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Hon’ble Justice Vikramajit Sen

Justice Vikramajit Sen was born on 31st December, 1950.

He was appointed as a judge of the Supreme Court of India on 24th December 2012 and he will retire on 30th December 2015.

Academics and Practicing Career
Attended St. Xavier's School, Delhi and passed the ISC in the First Division.
Graduated from St. Stephen's College with Honours in History.
Attained First Division in LL.B. from Faculty of Laws, Delhi University, and was awarded the First Prize in Moot Court and Silver Medal in Labour Laws.
Captained Faculty Teams in Basketball and Tennis and was chosen Sports Secretary.
Practiced in all the Courts in Delhi, although primarily in the High Court of Delhi and handled civil, arbitration and commercial disputes. He had a special interest and consultancy on minority rights.

As a Judge of High Court and Supreme Court
Justice Vikramajit Sen was appointed as an Additional Judge of the Delhi High Court on 7th July 1999 and was appointed as a permanent Judge on 30 October 2000.
On 12th September 2011 he was transferred to Karnataka High Court as an acting Chief Justice and subsequently on 24th December 2011, he assumed office as Chief Justice of the Karnataka High Court.
On 24th December 2012, he was elevated and appointed as a judge at the Supreme Court of India.

Other Recognitions
Member of the Malta Judicial Conference under the auspices of the Hague Convention

Addressed the South Asia Forum for Infrastructure Regulation Workshop organized by Bangladesh Telecommunication Regulatory Commission during August 3-4, 2002

Invited by United Nations Economic and Social Commission for Asia and the Pacific (UNESCAP) to the Regional Expert Conference on “Harmonized Development of Legal and Regulatory Systems for E-commerce in Asia and the Pacific: Current Challenges and Capacity Building Needs” at Bangkok, Thailand from July 7-9, 2004

Participated in the 'Global Intellectual Property Academy (GIPA) Session on enforcement of Intellectual Property Rights' from 18th to 21st September 2007 at Alexandria, Virginia, organized by United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO)

Invited by the Lord Chancellor of the United Kingdom to the opening of Machaelmas Sittings on 1st October 2007

Sessions Chairman of the Third Malta Judicial Conference on Cross-frontier Family Law Issues from 22nd to 29th March 2009 organized in Malta by the Hague Conference on Private International Law.

Addressed the 'International Family Justice and Judicial Conference for Common Law and Commonwealth Jurisdiction', held from 4th to 7th August 2009 at Cumberland Lodge, Windsor, England

Member of International Association of Family Judges

Addressed “International Judicial Conference on Cross-Border Family Relocation” held in Washington D.C. from 23-25 March 2010

Addressed the '3rd Meeting of the Working Party on Mediation in the Context of the Malta Conference' held on 11th & 12th May 2010 at Gatineau, Canada.

As a Member of the Planning Committee of the Common Law-Commonwealth Conference 2009 addressed the Conference in Hyderabad in February 2011.

Co-Moderator in the Conference on Mediation organized in association with Hong Kong Mediation Council and Hong Kong International Arbitration Centre.

First Chairperson of Delhi High Court Arbitration Centre and in this capacity was involved in its establishment as well as its operation.

Member, National Legal Services Authority and Executive Chairman, Delhi Legal Services Authority. 

Member, Indian Society of International Law. 

Member, India International Law Foundation, New Delhi.

Landmark Judgments
Dashrath Rupsingh Rathod v. State of Maharashtra & Anr., 2014 Supreme Court - Section 138 of NI Act cases (Dis-honour of Cheque) can be filed only to the Court within whose local jurisdiction, the offence was Committed; i.e., where the cheque is dishonoured by the bank on which it is drawn.

Roxann Sharma v. Arun Sharma, 2015 Supreme Court - Judgment dealing with guardianship & custodial and visitation rights to parents and children stuck in matrimonial disputes

Led a Bench which uphold right of live-in partner to claim maintenance [2015 Supreme Court]

K. Srinivas v. K. Sunita, 2015 Supreme Court – Judgment that filing a false criminal complaint by either spouse would constitute matrimonial cruelty and entitle the other spouse to claim a divorce

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