The Jammu and Kashmir High Court (Hindi: जम्मू और कश्मीर उच्च न्यायालय) is the High Court of the Indian state of Jammu and Kashmir. It was established on 28 August 1943 by letters patent issued by the Maharaja of Jammu Kashmir. The seat of the court shifts between its summer capital Srinagar and winter capital Jammu. The court has a sanctioned judge strength of 14.
The High Court of the Jammu and Kashmir state was established on the basis of the Order No. 1 issued by the Maharaja on 26 March 1928. The Maharaja appointed Lala Kanwar Sain as the first Chief Justice and Rai Bahadur Lala Bodh Raj Sawhney and Khan Sahib Aga Syed Hussain as Puisne Judges. The seats of the High Court were at Jammu and Srinagar. On 10 September 1943, letters patent were conferred on the High Court by the Maharaja.
Hon'ble Mr. Justice Mahesh Mittal Kumar was appointed as the Chief Justice of the Jammu and Kashmir High Court following the elevation of Justice F M Ibrahim Kalifulla to the Supreme Court. However, in the buffer period, Justice Virender Singh served as the Acting Chief Justice.