Mr. Sanjay Vashishtha
Advocate, Supreme Court of India
B.A.LLB (Hons. JMI),
LL.M (McGill Canada),
M.Sc Criminology & Criminal Justice, University of Oxford
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Mr. Sanjay Vashishtha pursued his B.A.,LLB (Hons) from Faculty of Law, Jamia Millia Islamic, followed with a LL.M in Comparative Law from McGill University Canada and a MSc in Criminology & Criminal Justice from the University of Oxford. Mr Vashishtha is a receipient of St Cross funding and was elected as the community representative at Oxford. He had been a recipient of several national awards and scholarships throughout his academic career including the prestigious National Scholarship by the Bar Council of India Trust. Mr Vashishtha has been associated with the University of Oxford as a Research Associate for several years.
As a counsel, Mr. Vashishtha has been engaged by several high profile entities and individuals including Padma Bhushan and Padma Vibhushan Awardees. He has successfully represented his clients/corporations both national and international in commercial claims / disputes amounting running into several thousand crores as a lead arguing counsel and more and has succesfully appeared for and defended clients in key matters including special and general penal laws. He has also represented/represents The National Law University, Delhi as its Standing Counsel, Delhi Police as a Consultant Legal, Consultant & Counsel to Rajiv Gandhi National Law University, Patiala, Standing Counsel for Municipal Corporation of Delhi (MCD), , Counsel for Delhi Development Authority etc. Mr Vashishtha successfully represented the Saket Bar Association (body of 12000 lawyers) as a lead counsel before NGT and secured a landmark order vis-à-vis the Saket Court Complex. He is a guest faculty at several universities. Mr Vashishtha practices both on the original and appellate side before the Courts of Higher Judicature, NCLT, NCLAT and the Supreme Court of India. He is also a defence counsel in several high profile / sensitive criminal matters. Mr Vashishtha has served as a consultant to Penal Law Reform Committee of India constituted by Ministry of Home Affairs to amend penal laws in India and serves as an expert member of a Committee constituted by the Government of India to study law relating to “right to repair in India”. Mr Vashishtha is also a board member of Dr BR Ambedkar University, Delhi.
Mr Vashishtha is a Guest Faculty at Delhi Police, Specialised Training Centre, Lloyd Law College, Noida and has been a guest faculty at various institutions, including University of Oxford, Department of Criminology, Hindu College, Delhi University, National Law University, Delhi, Ram Manohar Lohia, National Law University, Lucknow, Manav Rachna International University, Indian Police Foundation, Symbiosis Law School, Rajiv Gandhi National University of Law, Patiala etc. He has also delivered lectures on evidence-based policing to IPS officers and other officers from across the country and is a member of committees constituted by the Government of India to amend sensitive laws.
Mr Vashishtha has several key publications to his name and has published extensively for both National and International Journals, including University of Oxford, London Redress, York University Law Journal, International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Journal of Indian Law Institute and blogs at Live Law and Bar & Bench. He is an expert member of Supreme Court Cases (SCC) Blogs and represents Supreme Court Cases (SCC) And Eastern Book Cases as its Counsel.
‘Enhancing the Police Legitimacy in India: The need for Evidence Based Policing and Policy Making to Police India’.
Indexed at SSRN (2016)September 6, 2021
‘Honey let’s just keep the doors open’: A Critical study on the abrogation of spousal privileged communication in Canada and its implications in criminology.
Published in the International Journal of Criminology and Sociological Theory, Vol. 10, No. 1, July 2017, 1-19. Publisher (York University, Canada)Indexed at the Social Science Library, University of OxfordSeptember 6, 2021
Vitriolage & India – The Modern Weapon of Revenge
Published in the International Journal of Humanities and Social Science Invention (IJHSSI) Vol. 2 (10).September 6, 2021