Select Judgments - A Tribute to his Craft, Method and Style


Justice G P Singh



Justice G P Singh, former Chief Justice of the Madhya Pradesh High Court, is among the most distinguished jurists of the country. He has delivered a range of judgments on varied branches of law. His judgments are distinctive in their clarity, logic and narrative quality. A study of his craft, method and style will be a beneficial exercise for the legal fraternity as well as new entrants to the judiciary.

Justice Singh’s judgments show a full application of mind to the relevant facts of the case, the issues which arise for decision and the application of law to these facts. An analysis of the judgments reveals the facts in dispute and the facts which have to be determined.

Every judgment is a self-contained document consisting of a comprehensive analysis of facts, a description of the controversy which was settled by the Court and most importantly the reasons based on which a conclusion was reached. The judgments reveal the law and principle on which the reasoning is based along with the judge’s own view. For these reasons, the judgments are particularly helpful to the Appellate Courts.

This book will be of great help to National and State Judicial Training Academics, practicing lawyers, legal scholars and law students studying legal method and case analysis, and also to members of the judiciary who want to further improve and perfect their judgments.