After 5 Years Patna HC Designate 16 Advocates as Senior Advocate

The Patna High Court has appointed 16 lawyers, one of them is a woman, as Senior Advocates.

This is the first time the gown has been conferred by the High Court in the last five years.

The following individuals have been designated as Senior Advocates:

1. Mrigank Mauli

2. Amit Shrivastava

3. Kaushal Kumar Jha

4. Rajesh Kumar Singh

5. Ajay Kumar Rastogi

6. Mayanand Jha

7. Ajay Behari Sinha

8. Sanjay Singh

9. Ashok Kumar Choudhary

10. Bindhyachal Singh

11. Ajay Kumar Sinha

12. Shrinandan Prasad Singh

13. Rajeeva Roy

14. Dronacharya

15. Sandeep Kumar

16. Nivedita Nirvikar

The designations come after a Patna High Court lawyer petitioned the Supreme Court for directions to be issued to the High Court to designate eligible lawyers practising before it as Senior Advocates in accordance with the guidelines laid out by the Supreme Court in the 2017 case of Indira Jaising v. Supreme Court.

However, the Supreme Court declined to hear the case, leaving the petitioners free to appeal to the High Court.

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