Law of Contract: Doctrine of Good Faith

Author: Abinaya Sankaran from School of Law, Sastra Deemed to be University, Thanjavur.

Doctrine of good faith is a Common law principle evolved in the mid nineteenth century in the United States. Uberrimae fidei is a Latin term meaning “of utmost good faith” and this doctrine provides minimum legal obligation. This doctrine speaks about the act done…

Constitutional Law: Doctrine of Laches

Author: Sakshi Chauhan from ILS Law College, Pune.

When one comes across the term “laches”, he may at the first instinct begin to think of it as a metal bar which you lift in order to open the door; but in legal scenario “laches” means “too bad” as in “that opportunity is now lost”. The doctrine of laches is often used…

Explained: Governor’s Rule

Author: Ramya Singh from Dr. Ram Manohar Lohiya National Law Univeristy Lucknow and Manish Jain from Ramaiah Institute of Legal Studies.

In the several states of India, a State Government is run by a body of democratically elected Council of Ministers led by the Chief Minister which is responsible to the State Legislative Assembly (Vidhan Sabha). The Chief Minister is the de facto chief executive of the State…

Constitutional Law: Doctrine of Waiver

Author: Tanish Gupta from Dharmashastra National Law University (DNLU), Jabalpur.

An individual possesses certain legal rights which are conferred upon him either by the constitution, statute or a contract. A Right can be defined as an interest or a claim which gives the individual the power to control the act of others, i.e., to make someone do…

Law of Contract: Doctrine of Consideration

Authors: Nishtha Sinha from Symbiosis Law School, Hyderabad and Prachi Grover from Department of Law, Panjab University.

The doctrine of consideration is one of the established doctrines within the common law of contract. It began its development in the early stages of the English contract law and has long been a part of the English legal system. Consideration is a benefit that is bargained…

Law of Contract: Doctrine of Executive Necessity

Author: Leelavathi P from The Tamil Nadu Dr. Ambedkar Law University, School of Excellence in Law, Chennai.

Through years, the role of government has significantly increased even in those systems that claim to follow ‘laissez faire’ policy. As a result, governments have either voluntarily or for the need of exigencies have taken up multitudinous activities, compelling them to enter…