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Akshay Chand Follows In Father’s Footsteps

Mr Chand said he knew what he wanted to do when he started high school and hopes to open his own law firm.
17 Aug 2019 14:58
Akshay Chand Follows In Father’s Footsteps
Akshay Chand (middle) with this parents, Shamima an Anil Chand following his Admission to the Bar by Acting Chief Justice Kamal Kumar at Grand Pacific Hotel on August 16, 2019. Photo: Ronald Kumar.

Akshay Chand yesterday fulfilled his dream of following in his father’s footsteps after he was sworn-in dur­ing the ceremony for new barristers and so­licitors at the Grand Pacific Hotel.

He studied at the University of the South Pacific’s Bachelor of Laws programme.

The 24-year-old said: “It is a proud moment for me and my family because I am the sec­ond lawyer in the family now.”

Mr Chand said he knew what he wanted to do when he started high school and hopes to open his own law firm.

“My plans are to learn as much as possible and perhaps move to New Zealand or Aus­tralia to open my own business.”

He was attached with Pacific Barristers and Solicitors in Nausori and Legal Aid Commission in Nasinu.

His father, Anil Chand who is the senior legal officer at the Legal Aid Commission said: “He has done it on his own. It was not much of my guidance but his mum was al­ways there to support him.

“It’s been a journey and it feels so good to see my child grow.”

Acting Chief Justice Kamal Kumar remind­ed the lawyers of their responsibilities.

“As lawyers you will have to solve prob­lems. You will be called upon to make deci­sions that will affect and change people’s lives.

“You must not forget that after being admit­ted to the Bar you are officers of the court.

Edited by Ranoba Baoa

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