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Sir BASIL SCOTT
Sir BASIL SCOTT



Knight, M.A.(Oxon.), Bar-at-Law1908-1919
Sir Basil Scott succeeded Sir Lawrence Jenkins as Chief Justice in 1908.His Lordship was then the Advocate-General. His Lordship held office from 1908 till 1919. Sir Basil Scott was educated at Balliol College, Oxford, he came out as a barrister to practice in the Bombay High Court, in 1884, where his uncle, Basil Lang, was already leading in practice. Scott soon acquired a large practice; and after acting as Advocate-General on more occasions than one, became permanent Advocate-General about 1903, on the retirement of Lang. His Lordship acted for some months as Puisne Judge in 1906; and in 1908 on the retirement of Sir Lawrence Jenkins, Mr. Scott was appointed as the Chief Justice. As a Judge, he was earnest and fair-minded. His Lordship's judgments were generally short, lucid and to the point. But he had the misfortune to see a number of his decisions reversed by the Privy Council. Although he had to some extent the prevailing prejudices of the Anglo-Indians of his time, he was not narrow in his outlook. His Lordship showed his fair-mindedness and judicial impartiality on many memorable occasions.
Hon'ble Former Chief Justices
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1. Sir MATHEW RICHARD SAUSSE
2. Sir RICHARD COUCH
3. Sir MICHAEL ROBERTS WESTROPP
4. Sir CHARLES SARGENT
5. Sir CHARLES FREDERICK FARRAN
6. Sir LOUIS ADDIN KERSHAW
7. Sir LAWRENCE H. JENKINS
8. Sir BASIL SCOTT
9. Sir NORMAN CRANSTOUN MACLEOD
10. Sir AMBERSON BARRINGTON MARTEN