Prior to commencing pupillage, Chaitanya taught the law of trusts at the London School of Economics as a Guest Teacher.
He holds a first-class law degree from the University of Oxford, winning the Gibbs Book Prize for his performance in the core private law modules. Chaitanya stayed on to read for the BCL, which he obtained with Distinction. He took papers in commercial, insolvency and property law.
During his studies, Chaitanya interned with a Magic Circle law firm, a leading Indian law firm, and the Singapore International Arbitration Centre. He took a keen interest in debating, mooting, and ADR competitions.