Join us at the Law Society on Thursday 18 June for a panel discussion with an Indian Supreme Court judge on the current climate and developments in India, followed by a networking reception. 

We will be joined by the Honourable Mr Justice V.S. Sirpurkar

Justice Sirpurkar, currently part of the Competition Appellate Tribunal, is a retired Supreme Court Judge.

He practised in constitutional and criminal matters in the High Nagpur Court and was elected as a Joint Secretary and Secretary of the High Court Bar Association, Nagpur. He was twice elected as a Member of Maharashtra Bar Council in 1985 and 1991, and then was elevated as a Judge of Bombay High Court in 1992. He was also in charge of the Judicial Officers Training Institute, Nagpur, as a Visiting Judge.

In 1997, he transferred to the Madras High Court where as Senior Judge he also held the post of ‘Executive Chairman’ of the Tamil Nadu State Legal Services Authority. He was instrumental in starting the Judicial Academy at Madras.

In July 2004, he was elevated as Chief Justice of the High Court of Uttaranchal, and from July 2004 to March 2005 he held the office of Chief Justice of the High Court of Uttaranchal. During this time he started a Judicial Academy called “Ujala”. He also co-opted as a Member of the Legal Education Committee of the Bar Council of India, New Delhi. From 2004 to 2007 he served as a Member of the Governing Council of the India Law Institute, New Delhi. 

In March 2005 he assumed Office of the Chief Justice of the High Court of Calcutta, on transfer from High Court of Uttaranchal at Nainital. During this time he started a Judicial Academy in West Bengal and became a member of the General Council of West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences, Kolkata. He was nominated by the Bar Council of India to the General Council of the National Law School of India University, Bangalore, for a term ending on July 28, 2007. In January 2007 he was elevated to Supreme Court of India. He is a life member of the World Wild Life Fund.

If you’re interested in attending this event please register here.    

Format of event


15:00 - 15:30

Regestration and refreshments


Start of event

15:30 - 15:40

Opening remarks by Law Society President, Andrew Caplen

15:40 -16:40

Presentations and panel discussion

16:40 - 17:00

Questions and answers

17:00 - 17:05

Closing remarks

17:05 - 18:00

Drinks and networking

 For more information about the Law Society’s work in India, and how we can help you, contact Gerwin De Boer ( or Sonam Khan (