Centre for Advanced Legal Studies and Research, (CALSAR), Thiruvananthapuram

Dr. K.P. Kailasanatha Pillai


Dr. K.P. Kailasanatha Pillai

Senior Advocate, Supreme Court of India

Dr. K.P. Kailasanatha Pillai is a Senior Advocate in Supreme Court and is a postgraduate in English, a postgraduate in History, and LL.M. He did research in the School of Legal Studies, Cochin University of Science and Technology, Kochi, and obtained Ph. D. in law. He started a practice of law in the District and Subordinate Courts of Thiruvananthapuram in 1987 and later shifted to the High Court of Kerala at Ernakulam in 1990. Subsequently, he shifted practice to Delhi in 2005. Presently, he appears mainly before the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India. He had worked as a Part-time and visiting faculty of the Law Colleges of different Universities in Kerala at different periods of time. He had been a resource person for the training program of Judicial Officers in the National Judicial Academy, Bhopal.

Now, he is an approved Guide for Ph. D. at the National University for Advanced Legal Studies in Kochi and two Assistant Professors are doing research under him. He was elected to the Bar Council of Kerala twice and for one term, he was the Vice-Chairman of the Bar Council of Kerala. He was designated as a Senior Advocate by the Hon’ble High Court of Kerala in 2009.

As a lawyer, he had been attending matters relating to Civil, Criminal, Constitutional, and corporate jurisdiction. He had conducted a number of Public Interest Litigations before the Hon’ble High Court of Kerala and the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India. In the Supreme Court, he had been on the panel of lawyers of the National Textile Corporation. He had also been on the Senior Panel of the Central Government and Maharashtra Government in the Supreme Court. He was also actively involved in socio-political organizations and has held positions of responsibility.