Law Centre-II, Faculty of Law, University of Delhi organizes this annual event “S.K. Puri Memorial International Moot Court - JUSTIFIED”. The event is sponsored by Mr. Sacchin Puri, Senior Advocate and younger son of Late Mr. S.K. Puri, who was a Senior Advocate himself.
Mr. Sacchin Puri is sponsoring this event since 2018 and along with Law Centre-II endeavour to elevate the competition to international level. “S.K. Puri Memorial International Moot Court Competition - JUSTIFIED ’20” will be held from 27th to 29th March 2020. Click here for the schedule.
About Late Shri S.K. Puri, Senior Advocate:
Born in 1937 in Punjab, Mr. Surinder Kumar Puri's family had lost everything they had during the Partition of the country. Mr. S.K. Puri did his law from the University of Delhi in 1962 amidst deep struggle and started practising with Shri Bawa Shiv Charan, an authority on criminal and civil law in the Tis Hazari courts from 1963.
A first generation lawyer, Mr. S.K. Puri had humble beginnings. He commenced with a modest practice from a small wooden bench under a tree in the Tis Hazari Courts. In the year 1968, he shifted his practice to Delhi High Court and with his sheer grit and determination he rose to become a successful lawyer and was designated as a senior advocate in 2001 by the Delhi High Court.
Apart from being a consummate lawyer, Mr. S.K. Puri was endowed with great leadership qualities. Besides being the joint secretary of Delhi Bar Association (DBA), Mr. S.K. Puri was also elected as the Hony. Secretary of the Delhi High Court Bar Association (DHCBA) for as many as six terms between 1974-1985. He, as the leader of the bar, has had a mass appeal and has always been perceived as an upright, ethical and honest lawyer. A firm believer in action, as the Hony. Secretary of DHCBA, he fought for the rights of the lawyers and was instrumental in getting the first Chamber Block constructed in the High Court of Delhi.
Mr. S.K. Puri was also an avid Reader and a quick learner. Having been bestowed with a photographic memory, he had the unique ability to retain each and every word of a document and was able to recite the exact word or sentence used in a particular para or context of a document. Often referred as "Ready Reckoner", he was blessed with amazing sensitivity and an ability to share knowledge.
A brilliant lawyer in every possible way, Mr. S.K. Puri had built a reputation for his gentle but incite cross examination skills which brought the toughest of witnesses to their knees. Mr. S.K. Puri has always reiterated and stressed on 3Ps of practice - Preparation, Presence and Perseverance and his charisma as a lawyer, from drafting or preparation to presentation of a case were unparalleled and unmatched.