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Labasa Cane Cutter, Tea Boy-Turned Lawyer Tells

Jitendra Reddy has finally opened an office in Labasa to cater for the high demand for his legal services. The office, opened on Wednesday, has four staff members and is lo­cated on the first floor of Bhadur Ali Building in the main street of Labasa Town.
01 Oct 2022 17:00
Labasa Cane Cutter, Tea Boy-Turned Lawyer Tells
From left: Dewan Chand, Kaushik Kumar, Jitendra Reddy and Gyan Reddy in their new office in Labasa on September 30, 2022. Photo: Shratika Naidu

Jitendra Reddy has finally opened an office in Labasa to cater for the high demand for his legal services.

The office, opened on Wednesday, has four staff members and is lo­cated on the first floor of Bhadur Ali Building in the main street of Labasa Town.

For Mr Reddy, opening office was leaning giving back to his commu­nity.

He is from Qelewaqa, Labasa.

The father of two thanked his wife, Nazmeen Reddy, for being his pillar of strength and for encour­aging him to open the office.

But Mr Reddy’s hasn’t always been the man in the suit you see today.

When he was 11 years old, he was cutting cane and then at the age of 18 he worked as a tea boy and mes­senger of Suva High Court.

The opportunity opened up when he was given a scholarship by the Government to study law.

He worked voluntarily for various law firms such as Patel Sharma Lawyers and Ram Chand Lawyers.

Towards the end of his Bachelor of Law he worked for Reddy Nan­dan Lawyers as a clerk and eventu­ally became the man he is today.

In 2016, he opened his first office in Nakasi and then in Ba in 2019 which he has recently converted into a visiting office.

Even while he was in Labasa, he used to get calls from his clients there prompting him to travel fre­quently attend to their cases.

Secret to Success

And while he is at level of suc­cess, he said often provided pro-bono services to the point where people would knock on his door seeking justice.

“I understand the economic situ­ation of Northern Division and for over the past few years I have served various clients,” Mr Reddy said.

“My office will be in operation for six days and anyone who needs my service can visit or call me.”

Story By:: shratikan@fijisun.com.fj



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