Sac­ri­fice Pays Off For 22-Year-Old

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The four years of sac­ri­fice in study­ing in New Zealand fi­nally paid off for 22-year-old Nikheel Nam­biar, who was ad­mit­ted as a le­gal prac­ti­tioner yes­ter­day. Mr Nam­biar was one the lawyers who was sworn-in by Chief Jus­tice An­thony Gates at the High Court in Suva. Mr Nam­biar com­pleted his law de­gree at the Univer­sity of Can­ter­bury in Christchurch, New Zealand; and cur­rently works with lo­cal law firm Neel Shivam Lawyers. “Be­ing in New Zealand, it was dif­fer­ent to what we have here in Fiji so it took a bit of ex­tra ef­fort to rise and to be in line with the ex­pec­ta­tions es­pe­cially when it comes to writ­ten work as it is slightly com­plex,” he said.

“It took a bit of time to ad­just to their ex­pec­ta­tions and how they pre­fer your writ­ings and spo­ken lan­guage. “I come from a com­mer­cial back­ground and hav­ing to do pa­pers like crim­i­nal law and torts, it took a lot of read­ing took a lot of re­search work.” While Mr Nam­biar’s pri­mary in­ter­est re­mains in com­mer­cial law, he in­tends to fur­ther ex­pand into other branches of law in the fu­ture. Edited by Ru­si­ate Mataika

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