Sacrifice Pays Off For 22-Year-Old
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