Internship Experience @ MS Law, Office of Adv Mateen Siddiqui and Adv Keshav Nande, Raipur (Chhattisgarh): Drafting Legal Notices and Agreements

Name, College, Year of Study:

Urvi Gala, 5th year student of Hidayatullah National Law University, Raipur, Chhattisgarh

Name of the Organization, Location:

MS Law, Office of Advocate Mateen Siddiqui and Advocate Keshav Nande, Raipur, Chhattisgarh.

Application procedure:

Email your CV at [email protected], one or two months prior to the scheduled date of the internship. I applied via my college’s Recruitment Coordination Committee and secured an assessment internship.

Generally after the CVs are shortlisted, a telephonic interview is taken which is followed by mandatory assignment which is required to be done in time bound manner and based on overall assessment, internship opportunity is granted to appropriate student.

Duration of internship:

December 10, 2018 to January 9, 2019.

Main tasks:

During the course of my internship, I was given one of the best exposures in the field of corporate-commercial and criminal law. I worked on various areas of law, ranging from employment and labour laws, Companies Act, 2013, LLP Act, 2008, Criminal Laws, etc.

By the end of my internship, I submitted various write-ups and notes on Benefits under Startup India Scheme and other topics of companies law.

Apart from that, I got hands-on experience on drafting legal notices and replies to legal notices. I learnt how to file bail rejection application and I also drafted various agreements including Service Exclusivity Agreement, Non-Disclosure Agreement, Partnership Agreement, Employment Agreements and Partition Agreements etc.

I also got a chance to draft legal opinions and articles. I also drafted a due diligence report to trace the title of a land based on the land records.

Other than that, the most important takeaway was the learning from client meetings and other briefings. It gave me a great deal of experience in knowing how to proceed at the most preliminary stage when a matter comes to you.

The diverse kinds of cases that came to the firm were the main reason that made the internship absolutely worthwhile, since it gave me the opportunity to gain experience in the most crucial areas of laws.

Work and environment:

I experienced a professional working environment at MS Law. Mr. Nande was very supportive and helpful. The daily tasks are allotted to everyone at the office. You have to be very sure to complete the task before deadlines.

Mr. Nande personally gives a good amount of research work to interns on various topics. You will be given a good variety of research and drafting work along with case analysis.

There is well-updated library which helped me a lot during research work. I grasped practical knowledge and it was a great time working with the firm.

Further, since the office is situated on the 3rd floor of city’s biggest mall, hence one can order or go out during lunch time to explore the eateries therein.

Timings:

The office timings were from 10:00 am to 7:00 pm.

Stipend:

The stipend is provided on basis of performance which generally amounts to Rs. 5000 per month. Apart from the stipend, all the interns are given the liberty to order food from a tuck shop downstairs, whenever they want.

Positives:

1. There were many positive things happened, some of them are highlighted:

2. The firm gets some niche high valued cases of the city hence it is a great experience to work on such cases.

3. The research and drafting work is best for someone who want to pursue his or her career in corporate law.

4. The Stipend.

Negatives:

There were no bad or negative things.

Accommodation and travel:

I live in Raipur only, so it was easy for me to travel to the office which was located on the 3rd floor of the Magneto mall which is one of the biggest shopping mall, located in the posh area of the city and has a five floor office segment called Magneto Offizo.

Contact info:

Address- Office No. 17-18, Third Floor, Magneto Offizo, Magneto Mall, G.E. Road, Labhandi, Raipur, Chhattisgarh- 492001

Phone- 7987444655, email- [email protected]

 

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