Justice Manmohan Singh
Justice Manmohan SinghJustice Manmohan Singh, B.A. L.L.B. - Enrolled as an Advocate on 12th August, 1980 with Bar Council of Delhi and started practice as an Advocate in Delhi High Court. Initially joined Shri Anoop Singh, Advocate practicing mostly on the original side in Trade Mark, Copy Right and Patent matters for about 9 years. After the death of Senior in 1990 he started practice on the original side dealing with Civil, Trade Mark and Copy Righ cases independently in the Delhi High Court and Supreme Court of India. Has attended national and international seminars and presented a number of papers therein on intellectual property side. Appointed as an Additional Judge of High Court of Delhi on 11th April, 2008. Retired on 21.09.2016.
Justice Sudershan Kumar Misra
Justice Sudershan Kumar MisraJustice Sudershan Kumar Misra, B.A.(Hon.) History, Delhi University, LL.B from Faculty of Law, Delhi University - Born on 7th September 1954. Educated at Delhi Public School, Mathura Road, New Delhi and Hindu College, Delhi. Enrolled as an Advocate with the Bar Council of Delhi on 19th October 1978. Was part-time Lecturer in Law at Law Centre-I and Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi; Central Government Standing Counsel at the Delhi High Court from December 1985 to December 1989. Designated as Sr. Advocate in 1994. Was on the “Group A” panel of Sr. Advocates for the Central Government in the Supreme Court of India and on the panel of Sr. Advocates for the Central Government at the Delhi High Court, besides being engaged as a special counsel by various departments/ agencies from time to time, such as UPSC, NEIPA, DVB, CBSE, MCD, etc. Practised at the Delhi High Court, Supreme Court of India, MRTP Commission, DRT, CAT, and other Tribunals. Appointed as an Additional Judge of the Delhi High Court on 4th July 2007 and as a permanent Judge on 07.11.2008. Retired on 06.09.2016.
Justice V. K. Shali
Justice V. K. ShaliBorn in Delhi on 15th June 1954. Passed LL.B & LL.M in First Class in 1976 & 1981 respectively from Campus Law Centre, University of Delhi. Did Diploma in Administrative Law from Indian Law Institute, New Delhi. Did Post-Graduate Diploma in Constitutional Law and & Parliamentary Studies as well as Post Graduate Diploma in Parliamentary institutions and Procedure with distinction from Institute of Constitutional Law & Parliamentary Studies, New Delhi.
Enrolled as an advocate with Bar Council of Delhi on 29th September, 1976 and practiced Law in District Courts & the High Court of Delhi.
Stood first in Delhi Judicial Services Examination in 1979. Attended 29th Certificate Course in Institute of Criminology and Forensic Science, New Delhi on the recommendations of the High Court of Delhi. Worked as Metropolitan Magistrate , Civil Judge, Additional Rent Controller, Dy. Registrar, Joint Registrar (CC) in CAT till March 1991. Resigned in March 1991 & started practice in High Court of Delhi and Supreme Court of India. Taught Law as Part–time Lecturer in Law Centre II, University of Delhi from September, 1991 to May 1994. Was appointed as a Part-time Reporter by High Court for its ILR Delhi Series for a period of three years.
Was Standing Counsel for Union of India from 1992-1995 and dealt with varied matters like Writs, Suits, Cofeposa, FERA, Customs Excise etc. Was Standing Counsel for Northern Railways from 1993-96, Standing Counsel (Civil) for Govt. of NCT of Delhi from July 1999 to December, 2004, standing counsel, Delhi Vidyut Board for three years. Represented Syndicate Bank, UCO Bank, NIUA, NFL MCD, DDA, MSTC, HVOC, DMRC in High Court of Delhi in various matters. Elevated as Additional Judge of Delhi High Court on 11th April, 2008 and as Permanent Judge on 3rd March, 2010. Retired on 14.06.2016.
Justice V.P. Vaish
Justice V.P. VaishJustice Ved Prakash Vaish was born on 27th June, 1959 and finished his schooling from Delhi in 1975. After graduating from Delhi University, he obtained Bachelor’s Degree in Law in the year 1984 and was enrolled as an Advocate with the Bar Council of Delhi in 1984 and started practice on the civil side in District Courts and Delhi High Court. After practicing for about 13 years decided to join Judicial Service and got selected in Delhi Higher Judicial Service in 1997 in which he secured second rank. As an Additional District Judge had been doing civil cases. He was posted as Additional Sessions Judge (NDPS) in the years 2000-2003 and as a Special Judge (CBI) in the year 2006 where he dealt with the cases under The Prevention of Corruption Act, 1988. Then he was posted as Registrar (Vigilance), High Court of Delhi in the year 2006. He served as District Judge-II cum ASJ (Incharge), North District in 2009 and dealt with the matters pertaining to Probate cases under Indian Succession Act, The Hindu Adoptions and Maintenance Act, 1956, The Guardians and Wards Act, 1890, The Public Premises (Eviction of Unauthorized Occupants) Act, 1971, Mental Health Act, as well as appeals under Delhi Rent Control Act. Again he was appointed as Registrar (Vigilance), High Court of Delhi w.e.f. 01.05.2010 and then was also appointed as Registrar General, High Court of Delhi in November 2010 and worked as such till his elevation. Elevated as an Additional Judge of Delhi High Court w.e.f. 17.04.2013. Transferred to High Court of Meghalaya w.e.f. 23.05.2016.
Justice Suresh Kait
Justice Suresh KaitJustice Suresh 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.
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.
Justice Kailash Gambhir
Justice Kailash GambhirShri Kailash Gambhir was born on 7th September, 1953 into a middle-class family originally from Rawalpindi, and grew up in Delhi's walled city.
Following graduation from Kirori Mal College, Delhi University he decided to choose Law for his career. On completing LLB from the Law Centre II, University of Delhi, he joined the Bar in August, 1979. With a commitment towards the legal profession and a vision to uphold the dignity of the legal fraternity, the Bench and the litigants, Shri Gambhir took active part in the Bar activities. In total devotion and with a sense of selflessness, he got elected as Additional Secretary, Honorary Secretary for various terms and eventually became the youngest President of the Bar Association.
Under his leadership, the Bar Association was given a new thrust, with academic and intellectual pursuits being promoted in the form of symposia and seminars. The Centenary celebrations during his tenure became a landmark in the history of the Delhi Bar Association. The unprecedented success of the celebrations, made him popularly known as the “Centenary Secretary”.
Although being a Bar activist he remained fully devoted to the profession and in recognition he was nominated as Sr. Govt. Counsel, Union of India (1995-1998), State Counsel for State of Goa & UP, Standing Counsel for Ministry of Railways and various banks and Public Sector Undertakings.
In the year 2000, he was appointed Addl. Standing Counsel for Govt. of NCT of Delhi in the Delhi High Court. In June, 2004, he was nominated Standing Counsel for the Govt. of India, Delhi High Court and handled important cases.
Apart from the legal arena, Shri Gambhir has shown keen interest in social and academic activities, which got him elected as Member to the highest Governing Council of University of Delhi, the University Court for successive three terms (1995-2010). He was also elected to the Executive Council of University of Delhi, the highest policy-making body, for the period October, 1998 – October, 2001.
Shri Gambhir also held the coveted post of Director in the Uttar Pradesh State Industrial Development Corporation – the apex State Corporation of UP, for about seven years.
Appointed as Additional Judge of the High Court of Delhi with effect from 29th May, 2006 and confirmed w.e.f 29.08.07. Retired on 06.09.2015.
Justice G.P. Mittal
Justice G.P. MittalGold Medallist in LLB, from Kurukshetra University, Kurukshetra. Practised for about a year before joining Delhi Judicial Services on 20th May, 1977. Worked as Metropolitan Magistrate, Additional Rent Controller, Presiding Officer of Labour Court and Senior Civil Judge. Promoted to Delhi Higher Judicial Service in the year 1996 and worked as Additional Sessions Judge, Additional District Judge, Motor Accident Claim Tribunal, Special Judge(CBI). Worked as Judge in charge of Delhi Mediation Centre at Tis Hazari Courts and imparted training in Mediation to the First Batch of Judicial Officers in the District Courts. Was appointed as Principal Secretary(Law & Justice), Government of NCT of Delhi in January, 2008. Appointed as District & Sessions Judge, Delhi/Rent Control Tribunal, Delhi in May, 2009. Appointed as Additional Judge of Delhi High Court on 29th October, 2010 and demitted office on the afternoon of 08th July, 2015.
Justice Reva Khetrapal
Justice Reva KhetrapalBorn on 23-09-1952 at Shimla (H.P.). Did schooling from Convent of Jesus and Mary, New Delhi. Graduated from Miranda House in History (Hons.). Awarded gold medal and best student certificate from the Law Faculty, University of Delhi. Enrolled as an Advocate with the Bar Council of Delhi in the year 1975.
Practised in Delhi High Court and Supreme Court of India from the year 1975 to 1991 as a corporate lawyer and for a number of years as a counsel for Delhi Administration and dealt with a large number of constitutional, civil and criminal matters.
Appointed Additional District & Sessions Judge in the year 1991 and was posted as Special Judge (Narcotics) in the year 1994. Appointed as Secretary, Press Council of India in the year 1999. Participated in several national and international conferences relating to the Media and the Law, and worked as Executive Member of World Association of Press Councils.
Elevated to the Bench of Delhi High Court as an Additional Judge on 28-2-2006. Retired on 22.09.2014.