Ms MAHEEN MALIK
Maheen Gul-Malik is a partner in the advisory services department of KILAM LAW. She was a partner at Gul & Pirzada before merging her practice with the Firm recently. She has received an LLM degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) and LLB (Hons) from the University of London.
Mrs. Malik is also currently managing CourtingTheLaw.com, Pakistan’s 1st Legal News and Analysis Portal. Previously, she was the first head of department at the Nadira Hasan Law School at the Kinnaird College University. She started her legal career at the law firm of Bhandari, Naqvi and Riaz and also worked briefly at another prominent law firm, Hasan & Hasan. She subsequently joined her father’s practice and eventually became a partner in 2008.
Mrs. Malik has more than ten years of experience mainly in the areas of constitutional litigation, human rights, family, airline and sports related litigation and legislative gap analysis work. She has provided extensive support to a senior lawyer of the Supreme Court, Mr. Aftab Gul, in relation to the representation of two members of the Pakistan Cricket Team, Pakistan International Airlines and various private entities.
Mrs. Malik has also been involved extensively with capacity building and training of public sector officials and non-profit organizations in the fields of international law and human rights and has worked on projects for institutions including the Research Society of International Law (RSIL) Pakistan, GTZ, IOM and UNIFEM. She has also assisted prominent international law expert, Mr. Ahmer Bilal Soofi, and delivered policy briefs (especially with respect to human rights treaties) to national stakeholders in relation to the gaps between Pakistan’s international treaty commitments and current domestic laws.
Ms. MAIRA SHAIKH
Maira has done JURIS DOCTOR (JD) from University of Notre Dame Law School Notre Dame, Indiana in 2012 and BA Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and English, 2008 Magna Cum Laude graduate, Honors Program graduate from Temple University Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
- Equality on Paper Only (Published in The Nation on August 26, 2011)
- Progress in Pakistan: Criminalizing Practices Harmful to Women (Published on Jurist.org on December 31, 2011)
- An Election State of Mind (Published in The Nation, May 11, 2013)
- Examining the Avenger (Published in The Nation & Daily Times, August 2013)
- Luxury No Pakistan Can Afford (Published in The Nation, September 1, 2013)
- Evolving Law and Lawyer (Published in Dawn, November 4, 2013)
- Always be my Baby? (Published in Friday Times, December 20, 2013)
- The Human Rights of Terror (Published in The Nation, February 28, 2014)
- Delusions and Democracy (Published in The Nation, June 2, 2014)
- Infamy and Irrelevance (Published in The Nation, June 27, 2014)
- The Slow Death of a Nation (Published in the Express Tribune, January 24, 2015)
Mr. MUGHEES KHAN
Mughees has done LLM from University of Warwick, United Kingdom in International Development and Human Rights – 2010-2011.
Barrister AIYAN BHUTTA
Aiyan completed the Bar Vocational Course and called to the Bar of England and Wales in July 2009. Earlier he complete his LLB from BPP Law School in 2008 and BA from Indiana University Bloomington IN in 2005.
- Victim and verdict: http://jang.com.pk/thenews/may2011-weekly/nos-29-05-2011/dia.htm#4
- Opposing Death: http://www.thenews.com.pk/Todays-News-9-202316-Opposing-death
- Police torture: http://www.jang.com.pk/thenews/mar2010-weekly/nos-14-03-2010/spr.htm#5
- Intolerance: http://www.jang.com.pk/thenews/aug2010-weekly/nos-22-08-2010/dia.htm#3
- Contempt of Court: http://jang.com.pk/thenews/jan2012-weekly/nos-15-01-2012/dia.htm
- Warfare of another kind: http://jang.com.pk/thenews/Oct2012-weekly/nos-14-10-2012/dia.htm#1
Mr. BARRY COLLINS
Barry Collins teaches Law and Society, Human Rights, Employment Law and Tort law. His main interest is in the field of legal theory, particularly as it relates tothemes of nationalism, constitutionalism and conflict resolution. His publications to date have brought perspectives from legal and psychoanalytical theory to bear on Irish Constitutional Law and on conflict resolution in Northern Ireland and the Middle East. He is also currently working on a PhD around these topics
Areas of Interest/Summary of Expertise
- Legal theory
- Theories of nationalism
- The Northern Irish and Palestine/Israel peace processes
- Irish Constitutional law
- Contemporary psychoanalytical theory
- “Post-colonial law and the Invention of the Nation.” Workshop on Crime Governance and the Colonial, Goodenough College, London, July 2008.
- “The Nation-State and the Empty Space of Sovereignty”, Law and Society Conference, Montreal, June 2008.
- “The Invasion of Iraq and the Mythology of International Law”; Symposium on The War in Iraq – An Assessment, California State University, Fullerton, May 2008.
- “Locating Sovereignty in International Law: The Israeli Wall at the International Court of Justice”; Workshop on Critical Approaches to International Law, Birkbeck College, London, May 2006.
- “On the Construction of a Wall in Palestine – Some Reflections of Law and Sovereignty”; International Centre for Contemporary Middle Eastern Studies Conference, Eastern Mediterranean University, Cyprus; April 2004.
- “Legal Origins and the Politics of Segregation in the Belfast Agreement”; Conference on Aspects of Segregation Policies: the Impact on Palestinians, Birzeit University, Palestine; December 2003.
- “Psychoanalytical Theory and the Northern Ireland Peace Process”; Griffith University Law School, Australia, August 2003.
- “René Girard and the Politics of Sacrifice”, Griffith University Law School, Australia, August 2003.
- “On Law and Sacrifice”, Post-Colonial Legal Studies Conference, Vancouver; June 2002.
- “The Belfast Agreement and the Politics of the Ostrich”; Law and Society Conference, University of British Columbia, Vancouver; June 2002.
- “The Nation and the Northern Irish Peace Process”, Guest Lecture, Law Department, Glasgow University; October 2001.
- “The Belfast Agreement and the Impossibility of the Nation”, Critical Legal Studies Conference, University of Kent at Canterbury; September 2001.
- “The Irish Peace Process and the Nation that Always Arrives at its Destination”, Law, Culture and the Humanities Conference, University of Texas at Austin; March 2001.
- “Law and the Temporality of Peace”, Law and Cultural Studies II Conference, International Institute for the Sociology of Law, Oñati, Spain; September 2000.
- “Remembering the Future: The Middle East peace Process and the Nation that Never Arrives”, Critical Legal Conference, University of Helsinki; September 2000.
Barrister ARRAN DOWLING-HUSSEY
Arran is a Barrister-at-law, adjudicator, arbitrator and mediator.
He co-wrote Arbitration Law (Round Hall, Dublin 2008) which is being revised and the 2nd edition will issue later in 2014. From 2013 he has served on the Board of Management of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators in London.
He is a Door Tenant at 1215 Chambers in London. Since 2004 he has been a part time law lecturer, tutor or guest lecturer for a number of institutions including Dublin City University, Law Society of Ireland, Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Dublin Institute of Technology and the University of Limerick. He has taught 380 hours at third level since 2004.
Arran is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators and a member of a number of domestic and international arbitral panels. Arran has been involved in 61 Alternative Dispute Resolution processes either at hearing or by giving pre-hearing advices with the sum at issue ranging from €1,000 to €5,000,000.
He has contributed around 30 articles to journals such as Global Arbitration Review, The (Irish) Bar Review, Commercial Law Practitioner, Irish Law Times and the Employment Law Reports. He has done pro-bono work for FLAC in Dublin and Tipperary, (Dublin’s) Northside Community Law Centre and the Bar Voluntary Assistance Scheme. In 2011 he helped organise the CIArb’s International Young Members conference held in Dublin on November 11th; see http://www.arbitration.ie/userfiles/file/YMG%20Conference,%20booking%20form.pdf
In 2012 he helped launch the CIArb’s Arbitration Law Forum, in Dublin, which saw John Tackaberry QC and John Gordon SC speak at the first event chaired by former Minister for Justice Dermot Ahern. He is Chairman of the Irish Branch of the European Court of Arbitration.
Ms. SARAH ABBASI
She has done LLM Human Rights Law from University of Strathclyde Glasgow, LLB (Hons.) from University of London and Postgraduate Diploma in Pakistan Affairs from GC University Lahore. She was selected for Field Dissertation in her LLM and did her internship at Foundation of Human Rights Initiative (FHRI) in Kampala, Uganda. She is an Advocate High Court with extensive experience in research and litigation.
Research Work:LLM Dissertation:
- ‘Right to Freedom of Assembly in Uganda: To What Extent Does Public Order Management Act 2013 Reflect and Accord with International Human Rights Law Standards’
- ‘ECHR and Prisoner’s Disenfranchisement: UK’s Unreasonable Reasoning to Keep the Blanket Ban Intact’
- ‘Globalisation and UN Human Rights System’
- ‘Dealing with Dresses: ECHR and French Ban on Veil’
- ‘Economic Social Rights (ESRs) in Court’s Domain’
- ‘Internet as Virtual Global Agora: Myth or Reality’
- ‘Threats to the Stability of the United Kingdom’s Current Human Rights Regime’
- ‘Mediation: an Adjunct or an Alternative to the Formal Justice System’
- ‘Objections and Rebuttals to Mandatory Mediation’
- ‘Religion and Constitution Making in Pakistan’
Ms ANOOSHA SHAIGAN
Ms. Shaigan is a consultant with the Firm and gets involved in legal reform, policy and legislative drafting assignments. She is currently the Vice President (Outreach) at CourtingTheLaw.com, Pakistan’s 1st Legal News and Analysis Portal.
She holds LL.B (HONS) from University of London
Hassan Safdar Khan
Barrister HASSAN SAFDAR KHAN
Hassan did his LLB (Hons.) from University of Northumbria, London, followed by Bar-at-Law at The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn/City Law School, London. Earlier he did his Bachelor of Arts from University of Punjab and also attended a Summer Program in American Law at the University of Columbia. He is enrolled as an Advocate High Court. He is a Member of The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn and a Life Membership of the Lahore High Court Bar Association. Hassan has vast teaching experience and also possess abundant experience in legal research, litigation and corporate law
The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn/City Law School, London, U.K.
Main Courses: Criminal Litigation, Civil Litigation, Criminal Evidence, Civil Evidence, Drafting, Opinion Writing, Advocacy, Conference, Negotiation, Legal Research, Professional Ethics, Company Law, Employment Law.
2004-2008 University of Northumbria, London, U.K.
Degree: LLB (Hons).
Main Courses: Introduction to the Legal System, Law of Obligations, Public Law, Criminal Law, Property I, Property II, Law and Institutions of the European Union, , Public International Law, Jurisprudence, Intellectual Property Law.
2008 Bachelor of Arts, University of Punjab.
2007 Summer Program in American Law , University of Columbia.
Memberships of BAR ASSOCIATIONS
- Lahore High Court Bar Association: Conferred Life Membership of the High Court Bar Association
- Punjab Bar Council: Enrolled as Advocate of High Court
- Punjab Bar Council: Enrolled as an Advocate.
- Lahore Bar Association: Conferred Life Membership of the Lahore Bar Association.
- The Honourable Society of Lincoln’s Inn
Muhammad Bilal Ramzan
MUHAMMAD BILAL RAMZAN
LLB (Gold Medalist), LLM (Cambridge)
Muhammad Bilal Ramzan is a consultant with the a law Firm. He is focused on corporate advisory work, legal research and legal innovation. His earlier experience includes work as an Associate at the Research Society of International Law and with Ahmer Bilal Soofi and Co (ABS & Co).
He received a Gold Medal and a Roll of Honor for his outstanding performance in academic and extracurricular activities at University of Punjab. Upon completion of his Bachelor’s Degree of Law, he went on to complete his LLM at the University of Cambridge and has now returned to practice in Pakistan. Currently, he also holds the position of a lecturer at University Law College, University of Punjab.
Ms ARWA DOGER
Arwa did her LLB (Hons.) and Master in Laws (LLM) Degree with specialisation in Corporate & Commercial Law from University of London (International Programmes). She has also obtained a Postgraduate Certificate in Law with Distinction and a Post Graduate Diploma in Law also with Distinction. Her areas of expertise include International Investment Law; Multinational Enterprises and the Law; and Corporate Finance and Management Issues. She is enrolled as an Advocate High Court and is a Life Membership of the Lahore High Court Bar Association. Arwa has ample teaching experience and is also passionate about legal research and litigation.
University of London (International Programmes)
Specialization: Corporate Law and Commercial Law
Degree Classification: Merit
Post Graduate Diploma in Law
Specialization: International Business Law
Degree Classification: Distinction
Post Graduate Certificate in Law
Specialization: Law and Development
Degree Classification: Distinction
University of London (International Programmes)
Contract Law, Constitutional Law, English Legal System, Criminal Law, Law of Tort, Islamic Law, Law of Trust, Land Law, European Union Law, Jurisprudence and Legal Theory, Company Law and Commercial Law.