Justice Sanjay Kishan Kaul
Justice Sanjay Kishan KaulBorn on December 26, 1958. Studied in Modern School, New Delhi till 1976 and Graduated in Economics (Hons.) from St. Stephens College, Delhi University in 1979. Obtained LL.B. Degree from Campus Law Centre, Delhi University in 1982.
Enrolled as an Advocate with Bar Council of Delhi on July 15, 1982. Practised in Delhi High Court mainly in Commercial, Civil, Writ, Original and Companies jurisdictions of the High Court of Delhi and the Supreme Court of India. The cases also involved appearances before MRTP Commission, Company Law Board, Debt Recovery Tribunal and Arbitrators apart from the other nature of litigation including Constitutional, Banking, Finance and Insurance, Customs and Excise, MRTP, Real Estate, Administrative, Co-operative, Commercial, Service, Telecommunication, Anti-Dumping Laws, etc.
Remained Advocate-on-Record of the Supreme Court of India from 1987 to 1999 and designated as Senior Advocate in December, 1999. Appointed Senior Counsel for the Delhi High Court and for the Delhi University, Senior Panel of Union of India and Additional Senior Standing Counsel for DDA. Elevated as Additional Judge of the High Court of Delhi on May 03, 2001 and was appointed as a permanent Judge on May 02, 2003.
Was Treasurer of Delhi High Court Bar Association from 1985 to 1988. Is Senior Vice-President, INSOL India.
Has been invitee to a number of national and international seminars and workshops as Chairman or Member of Sessions and presented a number of papers with articles published in various Journals.
In the capacity as a Judge have sat over most jurisdictions and contributed to development of law through various pronouncements.
Member of various prestigious institutions and clubs like India International Centre, India Habitat Centre, Indian Law Institute, Delhi Golf Club, Delhi Gymkhana Club, Roshanara Club, etc.
The other interests apart from law extend to theatre, music, golf and reading including subjects unrelated to law.
Elevated as the Acting Chief Justice of Delhi High Court w.e.f. 23.09.2012 to 25.09.2012.
Elevated as the Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court w.e.f. 01.06.2013.
Justice Arjan Kumar Sikri
Justice Arjan Kumar SikriBorn on 7th March,1954. Had excellent academic record. Stood Third in the merit list in Higher Secondary from CBSE, Delhi. Did his B.Com(Hons.) from Shriram College, Delhi University in the year 1974 and LL.B from Law Faculty in University of Delhi in the year 1977. Awarded Gold Medal for attaining first position in LL.B in Delhi University. Awarded special prize for getting highest marks in Constitutional Law I & II. - Had distinction of securing first position in all six semesters of LL.B and getting all possible prizes and medals of Delhi University for LL.B course. Did his LL.M from Delhi University and got first position in three years course. Won medals and prizes in various extra curricular activities. Was president of Campus Law Centre, Delhi University in the year 1976-77. Was Member of Academic Council of Delhi University in the year 1976-77 and various committees of Delhi University. Enrolled as an Advocate in July, 1977 with Bar Council of Delhi and started practicing in Delhi. Conducted cases of all types with specialization in Constitutional cases, Labour - Service Matters and Arbitration matters. Was counsel for numerous Public Sector Undertakings, Educational Institutions, Banks & Financial Institutions and various Private Sector Corporations. Was also part-time lecturer in Campus Law Centre, Delhi University (1984-89). Was Vice-President, Delhi High Court Bar Association during 1994-95. Was member of the Governing Body of various colleges from time to time. Designated as Senior Advocate by Delhi High Court on 30th September,1997.
Appointed as Judge of High Court of Delhi w.e.f 7th July,1999. As a Judge, dealt with all kinds of jurisdictions and given many landmark judgments. Has attended/chaired various national and international seminars and workshops & presented number of papers therein. Many articles are published in various magazines.
Was chosen as one of the 50 most influential persons in Intellectual Property in the world in the survey conducted by Managing Intellectual Property Association (MIPA) for the year 2007.
He holds the following positions :-
* Member of General Body as well as Academic Council of National Judicial Academy.
* Chancellor of the National Law University of Delhi.
* Patron-in-Cheif of the Delhi Judicial Academy.
* Appointed as Member of the committee on Restatement of Law by the Hon'ble the Chief Justice of India.
* Patron-in-Chief and Executive Chairman of the Delhi Legal Services Authority.
* Member of the Editorial Committee of Nyay Deep, the official journal of National Legal Services Authority (NALSA).
* Secretary, International Law Association (Indian Branch),
* Member of the Governing Council of the Indian Law Institute; and
* Member of prestigious institutions and clubs like India International Centre, India Habitat Centre, Delhi Golf Club and Delhi Gymkhana Club.
* Elevated as the Acting Chief Justice of Delhi High Court w.e.f. 10.10.2011.
* Elevated as the Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court w.e.f. 23.09.2012.
Justice Anil Kumar
Justice Anil KumarBorn on 12th July, 1950. He did his M.Sc. in Physical Sciences (Quantum Mechanics) and LL.B. from the University of Delhi. He also did Advance Diploma in French from University of Delhi.
He was enrolled as a member of Bar Council of Delhi in 1974 and started law practice in the same year. He was a Legal Advisor to Central Board of Secondary Education, National Institute of Open Schooling and National Institute of Education, Planning and Administration in Delhi High Court. He was on the panel of senior lawyers for the State of U.P. in Supreme Court of India. He was also a counsel for Airport Authority of India, Municipal Corporation of Delhi and for a number of private individuals and private companies in Delhi High Court.
He was appointed as an additional Judge of Delhi High Court on 16th July, 2004 and a permanent Judge on 20th February 2006. Retired on 11.07.2012.
Justice Ajit Bharihoke
Justice Ajit BharihokeLL.B from Punjab University, Chandigarh. Joined Delhi Judicial Service on 07.12.1974. Worked as Civil Judge, Metropolitan Magistrate, Additional Rent Controller, Senior Civil Judge and Chief Metropolitan Magistrate. Appointed in Delhi Higher Judicial Service on 21.08.1995 and worked as Additional District and Sessions Judge, Additional Sessions Judge, Special Judge Anti Corruption (CBI), Motor Accidents Claim Tribunal, Additional Rent Control Tribunal and additional charge of Additional Director, Delhi Judicial Academy. Also worked as Registrar, National Human Rights Commission on deputation from 19.05.2003 to 30.11.2006 and Registrar General in Delhi High Court w.e.f. 06.01.2007 to 13.05.2009. Appointed as an Additional Judge in Delhi High Court on 14.05.2009. Retired on 16.10.2011
Justice Dipak Misra
Justice Dipak MisraJustice Dipak Misra was born on 3rd October, 1953. He was enrolled as an Advocate on 14th February, 1977 and Practiced in Constitutional, Civil, Criminal, Revenue, Service and Sales Tax matters in the Orissa High Court and the Service Tribunal. He was appointed as an Additional Judge of the Orissa High Court on 17th January, 1996 and transferred to the Madhya Pradesh High Court on 3rd March, 1997. He became permanent Judge on 19th December, 1997.
Justice Misra assumed charge of the office of Chief Justice, Patna High Court on 23rd December 2009 and charge of the office of the Chief Justice of Delhi High Court on 24th May, 2010.
Elevated as a Judge, Supreme Court of India w.e.f. 10.10.2011.
Justice Vikramajit Sen
Justice Vikramajit SenBorn on 31st December, 1950. Attended St. Xavier’s School, Delhi and passed the ISC in the First Division. Graduated from St. Stephen’s College with Honours in History. Attained First Division in LL.B from Faculty of Laws, Delhi University, and was Awarded the First Prize in Moot Court and Silver Medal in Labour Laws. Captained Faculty Teams in Basketball and Tennis and was chosen Sports Secretary. Practiced in all the Courts in Delhi, although primarily in the High Court of Delhi. Handled civil, arbitration and commercial disputes. Had a special interest and consultancy on minority rights. A Core Member of the Inter Denomination Committee for recommendations for Amendments to the Personal Laws relating to Christians in India. Member of Governing Body of several reputed Colleges and School throughout India. Appointed as an Additional Judge of the Delhi High Court on 7th July, 1999. Appointed permanent Judge on 30.10.2000. Member of the Malta Judicial Conference under the auspices of the Hague Convention. As a Member of the Planning Committee of the Common Law – Commonwealth Conference, 2009 attended the Conference in Hyderabad in February 2011. Member of International Association of Family Judges. Member of International Judicial Conference on Cross-Border Family Relocation, 2010 Washington D.C.. Co-Moderator in the Conference on Mediation organized in association with Hong Kong Mediation Council and Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre. First and Continuing Chairperson of Delhi High Court Arbitration Centre. In this capacity was involved in its establishment as well as its continuing operation till date. Member, National Legal Services Authority and Executive Chairman, Delhi Legal Services Authority. Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Tribunal declaring Deendar Anjuman as an unlawful Association in the year 2003. Unlawful Activities (Prevention) Tribunal declaring Liberation Tigers of Tamil Ealam (LTTE) as an unlawful Association in the year 2008 and 2010.
Transferred to High Court of Karnataka w.e.f. 11.09.2011.
Justice Rekha Sharma
Justice Rekha SharmaBorn on 31st July, 1949. Passed out from St.Thomas Higher Secondary School, New Delhi and thereafter did graduation from Delhi University as a student of Miranda House, University of Delhi, Delhi. Studied law at Faculty of Law, University of Delhi, Delhi and was enrolled as an Advocate with Bar Council of Delhi in 1972.
Practised mainly in Delhi High Court on Constitutional, Civil and Criminal matters. Appointed as Central Government counsel for Delhi High Court from 1977 and continued as such till 1988. Selected as an Additional District Judge from the Bar by Delhi High Court in January, 1988. Appointed as District & Sessions Judge w.e.f. 01.10.2004 till 23.02.2005.
Elevated as Additional Judge of Delhi High Court on 23.02.2005 and became a Permanent Judge on 22.02.2006. Retired on 30.07.2011
Justice Mool Chand Garg
Justice Mool Chand GargBorn on 10th June, 1954. Did B.Com (Hons.) and LL.B. from Delhi University and a Diploma in Cyber Laws. Enrolled as an Advocate with the Bar Council of Delhi on 29.9.1978 and practiced in the Delhi High Court and Subordinate Courts on the Civil, Criminal, Constitutional & Labour sides, to mention a few. Has attained specialization in the field of Civil as well as Criminal Law. Was taken on the panel of Advocates of the Government of NCT of Delhi in the year 1985 to represent GNCTD in Delhi High Court and Central Administrative Tribunal and continued to work as such until his appointment to the Delhi Higher Judicial Service as an Additional District Judge in 1995.
During the said assignment, worked as Matrimonial Judge, Additional Sessions Judge, Industrial Tribunal, Motor Accident Claims Tribunal and also as Additional Rent Controller in Karkardooma Courts as well as in Tis Hazari Courts. Also appointed as Legal Adviser, NDMC (on deputation) from 2001 to 2003. Subsequently worked as Additional District Judge, Additional Rent Control Tribunal and Special Judge, CBI besides Judge-in-Charge, Mediation Centre at Tis Hazari Courts.
Even on Administrative side, contributed a lot as Chairman of Building Maintenance Committee, Tis Hazari Courts, Chairman of Purchase Committee, Chairman of various Rule Making Committees and other work assigned by the District Judge. Elevated to the Bench of Delhi High Court as an Additional Judge on 11.4.2008.
Holds memberships of prestigious institutions and clubs like India International Centre, Delhi Gymkhana Club Ltd., INSOL India, India Habitat Centre and Rotary Club. Has been invited by various organizations like Indian Federation of United Nations Associations - New Delhi, National Judicial Academy - Bhopal, Delhi Judicial Academy, Bhartiya Vit Salahakar Parishad – New Delhi, The Institute of Company Secretaries of India, etc. for giving lectures on vital issues. Has also been invited to Judge the moot court competitions and to give lectures in various law colleges in Delhi such as Amity Law School, Jamia Millia Islamia University, Vivekananda Law College, Delhi. Has been the Guest of Honour in the Annual Function of Law Centre II, Delhi University for the year 2009.
Authored articles on various subjects like
(i) “Scope of Section 9, Code of Civil Procedure” – published in DJA Journal Volume 2 Issue III 2003.
(ii) “Advent of Information Technology and Law Relating thereto” – published in DJA Journal Volume 2 Issue IV 2003.
(iii) “Motor Vehicle Act 1988 – Social Security Legislation” – published in DJA Journal Volume 3 Issue I 2004.
(iv) “Early Disposal of Bail Applications – A Constitutional Obligation” - published in DJA Journal Volume 4 Issue IV December 2005.
(v) “Interpretation of Statutes” - published in DJA Journal.
(vi) “Sustainable Development and Law” published in “Sustainable Development – an Interdisciplinary Perspective”.
Transferred to Madhya Pradesh High Court w.e.f. 17.04.2011.
Justice S. L. Bhayana
Justice S. L. BhayanaJustice S.L. Bhayana, B.A. LL.B - Born on 15th April, 1949. Enrolled as an Advocate with Bar Council of India in the year 1973. Practiced as an Advocate in the District Courts and High Court of Delhi and dealt with Civil, Criminal, Arbitration, Matrimonial and Accident Claim matters till August, 1989 when he joined Delhi Higher Judicial Service.
After joining, the Delhi Higher Judicial Service held various responsible positions such as Judge-Incharge, Patialia House Courts, Presiding Officer, Motor Accident Claims Tribunal. He was appointed as Special Judge (Murder Court) on the orders of the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India in the year 1994, where he successfully decided about 120 murder cases in one year.
Appointed as Additional Judge, Delhi High Court on 28th February, 2006.
Retired on 14.04.2011.