Avishikta Chattopadhyay

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Contract of Bailment in our day-to-day Life

A “contract of bailment” is not just a legal term. In our day to day life, knowingly or unknowingly, we enter into several contracts of bailment. This article helps readers identify the various types of contracts of bailment. Introduction For a law student, it is essential to distinguish between normal contracts and contracts of bailment. Understanding bailment and… Read More »

Book Review: 10 Judgments that changed India

The book ’10 Judgments that changed India’ is published Penguin Classics in the year 2013. It is a narrative of the evolution of the Indian judiciary reestablishing its power to transform the story. About the author Authored by one of the best corporate lawyers in the country, Zia Mody is the daughter of the revered Soli S. Sorabjee.… Read More »

How to Prepare for CLAT

This article “How to Prepare for CLAT” discusses the preparation of CLAT subject-wise. CLAT is an aptitude based test where the ability of a student is tested. Therefore one should focus on increasing one’s aptitude and not merely cram for successfully cracking CLAT. Students appearing for their higher secondary examination have to balance both their examinations with utmost… Read More »

Meaning and Scope of Mediation

Meaning and Scope of Mediation | Overview Meaning of Mediation Features of Mediation Confidentiality Voluntary Non-Coercive Non-Aggressive Sustains Good Relationship Information Scope of Mediation Mediation has transcended boundaries and has traversed various fields related to law. This article deals with Meaning and Scope of Mediation. I. Meaning of Mediation “Mediation” is also a well-known term and it denotes… Read More »

Introduction to Arbitration and Conciliation Act

The Arbitration and Conciliation act 1996 states that “it is an act to consolidate and amend the law relating to domestic arbitration, international commercial arbitration and enforcement of foreign arbitral awards as also to define the law relating to conciliation and for matters connected therewith or incidental thereto”. Introduction Alternative dispute resolution (ADR; known in some countries, such… Read More »

Requirements of Efficient Arbitrators/ Mediators/Conciliators

Requirements of Efficient Arbitrators/ Mediators/Conciliators | Overview Compassion Qualified Experience Understanding Counsellor Objective Patience Temperament Impartiality Licensing Trustworthy Punctuality Optimistic This article discusses the requirements of efficient arbitrators /mediators/conciliators. Arbitrators, Conciliators, Mediators have a very important role to play in the resolution of disputes in out-of-court resolution techniques. They act as moderators and are expected to have few… Read More »

Bailment: Concept And Definition

This article explains the bailment concept and definition. Bailment is a special type of contract found in Sections 148 – 181 of the Indian Contract Act 1872. Section 148 of the Indian contract act defines bailment as “ the delivery of goods by one person to another for some purpose, upon a contract that they shall, when the… Read More »

Role Play in Mediation Procedure

Role Play in Mediation Procedure | Overview Roleplay of Mediator Introductory sentence Setting of agenda Finding the common ground Facilitating conversation Roleplay of Negotiators Bargaining Method given by FISHER/URY Analyzing BATNA Considering ZOPA Importance of role play Implementation of Theory Skill Development Realistic Encourages further Participation This article discusses the role play in the mediation procedure. Theoretical knowledge… Read More »

Meaning and Scope of Conciliation

Meaning and Scope of Conciliation | Overview Scope International Indian Context Advantages of Conciliation This article discusses the meaning and scope of conciliation. It may be noted that conciliation is an art of consistent persuasion and has little to do with passing judgments to expedite the process.[1] Conciliation is a type of Alternative Dispute Resolution wherein the parties… Read More »