Showing posts with label Advocate. Show all posts
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Tuesday, June 20, 2017

SC stays NGT order on demolition of resorts in Kasauli

Supreme Court on Friday stayed the National Green Tribunal (NGT) order directing demolition of five resorts in Kasauli in Himachal Pradesh, which were either constructed or expanded without adequate approvals from authorities.

Although a bench of Justices R K Agrawal and Sanjay Kishan Kaul said the resort owners had to justify construction without approval from local authorities, but granted interim stay on the NGT order. 

The NGT had on May 30 directed Bird's View Resort, Chelsea Resorts, Hotel Pine View, Narayani Guest House and Nilgiri Hotel to demolish their "unauthorised structures". The tribunal had also directed the resorts to pay up for the environmental destruction caused by them. The Bird's View Hotel was directed to pay an environmental compensation of Rs 5 lakh while Chelsea Resorts, Hotel Pine View, Narayani Guest House were directed to pay Rs 7 lakh each. Nilgiri hotel was directed to pay Rs 10 lakh.

"We direct that the unauthorised and illegal construction raised in violation of the planning laws affecting environment, ecology and natural resources adversely, should be demolished in terms of the provisions of the NGT Act of 2010," the NGT had said.

The tribunal had passed the order on a plea filed by Society for Preservation of Kasauli and its Environs (SPOKE) alleging that Bird's View Hotel added a 3-storey structure adjoining the existing building without obtaining prior approval from Town & Country Planner (TCP) and Chelsea Resorts made four building blocks instead of two approved by the TCP.

It had alleged that Hotel Pine View constructed a 7-storey structure in two inter-connecting building blocks as against only three storey in one block that was approved. Narayani Guest House constructed a 6-storey building as against the approval of three storey, while Nilgiri Hotel constructed four extra storeys, it had contended before the tribunal.

Saturday, April 27, 2013

Legal Attorney Advice - Points to Remember

Dealing with lawyers can be quite the headache when you yourself have never done it before. Sometimes, you may not even determine what they’re saying. However, if you use the methods you may discover ways to efficiently keep in touch with your lawyer. 

Research your lawyer completely. Carefully have a look at their training and work experience. Make sure special attention is paid by you to how they manage your practice. If they struggle managing their practice, then that is a sure sign that they’ll probably struggle handling your case.

Locating a good lawyer is a lot of work. Some time should be put by you apart to do some research and give your self a few weeks to compare different choices. Meet different attorneys to have estimates and request advice. You shouldn’t expect you’ll look for a quality lawyer straight away.

You’ve worked with in the past if you need legal help, don’t always use the lawyer. You may need a certain type of attorney, somebody who specializes in the type of case you are associated with. Do not worry, though. A specialist is not fundamentally high priced, so you should really be able to manage what you need.

Remember, a good lawyer works hard on your case. If they’re working with multiple clients, but they should give you regular changes, speak to you often and continue to have your absolute best interests at heart no real matter what.

You do not want an arrogant attorney, you want a confident one. An outcome can be matter how good they are guaranteed by no lawyer, no. Your lawyer is wanted by you to be confident they can build a strong case to represent you, however not so arrogant to believe that they cannot lose.

Those people who are wanting to determine a lawyer to hire would be smart to conduct an interview. It is important that you talk with any possible lawyers so that you can gauge their experience level and what they can do for you. It will also allow you to develop a report with whoever you end up engaging.

Make an effort to fit the company that you choose with the significance of the specific situation that you are in. You will wish to have a big organization by your side, if you are in a significant emergency.

A good idea to remember if you’re going to be dealing with an attorney in a criminal case is to be completely honest. For legal reasons, whatever you say to your attorney must remain secret. Telling the facts will also give your lawyer the most effective shot at winning your case.

Tell your lawyer everything. Lawyers are bound by confidentiality policies, even at initial consultations, therefore don’t hold back. Withholding information will simply make your lawyer’s job tougher and might even damage your case. So that you can do the best job possible, your lawyer needs every one of the information regarding your situation.

Make sure you understand the costs associated with a particular attorney beforehand. You need to consider what you are able to afford, before you even begin the process of seeking someone out. Discuss the payment plan and fees, as you call different attorneys. Do not be surprised later on!

Any initial meeting or conversation with legal counsel should include four important issues that you question them. Could be the lawyer experienced in your particular form of situation? Do they cost flat rates or hourly fees? Simply how much do they estimate the total cost is going to be? Just how long will this take to completely solve?

Ensure before hiring legal counsel that work allows you to review all of the charges and expenses. Make certain you know his hourly fee, in addition to the fee for every single one of his office staff, if you are paying your attorney by the hour.

If you have been faced with a crime, are in an accident or think you need legal help, you need to employ an attorney. The total amount of time that you wait to create this choice could be an important factor. You intend to have someone on your side that knows what the law states as quickly as possible.

Monday, July 30, 2012

Limitation Act - Time for Appeal

Law relating to limitation is incorporated in the Limitation Act 1963 which prescribes different periods of limitation for suits, petition or applications. The act applies to all civil proceedings and some special criminal proceedings which can be taken in the court of law unless its application is excluded by any enactment. The Act extends to whole of India except the state of Jammu and Kashmir. The statutes of limitation are based on the principles of public policy which diligence and to prevent oppression.
The Law of limitation bars the remedy in a court of law only when the period of limitation has expired, but it does not extinguish the right that it cannot be enforced by judicial process. Thus if a claim is satisfied outside the court of law after the expiry of period of limitation, that is not illegal.
The intention of the law of limitation is, not to give right where there is not one, but to interpose a bar after a certain period to a suit to enforce an existing right. The object is to compel litigants to be diligent in seeking remedies in court of law by prohibiting stale claims. It is to help the bona fide claimant and to prevent fraud being practiced by people upon innocent persons by keeping action hanging on them for a long time.
Computation of the period of Limitation
The Courts in India are bound by the specific provisions of the limitation Act and are not permitted to move outside the ambit of these provisions. The Act prescribed the period of limitation in Articles in schedule to the Act. In the articles of the schedule to the limitation Act. columns 1,2, and 3 must read together to give harmonious meaning and construction.
Bar of Limitation
Sec 3 of the Act provides that any suit, appeal or application if made beyond the prescribed period of limitation, it is the duty of the court not to proceed with such suits irrespective of the fact whether the plea of limitation has been setup in defence or not. The provision of sec 3 are mandatory. The court can suo  motu take note. The effect of sec 3 not to deprive the court of is jurisdiction. Therefore, decision of a court allowing a suit which had been instituted after the period prescribed is not vitiated for want of jurisdiction.
Extension of Time in Certain Cases
Doctrine of sufficient cause
Sec 5 allows the extension of prescribed period in certain cases on sufficient cause being shown for the delay. This is known as doctrine of “Sufficient cause” for condonation of delay which is embodied in sec 5 of the Limitation Act. 1963. Sec 5 provides that any application other than application under provision of order XXI of the code of civil procedure 1908 may admitted after the period of limitation if the appellant satisfies the court that he had sufficient cause for not preferring the appeal. However it must be a cause which is beyond the control of the party.
Person under legal disability
Section 6 is an enabling section to enable persons under disability to exercise their legal rights within a certain time. Section 7 supplements section 6,section 8 controls these section, which served as an exception  to sec 6 and 7. The combined effect of section 6 and 8 is that where the prescribed limit expires before the cessation of disability, for instance, before the attainment of majority, the minor will no doubt be entitled fresh period of limitation.
Computation of period of limitation:

i)  Section 12 to 24 deals with computation of period limitation. As per section 12 the day to be excluded in computing period is the day from which the period is to be reckoned and the time requisite for obtaining a copy of decree shall be excluded.

ii)  Time which leave to sue or appeal as a pauper is applied for also excluded.

iii)  The time which a suit or application stayed by an injunction and the continuance of the injunction and the time taken for obtaining sanction or consent.

Divorce by mutual consent

i) A separation of one year before filing the case please note that actual physical separation is not required, even if both parties are sleeping in the same bedroom they can be said to be seperated for the purposes of mutual consent, if they are not living together as husband and wife;
ii) A flawlessly drafted MoU (Memorandum of Understanding) that settles the terms on which you part away, people don’t understand the importance of this, this is extremely important so as to end the matters with a finality once and for all, there are no loose ends and make sure there is no litigation in future;
Once the above is done – you have to get drafted the Divorce petition that encapsulates the contents of your earlier MoU.
After Court
When you file your divorce by mutual consent petition – it comes up for hearing and your statements are recorded, then the court gives you a period of 6 months (basically to think over your decision) after which,  on recording of final statements divorce decree is passed.
Monetary Settlement/Maintenance/Alimony/Child Custody issues.
A Mutual Consent petition gives you the flexibility to come to your own terms with respect to the issue. If a full and final settlement is reached – the money can be paid before the court at the time of final hearing.
In all this procedure enables couples to part away amicably on a good note, without ruinous litigation, and without much expense.