Acclaimed as a classic, this treatise on the art of writing judgments, from the pen of an erudite Judge and experienced author, has now been thoroughly revised and updated. Statute law and also the case-law references in the book have been brought up to date at the relevant place. However, the basic nature and fabric of the work which has been much appreciated by the readers, has been deliberately left untouched.
The learned author has dealt with the various aspects of a judgment from a practical point of view citing judicial decisions and statutory provisions to support the propositions made by him in the book. His exposition is highly valuable and instructive. Some chapters have been devoted even to the framing of issues in civil cases and framing of charges and award of punishment in criminal trial. A separate chapter deals with assessment orders in contested as well as uncontested cases. The coherent and concise presentation of ideas and the simple language make the book easy reading.
A welcome addition to any law library, this latest edition of the book, will be found useful by the members of the judiciary and the Bar as well as the candidates appearing for the judicial services examinations.
All India Reporter : The book shows the very commendable quality of conciseness without being scrappy. The matter also, is presented in a clear form. The propositions in the book are supported by a fairly full citation of judicial decisions and also statutory provisions.
Pioneer, Lucknow : The learned author has indeed succeeded very well in putting forth his views in a forceful and forthright manner, leaving no aspect of the subject untouched.
Gujarat Law Reporter : The book is sure to be well received by the members of the judiciary as well as the members of the Bar.
TABLE OF CASES XXIII
Judgments in general 6
Judgment of trial courts in civil cases 26
Grant of relief in civil cases 48
Judgment in miscellaneous cases 61
Judgment in criminal cases 63
Punishment in criminal cases 82
Discussion of evidence 96
Judgments in appeals 114
Assessment orders 128
APPENDIX I 144
APPENDIX II 147
APPENDIX III 163
SUBJECT INDEX 169