Justice (Retd.) Kurian Joseph, Former Judge, Supreme Court of India

Justice (Retd.) Kurian Joseph, Former Judge, Supreme Court of India
Trustee, Lissie Medical Institutions

Justice (Retd.) Kurian Joseph, Former Judge, Supreme Court of India
Trustee, Lissie Medical Institutions

Justice Kurian Joseph was nominated to the Board of Lissie Medical Institutions in 2020. Justice Kurian Joseph, a retired Judge of the Supreme Court of India, is known for his humane and compassionate approach to law. A strong supporter of mediation even on the Bench, Justice Joseph was known for urging parties embroiled in litigation pertaining to personal relationships to settle their disputes amicably. As Judge of the Supreme Court of India Justice Joseph was involved in landmark cases like Constitutional Amendment of NJAC (National Judicial Appointments Commission) and in striking down the practice of Triple Talaaq. He was one of the ten judges in the history of the Supreme Court of India to have delivered more than 1000 judgements. While on the bench he demonstrated his support for speedy delivery of justice by disposing more than 8600 cases pending in the Supreme Court of India. While in Kerala High Court, Justice Kurian Joseph delivered around 88000 cases.

Since retirement, Justice Joseph is focused on using ADR processes such as mediation, arbitration and conciliation to support parties to find sustainable, long lasting solutions. He is routinely appointed by the Supreme Court of India and the various High Courts to act as a Mediator and Arbitrator.

He brings to the Board a wealth of knowledge and legal expertise.

Present Appointment

  • Trustee, Lissie Medical and Educational Institutions

External Appointments

  • Panel member, Mediators at Singapore International Mediation Centre (SIMC)

Previous Experience

    • Government Pleader for the Government of Kerala in 1987
    • Additional Advocate General of the High Court of Kerala representing the Government of Kerala from 1994 to 1996
    • Judge of the High Court of Kerala
    • Chief Justice of the High Court of Himachal Pradesh
    • Judge of the Supreme Court of India
    • He was part of 6 Constitution Benches in the Supreme Court of India
    • Member of the Academic Council, Kerala University (1977-78)
    • President, Kerala Judicial Academy (2006-08)
    • Chairman of Kerala State Legal Services Authority

Board Of Trustees

Archbishop Mar Antony Kariyil

Chairman, Lissie Medical Institutions

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Rev. Fr. (Dr.) Paul Karedan

Chief Executive Trustee, Lissie Medical Institutions

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Rev. Fr. Sebastian Kalapurackal

Trustee, Lissie Medical Institutions

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Rev. Fr. Jery Njaliath

Secretary, Lissie Medical Institutions

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Rev. Fr. Shanu Moonjely

Trustee, Lissie Medical Institutions

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Dr. Babu Urumese Palatty

Trustee, Lissie Medical Institutions

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Rev. Fr. Xavier Thelakkatt

Trustee, Lissie Medical Institutions

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V. Rev. Fr. Sebastian Manickathan

Trustee, Lissie Medical Institutions

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V. Rev. Fr.Jose Puthiyedath

Trustee, Lissie Medical Institutions

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