Hon'ble Justice Judge Protik Prakash Banerjee passes away


Calcutta High Court Justice Judge ProtikProkash Banerjee (51 years) passed away on Friday morning due to heart failure.

Early life:

He was born to late Mukul Prokash Banerjee, Senior Advocate Calcutta High Court and late Lekha Banerjee, Advocate Calcutta High Court, on 1st June 1969.  He studied in Calcutta Boys’ School and pursued his legal education from Hazra law College in 1994. 

Career:

He enrolled at the bar on January 25th1995 and started practising in Calcutta HC.  He was a guest lecturer at West Bengal National University of Juridical Sciences.  He was appointed as the Junior standing Counsel of Government of West Bengal in the year 2011. He was also appointed as the President of Calcutta High Court Bar Association.  Later on20th September 2017 he became the Judge of Calcutta High Court.

Awards and honour:

  • He received the best speaker award at the Indian Law Institute Annual Debate of 2007
  • The Advocate General's Trophy for the most outstanding Emerging Lawyer by the Indian Law Institute (West Bengal Unit) in 2009
  • He is the first advocate in India to have won a judgment in favour of his client that an arbitrator under the Arbitration and Conciliation Act 1996 is amenable to jurisdiction under Article 227 of the Constitution of India.   
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