VLegal: The Law is Simplified

Muhammed Rafeeque, Founder,Deepa Rafeeque, Chief Corporate Trainer

Muhammed Rafeeque, Founder

Deepa Rafeeque, Chief Corporate Trainer

India houses a huge number of law firms mostly with expertise in Litigations, Transaction structuring and IPR. Though these are undeniably few important legal services, the area of legal training seems shunned. The corporate employees and the educational institutions are not quite sentient of the legal implications in their routine work. The difficulty arises when any legal issues appear. This prompts the need for sensitization of the employees about legal awareness. At Bangalore-based VLegal, a group of seasoned professionals comprising of Lawyers, Trainers, Arbitrators and Mediators were quick to sense this need and with around three decades of experience in dealing Corporate Legal affairs, they jointly decided to establish to provide an end-to-end solution for legal, corporate training and compliance requirements. This marked the beginning of Vlegal. The firm offers corporates to get their employees trained with basic legal tenets. It strongly believes that every department should undergo periodical training about the changes in law, innovative technologies being used globally to improve the legal department of the company. “Knowledge sharing is an attitude. This was in my mind when I started VLegal. And it’s our tag-line today,” speaks Muhammed Rafeeque, Founder.

Bangalore-based VLegal has worked for Public Sector Undertakings (Airports Authority of India, National Small Industries Corporation, Project and Equipment Corporation), Public Private Partnerships (Delhi International Airport Private Limited GMR) & Multi-national companies (Aircel Telecom). It is one of
the Institutions empanelled by Ministry Women & Child Development, Govt.of India for providing training under Sexual Harassment of Women at Workplace (Prevention, Prohibition & Redressal) Act, 2013 (POSH Act).

VLEGAL solely focuses on the legal training needs of the corporate and Designs different training modules

Understanding that one of the crucial needs of corporate is to sensitize the employees about the legal implications of their day to day works; the company solely focuses on the legal training needs of the corporate and designs different training modules. “As the study of law is not in our school curriculum, there are no other ways to sensitize people about the implications of it. Of late, the trainings are mandated by law like POSH Act and POCSO Act where the awareness sessions are a mandatory compliance,” asserts Rafeeque.

Be a POSH Enabler is one of such programs that is designed by team VLegal for freelance trainers & corporates. “Within a year, we have completed 10 Public Workshops on POSH Law, across the country. We are glad that we have trained around 180 trainers and now they are competent to undertake the corporate awareness sessions. Our next project is to conduct such trainings under POCSO Act so as to spread the awareness in educational institutions against the sexual abuse of children and its stringent consequences,” says Rafeeque.

Deepa Rafeeque, Chief Corporate Trainer

The Road Ahead
VLegal serves across India. VLegal, over the years, has made a significant presence as a firm exclusively for corporate training on legal topics. “It has a huge scope. We need infrastructure and manpower to pursue the corporate to bring it into its priorities. What we offer is the team of dedicated expert trainers and the content,” says Deepa.

The legal and regulatory regime of business operation in India is complex. Unless constant advises & legal awareness sessions, it’s difficult to do the business. Keeping this in view, VLegal has to work on online modules for the corporate employees, where they are unable to send them for classroom training.