Name. College. Year of Study.
Akshay Mahajan. UILS Panjab University, Chandigarh. 5th year
Name of the organization. City
UKCA Chambers. E-2, Kailash Colony, New Delhi.
Duration of the internship). No. of days/week. Timings
02.01.2014 to 31.01.2014 (30 days/4 weeks). 10 A.M to 6.30 P.M.
How big was the office? Team strength?
The UKCA Chambers’ office was a decent place. All the interns were provided with a separate individual desk and a computer. The office also had an extensive library with various commentaries and journals pertaining to many laws.
The office also had conferences halls and a spacious dining hall. The team is strongly bonded and helpful not just for the interns but even amongst themselves. Every doubt had a solution within the office.
Application procedure. Internship contact details
One can apply for the UKCA internship by sending an email at the official email address.
The applicant receives a swift acknowledgement. It should be kept in mind not to poke the associates by persistent emails or calls (as they are busy with work and are also in court many times). So to write precise is the best way.
Apply at: email@example.com; Phone numbers: +91 11 460 98 991,460 98 992
Accommodation: how, where, how was it?
I had a mate in the city, so stay wasn’t a problem for me. But for students who seek a nearby accommodation from the workplace, Amar Colony can be a good option.
The locality has several PGs available and is also very proximate. Furthermore, the office is at a walking distance from the Kailash Colony metro station, making it effortless to commute.
First impression. First day, formalities etc.
The first day at the office was exciting. The team was warm. After the introduction with the associates we were introduced to the Managing Partner Manisha Chaudhary who is daughter of the Corporate litigation luminary Senior Advocate Mr. U.K. Chaudhary.
They allotted us our places and most importantly the work to do.
The UKCA, Delhi team comprises of 11 members. The major work areas includes Corporate Law Litigation, Mergers and Amalgamations, Corporate Debt Restructuring, Civil suits, etc.
The associates allot interns to work on different matters. The work done there includes Research on various topics pertaining to Company law and other major legislations, Drafting of various documents viz. Petitions, Applications, Rejoinders, Agreements and also assisting Associates and Partners in various multifarious litigations. Besides we also visited the High Court of Delhi and the Company Law Board frequently.
Work environment, people
The professionalism was intensely evident. The associates gave a time limit to complete the allotted tasks. Though the work done was not of much labour but was expected to be accurate from our end.
There were times when I stayed back late in order to complete my targets. So, the environment was a one of nurturing character.
There was a lot good but the best was that the associates showed faith in me and even gave the opportunity to discuss issues with clients in conferences.
That the office kitchen only provided us with only coffee/tea and no meals.
What did you do to chill? Co-interns, colleagues
There was time when all interns would get along and go out too have the lunch. This was a time for real exploration. So, we tried variety of food in almost all the outlets in the nearby market. Coffee/ tea at the office made another room to chill.
Another activity I cherished during my UKCA internship was playing Indoor Golf with the Associates.
Anything else you’d like to tell; Biggest lessons
The biggest lessons learnt from the firm were that no case is big enough not to crack. I wish to had spent some more time there.