Internship Experience @ Kings & Alliance LLP, New Delhi: Learn the ABC of Litigation, Great Exposure # MUST READ

Name. College. Year of Study

Aayush Sai, Vivekananda Institute of Professional Studies, GGSIP University, Final year

Name of The organisation

Kings & Alliance LLP, 13, Ring Road, Lajpat Nagar-IV, New Delhi- 110024

Duration of the Internship

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2 months. 1st March, 2017 to 29th April, 2017.

How big was the office? Strength?

The office is beautifully designed and is quite spacious. It is situated at the 1st floor of the building and as soon as one enters the office, a very different kind aura is felt, as I felt the same on my first day.

The total space is bifurcated into the reception area, Mohit Sir’s glorious chamber, the classy conference room, the glass covered arbitration room, the work station in the middle, glass covered chambers of the Associates and the pantry.

Interns are required to grab a space in the work station, just before the Associates’ chambers.

The Advocates team consists of Managing Partner, Mr. Mohit Chaudhary, Senior Associates Mr. Kunal Sachdeva, Mr. Imran Ali and 3 other Associates.

In addition, there are 3 Court Clerks, who undertake the work of Trial Courts, the Appellate Courts and the Apex Court respectively, along with a steno, a typist and 4 office boys.

Procedure for Application, Contact details. 

To apply for the internship, one can either contact Mohit Sir directly at his email id or contact Kunal Sir (preferably) at his email id

Caution: Only those shall apply who are really serious to work hard as at this office, because when they mean business, they really mean business!

Duration in weeks. No. of days/week. Timings 

8 weeks, Monday to Saturday, 10 am to 8 pm

However the timings may differ here and there depending upon the work.

Accommodation: how, where and how was it?

The office is situated in Lajpat Nagar-IV, on the Ring Road itself, adjacent to Metro Hospital. Just 10 minutes walk from Moolchand Metro Station. If bringing own vehicle, parking is mostly available in the vicinity.

As I stay in Noida, the office is just a half an hour drive away from my home. However, if one requires an accommodation, to the best of my knowledge, one can easily get one nearby.

First Impression. First day Formalities.

As it is a Litigation firm, Advocates, Interns and the Court Clerks reach their respective Courts according to their schedules in the morning and they come to office in the evening.

There is as such no first day formality for interns, but it is always good if one tries to get familiar with the rules and procedures of the office as quickly as possible.

On my first day, I already knew that I had to report at the Delhi High Court. There I met Kunal Sir and Imran Sir, along with Kushal ji, the clerk who handles all the work of the High Court.

After the hearing, I had words with Kunal Sir on various topics and issues. I was just amazed to see his argument style and the knowledge he had, provided that he is so young.

Full of energy, enthusiasm and plenty of knowledge and skills, exactly what a dynamic lawyer should have and Kunal Sir is one such example.

Imran Sir is a person with an amazing sense of humour and has a vast experience in litigation. He has a big clientage and is popular amongst his colleagues as well as interns due to his jolly nature. His calm nature keeps the office environment at peace, even in the most crucial times.

Upon returning from the Court, I got the opportunity to meet Mohit Sir in person, and seriously it was one of the most privileged meeting I had as a professional.

He had words with me as if I was an Associate and not just an intern, and the first question he asked me was about my personal interest and on what matters I would like to work upon. I was humbled and gave my answer.

After that, he gave me a very interesting case to work on, which had all those things that I told him I was interested to work on earlier. This made me so much motivated!

Moreover the work he gave me, required me to strategise the defence for the case, which was something I had never received in any office I worked earlier.

This work was unique as compared to simple drafting and research work which interns usually get. This required a lot more skills than plain research skills. I really enjoyed doing the same and there wasn’t even a single day that I felt that I am an intern and not an Associate.

Main tasks 

As I stated above, the work given to me was quality work that included making case strategies, preparing synopsis of cases and their LODs, drafting plaints, written statements, applications, legal notices, interesting research works and much more.

This is one of those internships where your work actually meant something and was not done just for the sake of doing. I received proper instructions from every concerned person and after completion of the respective work, I was given remarks, comments and further instructions for corrections/improvements.

On top of everything, I was even told to get in touch with the client itself, so that I  know more about the case. This was the best thing ever! This clarified a hell lot of my doubts, first hand.

In case of doubts and difficulties, Mohit Sir, Kunal Sir and Imran Sir, were all easily approachable, subject to their availability in the office.

Working on the matters, observing the arguments, having words with the clients directly and further working on the same matter is the best a student can get in a litigation office and I experienced it all.

Apart from my never ending curiosity, Kunal Sir used to daily direct me to read different files and not to miss some particular arguments of high profile matters, which was really appreciated. Thanks to Kunal Sir for that!

Work environment, people

Overall, the office has a fantastic environment and becomes both casual as well as serious, depending upon the time.

At one time, we all are having fun, sharing our experiences, discussing about the matters and the next moment, we are working non-stop, leaving late at nights. A perfect dynamic atmosphere, just like the changing weather.

I am seriously honoured to work under the captaincy of Mohit Sir. His way in everything reflects a different class. The way he explained me my tasks was so easy to grasp that my confidence was significantly boosted, every time I used to enter his chamber.

He is so humble and down to earth that one can seriously learn how to remain gentle even after accomplishing so much in life. I would never forget my interactions with him.

Kunal Sir, Imran Sir and rest of the office, all are so helpful and easy to be with, that almost anyone can fit into the office, without any issue. Even if not, Kunal Sir and Imran Sir would do the job in a click!

Best things

Getting to interact with Mohit Sir, explaining him the work you did and receiving his opinion was the best part! Not always you get this opportunity to have words with a luminary at a personal level.

He took personal interest in almost everything I worked on, which really kept me motivated all along. You don’t get this chance at every place.

Also, Kunal Sir used to explain the cases and drafting work to me, that I seriously forgot that I am still a student. Imran Sir told me some important aspects about the profession, which I would always remember.

Last but not the least, the Court Clerks told me so much basic stuff that I could have never got to know but it was only my mornings with them, running from Court to Court, that I was able to observe them.

Finally, the interactions with the clients and receiving the first hand information of the cases was something unprecedented for me.

Bad things

Nothing at all.

Stipend/ month

Subject to Sir’s discretion.

Biggest Lesson

Litigation is a serious business and it takes a lot of efforts to become an efficient litigator. Moreover its not just the hard work that is required.

The most important element in this journey is the guidance a student receives from a brilliant mentor.

This was my chance of receiving that guidance from the masters of this field like Mohit Sir and I tried my best to avail the same.

Disclaimer: Internship experiences are opinions shared by individual law students and tend to be personal and subjective in nature. The internship experiences shared on Lawctopus are NOT Lawctopus official views on the internship.

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