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Submitted by drupal on Fri, 10/22/2021 - 14:41
Name Hon'ble Mr. Justice Pius C. Kuriakose
Date of Birth 02/10/1951
Initial Joining 09/09/2002
Joining at Sikkim 28/03/2013
Served at Sikkim Upto 01/10/2013
Duration 6 Months 4 Days
  • Justice Pius C. Kuriakose was born on 2nd October, 1951 at Trippunithura, the capital town of the erstwhile princely State of Cochin in Kerala.
  • He graduated in Law from the Maharajas Law College, Ernakulam, Kerala with flying colours.
  • He joined the Bar on 9th November, 1974. He practised in the Kerala High Court and in various Sub-Ordinate Courts in and around Ernakulam. Within a few years he emerged as one of the most successful and sought after lawyers at Ernakulam.
  • He specialized in Civil, Criminal and Constitutional matters. He had the privilege of initiating a large number of invoices into the legal profession.
  • Most of them are doing very well. One of them is a Sitting Judge of the Kerala High Court and another member of the Kerala Higher Judicial Service.
  • His Lordship was appointed Additional Judge of the High Court of Jammu & Kashmir on 07.01.2003 and as permanent Judge on 03.01.2005 and worked as such up to 28.04.2005.
  • He was elevated as Additional Judge of the Kerala High Court on 9th September, 2002 and made permanent Judge of that Court on 8th September, 2004.
  • As a Judge of the Kerala High Court he disposed off about 41,000 main cases, about 500 of them pertaining to various discipline of law were reported in various law journals.
  • As the first President of the Kerala Mediation Center, he propagated mediation throughout the State.
  • He had the longest tenure as the President of the Kerala Judicial Academy.
  • He was appointed as the Chief Justice of High Court of Sikkim on 28th March, 2013.
  • Retired on 01.10.2013