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SHORT BIO-DATA – ADV GOPINATH N SHENOY
Adv Gopinath N Shenoy is an advocate who specializes in Medical Law and is also a senior Medico-legal Consultant who exclusively appears for the doctors and the Hospitals in the Supreme Court, High Court, Civil and Criminal Courts, Consumer Courts and the Medical Councils all over India.
He has been advising doctors and hospitals on Medical Law since 1988 i.e. since the past 30 years.
He studied law and passed his LLB and LLM with a first class first, bagging all (six) Gold Medals and Scholarships in both the exams. For his thesis in Consumer Laws the University of Bombay awarded him PhD. He has been awarded a number of prizes by the legal fraternity prominent amongst them are the prestigious ‘Bar Council Silver Jubilee Prize’ and the ‘Sir Chimanlal Setalvad Golden Jubilee Prize’ awarded by the Bar Council of Maharashtra and Goa. The Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Fund Award was bestowed upon him by the Jawaharlal Nehru Memorial Trust, New Delhi.
He also taught the Indian Penal Code, the Consumer Protection Act and Criminology at Law Colleges at Mumbai.
He is a postgraduate examiner in law (LLM and PhD) Bombay University
He was a Judge of the Consumer Court Mumbai, Govt. of Maharashtra. He was well known to be an honest and a very balanced judge. He was instrumental in bringing about a lot of constructive changes in the Consumer Court.
He has authored three books on Medical Negligence. He is a prolific writer on Medical Law and his writings have been quoted verbatim along with his name by the Chief Justice of India - Justice Lahoti in his judgment.
He also passed his MD, DGO, DFP and FCPS (TNMC & B Y L Nair Hospital) with a first class first and Gold Medals in each of the exams. He was an Honorary Assistant Professor of Obstetrics and Gynaecology at the K. J. Somaiya Hospital and Medical College, Mumbai.
He was the President of the College of Physicians and Surgeons of Bombay (CPS).
He has over 14 original research papers to his credit, which have been presented at various conferences all over India. He is an excellent teacher and always has been a favorite amongst students.
He was a post graduate examiner in Obstetrics and Gynaecology.
He has contributed a chapter on legalities in Medical Practice in API (Association of Physicians of India) Textbook of Medicine, 8th Edition.
He gave up his lucrative medical practice and took up to exclusive legal practice in 2016.
Adv. Shenoy is also an excellent swimmer and a very graceful diver. He has represented the State of Maharashtra in swimming and diving at the National Games and won prizes. He has also represented his College at the Inter-Varsity meet in water polo, swimming and diving.
Adv. Shenoy is an excellent photographer, loves horticulture and is an excellent cook.