Masters of the Bench
The Hon Mr Justice Surinder Singh Nijjar
Full Title: The Hon Mr Justice Surinder Singh NijjarCategory: Ordinary Bencher
Bench Call Date: 11.10.2011
Call Date: 25.11.1975
Educated in England, Surinder obtained his Law Degree from the University of London in 1972 and was Called in 1975. After his training, he returned to India and became an Advocate of the Punjab and Haryana High Court. A specialist predominantly in constitutional and industrial law, he acted as standing counsel to several nationalised institutions in India before being elevated to the High Court of Punjab and Haryana, Chandigarh as an Additional Judge in 1996. He was made Executive Chairman of Punjab State Legal Services Authority in 2006; Chief Justice of the High Court at Calcutta in 2007; and a Judge of the Supreme Court of India in 2009.