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The ninth day of May last year saw the end of an era; the country’s biggest law firm, Amarchand Mangaldas Suresh A. Shroff, was dissolved. The dissolution marked the end of the family feud between brothers Shardul Shroff and Cyril Shroff, following the demise of their mother, Bharati Shroff. What was once the country’s largest law firm has now been replaced with two new firms - Shardul Amarchand Mangaldas & Co and Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas.


Gujarat High Court Lawyers protest against ‘injustice’ done to Justice Jayant Patel by SC Collegium. Several lawyers of Gujarat HC have today abstained from work as part of a one-day strike to protest against reported transfer of Justice Jayant Patel of Karnataka High Court. Justice Patel had resigned on Monday without citing any reasons. Resignation came amid the reports that SC Collegium had decided to transfer him to Allahabad HC. He was reportedly unhappy over not being made Chief Justice of any court despite his seniority. Call for strike was given by Gujarat High Court Advocates’ Association. Only a limited number of the cases were heard as the Advocates nearly 1,500 are members of Association–stayed away from work. Advocates formed a human chain outside HC to mark their protest. Patel was Acting Chief Justice of the Gujarat High Court before being shifted to the Karnataka High Court in February 2016.


The Supreme Court, on Monday, agreed to standardize a format requiring parties to disclose their as well as dependents’ income, assets and expenditure in alimony cases. The Bench comprising Justice S.A. Bobde and Justice Mohan M. Shantanagoudar too... We accept the prayer made by Ms. Malhotra, learned counsel appearing for the petitioner.” The Court was hearing an Appeal challenging an order passed by the Allahabad High Court, which had directed an amount of Rs. 15,000 to be paid to the wife ever...