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Hon'ble Dr. Justice G. JAYACHANDRAN

Hon'ble Dr. Justice G. JAYACHANDRAN

Dr.G.JAYACHANDRAN born on 01.04.1965 at Vellore to Mr.R.Gopalan and Mrs.G.Rukmani. He hails from agricultural family.

He had his primary education at St.Mary's Convent, Vellore and higher secondary education at Voorhees Higher Secondary School, Vellore.

He joined the Law College at Chennai in the year 1983. He belongs to the first batch of five years integrated law course.

He joined M.L., in the Department of Legal studies at Madras University and shared the first rank in M.L (International Law & Constitutional Law) along with Mr.G.Gurusamy, I.R.S., for the year 1990.

In the year 2001, he was conferred with Doctorate in Law by the University of Madras for his thesis on Trafficking and Control of Narcotic Drugs in India under the guidance of Prof.(Dr) N.Balu [Former Vice Chancellor of National University of Advance Legal Studies (NUALS), Ernakulam, Kochi].

He enrolled as an Advocate on 28.10.1988 at Tamil Nadu Bar Council and joined the office of Late Mr.N.Meenakshisundaram (Father of Hon'ble Mr.Justice M.Sathyanarayanan). Later, worked under Mr.K.R.A.Muthukrishnan, Dr.T.S.Ramaswamy and Late.Mr.P.Rajamanickam. He, along with Mr.P.N.Prakash (later Hon'ble Mr.Justice P.N.Prakash) and Mr.S.Rajendirakumar, established the Law Firm Norton and Grant. He has handled cases both before the Trial Courts and Appellate Courts.

In the year 1998, he was appointed as Additional Central Government Standing Counsel to represent Central Government in Madras High Court. Under the guidance of the then Additional Solicitor General Mr.V.T.Gopalan, he appeared on behalf of several Central Government Departments and institutions including Customs, CISF and BSNL.

Under the tutelage of Late P.Rajamanickam, the legendary prosecutor, handled cases of NCB and CBI in the respective Special Courts since 1996. Also served as Special Public Prosecutor of CBI in trial Courts at Chennai.

Assumed charge as District Judge at Trichy on 06.06.2005.

Served as:

First Additional District Judge, Coimbatore, Special Judge for Central Bureau of Investigation cases, Coimbatore.

Additional Director and Director of Tamilnadu State Judicial Academy.

Special Judge for NDPS Act cases, Chennai

Principal District Judge, Thiruvallur and

Principal Judge, Chennai.

Between July 2011 and February 2015, served as Law Secretary to the Government of Tamilnadu.

Elevated as Judge of Madras High Court on 5th October 2016.