Internship Experience at Mahajan & Mahajan Advocates, Delhi: Contract Law, Sale of Goods Act, IPC, & Real Estate Act Research & Drafting Work

Name, College and Year of Study

Nikhil Aswani, School of Law, CHRIST (Deemed to be University), 5th year

Name of the Organisation

Mahajan & Mahajan Advocates and Solicitors, New Delhi

Address: W-31, Lower Ground Floor, Greater Kailash-1, New Delhi

Duration of Internship

24th October 2019 to 24th November 2019

How did I Apply?

I sent an email to vaibhavmahajan.adv[at]gmail.com and got a confirmation reply within the same week.

First Day formalities, First Impression

I was told to report at 2 pm because that’s when the advocates and Vaibhav Sir usually return to the office from the Court. I had a proper introductory session with the firm where Vaibhav Sir checked my CV and asked my interests as to what areas of law would I want to work into. Moments later, I was given some research work.

Main Tasks

I was mostly given drafting work like drafting plaints, written statements, Police complaints, apprehension letters etc. Research work included into areas such as Contract Law, Sale of Goods Act, Indian Penal Code, Insolvency and Bankruptcy Code and Real Estate (Regulation and Development) Act etc.

Depending on how one performs the initial tasks, Sir might let one go and make an appearance in the court on his behalf for seeking adjournments. That alone provides great exposure.

Good Things

Since the office is not huge, there is a lot of personal interaction and scope for improvement as one can approach the associates and even Vaibhav Sir if they want to. The associates are very helpful and actually take their time out to explain certain concepts and the way they want their work to be done.

Moreover, if you do something, not up to the mark or make a mistake in your work the associates will definitely point that out and provide you constructive feedback which is really necessary for an intern. It also tells you that they value your work and the time one has invested in doing such work.

Bad Things

If there are more than 6 or 7 interns, the work will be given in pairs and teams which can make your performance less effective and efficient. Other than that, no such bad things.

Stipend

I don’t know of any policy of a stipend but I didn’t get one.

Accommodation

I live in New Delhi, so accommodation wasn’t really a problem. The office is in GK1, and a lot of PGs are there in Kailash Colony that’s like 1-2km away from the office.

Lessons Learnt

Litigation doesn’t require hard work as much it requires common sense. Sharp research skills can definitely make the work easier.

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