Indian Legal System

Indian Legal System

ABOLITION OF DUAL JUDICIAL SYSTEM

ABOLITION OF DUAL JUDICIAL SYSTEM The 1857 revolt/mutiny opened the eyes of the British Parliament to the corrupt administration of the Company and to the total lack and complete dissatisfaction of…

THE ADALAT SYSTEM

THE ADALAT SYSTEM In 1765, the company entered into an agreement with the Emperor whereby it obtained the diwani of the three provinces of the Bengal, Bihar and Orissa. In Warren Hastings prepared …

THE ADVOCATES ACT, 1961

THE ADVOCATES ACT, 1961 To implement the recommendations of the All India Bar Committee (fully endorsed by fourteenth Report of the Law Commission in 1955), the Advocates Act, one thousand nine hun…

ESTABLISHMENT OF HIGH COURTS

ESTABLISHMENT OF HIGH COURTS In one thousand eight hundred sixty one, the British Parliament passed the Indian High Courts Act which provided for the establishment of the High Courts at the Preside…

NYAYA PANCHAYATS

NYAYA PANCHAYATS The village panchayats constitute very old and traditional/administrative institution in India. With the decline of Mughal empire and advent of British power, this institution lost…

GROWTH OF LEGAL PROFESSION IN INDIA

GROWTH OF LEGAL PROFESSION IN INDIA The complex legal system of today cannot exist without its experts. A lawyer is a person who possesses expert knowledge of law and has practical skill in its wor…

THE LEGAL SERVICES AUTHORITIES ACT, 1987

THE LEGAL SERVICES AUTHORITIES ACT, 1987 The Legal Services Authorities Act, 1987, was enacted to give a statutory base to legal aid programmes throughout the country on a uniform pattern. The Act …

REFORMS OF CORNWALLIS

REFORMS OF CORNWALLIS The Governor -Generalship of Lord Cornwallis (1786-1793) constitutes a very remarkable and a highly creative period in Indian legal history. He thoroughly reorganised the judi…

THE MAYOR’S COURT

THE MAYOR’S COURT The charter of 1726 provided for the establishment of a corporation in each presidency town. The charter is considered to be an important landmark in the history of legal sy…