Tag Archives: 1961

‘Readiness’, ‘Willingness’ important factors for grant of specific performance: SC

In a recent decision, the Supreme Court of India reiterated that ‘readiness’ and ‘willingness’ are the most important factors for considering the grant of specific performance of the contract. “The issue of readiness and willingness, in our view, is the … Continue reading

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Legislators not barred from practicing as advocates: SC

The Supreme Court of India held that the legislators are not debarred from practicing as advocates during the period when they continue to be the Members of Parliament or the State Assembly/Council. “The provisions of the Act of 1961 and … Continue reading

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Visit of foreign lawyer to India for giving legal advice on foreign law may amount to practice of law: SC

In an important ruling, the Supreme Court of India held that visit of any foreign lawyer to India on ‘fly in and fly out’ basis for giving legal advice regarding foreign law may amount to practice of law if it … Continue reading

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No automatic arrest of husband in Sec. 498A cases: SC

In an attempt to curb the misuse of Section 498A of Indian Penal Code, the Supreme Court of India issued new directions that included an end to the automatic arrest of the husband and his family members. Section 498A of … Continue reading

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‘Soon before her death’ not synonymous with ‘immediately before’: SC

In an important ruling, the Supreme Court of India clarified that the expression “soon before her death” as used under Section 304B of Indian Penal Code is a relative expression and is not synonymous with “immediately before”. Section 304B of … Continue reading

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Proviso to Sec 113 IT Act retrospective in nature: SC

In a very important ruling regarding levy of surcharge on block assessment of income, the Supreme Court of India ruled that the proviso to Section 113 of the Income Tax Act imposing surcharge shall not have a retrospective affect. “…….. … Continue reading

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