This is a legal guide written in accordance with Indian Law but it may generally be correct for all countries following Anglo-Saxon laws. Further, succession to immovable properties situated in India, shall be regulated by Indian Laws, irrespective of the domicile of such person. In other words, foreigners who own immovable assets in India, shall have to confirm to Indian Laws to make a legally competent and operative Will. This book is intended to act only as a brief introduction to the laws relating to Wills and is not intended to replace legal advice from a competent practitioner of law. This book is intended to remove doubts and myths about Wills which are compounded by free misinformation available on the Internet either as a web page or guide-lines in pdf format. The target readers are law students and amateur beginners who wish to draft their own Will. Various specimen of Wills are also included with the book. It is however strongly advised that after drafting a Will in accordance with this book, do consult a Lawyer of your choice and get it vetted from him/her. Caution: This book is generally applicable to Hindus, Sikh, Jain etc. domiciled in India. Most part of this Book may not be applicable to Indian Christians, Muslims and Parsees who are governed by separate customary law. It also do not apply to armymen, airmen and marines who are entitled to execute privileged (oral) Wills.
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Advocates Act, 1961 governs the legal profession in India. According to this law there are two classes of lawyers entitled to practice law in India i.e. advocates and Senior Advocates. The Act has provisions for entry into profession as well as discipline and exit from profession. All the three aspects are looked after by the Bar councils created under the Act which is a body of lawyers themselves. Bar Council also frames the Code of Conduct and Rules of Professional Ethics to be followed by every practicing lawyer. This book contains a specific chapter on Professional Ethics covering material from all over the Globe.
Commentary on Advocates Act is among the bestsellers which was first published in hard print in 2001 and sold out. Republished again in 2004 and sold out. It is presently available in eBook format.
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Every remedy has a time period within which it can be invoked. This is called limitation. Law of Limitation deals with limitation period to start a legal remedy in India:
Every remedy has a period of limitation within which it can be invoked. The right to seek relief is extinguished after the period of limitation. In India the statute of limitation is called as Limitation Act which was enacted in the year 1963. Though Act of 1963 is not the exclusive as remedies provided before various Tribunals under different statutes are governed by limitation under that statute yet the principles laid down in the cases decided in respect of Limitation Act would apply to those statutes as well. This book covers the Limitation Act, 1963 and also the selected leading judgments of Supreme Court of India and Various High Courts of India. Wherever possible live links to judgments are provided. The book being in the form of digest is easily comprehensible by lawyers and laymen alike.
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Corporate law in India is no less complex than any other country governed by Anglo Saxon laws. Parliament of India has enacted a new law called Companies Act, 2013 which has consolidated many previous laws into one code. It also recognizes many institutions which were in existence but were not recognized by previous law of 1956. This opuscule of Company Law in India though aimed at students and practitioners starting their career, would be equally helpful for a quick reference to relevant provision or procedure. A complete index right in the beginning can be used to access to relevant chapters and the topics dealt therein. The chapters have been created with the view of enhancing knowledge rather than merely passing law exams, as most of existing books aim at. This kindle edition has been deliberately kept concise by covering all important topics in detail and other topics briefly. This is the first part of the hopefully two books series. Please download a sample or use preview to read the preface titled “Why buy this book?” in the beginning. This part contains chapters from History of Company Law, its evolution, registration, management, issue of securities etc.
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Crime investigation and trial of offences in India is governed by Criminal Procedure Code, 1973. Offences governed by Indian Penal Code 1860 besides other specialised laws e.g. Narcotics Drugs and Psychotropic Substances Act, 1985. Evidence of witnesses during trial is to be evaluated on the touch stone of Evidence Act, 1872. Children and Juvenile have special law called JJ Act. Prison Conditions are governed by Prisons Act.
Apart from above legislations, there are numerous directions, guidelines and cautions by Supreme Court to protect the personal liberty, human rights and human dignity under article 21 of the Constitution of India.
This book is an attempt to assimilate basic knowledge from all these sources so as to assist in each stage of criminal proceedings starting with crime investigation, bail, trial and even after the conviction and sentencing of a person.
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India is the only living ancient civilization which will soon be the most populous country in the World. Corruption remains India’s biggest problem. In last about 72 years since India’s independence, numerous laws and authorities have been created by India to deal with the menace of corruption.
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Even though several Chief Ministers, Ministers, Officials etc. are serving sentences of imprisonment in different prisons, the menace of corruption has not subsided. Since 2014 the India may have improved it’s transparency rating but this does not change the ground realities of laws and enforcement authorities which are placed in a precarious flip flop course.
Law of Joint Property, it’s Ownership and Partition:
Right to own property in India dates back mythologically to over 5000 years and if we go by ancient scriptures, at least 2000 years. If Indians call their country motherland, they call the land they own, as their mother; the provider of all needs, from nourishment to shelter. In other words the attachment to land is a matter of emotion and not purely of law. It is for this reason, the British Government as the colonial rulers over India in 1893, enacted a unique law called Partition Act, 1893. This law along with other laws and the ancient principles of Hindu Law govern the ownership of property which is owned by by more than one person. This book deals with all the nuances of law relating to ownership, enjoyment and partition of this property including the principles on which the property can be forced to be sold by public auction by court.
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India follows it’s own law against obscenity. This is an Opuscule of Law of Obscenity in India:
The aim of this opusculum is to apprise the law against obscenity as it happens around the globe while comparing it with Indian laws and its interpretation. These initial chapters would clinch the subject of obscenity. For advanced readers the detailed analysis of judgements with its citations would be of special interest. This book is a part of series aimed at students and common people interested in understanding the relevant law while also going into a mild debate that is required from a Legal Commentary.
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This book on Professional Ethics in Legal Profession in India can also be called as Model Code of Conduct for lawyers. It is an attempt too reconcile the various precedents and various sources including personal views and rules framed by various bodies. Continue reading “An ebook on professional ethics for Lawyers”→
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Law governing legal profession in India.
Advocates Act, 1961 governs the legal profession in India. According to it there are two classes of lawyers entitled to practice law in India i.e. Advocates and Senior Advocates. The Act has provisions for entry into profession as well as discipline and exit from profession. All the three aspects are looked after by the Bar Councils created under the Act which is a body of lawyers themselves. Bar Council also frames the Code of Conduct and Rules of Professional Ethics to be followed by every practicing lawyer. This book contains lucid commentary on all aspects of Advocates Act, 1962. This ebook also contains a specific chapter on Professional Ethics covering material from all over the Globe.