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Hon’ble Justice Thiru.Sanjay Kishan Kaul
Chief Justice, Madras High Court

Assumed Office On

July 26,2014

Date of Birth

December 26,1958


Graduated in Economics (Hons.) from St. Stephens College, Delhi University in 1979. Obtained LL.B. Degree from Campus Law Centre, Delhi University in 1982


Enrolled as an Advocate with Bar Council of Delhi on July 15, 1982. Practised in Delhi High Court mainly in Commercial, Civil, Writ, Original and Companies jurisdictions of the High Court of Delhi and the Supreme Court of India. The cases also involved appearances before MRTP Commission, Company Law Board, Debt Recovery Tribunal and Arbitrators apart from the other nature of litigation including Constitutional, Banking, Finance and Insurance, Customs and Excise, MRTP, Real Estate, Administrative, Co-operative, Commercial, Service, Telecommunication, Anti- Dumping Laws, etc. Remained Advocate-on-Record of the Supreme Court of India from 1987 to 1999 and designated as Senior Advocate in December, 1999. Appointed Senior Counsel for the Delhi High Court and for the Delhi University, Senior Panel of Union of India and Additional Senior Standing Counsel for DDA. Elevated as Additional Judge of the High Court of Delhi on May 03, 2001 and was appointed as a permanent Judge on May 02, 2003. Was Treasurer of Delhi High Court Bar Association from 1985 to 1988. Is President, INSOL India. Has been invitee to a number of national and international seminars and workshops as Chairman or Member of Sessions and presented a number of papers with articles published in various Journals. In the capacity as a Judge have sat over most jurisdictions and contributed to development of law through various pronouncements. Member of various prestigious institutions and clubs like India International Centre, India Habitat Centre, Indian Law Institute, Delhi Golf Club, Delhi Gymkhana Club, Roshanara Club, etc. The other interests apart from law extend to theatre, music, golf and reading including subjects unrelated to law. Elevated as the Acting Chief Justice of Delhi High Court w.e.f. 23.09.2012 to 25.09.2012. Elevated as the Chief Justice of Punjab and Haryana High Court w.e.f. 01.06.2013. Assumed charge as the Chief Justice, Madras High Court on 26.07.2014

Additional Information

Date of Retirement 31-12-2020