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Articles by BAPOO M. MALCOLM

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Why Lawyers Charge the Way They Do!

  BAPOO M. MALCOLM   18 May 2017 at 12:37

We wrote about judges not necessarily knowing all the laws, and got quite a bit of flak. No matter. At least, we are being read. The third editorial in daily newspapers has, historically, been a tongue-in-cheek offering. While many a truth is hidden ..

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Put a Price on Frivolous Litigation

  BAPOO M. MALCOLM   03 May 2017 at 12:47

Maybe, just maybe, the courts are listening to what Moneylife (and Lawyersclubindia)has been saying for years. That the backlog facing the judicial system stems mainly from the frivolous litigations and malicious prosecutions, rather persecutions, th ..

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No, Sir, It's Not Mine!

  BAPOO M. MALCOLM   10 April 2017 at 13:09

"I swear, I don�t even know her." We have seen it before. The most recent denials being that of a politician and a footballer. DNA is proving many errant, rich hedonists, to be the lawfully-conceiving paters. Now it�s, �Hi ..

Posted in Others  2 comments |   754 Views

Death on the roads

  BAPOO M. MALCOLM   21 March 2017 at 14:05

Express highways, freeways, sea links, flyovers, tunnels, monorails or metros. The need for speed never seems to end. If bigger is better, Faster is best. So many people Are laid to rest. Here is a story I never tire of repeating, even years after m ..

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Section 482 is not to be used lightly

  BAPOO M. MALCOLM   25 February 2017 at 12:20

�We will go to the High Court�! It is wise to think twice before embarking on that journey. It can spoil your case. What exactly Section 482 of The Code of Criminal Procedure, 1973, is, should be spelt out first. �Section 482� ..

Posted in Constitutional Law  2 comments |   662 Views

Trap, Not Tempt, a Criminal

  BAPOO M. MALCOLM   24 January 2017 at 11:11

This has to be the horror story of the year. American justice gone Wild West. And a sensible appellate court to the rescue. Readers will recall an article in Moneylife, titled “Is Trapping and Entrapment the Same?”. Trapping is right and ..

Posted in Others  4 comments |   560 Views

Boorish Behaviour: Courtesy Brief-holders

  BAPOO M. MALCOLM   27 December 2016 at 11:45

Do not doubt the veracity of what follows, the author has personally witnessed each incident. All are true, unfortunately so. You be the judge. a) An advocate, caught in a collusive suit, loses his temper, points to his co-defending attorney and shou ..

Posted in Others  8 comments |   348 Views

Smart Man, Smarter Wife

  BAPOO M. MALCOLM   19 December 2016 at 11:44

Marriages are made in Heaven, money in courts, currency notes in mints and acrimony in homes. Hell is made when all of them meet. Mr. and Mrs. Seal were involved in a divorce case, in a Kolkata family court. The man was asked to pay an amount to his ..

Posted in Others  3 comments |   896 Views

Ethics in the Legal Profession

  BAPOO M. MALCOLM   15 December 2016 at 10:55

A nasty joke, on the net, asked the question: �What is the difference between a lawyer and a leech?� Said it had something to do with Draculan haemel-imbibing practices. Two out of three, maybe 99 out of 100, will applaud. One can almost ..

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Faith and Hope Vs the World

  BAPOO M. MALCOLM   12 November 2016 at 12:32

Whom can you trust? It varies from family to family, depending on the gross worth—of both, the family estate and the grossness of its members. The larger the pile, the greater the tensions at base camp. We can expect fights unto death, in the f ..

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