N.L. Rajah

By Dr. Durga Lakshmi in

N.L. Rajah
Advocate & Director, NPAC

Ph: +91 44 6513 080 +91 44 6565 1329

Cell: 98410 13617

Email: nlrajah.advocate@gmail.com



Mr. N.L. Rajah is an Advocate practising in the Madras High Court. He was called to the bar in 1986 and started his practice under Mr. S. Govind Swaminadhan, former Advocate General of Tamil Nadu. He has a very extensive exposure in the field of Writs, Original side, Drafting and Conveyancing, Arbitration, Consumer Protection Laws and Energy Laws.

Mr. Rajah is a former President of the Madras Consumer Courts Bar Association and a Trustee of the Citizen, Consumer and Civic Action Group, an Organization which is dedicated to creating awareness among consumers about their rights and helps them realize the same. He is also trustee of the renowned Dr. M.S.Swaminathan Research Foundation (MSSRF) which is an agricultural research Institute. He is a former member of the advisory committee of the Tamilnadu Electricity Regulatory Commission. He is also member of the management committee of the National College, Trichy which is one of the oldest educational institutions in Tamilnadu and was founded by his family in 1919.

He is an invitee of the International Visitorship of the U.S.Government in the year 2000.In May 2013 he participated in a week long deliberations of the United Nations (UNCITRAL) to bring out a model contract to regulate Online Dispute Resolutions.

He was co-opted by Justice D.P.Wadhwa former judge of the Supreme Court of India to be part of a committee appointed by the Supreme Court to prepare and submit a report to the Supreme Court on the effectiveness of the Public Distribution System in Tamilnadu.

He is a Founding Director of the Nani Palkhivala Arbitration Centre, a Centre recognised by the Madras High Court to render administrative assistance in arbitration matters. He is also a trustee of the Palkhivala Foundation.

Mr. Rajah is the author of ‘Consumer Protection in India’ published by the Wadhwa Publications. Recently he has published a book on the history of the Madras High Court titled “ A 150 year journey from a crown court to a people’s court”.

In May 2013 he participated in deliberations of UNCITRAL at the United nations for drafting a model law to regulate online dispute resolution.

Last year he was nominated as member of an expert committee appointed to prepare the 246th report of the Law Commission of India to suggest amendments to the Arbitration and Conciliation Act 1996.

Dr. Durga Lakshmi

Dr. J. Durgalakshmi, our Registrar is a Doctorate holder with extensive experience in the field of education. She runs educational courses in arbitration, conducts seminars and conferences, raises visibility by speaking at meetings and meeting companies to explain what institutional arbitration can provide and how it can be of benefit.