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.
Justice Subramonium Prasad
Justice Subramonium PrasadJustice Subramonium Prasad graduated in B.Com. (Hons.) from Delhi University. He acquired his LLB degree from Campus Law Centre, Delhi University in the year 1990. Justice Prasad cleared the Advocate-On–Record exam in 1996 and started his independent practice. He became the Standing Counsel for the State of Tamil Nadu in the Supreme Court of India in 2003, a post he held till 2006. He was also the standing counsel for the custodian appointed under the Special Court (Trial of Offences Relating to Transactions in Securities) Act, 1992, dealing with cases pertaining to the 1992 stock exchange scam. In October 2012, Justice Prasad was appointed as the Additional Advocate General for the State of Tamil Nadu in the Supreme Court of India. Justice Prasad was designated as a Senior Advocate by the Supreme Court of India in April 2015.
Over his career spanning 28 years, Justice Prasad has worked on several high profile matters, and has been involved in several reported judgements of the Supreme Court on various subjects like Constitutional Law, Tax, Corporate and Commercial Law, Criminal Law, Election Law, Service Law and Inter State River Water Disputes.
Justice Prasad was appointed as an Additional Judge of the Madras High Court on 4.06.2018. He was transferred to Delhi High Court as an Additional Judge on 13.03.2020 and confirmed as a Permanent Judge of the Madras High Court on 17.03.2020.
Justice Jyoti Singh
Justice Jyoti SinghBorn on 1.10.1966, graduated in Botany (Hons.) from Kirori Mal College, Delhi University. Acquired L.L.B. degree from Campus Law Centre, Delhi University.
Enrolled with the Bar Council of Delhi.
Practiced before the Hon’ble Supreme Court, High Court of Delhi and Tribunals.
Held the following appointments:
• Senior Counsel for the Government of India in the High Court of Delhi
• Standing Counsel for UPSC
• Standing Counsel for DTC
• Standing Counsel for Delhi Government in Central Administrative Tribunal
• Additional Standing Counsel for NDMC
• Panel Counsel for Provident Fund, DDA and Canara Bank
Was a member of Delhi High Court Legal Services Committee and participated in Lok Adalats and workshops organised by the Committee.
Specialised in service matters, particularly Armed Forces and Para-Military Forces.
Was appointed as Amicus Curiae in a number of cases by the High Court of Delhi and the Armed Forces Tribunal.
Designated as Senior Advocate in 2011 by the High Court of Delhi.
Elevated as Judge of High Court of Delhi on 22.10.2018.
Justice Prateek Jalan
Justice Prateek JalanPrateek Jalan was born in Calcutta, on April 4, 1970 and his school and college education were completed at Modern School, New Delhi, and Hindu College, University of Delhi. He thereafter studied law at Trinity College, University of Cambridge (as a Cambridge Nehru Centenary scholar) and the University of Michigan Law School (LL.M.). He enrolled as an Advocate in August 1992, and has been called to the English Bar from the Inner Temple, London. He commenced practice before the High Court of Calcutta. Since 1998, he practiced mostly before the Supreme Court (including on the panel of counsel for the Union of India), and the Delhi High Court. He was associated with the chambers of Mr.Bhaskar P.Gupta, Senior Advocate in Kolkata, and of Mr.Ashok H. Desai, former Attorney General for India from 1998 to 2003.
Publications include, as a co-author, “Review of Administrative Action” in Sujit Choudhry, Madhav Khosla and Pratap Bhanu Mehta (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of the Indian Constitution, 2016, Oxford, and “Publishing Contracts” in Usha Rajagopalan (ed.), Get Published! A Handbook for Writers in India, 2001, Oxford.
Appointed as a Judge of the Delhi High Court with effect from October 22, 2018.
Justice Anup Jairam Bhambhani
Justice Anup Jairam BhambhaniAnup Jairam Bhambhani, a first generation lawyer, was born in 1965 in New Delhi. He completed his schooling from Springdales School, New Delhi in 1984 and attended St. Stephen's College, Delhi University to earn his Master's Degree in Physics in 1989 where he studied nuclear physics.
It was during his studies at college that Nani Palkhivala's book 'We, The People' received by him as a prize, evoked in him the interest to pursue legal studies. He then read for his LL.B. degree at the Faculty of Law, University of Delhi, which he completed in 1992.
Apart from his academic pursuits, he actively engaged in other activities in school, college and law-school, notably in elocution, debating and theatre.
He joined the Bar in 1992 and started practice with a senior lawyer. He went into independent practice soon after, setting-up his own chambers in 1994, with a large proportion of his practice being in media law and criminal law.
He practiced before the Supreme Court of India, the Delhi High Court and the subordinate courts, where he conducted matters relating to civil and criminal defamation, right to privacy, media regulation and self-regulation, breach of parliamentary privilege, broadcasting and telecom regulation, juvenile justice, copyright law, narcotics law, education law, constitutional validity of criminal defamation, contempt of court, death penalty and commercial disputes. He also argued matters in other High Courts across the country.
He was resource person at multiple national and regional conferences at the National Judicial Academy, Delhi Judicial Academy, Maharashtra Judicial Academy, Tata Institute of Social Sciences and at law school seminars on diverse subjects, including free speech, trial-by-media, sting-operations, regulation of social media, incarceration of juveniles, victim compensation, witness protection, hate speech and on-line extremism, to mention a few.
He served as panel lawyer of the Delhi High Court Legal Services Committee from 2009 to 2014 ; was the Nominated Member on the Statutory Committee of the Delhi High Court Legal Services Committee from 26th May 2014 and Member of the Monitoring Committee for legal-aid lawyers from 06th August 2016, till the date of his appointment as Judge.
He has done substantial legal-aid work before various courts for the indigent embroiled with the law, including in the field of juvenile justice and death penalty. He has assisted the Delhi High Court as amicus curiae in several cases involving issues of public significance, which have culminated in laying down of procedures for affording prompt relief to motor accident victims, settling of railway accident claims, employee compensation claims, compensation for electrocution deaths, guarding building construction workers' rights, waste disposal in Delhi, inspection and reform of juvenile homes, phasing-out of Blue-line buses in Delhi and other similar public interest matters.
He was designated Senior Advocate by the Delhi High Court on 14th February 2014 ; and was appointed Judge of the Delhi High Court on 22nd October 2018.
Justice Sanjeev Narula
Justice Sanjeev NarulaBorn on 24th August, 1970. Studied at St. Mary’s Presentation Convent School, Jammu. Graduated in B.Sc.(Computer Science) from Kirorimal College, University of Delhi. He acquired Degree in Law in 1994 from Law Faculty, University of Jammu and got enrolled with Bar Council of Delhi in 1995.
Practiced primarily before the Delhi High Court and also before the Supreme Court of India, District Courts of Delhi and various judicial forums in Delhi. Advised and represented clients in litigation relating to Civil, Commercial, Corporate, Criminal, Customs, Indirect taxes, Service, Banking & Finance, Land &Property, Arbitration, Indirect Taxes, GST, Intellectual Property, Constitutional, Cyber, E-Commerce, Consumer and Family Laws.
He was appointed as Central Government Standing Counsel; Senior Standing Counsel (Customs and Indirect Taxes) and Standing Counsel for Central Information Commission (CIC) for the Delhi High Court, positions he retained until he was appointed as a Judge.
Appointed as Permanent Judge of Delhi High Court on 22nd October 2018.
Justice Manoj Kumar Ohri
Justice Manoj Kumar OhriBorn in New Delhi in the year 1969.
Graduated in B.Sc Physics (Hons) from University of Delhi in 1990.
Post graduated in M.Sc. (Physics) from University of Delhi in 1992.
LLB from Campus Law Centre in 1995 and enrolled as an Advocate with Bar Council of Delhi in the same year.
Completed course in English and EC Commercial laws from College of law at York, UK on British Chevening scholarship.
Practiced law before Supreme Court of India, High Court of Delhi and other High Courts. Appointed as Panel Counsel and later as Senior Panel Counsel for Union of India in Delhi High Court. Appointed to represent GNCT of Delhi (Criminal) and CBI in Delhi High Court.
Designated as a Senior Advocate by the High Court of Delhi in August, 2014.
Elevated as a permanent Judge of High Court of Delhi on 20th November, 2018.
Justice Talwant Singh
Justice Talwant Singh
Justice Talwant Singh was born on 4th June 1961 in village Bahla, Hoshiarpur, Punjab; did his initial schooling in village and then from N P Boys Higher Secondary School, Mandir Marg, New Delhi. He did his Graduation in Commerce from SGTB Khalsa College, Delhi University and completed a Masters in Commerce from Meerut University. He earned Advance Diploma in Management from IGNOU. He did his LL.B. from Meerut University in 1986.
Justice Singh joined Delhi Bar in 1986 and practiced as a litigation lawyer at High Court and District Courts of Delhi till April, 2000. His practice areas were Corporate Law, Family Law, Civil and Criminal Law. He joined Delhi Higher Judicial Service in May, 2000 as Additional District & Sessions Judge. While working as a judge, he presided over Courts dealing with Corruption Cases, Heinous Crimes, Service Tribunals, Civil and Family Law jurisdictions. He was promoted as District & Sessions Judge in December, 2014 and served in North-East and East Districts till April, 2017.
He was appointed as District & Sessions Judge (Headquarters), Tis Hazari Courts, Delhi on 1st May, 2017 and served there till 26th May, 2019. He was elevated as a permanent Judge of the High Court of Delhi on 27th May, 2019.
Apart from Judicial work, he has a great passion for use of ICT (Information & Communication Technology) in Courts and has been active in this field for the last more than 18 years and made his humble contribution in computerisation of District Courts in Delhi. Recognising Justice Singh’s interest in ICT, his services were requisitioned by Hon’ble Supreme Court of India as Member-Judicial of E-Committee in the year 2013. This Committee was entrusted with responsibility to computerize more than 14,000 Courts all over India, which it completed in record time. He was also member of the Software team responsible for development of National CIS (Case Information System) for all District Courts in India in collaboration with NIC, Pune.
During his tenure in Delhi District Courts, Justice Singh also remained Chairman of District Courts Website Committee and Nodal Officer of E-Courts Project and made his contribution in developing India’s First Paperless E-Court at District Court level. He has been a guest faculty at National Judicial Academy, State Judicial Academies, Universities, Information Technology Institutes and Law Enforcement Training Institutions.
His interest in use of ICT in Courts and Cyber Law has taken him to many foreign jurisdictions for delivering lectures to various stakeholders. He has also authored/edited books like District Courts Case Management Manual for Judges, District Courts User’s Manual for Lawyers & Litigants, Annual Reports of Delhi District Courts and has also written articles on ICT in Delhi District Courts, Cyber Law & Information Technology and Recent Trends in Use of Information Technology in Judiciary.