singh was designated as a Senior Advocate by the Delhi High Court in December 2013.
The Prathiba M. Singh Scholarship for LL.M. students was instituted at the University of Cambridge in 2013. Scholarships are granted to Indian students who have secured admission at Cambridge, for pursuing their LLM course.
She was a member of the IPR Think Tank, which was entrusted with the momentous task of drafting India’s first `National IPR Policy’ which was released in May, 2015.
Her articles `India – Look behind the headlines’, `India is a game-changer in Patent laws’, `Implementation of the Commercial Courts Act’, `CRI guidelines’, ‘Expedited trials in patent cases’ etc., have been published in leading international and national publications.
During her tenure as the President of APAA (Indian Group), several important initiatives were taken including filing of a writ petition seeking constitution of the IPAB as also the creation of the Delhi court-room complex for the IPAB. She has been a regular Speaker at various National and International IP related workshops, seminars and events. She was also a member of the CII National Steering Committee on IPRs.
Various awards given to her include, ‘IP Litigator of the Year, 2012’, the ‘Asia women in Business Law Awards’ given by Managing IP for excellence in Litigation, ‘IP Lawyer of the Year, 2013’ by Legal Era, ‘Best IP Senior Counsel of the Year - 2014’ by Legal Era and ‘Woman Lawyer of the year, 2015’ by the Indian National Bar Association.
She was a Member of various professional bodies including SCBA, DHCBA, INTA, APAA, AIPPI, IPAA, IPLPA, and Telecom Lawyers Association.
She was elevated as a Permanent Judge of the High Court of Delhi on 15th May 2017.
Justice Navin Chawla
Justice Navin ChawlaBorn in New Delhi on 07th August 1969. Did his schooling from Delhi Public School, Mathura Road and graduated from Delhi University in B.Com (Hons.) in 1990. Thereafter obtained degree of laws (LL.B) from Campus Law Centre, Delhi University and was enrolled with the Bar Council of Delhi in 1993. Qualified as an Advocate-On-Record of the Supreme Court in 1999.
Practiced before the Delhi High Court, Supreme Court, and before various other judicial/quasi-judicial fora in various fields like Constitutional Laws, Civil Suits, Criminal Laws, specializing in Telecom and Broadcasting Laws, Arbitrations etc. Appointed as the Standing Counsel for the Union of India in the Delhi High Court in 2001.
Appointed as Permanent Judge of Delhi High Court on 15th May, 2017.
Justice C. Hari Shankar
Justice C. Hari ShankarBorn in New Delhi on 4th May 1968, Justice C. Hari Shankar completed his schooling from St. Columba’s School and, thereafter, acquired B. Sc. (Hons) in Chemistry from Kirori Mal College and LL.B. from the Campus Law Centre, Delhi University in 1993. He has appeared, as arguing/senior counsel, before several judicial fora, including, but not limited to, the Supreme Court of India, High Courts of Delhi, Calcutta, Gujarat, Bombay, Allahabad, Punjab & Haryana, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Uttaranchal, Andhra Pradesh, Madras and Himachal Pradesh, the Central Administrative Tribunal, the Customs, Excise and Service Tax Appellate Tribunal, the Appellate Tribunal for Foreign Exchange, the Company Law Board, the AAIFR, the NCDRC, and the National Green Tribunal. His core areas of specialization were indirect taxes, along with allied subjects such as foreign exchange and COFEPOSA, and service law. He was on the Panel of Special Counsel representing the Central Government in the Supreme Court of India, and was also empaneled Counsel for the Directorate General of Anti-Dumping. He was regularly appearing on behalf of the Central Council for Research in Unani Medicine before the CAT and before this Court. On 20th August 2014, he was designated Senior Advocate by the Delhi High Court.
Justice Hari Shankar was appointed permanent Judge of this Court on 15th May 2017.