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The Art of Legal Writing: Practicing Lawyers to Successful Professionals

- By Richa Kachhwaha

In today’s sophisticated law practice, lawyers and legal professionals have a challenging twin- task: that of addressing complex subject matter and producing cogent written work with which the reader can connect without getting lost in the legalese. The Art of Legal Writing: Practicing Lawyers to Successful Professionals discusses the interplay between the fundamentals and specific techniques of legal writing and editing. The book covers linguistic and stylistic tools of contract drafting, the art of written advocacy, and writing for businesses in the in-house practice. It also examines the role of technology in legal research and how it is disrupting the practice of law. Techniques of editing and proofreading are the other key takeaways of the book. Diverse set of examples are incorporated throughout the narrative to illustrate the application of various principles and techniques.

The book will be valuable for lawyers (litigation and corporate), in-house legal counsels, law students and academicians.

Praise for the book: “… a commendable work which fills the void of adequate literature on the art of legal writing. It is a must read for both novices and experienced professionals. … This book will equip a professional to master the skill of using words effectively to establish a connect with the reader in the legal context.”

~ M.A. Rashid, Editor and Founder
Author of Ultimate Guide to CLAT and Ultimate Guide to Judicial service Examination

“... Writing is oxygen for lawyers because they write more than any other professional … Buy this and keep it on the top of your book-shelf throughout the 3 or 5 years of your law school and beyond.”

~ Tanuj Kalia, Founding CEO – Lawctopus

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Corporate Law Referencer, Special 5th Anniversary Edition

- By Sumit Pahwa

- Section is the King

- All Circulars, Orders, Rules and Notifications (CORN) including Procedures, FAQs and Judicial Precedents have been placed below the relevant section

- Updated editions every April, keeping a regular tab on all the legislative changes

- 100+ FAQs on burning topics like INC-22A (ACTIVE), Significant Beneficial Owner (SBO), MSME Compliances, DIR-3 KYC, Deposits (DPT-3), Dematerialization of Securities etc.

- Overall 600+ FAQs on grey areas and practical issues

- Quick Referencers containing 100+ procedures and compliance checklists

- 120+ landmark judgments on key issues

- Secretarial Standards on Board Meetings, General Meetings and Dividend

- NCLT and NCLAT Rules 2016

- Format of 100+ non e-Forms

- Limited Liability Partnership Act, 2008 along with Circulars, Rules and Notifications placed under the relevant section

- 17 Quick Reference Tables (QRTs)

- Readers get free e-Book on 100+ Resolutions at www.corporatelawreporter.com

- Readers get complimentary access to the updated Companies Act, 2013 at www.corporatelawreporter.com

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Constitutional Supremacy – A Revisit

- By V Sudhish Pai

Constitutional Supremacy - A Revisit is a collection of essays on the underlying theme of courts, constitutional issues and constitutional adjudication. Institutions and systems are of abiding value in a constitutional democracy which can work only under institutional safeguards. Law is the principal institution through which a society can assert its values. Constitutionalism and the rule of law facilitate a democratic political system. The relation between the various institutions is not only legal but political; the legal and the political processes are intertwined. Constitutional adjudication is, at least to some extent, political. It is and always has to be statecraft. It is also a dynamic interaction between the different branches of government. There has to be a lively discourse in which all this is constantly evaluated and readjusted. While a superficial answer to the question about the Supreme Court’s role is that the Court is for judicial interpretation of the Constitution, a more relevant answer would have to explore the meaning of judicial interpretation. It is necessary and wise to recognize that there can be no legal solution for every problem. The book addresses these issues. 

The author’s efforts at critical examination of constitutional issues and evaluation of public law pronouncements are aimed at the cultivation of constitutionalism. The insights in the book will inspire lawyers, judges, legal academics, students, researchers, policy makers and interested citizens. 

About the Author:

V Sudhish Pai 
is a distinguished lawyer and jurist, and an acclaimed author. His contribution to academics, particularly in the area of critical constitutional analysis, has been substantial and significant. He was a Visiting Chair Professor, Asutosh Mookerjee Chair in WBNUJS, Kolkata and is a resource person at the National Judicial Academy, Bhopal for continuing legal education for judges.

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Law, Justice and Judicial Power: Justice P.N. Bhagwati’s Approach

- By Prof. Mool Chand Sharma

Law, Justice and Judicial Power: Justice P.N. Bhagwati’s Approach is a Festschrift comprising of 24 essays written in the honor of the late Justice P.N. Bhagwati, former Chief Justice of India and contributed by eminent persons cutting across professions and disciplines including former Chief Justices of India and of other countries, sitting Judge of the Apex Court of India, law officers holding constitutional positions, distinguished lawyers, scholars of international repute, Parliamentarians and other policy makers and public statesmen. In their essays, the contributors have recalled, described, assessed and celebrated the contributions of Justice P.N. Bhagwati especially through Constitutional Jurisprudence, transforming Indian Constitution from a paper being treated as a document to a source of power bringing social revolution and converting courts from being used as a forum by repeat players to forum for justice to poor, disadvantaged, minorities and exploited. 

Professor (Dr.) Moolchand Sharma is an established scholar who has worked extensively in the area of Constitutional jurisprudence; Law, Political Economics and development; Law, Politics and Democracy; Poverty and Human Rights jurisprudence. 

List of Contributors: 
1.Justice A K Sikri 
2.Justice (Dr) D Y Chandrachud 
3.Justice M N Venkatachaliah 
4.Justice A M Ahmadi 
5.Justice Michael Kirby 
6.K K Venugopal 
7.Soli J Sorabjee 
8.Prof. (Dr) Upendra Baxi 
9.Prof. N R Madhava Menon 
10.Bibek Debroy 
11.Aparajita Gupta 
12.(Dr) Abhishek Singhvi 
13.(Dr) Shashi Tharoor 
14.Baijayant Panda 
15.Prof. Faizan Mustafa 
16.Aymen Mohammed 
17.Prof. Satish C Shastri 
18.(Dr) Mark Dsouza 
19.M C Mehta 
20.A S Chandhiok 
21.Rupinder Singh Suri 
22.(Dr) Aman Hingorani 
23.Ashok H Desai 
24.Prof. (Dr) Vijender Kumar 
25.Prof. (Dr) S Surya Prakash

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The Commercial Mediation Monograph

- By Sriram Panchu

You fall into a dispute, try to talk it over, perhaps meet for a direct negotiation and when it fails you go into litigation. At which time you have moved into an unfamiliar world, where the decision making is out of your hands, tremendous delay and heavy costs are expected, and where inevitably there will be further damage to relationship between parties. At the end, and along the way, you would have asked your self the question – couldn’t there have been a better way to handle this problem between the two of us. Perhaps there is, now. 

In recent times the legal system has witnessed a revolution of sorts. With mediation firmly in place in the Court set-up, it is time to turn attention to the area of what the author calls private mediation. Mediation is strongly indicated for a wide range of business and commercial disputes. Mediation has a dynamic flexibility which enables its use at multiple stages. The book focuses on commercial mediation in the Indian context. It discusses (i) why mediation, how it works and when to use it; (ii) its advantages & limitations; (iii) the job of the mediator; (iv) participation by the parties to the dispute; (v) the role of lawyers & GCs; and (vi) use in different sectors. 

No matter what the complexity and stakes of the dispute, mediation helps. An amicable settlement is, after all, the best way to end dispute. 

About The Author:
Sriram Panchu commenced practice in 1976 at the Madras High Court and was designated a Senior Advocate in 1996. His field of law practice is constitutional and commercial law. Over the last 20 years, he has been instrumental in bringing mediation into India’s dispute resolution system. In 2005 he set up India’s first court – annexed mediation centre in the Madras High Court, and has gone on to assist the Supreme Court and other High Courts to do so. He has mediated a large number of complex and high-value commercial disputes in India and abroad.

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LIBRA- The Advocate's App (Box Version)

- By VakilSearch Legal Solutions

LIBRA is a legal practice management software for advocates that offers a personalized case portfolio with case history, hearings, daily orders, and more. It has catered to over 20,000 lawyers who are truly happy having digitized their cases. 

  • Digitize your cases in less than 60 seconds with zero data entry!
  • Use the unique subscription code given inside the box while registering to deploy LIBRA Basic for one whole year.
  • LIBRA Basic alerts you on case hearings, gives instant updates on display board, provides personalized causelist data, and keeps you up-to-date on all legal news!
  • This self-starter kit lets you ease your practice at as low as Rs.3 per day! Use LIBRA for smart legal practice.

Price - INR 1499/-. Special Introductory Price - INR 999/- till September 28, 2018. (Prices inclusive of all taxes)

Customers' Speak: 

"The best automation tool lawyers of our century should use." - JAYANT JAIBHAVE - Advocate

"I completely run my law practice through LIBRA. It has been amazing!" - ANIRUDH KRISHNAN - Advocate

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Software Protection: Licensing & IPR Laws

- By Asheeta Regidi

Coverage Includes: 

  • Thematic commentary on the areas of software copyright, software patent and software licensing laws.
  • Discusses the various forms of legal and contractual protection available against software rights infringement.
  • Examines the influence of international laws on the evolving jurisprudence in India.
  • Analyses relevant Indian and International Case Law.
  • Explains the concepts of free and open licensing, copyleft. enforceability of e-contracts including shrink-wrap and browse-wrap agreements.

Examines relative provisions of Information Technology Act, 2000; Indian Copyright Act, 1957; Patents Act, 1970; and India Contract Act, 1872.

About the Author:

Asheeta is a consultant specializing in Indian and international technology, privacy and cyber laws. She is a Certified Information Privacy Professional (CIPP/E, CIPP/A), and a Member of the International Association of Privacy Professionals. She provides consultation to clients, law firms and companies on matters relating to intellectual property rights in relation to software, software licensing, as well as free and open source licensing. Asheeta regularly contributes articles in her fields of specialization that have been published in the media. Asheeta read law at Government Law College, Mumbai (BLS, LLB), and is a Member of the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa. She also holds qualifications in cyber laws and cyber-crime investigation from the Asian School of Cyber Laws.

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DECODING SECTION 5 - Analysis of scope of total income under Income Tax Act, 1961

- By H Padamchand Khincha & K K Chythanya

Decoding Section 5 by H Padamchand Khincha and K K Chythanya provides an in-depth analysis on Section 5 of Income tax Act, 1961 and discusses its interplay with other provisions of the Act. Largely untouched by legislative amendments, the authors of the book have attempted to peel through years of judicial exposition on the provision and adopt a fresh and unfettered approach. The authors dig deep with their research, to analyze many terms used in the legislation, which are sometimes used inter-changeably or which are bandied about without full appreciation.

The difference between Receipt and Accrual of Income has long been a bone of contention between the tax collector and tax payer. The true import and wider ramifications of “receipt”, “accrual” and “deemed accrual” are succinctly explained, as also the genesis of Double Taxation Avoidance Laws. The celebrated decision of the Apex court in Vodafone case, which also exposits concepts of accrual and deemed accrual have been explained in a manner which would be appreciated both by tax practitioners as well as a layman.

The book would be an asset in any library and it is recommended in classrooms too for a better understanding of Section 5 of the Income Tax Act, 1961, which are the pillars of the Act.

Excerpt from Foreword by Arvind P Datar, Senior Advocate:

"After reading this book, I realized how essential it was for every tax practitioner to periodically go back to the basics and revisit the fundamentals of tax law… Padamchand and Chythanya have literally brought sections 4 and 5 to life… It is necessary that every person dealing with the Act has a copy of this book. It should not only adorn one’s bookshelf, but all of us must also make it a point to read it periodically…"

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International Parental Child Abduction

- By Vijay K Sondhi

The Author possesses a vast experience in Corporate and Commercial disputes, Litigation and ADR. He specializes in Criminal Law, more particularly White Collar Crimes, International crime syndicates, Extradition and Frauds, Anti-Piracy and anti-Counterfeiting. He is also proficient in cross border enforcement of decrees and awards.

He has extensive experience in disputes pertaining to both domestic and international jurisdictions. He has advised on debt recovery, banking & financial issues, commercial & corporate disputes and real estate, in various Courts all over India, and has also looked after interests of numerous clients in International Courts / Forums / Arbitral Tribunals including USA, UK, EU, UAE, Singapore and Hong Kong.

The book deals with the issue of relocation or removal of child/children by one parent to another territory, without the consent of the other parent owing to their matrimonial discord. At the international platform, the issue of wrongful removal of a child has been duly addressed by the act on Civil Aspects of International Child Abduction, 1980, and Hague Convention. This book discusses the extent of applicability of the law in India and the way ahead, while discussing case studies to analyse the current position in India.

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Practical Guide to Drafting Commercial Contracts

Bhumesh Verma

Practical Guide to Drafting Commercial Contracts by Bhumesh Verma is a concise practical guide for lawyers as well as non-lawyers. Legal drafting is an art. A good draftsman must factor a number of practical aspects to ensure an effective agreement. A well-drafted contract can serve the exact purpose and ensure optimum protection of the parties’ interests and would rarely lead to disputes. Even if the parties are at dispute, a well-drafted contract is a strong tool to ensure the wronged party has the correct set of remedies. Therefore, the importance of good contract drafting skills cannot be underestimated. This book guides the reader on minute concepts and contains templates of most frequently used contracts. 

Key Features:

 Practical guidance for acquiring good contract drafting skills

 Simple language of the book ensures its utility even for non-lawyers
      involved with contract drafting and reviewing.

 Templates to help the reader get a fair guidance on drafting

 Examples making it easier for the reader to grasp the concept