Category: Legal Services Authorities Act/Lok Adalats

Institution of Ombudsman-A Legislative and Judicial Outlook

By Sumit and Oshoneesh Waghmare, NALSAR University of Law, Hyderabad, Telangana  Editor’s note:  An ombudsman is a public advocate who is usually appointed by the government, with a significant degree of independence, and is charged with representing the interests of the public by investigating and addressing complaints of maladministration or […]

The Indian Legal Service Market And GATS

By Amrit Subhadarsi, KIIT School of Law, Bhuvaneshwar “EDITOR’S NOTE:- This piece analyses the prospect of liberalization of the Indian legal service market in light of India’s international commitments under the General Agreement on Trade and Services( GATS). The Advocates Act,1961 and the Bar Council Of India Rules have placed […]

Lok Adalats

By Oyshee Gupta (CNLU Patna ) & Suhaas Arora (RGNUL, Patiala)  “EDITOR’S NOTE:- This piece discusses the dispute resolution mechanism that is known as Lok Adalats. Instituted under the Legal Services Authorities Act of 1987, Lok Adalats beckon the bright future of alternate dispute resolutions in India.The institution has attracted […]

Criminal Cases and ADR

By Rahul Deo, CNLU Patna Editors Note: Courts are overburdened with the cases. It is the temptation that has led the legislature to incorporate the concept of Plea Bargaining in India and hopefully the result will be satisfying in many aspects. The author, in this paper seeks to evaluate this […]