Internship Experience @ UKCA Law Chambers, New Delhi: Corporate & Civil Law Research, No Stipend

Name. College. Year of Study.

Avi Dhirendra. National Law University, Odisha. 2nd  Year

Name of the organization:

UKCA Law Chambers : Advocates and Attorneys, Delhi

Duration of the internship

December 2, 2013 – December 30 , 2013

No. of days/week:  6  

Timings : 9 a.m. – 7a.m (may be extended, depending upon the work)

How big was the office:

The UKCA Law Chambers’ office was quite big with a big library, and the each intern was provided with a separate cabin.  My cabin was near to the junior associates.

Team strength: 1 senior associate, 9 junior associates, 2 partners.

Application procedure:

You have to write a nice cover letter attaching your Curriculum Vitae form. Other than that you have to attach the bona-fide letter of your respective institute. Please maintain a formal tone while writing the email. You can mail your CV at [email protected]

Accommodation:

My home is in Delhi, so accommodation was not a problem for me. Even there was metros available for conveyance, I preferred Buses, since they are always available and comfortable too. Office is 10 minutes walk from Amar Colony market.

First impression First day, formalities etc.

When it comes to internships, I am quite nervous, but everything seemed to be normal after I met the team. I presented them my Bona-fide letter issued by the college and other related documents to complete the formalities.

After that a session of formal interaction with the team was organized for all the interns, after which I was given research work.

Main tasks

I generally did the research work on the Company matters and Civil matters. Since I am in 2nd year of my study, they didn’t allow me the drafting work. But I did great in research work. My work comprised of finding relevant cases and latest updates on the law.

Also along with the research work I assisted in preparation of various legal notices, brief for petitions, affidavits, comprehensive briefs, presentations etc. I was also asked to do inspection on the MCA website.

 Work environment, people

The work environment at UKCA Law Chambers is very good. Decorum was maintained which was soothing and excellent both for study and research. The associates are really friendly.

You can take the help of associates in case of any doubt, and they will explain you very patiently until your doubt is not clear. You can have tea/ coffee whenever you want.

 Best things? 

Going to the court and Company law Board all the time and getting first hand information and being involved directly in any case including high profile matters.

I was never made to feel like an intern. It felt like, I was just another associate among them. The atmosphere was very friendly. The efforts of the associate in explaining the legal points were certainly commendable.

 Bad things? 

 Sometime there was no work but still we were made to sit till 7p.m. , which was little boring at times.

 What did you do to chill? Co-interns, colleagues

The office of UKCA Law Chambers is located in Greater Kailash.  There are many places to chill. The market is full of restaurants, ice cream parlors etc. There was one co-intern with whom I used to hangout.

Stipend/month  :

No stipend

 Big Lessons:

I got a chance to show my skills in research work. This ended up as a great lesson for me, as my skills got nourished. And hence, if you get an opportunity to learn something, just grab it. You don’t know that whether it will ever show up again or not.

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  1. Thanks Avi for sharing your experience at UKCA.

    Just some updates since Avi’s internship:

    1. UKCA Law Chambers is now officially UKCA and Partners, Advocates and Solicitors.

    2. We have significantly increased our team of associates and have 4 new partners specialising in various fields of law.

    3. Apart from Indoor Golf we have added some other activities as well, to help de-stress our Partners, Associates and Interns.

    4. Stipends used to be given until 2012 but were discontinued under the erstwhile Partners, though we are thinking of reviving them again.

    5. Sorry, but we still just serve tea / coffee !!! Though we are looking into providing evening snacks.

    We look forward to meeting new interns who form an integral part of the UKCA Team.

    Regards,

    Team UKCA

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