Medical Negligence

A FRATERNITY UNDER THREAT By-Willson T. Mathew Advocate “Complaints of medical negligence have increased by 30%-40% over the past five years and each case takes at least a few years to be investigated,” says Dr Girish Tyagi, member, Delhi Medical Council (DMC), which has the mandate to probe medical negligence cases. It gets 20 to 25 […]

Summary Suits

By Varoon Biyani, 2nd Semester, Amity Law School, Noida Intern at Counsel Quest Summary suits require an introduction to ordinary people. Speaking in layman terms, these genre of suits are league different from the regular suits. An easy way to understand it is that ‘summary’ means ‘something short and to the point’, and it is in […]

Arbitration vs. Commercial Courts

By Varoon Biyani, 2nd Semester, Amity Law School, Noida Intern at Counsel Quest To understand this topic, we need to understand what is arbitration and the jurisdiction of commercial courts over certain category of disputes. ADR which stands for Alternate dispute resolution, are the methods which are used for out of the court settlements. ADR has […]

Commercial Courts Act, 2015 ‘Not Applicable

Whether a suit  initiated as a commercial suit is maintainable under the Act of 2015 has to be tested by going through the provisions of the Commercial Courts, Commercial Division And Commercial Appellate Division Of High Courts Act, 2015 (hereinafter addressed as the Commercial Courts Act / Act of 2015), especially Section 2 (1) (c) […]

Sexual Harassment and the Reputation Risk

One of the biggest issues in corporate India is trust. With corporate governance taking center stage, reputation risk has become an issue as every single action of Corporate India comes under scrutiny by media and social media. The fine balancing act of Compliance versus trust is an issue which is as old as corporate India. […]

It’s the small things that Matter

Most organizations today are aware of the laws around prevention of sexual harassment and the various mandatory compliances and trainings involved in that. The need for an Internal Committee is also well established. However, no matter how many laws and acts we bring in, change happens when the management buys into it and believes in […]

POSH during COVID

One of the biggest realities of 2020 is the Coronavirus pandemic. Apart from the devastation it has caused on the physical health and economic front, it was completely upended a lot of processes, systems, and established norms across corporate India. As we get used to working from home, Zoom, Microsoft Teams, or Google Meet, etc […]

POSH Act 2013

Globalization and the rapid growth of the information technology sector have brought a significant change in the status of women around the globe. However, with a rapid increase in the number of women entering the country’s workforce every year, instances of sexual harassment at the workplace have been on the rise. A safe workplace is […]

Delhi High Court Imposes Cost on a Woman for False Sexual Harassment Plea

In Anita Suresh vs. Union of India & Ors. decided by Delhi High Court on July 9, 2019, where the Petitioner sought directions from the court to put retirement benefits of the Respondent on hold, to initiate independent inquiry against him and to prosecute him. The Petitioner had filed a complaint against the Respondent on July 8, […]