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Abhijit Joshi's Veritas promotes two to partner internally

Veritas Legal, the firm started by ex-AZB & Partners senior partner Abhijit Joshi in 2014, has made its first two internal promotions, according to a press release from the firm.

Tushar B Raut and Kunal Doshi have both been promoted to partner level.

Raut (pictured left) is a graduate of ILS Pune and specialises in M&A, private equity and corporate since 2008.

Doshi (pictured right) is a GLC Mumbai graduate and a qualified solicitor, specialising in M&A, real estate and franchising since 2008.

Since starting, the firm has hired Wadia Ghandy's litigation partner Rahul Dwarkadas in March 2015, and partner Nandish Vyas from AZB in February 2015.

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Like +4 Object -7 TR Sakshi 23 Jun 16, 14:12
COngratulations Mr Raut!!!!!!!
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Like +4 Object -12 Little birdie 23 Jun 16, 14:27
Once upon a time there were two deserving lads,
Right from their college, the most able grads,
From striving at work all the way to the "bar",
Their efforts and achievements have made them a well deserved star!
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Like +2 Object -1 paisa 23 Jun 16, 14:29
any idea what is the salary offered to Associates at Veritas ?
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Like +5 Object -0 Veri confused 23 Jun 16, 14:54  interesting
Veritas, Verist, Verus - how many more to come?
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Like +11 Object -1 2008? 23 Jun 16, 15:52  interesting
Its really sad how everyone is in the rat race for increasing number of partners... this number game is diminishing the value of actually being made a partner in a law firm!
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Like +7 Object -0 Name or alias 23 Jun 16, 16:15  interesting
Do they have more partners than associates now?
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Like +0 Object -2 kianganz 23 Jun 16, 16:20
I think they are nearly 50 fee-earners now, will check...
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Like +1 Object -1 kianganz 23 Jun 16, 16:40
Sorry, have checked, I stand corrected - they're around 30 fee-earners now, including partners...
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Like +0 Object -1 vanquish 23 Jun 16, 22:26
I am keen to know how much are freshers paid at this firm?
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Like +2 Object -3 Fee earners 24 Jun 16, 00:01
Just to be clear when someone says fee earners they include peons, stenos, etc right .. Possible that there might be much fewer actual lawyers working within the firm..
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Like +4 Object -1 kianganz 24 Jun 16, 00:04
Fee earners are only those who can bill fees directly from clients, so that does not include peons, stenos and the like...

Total staff at Veritas (including peons, secretaries, etc) is around 40, I've been told...
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Like +2 Object -0 Suggestion 24 Jun 16, 14:42
Kian why don't you maintain a small section on the website with just a small brief about law firms. No self laudatory profiles, no rankings but just a one para. description, number of partners, number of fee earners, no. of support staff, location of officers, etc. al., - may be starting salary as well to the extent available (only objective information). It will be better than all the good-for-nothing-for-purc hase awards the firms claim to receive every year.
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Like +0 Object -6 Ex-Intern AZB 23 Jun 16, 18:08
Congrats Kunal! You were an amazing mentor to me at AZB and you almost always seemed to have the best collection of electronic music! :D
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Like +1 Object -0 Nandos 23 Jun 16, 21:28
iTunes Store or torrents?
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Like +0 Object -1 DJMAzaa 24 Jun 16, 13:47
Aaya mazaa...
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Like +3 Object -2 ILS Football 23 Jun 16, 19:13
the ILS football team (present and past) sends its regard to Tushar, the captain. Good going mate, may the world be your oyster
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Like +1 Object -0 2cents 24 Jun 16, 17:52
Raut has demonstrated that you can just be yourself and do your thing in college and still be a good lawyer with career progression... the bookworms of the library and intellectual bullies of the corridors and the hostel can take a hike (quite literally up the hill).
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Like +1 Object -1 Yay ILS 23 Jun 16, 20:29
What an excellent year for ILS grads. May this trend continue.
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Like +4 Object -1 b 23 Jun 16, 22:42
in these 30 member firms - does it make any difference whether u are a partner or a PA?
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Like +0 Object -0 Tushie 24 Jun 16, 15:11
No.
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Like +0 Object -0 2cents 24 Jun 16, 17:53
And your point being?
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Like +0 Object -0 Guest 24 Jun 16, 16:29
congratulations to both of them
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Like +0 Object -0 alias 27 Jun 16, 22:31
congratulations kunal!
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