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Important Legislations passed in 2021 – Legal Bites Year Update

There have been a number of significant pieces of legislation passed in 2021. Let’s take a look at the Important Legislations passed in 2021. Important Legislations passed in 2021 – Legal Bites Year Update Government of National Capital Territory of Delhi (Amendment) Act, 2021 Earlier this year, President Ram Nath Kovind signed into law a bill amending the… Read More »

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Important Legal Updates of 2021 – Legal Bites Year Update

Legal Bites brings you a roundup of Important Legal Updates of 2021, which played a significant role. I. 30 Days’ Notice not a mandate under Special Marriage Act The Allahabad High Court held that couples planning to marry under the Special Marriage Act might choose not to issue a 30-day notice before registering their marriage. Acting on its… Read More »

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Important Judgments of 2021 – Legal Bites Year Update

Keeping abreast with new developments in the law and significant court rulings is critical for law students. Courts in India are considering and determining cases almost immediately following the second wave of lawsuits that occurred in India in 2020. There have been a number of significant court rulings in 2021. Let’s take a look at the Important Judgments… Read More »

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Gender Justice and the Judiciary

Gender Justice and the Judiciary: The willingness of the judiciary to interpret laws in harmony with ideals of the constitution and keeping in mind the demands for justice provides hope towards gender justice and the elimination of gender-based discrimination. Introduction Gender Justice can be defined as the just distribution of power between all the genders of the society… Read More »

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Marichjhapi Massacre 1979: Case Study

On the dark night of 31st January 1979 (Marichjhapi Massacre 1979) the police open fired on the refugees inhabiting the island of Marichjhapi on the pretext of the locals attacking a police camp. After a fortnight, the High Court of Calcutta decided that “The supply of drinking water, essential food items and medicines as well as the passage of……...

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Career Opportunities in Armed Forces for Law Students (JAG) Branch

Introduction In this article, we will discuss the Job opportunities for law students in the Indian Armed Forces, Judge Advocate General (JAG) Branch. The term ‘Judge Advocate’ is derived from “Judex advocates” meaning Judge called to assist the court without being a constituent of it. In the Indian context, the Charter of 1683 was provided for a Court… Read More »

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Constitutional Law – Notes, Case Laws And Study Material

A basic understanding of the Constitutional Law is a must for every individual. The Constitution of India is the supreme law of the country. It includes the fundamental principles governing the Union and its territories; states and various rights; Executive, legislature and the judiciary; Emergency provisions, etc. This subject also has ample weightage in every competitive exam related… Read More »

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Cyber Law as a Career after Law School is Exciting

“The More System We Secure, The More Secure We Are” The modern world has handled every aspect of its working into the hands of the cyber world. Our lives have become so intricately woven into cyberspace that it has become a dangerous place than ever before. In the latest wake of the Facebook Data Scandal, we can see… Read More »

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Attendance Mandatory. Participation Up To You.

ATTENDANCE – The phenomena of being physically present but mentally absent. This usually happens in a room full of people who resemble your species. They are (in their heads) doing exactly what you are. Teacher’s Perspective We don’t care if you score a 90 in end-semester exams or not, but we want those 5 marks for full attendance.… Read More »

An agreement for partnership containing a clause that a partner shall not carry on any business other than that of the firm while he is a partner is void in view of section 27 of the Indian Contract Act, 1872.

Question: An agreement for partnership containing a clause that a partner shall not carry on any business other than that of the firm while he is a partner is void in view of section 27 of the Indian Contract Act, 1872. [Gujarat JS 2020] Find the answer to the mains question only on Legal Bites. [An agreement for……...

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What is the relevance of consideration to the validity and performance of a contract? Indicate the different types of considerations supported by instances. In what circumstances can a valid agreement be made without consideration?

Question: What is the relevance of consideration to the validity and performance of a contract? Indicate the different types of considerations supported by instances. In what circumstances can a valid agreement be made without consideration? [RJS 1980-81] Find the answer to the mains question only on Legal Bites. [What is the relevance of consideration to the validity and……...

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“Though consideration need not be adequate, it must be real. It must be something which is of some value in the eye of the law.” Briefly examine the statement.

Question: “Though consideration need not be adequate, it must be real. It must be something which is of some value in the eye of the law.” Briefly examine the statement. Give decided cases in support of your answer. [BJS 1984] Find the answer to the mains question only on Legal Bites. [“Though consideration need not be adequate, it……...

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Consideration | ‘A’, an old lady, granted an estate to her daughter ‘B’, with the condition that ‘B’ should pay an annuity of Rs. 5000/- to A’s brother, ‘C’…. ‘C’ sues ‘B’ for breach of contract. Decide giving reasons. Also, refer to decided cases.

Question: Consideration | ‘A’, an old lady, granted an estate to her daughter ‘B’, with the condition that ‘B’ should pay an annuity of Rs. 5000/- to A’s brother, ‘C’. On the same day, ‘B’ made a promise vis-a-vis an agreement with her uncle ‘C’ that she would pay the annuity as directed by her mother, ‘A’ Later……...

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Anticipatory breach | ‘A’, a singer contracts with ‘B’, the manager of a theatre for two nights every week during the next two months. ‘B’ agreed to pay ‘A’ Rs 500/- for every night. On the sixth night, ‘A’ wilfully absents from the theatre, and ‘B’ in consequence, rescinds the contract. Are ‘A’ and ‘B’ entitled to claim any compensation? If so, for what? And under what provisions of the law?

Question: Anticipatory breach | ‘A’, a singer contracts with ‘B’, the manager of a theatre for two nights every week during the next two months. ‘B’ agreed to pay ‘A’ Rs 500/- for every night. On the sixth night, ‘A’ wilfully absents from the theatre, and ‘B’ in consequence, rescinds the contract. Are ‘A’ and ‘B’ entitled to……...

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“The parties to a contract must either perform or offer to perform their respective promises unless such performance is dispensed with or excused under the provisions of the Indian Contract Act, 1872 or of any other law.” Explain the statement in light of the provisions of the Act relating to the performance of contracts.

Question: “The parties to a contract must either perform or offer to perform their respective promises unless such performance is dispensed with or excused under the provisions of the Indian Contract Act, 1872 or of any other law.” Explain the statement in light of the provisions of the Act relating to the performance of contracts. [BJS 1991] Find……...

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Reciprocal obligations | In a suit for damages for non-delivery of linseed upon a contract, the terms of which as to the payment were cash on delivery, part delivery had been made by the defendants, and a sum of Rs. 1,000/- had been paid on account, by the plaintiff. The plaintiffs then made a claim… Can the defendants rescind the contract? Decide.

Question: Reciprocal obligations | In a suit for damages for non-delivery of linseed upon a contract, the terms of which as to the payment were cash on delivery, part delivery had been made by the defendants, and a sum of Rs. 1,000/- had been paid on account, by the plaintiff. The plaintiffs then made a claim against the……...

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Obligation of parties to contract | ‘A’ promises to paint a picture for ‘B’ by a certain day at a certain price ‘A’ died before the day. Whether the contract can be enforced against A’s representatives?

Question: Obligation of parties to contract | A promises to paint a picture for B by a certain day at a certain price A died before the day. Whether the contract can be enforced against A’s representatives? [HJS 1984] Find the answer to the mains question only on Legal Bites. [Obligation of parties to contract | ‘A’ promises……...

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Anticipatory breach of contract | ‘A’ was due to perform a contract on 1st May 1970, but on 20th April repudiated his obligation. On 26th April, the contract became illegal through a change in the law. ‘B’, the other party to the contract, filed a suit for breach of contract on 30th April 1970. Discuss.

Question: Anticipatory breach of contract | ‘A’ was due to perform a contract on 1st May 1970, but on 20th April repudiated his obligation. On 26th April, the contract became illegal through a change in the law. ‘B’, the other party to the contract, filed a suit for breach of contract on 30th April 1970. Discuss. [Punjab JS……...

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Discuss fundamental breach of contract.

Question: Discuss fundamental breach of contract. [HJS 1988, UPJS 1991] Find the answer to the mains question only on Legal Bites. [Discuss fundamental breach of contract.] Answer It was a doctrine developed in the 1950s and early 1960s by the Court of Appeal that where one party had committed a fundamental breach of the contract, he was not……...

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