Litigation

Litigation constitutes a core area of the legal services provided by A&H. Our team comprises of lawyers of high caliber who have rich expertise in a wide range of substantive areas including baking and finance disputes, civil and commercial disputes, constitutional matters, corporate litigation, employment litigation, environmental litigation, international dispute resolution, intellectual property, tax litigation, mergers and acquisitions, property disputes and white-collar crime.

A & H is the go-to firm for your complex legal disputes. We represent plaintiffs and defendants with equal vigor, and our competent, experienced team provides potent legal service. We have the necessary regulatory, economical, political and cultural knowledge that we apply to legal issues to devise case strategies. Our lawyers are skilled and experienced litigators who handle technically challenging and complex multi-jurisdictional matters regularly.

We deal with cases from trial courts up to the Supreme Court of Pakistan.  We also appear before Revenue Authorities, Federal Ombudsman and before special tribunals set up by the Government of Pakistan. Our litigators have produced exceptional results of national and international importance.

Our experience includes the following notable cases:

 

  • Public Interest Litigation that challenged the shifting of a Christian graveyard on the basis of the action being discriminatory and violating the rights of minorities. It led to the Lahore Development Authority recalling its notification for shifting of graveyard.

 

  • Challenged the vires of High Court Rules & Orders which did now allow any right of appeal against the order passed by the High Court Judge in his administrative capacity. The Rule was challenged being violative of the Article 2-A and 4 of the Constitution of Islamic Republic of Pakistan.

 

  • Challenged vires of Parks & Horticulture Authority Regulations by which tax was imposed on display of sign boards. The challenge was based on the tax being imposed in violation of the Constitution as only the legislature could impose tax on the subjects and no tax could be imposed through delegated legislation.

 

  • Represented Pakistan Telecommunications Company Limited (PTCL) in cases filed by employees who were laid off under the Voluntary Severance Scheme (VSS). The cases were filed against the alleged exercise of undue influence exercised by the management over the employees to accept the said scheme. The Company was defended successfully in all these cases.