Name of Organisation, Location
A & P Partners, Mumbai. The office was situated on the 3rd Floor of Venkatesh Chambers, Prescott Road, Fort.
Duration of internship
May 05- June 10 (5 weeks)
You can send your Cover letter and CV to [email protected]. They are usually very prompt with their reply.
No. of days/week, timings
The firm usually works 5 days a week with Saturdays and Sundays being off. The timings are from 10.00-6.00 (no one asks you to stay beyond that unless you wish to complete certain task before leaving).
First impression, First day, formalities etc.
There was no formality as such. The partners and the associates were quite friendly. I reported at 10:00 a.m. I was allotted my seat and asked to wait till partners come.
Then I was inquired about my areas of interest, subjects that I covered in my law school and my future plans so that you will be given work accordingly. It is a full service law firm so you will get a chance to work in various fields of laws.
There would be both litigation as well as non litigation work at A & P Partners. Initially, I was given a task to prepare research note on various laws like start-ups, sports law, competition law, insolvency laws, CPC, Contract Law etc. I was also assigned due diligence work and drafting of legal notices, gift deed etc.
Apart from that, I visited High Court various times regarding the both Criminal and Civil matter. I was also enlightened by partners about procedure laws as I have just completed my second year and was not well versed with them.
Work environment, people
As I have already mentioned that work environment was relaxed and you are not pressurised for work but that does not mean that your assignment will be forgotten. Partners were watchful and always willing to listen to your queries patiently and answer them to the best extent possible.
In case of any difficulty, they will help you accordingly. You will also be given proper time to discuss your work with the partners which is quite necessary for improvement and making perfection in your work.
Best things and Bad things
The best thing was that you would get quality work and more importantly quality analysis of your work, which helps you to improve upon your skills. Partners always make it sure that you have some work and also ensure that you do not shun your work.
I didn’t find any bad things about the internship.