Submissions to the Law Commission on regulation of the legal profession in India

Reports by Judicial Reform · September 26, 2016
Author(s): Ameen Jauhar, Kritka Vohra and Sumathi Chandrashekaran

The Supreme Court of India, in its judgment in Mahipal Singh Rana v. State of UP, directed the Law Commission of India to review and make recommendations  for enhancing the regulatory framework for the legal profession in India. To this effect, the Law Commission of India issued a notice seeking comments on the regulation of the legal profession, from the public as well as the concerned stakeholders.

The Judicial Reforms’ Initiative of Vidhi has prepared a paper, identifying the broad areas warranting a regulatory overhaul, and proposing suggestions for enacting and implementing these legislative and institutional reforms.

Download the submissions on regulation of the legal profession in India


About Ameen Jauhar:

Ameen is a Senior Resident Fellow at Vidhi, and is leading advocacy for the JALDI mission, which is a collaboration between Vidhi and Tata Trust. His work at Vidhi deals with judicial reforms and access to justice issues in India. Ameen is interested in furthering evidence-based policy, following which he recently completed his master’s programme from the Institute of Education (University College London), focusing on the use of research evidence in policy processes, and was awarded an MSc. with an overall distinction. Before this, he completed his undergraduate legal studies from the W.B. National University of Juridical Sciences [B.A. LL.B. (Hons.)] in 2012. Prior to Vidhi, Ameen worked at J. Sagar Associates, in the firm’s regulatory and policy team. He has practised in the Supreme Court of India, the Delhi High Court, and numerous tribunals. Link to full bio


About Kritka Vohra:


About Sumathi Chandrashekaran:

Sumathi Chandrashekaran is a lawyer working in the field of public policy. She has previously worked at Vidhi as a Senior Resident Fellow and led our Judicial Reforms Vertical. Sumathi has completed her LLB from Delhi University, and a post-graduate course in public policy from Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, National University of Singapore.