Guiding forces behind the firm/inspiration drawn from the following persons:

  • Shri Pradeep Kumar son of Justice R.K. Saksena, (eminent jurist in Criminology; former District Judge – Siddharth Nagar, U.P.; former presiding officer of Central Government Industrial Tribunal, Odisha; author of the book ‘Philosophy of Crime’). His son, Tanay Hazari, is a partner in the law firm and is heading the Lucknow Office.
  • Retd. Justice R.K. Saksena, son of Hazari Lal Verma, (former judge of the High Court of Allahabad at Lucknow; socio-legal activist)
  • Shri Hazari Lal Verma, the first Indian Collector in the pre-independence era, was the son of Shri Pyare Lal.
  • Shri Pyare Lal was also an advocate in the pre-independence era.
  • Justice K.S. Verma (former Senior Judge of the High Court of Allahabad at Lucknow).
  • The firm is now headed by its Managing Partner Shri Deepak Pathariya a practicing advocate, who is also an avid social-worker and has been serving his Non-Governmental Organization by the name of Saraswati Legal service, for about 7 years now. He is also the General Secretary of the social organization named Consumer Protection Council.

History of firm

We believed law practice of highest quality could be established in a creative and stimulating environment. The Firm’s lasting commitment to excellence has enabled us to maintain a level of practice equal to the largest and most renowned firms.

We are fifth generation in the legal stream, both as judges and as advocates, with over several years of legal association. Since its establishment, our Law Firm has strived to exceed its client’s expectations by leveraging its expertise and experience to provide commercially focused legal advice of the highest quality. In order to do so, we combine the uppermost global standards of business and law with local excellence of service.

We are well-known for providing our clients with pioneering solutions to the toughest legal challenges. We have gained a sincere appreciation for how our clients do business and understand the value of being inventive and imaginative in our approach. Acting as trusted business advisors, our attorneys provide significant advice by understanding our clients business and legal issues. We recognize that every client, deal and problem is unique. We care about their businesses, growth issues and bottom lines. By approaching each situation with an entrepreneurial spirit, we provide creative solutions that make a difference.

Our continuing commitment is to remember where we came from and how we got here by being extremely accessible and responsive; by investing time to understand each client’s particular circumstances; and by focusing our talent and resources on results that work for our clients. This culture is the benchmark for our attorneys and staff.

Client by client, we have built a reputation for high-quality work, a positive outlook, and the highest standards of service and ethics. Year after year, we continue to attract exceptional clients, challenging assignments and outstanding lawyers.


INTEGRITY – We lead by example in all we do. We set the highest goals of honesty and ethics.

SERVICE – Our work is handled timely and efficiently.

EXCELLENCE – Our work reflects our best efforts, never less

TEAMWORK – You are our client. We know that to achieve your business goals, we need to operate as a team. The best results are achieved through this collaboration.


we practice law with a commitment to excellence. In both litigation and transactional work, we emphasize the importance of serving client needs through forceful advocacy,thorough research, careful analysis and precise writing.

Our top lawyers, while diverse in ideology and background, share the qualities of creativity, dedication and self-motivation. The absence of a rigid hierarchical structure at the firm allows our diversity to thrive, while our lawyers shared commitment to top-quality legal work fosters teamwork.


Two basic principles have guided the Firm throughout its several years of history.

First and foremost, we are committed to providing our clients with legal services of the highest quality with the utmost integrity. To this end, we have consistently sought to associate only the best and most creative lawyers we can find.

Second, to attract and retain our clients, we are committed to providing services on a cost-effective basis. Our commitment to both of these principles led us to reject the fast-growing, high-leverage law firm model, and to create a firm distinguished by its national reputation, its thriving and interesting practice, and the diverse backgrounds and success of its lawyers.


Our vision is to be best law firm that sets the standards. To help us deliver that promise, everyone in our law firm subscribe to the following values:

  • Looking after our client’s interests as though they are our own
  • Being straightforward, open and honest
  • Putting the firm’s interests ahead of individual agendas
  • Treating everyone with respect, fairness and courtesy
  • Being accountable for our clients and colleagues
  • Striving for continuous improvement

Working in this way means that wherever you are in the world, when you instruct us to act on your behalf you will benefit from cost predictability, measurable results and the highest possible level of service.


Our mission is to take a genuine interest in our clients, understand their objectives, and meet or exceed their expectations. We dedicate ourselves to these values. For our clients, we will work hard, provide superior legal services on a timely, effective, and efficient basis, and maintain the highest standards of professional integrity. For our firm, we will foster an enjoyable working environment, based on open communication and mutual respect, and will encourage initiative, innovation, teamwork, and loyalty. For our community, we will continue our long tradition of service and leadership.

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Address: 68, Eldeco Greens, Gomti Nagar, Lucknow, Uttar Pradesh 226010, Phone: 7985404935, 7974084778