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Senior Associate in the Dispute Resolution Practice at the Mumbai office of Cyril Amarchand Mangaldas. Aditi has over 4 years’ experience in dispute resolution and has also had experience in general corporate and advisory work. Aditi focusses on litigation emanating from contractual / corporate commercial disputes. She can be reached at

Specific Relief Act


The Supreme Court of India, in its recent decision in the case of Universal Petro Chemicals Ltd. v. B.P. PLC & Ors.[1], asserted that damages in lieu of specific performance under Section 21(5) of the Specific Relief Act, 1963 (“Act”) cannot be granted, unless specifically claimed in the plaint.

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