K.M. Joseph is Chief Justice of Uttarakhand HC

K.M. Joseph, Judge of the Kerala High Court, has been elevated as Chief Justice of the Uttarakhand High Court.

The High Court Registry on Friday received an order to this effect from the President.

Son of former Supreme Court Judge and former Advocate-General K.K. Mathew, Mr. Joseph did his schooling at Kendriya Vidyalaya, Kochi and Delhi.

He later joined the Loyola College, Chennai and the Government Law College, Ernakulam.

Initial years

Enrolled as a lawyer in 1982, he started as a lawyer in the Delhi High Court. He shifted his practice to the Kerala High Court and subordinate courts here in 1983 under eminent lawyer Varghese Kalliath, who later became the Acting Chief Justice of the Kerala High Court.

He started independent practice in 1986 and specialised in civil and writ matters.

— Special Correspondent