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LexTalk World Talk Show with Akhil Krishan Maggu, Independent Lawyer



Akhil Krishan Maggu ,is a practicing Advocate before the Hon’ble Supreme Court of India, High Courts pan India and Tax Tribunals. He started his legal journey 6 years back after completing his Master’s from London. He always had a deep desire for the litigation arena and so post completion of all the registration formalities,He started my career working under the expert guidance of a senior advocate. His area of expertise is in Indirect taxes and direct taxes viz Customs, PMLA, ED, GST, Income tax and but I also have handled a wide variety of criminal and civil cases.


His motivation behind pursuing law as a career was that it enables one to contribute to the wellbeing of the society. Talking about his contribution to the society, He also have done certain pro bono and public interest litigations.


The legal system is abundant in complexities and intricacies. This makes the legal industry as one of the few markets that serve a mixture of core and non-core law functions. With the emergence of globalization, the legal profession has also surpassed international borders and has expanded across the globe. So, this makes the legal profession an ocean with wide variety of opportunities for one and all.


With the oncoming of modern technologies, the legal profession is continuously evolving, thereby bringing new challenges and rewards. Post pandemic, the introduction of Virtual Conference and the ability to work remotely comes as a boon for all the legal professionals. This dynamic legal scenario makes every day unique and offers a satisfying work experience.


His advice to all the aspiring legal aspirants would be to keep updating themselves on the ever-changing dynamics of the legal arena and to keep pushing the boundaries to acquire industry specific abilities.


Interview:


Host: Key lessons or experiences that have enriched you and are currently aiding you in your work profile.


Akhil: The main lesson and learning was given to me by my senior who said that to gain experience and to be the master of the subject, one need to understand and realize the actual need of litigating a matter as litigation cannot be done frivolously and the second piece of advice that I got was that an Advocate must not be emotionally attached to the cases filed by him/her and every outcome shall be taken as a learning and teaching to improve the future approach.


Host: What kind of solutions would you like to advise others, especially those who want to take up this profession?


Akhil: The one piece of advice which I would like to give is to never stop reading and learning and to keep themselves updated by making the best use of the technology and stay motivated as this is the best profession as it brings a lot of awareness about ones rights and responsibilities.


Host: In the era of legal technology, what are the most commonly used tools for you?


Akhil: I mostly use cisco Webex, Microsoft teams, zoom for my e hearings and meetings and also use Adobe for converting my work from word to PDF and then making the same as my final work which reduces my dependency on bulky physical files and papers.

 

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