Madras High Court, Chennai

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The Madras High Court is the high court of the Indian state of Tamil Nadu. The court is one of the three High Courts in India established in the three Presidency Towns of Bombay, Calcutta and Madras by Letters patent granted by Her Majesty Queen Victoria, bearing date 26 June 1862. It exercises original jurisdiction over the city of Chennai and appellate jurisdiction over the entire state of Tamil Nadu and Union territory of Puducherry, as well as extraordinary original jurisdiction, civil and criminal, under the Letters Patent and special original jurisdiction for the issue of writs under the Constitution of India.
It consists of 74 judges and a chief justice who are in charge of the general policy adopted in the administration of justice. In September 2016, the centre government forwarded names of 15 new judges to the President for his signature on their warrants of appointment. Of the 15, nine are from among lawyers and six from the subordinate judiciary. The current Chief justice Of Madras High Court is Indira Banerjee.She was sworn in on 5 April 2017.
From 1817 to 1862, the Supreme Court of Madras, the precursor to the present Madras High Court, was situated in a building opposite the Chennai Beach railway station. From 1862 to 1892, the High Court was also housed in that building. The present buildings were officially inaugurated on 12 July 1892, when the then Madras Governor, Beilby, Baron Wenlock, handed over the key to the then Chief Justice Sir Arthur Collins.
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  • This is one of the historical High Court of India. This was established by the British Govt. in the 19th century. great place to visit. thousand of Advocates are practicing hear. It has a great archit...  more »
  • Madras high court is one of the highest courts and one of the most awesome places to see in madras. The whole red set up is very exciting to see. It has Dravidian structure typical from south  more »
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  • The architect of the building is awesome.. there is a light house in this campus but now it is not in use due to lack of maintenance.. the campus has more courts.. its bench is also functioning at Madurai..
  • Madras High Court is the best Court as far as my knowledge goes... Almost all 42 court halls are air-conditioned and well maintained. The court corridors are very wide and friendly to differently abled. A few courts are small but neatness and cleanliness are really spectacular. In the court halls and outside live case status is displayed. Though public address system is in place, it is sparingly used.
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