- Key Responsibilities
Ankur.G: Civil litigation with an emphasis on a corporate lawsuit
Ankur.G: Arbitration and general corporate advisory. There is a broad and diverse body of laws which require compliances by the companies incorporated and operating in India. This commences with the Companies Act, 1956 which forms the base. Going to more advanced and diverse issues, we command the requisite expertise to assist Indian and Foreign companies on all aspects of legal, regulatory and tax compliance. This includes advising companies on the specific structures available for conducting business in India, incorporation of the company as well as obtaining the necessary regulatory and tax registrations.
- Views on the legal profession
Ankur.G: Legal profession is a very serious and challenging profession. Knew very little about the profession except for the idealistic portrayals in the media. Career as a lawyer is one of the most highly sought-after professions on the globe.
- Key to become a successful lawyer
Ankur.G: Lawyers must be able to work long hours alone, with complex documentation and literature. At the same time, their interpersonal skills must be outstanding to effectively communicate in the office and in the courtroom. Lawyers use not only their analytical prowess but also their personalities in their work. To become a successful lawyer you need to enhance your professional profile, offer a wider range of legal services to your clients and increase your revenues.
- Difficulties of lawyer
Ankur.G: Providing quality legal service in the ever-evolving field of corporate law. Constant learning is the greatest struggle. High stress, long working hours & client pressure.
- Interesting area
Ankur.G: Dispute Resolution and General Corporate Advisory. We frequently advise on routine business legal issues, corporate legal affairs, incorporation of legal entities, merger, amalgamations, takeover strategies, insolvency and liquidation matters, and corporate dispute resolution.
- Views on Indian legal system/ difficulties to provide justice on time
Ankur.G: Pending cases: India’s legal system has the largest backlog of pending cases in the world. This number is continuously increasing and this itself shows the inadequacy of the legal system. It has always been discussed to increase the number of judges, creating more courts, but an implementation is always late or inadequate.
Another problem facing the Indian judicial system is the lack of transparency. It is seen that the Right to Information (RTI) Act is totally out of the ambit of the legal system.
Hardships of the undertrials and procedures. In Indian jails, most of the prisoners are under trials, who are confined to the jails till their case comes to a definite conclusion. In most of the cases, they end up spending more time in the jail than the actual term that might have had been awarded to them had the case been decided on the time and, assuming, against them.
- Working of the criminal justice system
Ankur.G: The criminal justice system is made of three major institutions which process a case from inception, through trial, to punishment.
A case begins with law enforcement officials, who investigate a crime and gather evidence to identify and use against the presumed perpetrator.
The case continues with the court system, which weighs the evidence to determine if the defendant is guilty beyond a reasonable doubt. If so, the corrections system will use the means at their disposal, namely incarceration, and probation, to punish and correct the behavior of the offender.
Throughout each stage of the process, constitutional protections exist to ensure that the rights of the accused and convicted are respected. These protections balance the need for the criminal justice system to investigate and prosecute criminals with the fundamental rights of the accused (who are presumed innocent).
- Advice for Young Lawyers
Ankur.G: Legal profession is a wonderful profession if young lawyers know as to how to succeed in the profession. Rewards will come, but one must be patient.
While youngsters enter into the legal profession, he should be patient with various things in the profession. He should get adjusted to the system initially as otherwise; he will lose interest in the profession.
A young lawyer should never lose temper at a judge or with the senior. It is better to avoid arguments with your senior unless he is receptive to discussion.
Any youngster entering into legal profession must be in a position to start his own practice within 4 to 5 years of experience in the profession. From there, the real journey starts.
Time management is key in the legal profession and unless you master the art of time management, it is very difficult to succeed in the legal profession.
- Private job over litigation
Ankur.G: Legal Industry in India is growing at an astronomical rate and lawyers are required in every sphere. I see no wrong in law students choosing private jobs over litigation. It’s a matter of choice.
But In a private job, there is no job security you may lose your job if an economy is not good but in litigation litigators Generally, Stay Employed in all Economies.
- Importance of English for a lawyer
Ankur.G: One has to be fluent in English because communication is the main tool of a lawyer. English is the language of all courts and business in India. Good command of English language is a must.
English is a second language for many people. Therefore, learning professional law definitely indicates that you should learn the English terminologies in the same area. However, as a lawyer, you can come across various challenges. This is because you will have to consider many things while searching for the right instructor and the right platform to prove your legal language.