Our firm, Zia & Shah, was founded in May 2010 on the dissolution of our predecessor law firm, “Afridi, Shah & Minallah (ASM) Legal Consultants” due to the elevation of its members to the benches of High Courts and now the Supreme Court of Pakistan. The said firm had been dealing with Corporate and Civil Litigation as its foundational core. ASM consisted of 30 lawyers (Partners and Associates) working at Lahore, Islamabad and Peshawar offices. The said firm extended its work for providing consultancy services relating to legal reforms and development.
Zia & Shah consists of ten (10) lawyers working at Lahore. Our aim, like our predecessor, is to render legal services with integrity and scholarship which the profession of law requires. Corporate and Civil litigation is the foundational core of the Firm. However, it also has key expertise in commercial and white collar crime cases. It also benefits from experience of two of its current partners in policy work in criminal law/prosecution and police reform. The Firm continues to play a lead role in public interest litigation pertaining to human rights and environmental issues. One of the core values is its dedication to legal education, reform and training. We feel that the real purpose of the law Firm is to make a wholesome contribution to society. Our multidimensional efforts are our small contribution to the socio-economic development of our Country.
Handled 600 cases in different forums (High Court, District Courts, Civil Courts). Provision of legal advice on service matters, contracts of PHA employees, contracts by PHA; Representation of PHA in court including the High Courts /civil courts/criminal courts/Labour court/NIRC; Support to PHA in its drive to protect the environment
Handled cases in different forums (High Court, District Courts, Civil Courts). Case titled “Rida Qazi vs Government of Punjab, etc” whereunder the Govt. of Punjab has released funds amounting to approx Rs. 14 billion for the construction of 12 new jails in Punjab since 2010. Overcrowding in jails has reduced from 170% to 50% since the filing of this writ petition (2010). In addition to increased infrastructure, the writ has focused on establishing prisoner’s rights, their physical and mental health and wellbeing.