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Ravinder

  • Country
    :
    malaysia
  • Company
    :
    Ravin & Co Advocates and Solicitors
  • Job Sector
    :
    Human Resources
  • Job Title
    :
    Lawyer
  • University
    :
    University of the West of England

Ravinder is a lawyer with Ravin & Co Advocates and Solicitors in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. Below he talks about his career and how he accomplished his goals, and gives you advice on how to be successful in your future.

What typical tasks and activities does your current role involve?

Currently I run my own Law Firm and I practice general litigation. Basically this involves all kinds of civil disputes as well as criminal cases. The job can be a little demanding, as it involves litigation in court, taking clients instructions, preparing for trials, as well as managing your own chambers.

What skills, knowledge and experience contributed to you getting this job?

Well, setting up your own firm doesn′t really involve any interview as such, however, if I had to explain what made me make the decision I would have to say it was the encouragement from fellow lawyers as well as the need of running your own practice. As far as skills, knowledge and experience is concerned, I was in my 4th year of practice when I set up this firm. It would be impossible to claim that I had all the knowledge or skills for such a move. However, it was more about remembering what you would have learnt, as well as what experience you would have obtained while working for other senior members of the Bar. Communication skills and research skills are of paramount importance.

What key advice would you give to current Malaysian students who would like to get similar work to yours?

I would advise them to take their time and not rush into such a move. Obtain as much experience while chambering/pupillage as well as during their first few years of practice. A student should pick a Firm/Chambers carefully. Perhaps chose a firm which does the kind of work which they are interested to pursue. Only after obtaining enough knowledge (and some savings) , setting up practice is highly recommended.