Introduction The case of Shilpa Sailesh vs Varun Sreenivasan marks a significant milestone in the annals of Indian family law, heralding a paradigm shift in the judiciary’s approach to marital disputes and the dissolution of marriage. The case originated from a deeply contested matrimonial dispute between Shilpa Sailesh and Varun Sreenivasan, both parties embroiled in Continue reading
Beginning with the acceptance of Cornelia Sorabji into the Allahabad High court in 1921 to rehearse as an advocate, the Indian legal system has come up a long way since India’s independence. Officially, after the Legal Practitioners’ (Women) Act of 1923 was passed, the restrictions on Indian women practising law were abolished. At least on paper, allowing female advocates access to the Indian courts.