Justice Smt. Leila Seth

Ms. Justice Leila Seth was the first woman judge in the Delhi High Court and the first woman to become Chief Justice of a state High Court. She also holds the honour of being the first woman to top the London Bar exams, in 1958. She served on the Law Commission of India till 2000, and was responsible for the amendments to the Hindu Succession Act which gave equal rights to daughters of joint family property.