Internship Experience @ CV Law Chambers, Hyderabad: Daily Court Visits & Arbitrations, Variety of Cases, Research and Drafting Work

Name, College and Year

Arifa Khan, P.G.College of Law, Osmania University, IV year

Organisation and address

CV Law Chambers, 11-5-397/1, Red Hills, Lakdikapul, Hyderabad, Telangana 500004.

Duration of internship

1st April 2019- 1st May 2019

How you applied?

You can directly send in your internship application to Vikram Sir’s email ID with the request of your preferred period of internship.

Email ID: vikram[at]cvlawchambers.com

First day formalities, infrastructure, first impression

I was asked to report at 7:30 am to the office. I reached the Chambers on time and was asked to sit in the hall. The office space is significant and extends to two adjacent flats.

They have all sorts of legal materials from reference books to bare acts. After Vikram Sir came to the office, he asked me about my background and internship experiences and was asked to directly report to him every day after which I was asked to go to the High Court, where several other associates were present and we were expected to observe the proceedings carefully and take note of them.

After we came back from the Court, Vikram Sir allotted me a fair share of work.

Main tasks

This was one of the best internship opportunity I got. I was asked to do extensive research on several areas of Companies Act, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code and Arbitration and Conciliation Act etc.

Finding out relevant case laws, make legal notices and detailed notes on cases that were going on and was made to analyze how these provisions worked out in practicality.

An intern will be assigned a substantial amount of work on a daily basis, and it might seem a lot but once you get the
hold of the atmosphere of the office, it would rather be enjoyable considering the amount of knowledge one gains at this office.

At the end of each task, Vikram Sir personally scrutinizes the work done and discusses the same with the intern by which they can improve.

In this one month, I visited the High Court (almost every day), National Company Law Tribunal (a couple of times) and attended a couple of Arbitration proceedings. Also, the interns are provided with case files of a proceeding which is likely to happen the following day so that they are well versed with the facts of the case.

Good things

Vikram Sir had several cases in High Court every day and observing the proceedings provided a lot of insight and exposure to the practical world.

Further, the feedback Vikram Sir provided at the end of every workday was very productive and motivating. Moreover, the

Arbitration matters I attended, wherein retired Supreme Court and High Court judges were called in to be the Arbitrators was very insightful as I got the opportunity to see the proceeding live and learnt how the Arbitrators and advocates from both sides deal with the problem and come up with the solution. Vikram Sir even lets you sit in on client discussions in certain cases and then makes you work on it.

Bad things

I personally did not find anything bad with the internship, however, some people might find the timings a bit tiring. We are supposed to report exactly at 7:30 am (punctuality is very important).

Saturdays are working (sometimes Sundays as well, depending upon the work allotted). But, one will surely enjoy it considering the quality of work provided.

Stipend

None

Accommodation, commuting to the office

I am from Hyderabad so accommodation was not a concern. However, one can easily find accommodation in Hyderabad, at a reasonable rent.

Anything else, what you did to chill out, lessons learnt etc

There’s Cafe Niloufer right opposite the office building, one can go and take a break over there. The people of the office are very friendly, we had office lunches and we also went for the Avengers End Game together.

The internship gives one a great insight into a proper advocate’s office. You’re exposed to the regular stream of clients, court visits and deadlines. There’s great exposure to both arbitration and litigation matters as well.

I would recommend this internship to any student who is looking for a serious litigation experience and is ready to work hard to learn. It is believed in the office that knowledge comes to those who are willing to learn.

Editor’s note: You can read an internship experience of CV Law Chambers here.

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