Hassan Arif is a Partner at LMA and is an alumnus of the University of London. He is enrolled as an Advocate of the High Court of Sindh and has, during his extensive practice as a litigator, acquired a reputation for his incisive reading of the law and for his oratory skills in presenting contentious matters before various dispute resolution forums. Hassan has represented both local and international clients in contentious and non-contentious matters which are often multi-faceted and complex in nature. This includes, but is not limited to, drafting and vetting of contractual agreements, arbitration, regulatory proceedings, intellectual property matters and general advisory.
He started his career with the prestigious law firm; MCAS&W Law Associates which is renowned for its diverse and extensive practice in resolving disputes via litigation. He frequently appears and pleads before the Principal Seat of the High Court of Sindh at Karachi in its Original, Constitutional and Appellate Jurisdictions in various matters ranging from property disputes, banking and taxation matters. He has also appeared before a number of Special Courts ranging from the Anti-Terrorism Courts, Customs Courts and Control of Narcotic Substances Courts as well as the District and Sessions Courts of Karachi and, on occasion, has assisted senior counsels before the Supreme Court of Pakistan.
Hassan also regularly appears before the High Court, Consumer Courts and Criminal Courts in cases filed against Hospitals and Doctors for alleged Medical Negligence in coordination with the LMA Chairman & Managing Partner. LMA has acquired a reputation as specialists in the field of Medical & Clinical Negligence and claims in Tort for damages.
Over the years, he has attained a significant understanding and knowledge of the law as well as the practice and procedure in the Courts and, as a result thereof, has been able to deliver results to clients to their satisfaction. He enjoys studying the law and adopts a methodical approach towards the discipline through research and comparative study vis-a-vis foreign jurisdictions with the intention of further developing Pakistani jurisprudence. Various matters in which he has represented clients have been reported in the law journals in Pakistan and now hold precedential value across the country. He has also held various teaching positions at university level whereby he has acquainted undergraduate students with the laws governing business and labour laws in Pakistan as well as the European Union.