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AFMalik Law Internships June-July 2021

The call for the AFMalik Law Summer Internship Program June 2021 is now open. This year we are offering 2 programs in June and August 2021. Please see details below for the June 2021 Intake: Internship Duration: 8 weeks (1st June to 30th July) Deadline to apply: 20th May, 2021 ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ A. Law Internship Program: Open to: Final Year Law Students Number of positions: 5 Positions based in:  Lahore office and virtual: Areas of practice: Corporate Law Tax Law Intellectual Property Laws Civil/ Family Law International Development ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________________ B. Junior Law Internship Program Open to:  A Level & LLB students Number of positions: 15 Positions based in: Lahore office and/or Online Legal Research Advocacy To apply please send us your cv and covering letter at latest by 20th May, 2021 and mention the position you are applying for in the email subject line. Shortlisted candidates will be emailed by 25th May, 2021. Interviews will be conducted online and in our Lahore office in the last week of May, 2021. For any further queries, please email us at See the AFMalik Law Internship Report for 2020 here.

AFMalik Law at International Water Conference

To commemorate World Water Day 2021, ICIMOD organized an International Webinar on ‘Water and Gender’.
Founding Principal Attorney Mrs. Ammara Farooq Malik was invited as a speaker to talk about ‘Legal Rights of Women in Access to Water Resources’.
The event was attended by regional water, gender and climate resilience experts and the Ministry of Climate Change and Ministry of National Food Security and Research in Pakistan.

AFMalik Law at Esela Virtual Conference March 2021

Our Founding Principal Attorney Ms. Ammara Farooq Malik will be one of the Discussion Leaders during the Esela (The Legal Network for Social Impact) Virtual Conference 2021 on ‘ESG & Business and Human Rights’. This is part of the Esela Asia Pacific Lawyers Working Group and will be co-led with Tzei-wei Ng from Hong Kong. ​ To attend the conference, please follow the link below:

Ammara Malik joins Esela Asia-Pacific Impact Lawyers Working Group

We are pleased to announce that our Founding Principal Attorney Ms. Ammara Farooq Malik, has been added as the only Pakistani lawyer in the prestigious Asia Pacific Lawyers Working Group as one of its Founding Members for the year 2021 for Esela- The Legal Network for Social Impact. To read more about esela please see link.  About esela: esela is a non-profit global network of lawyers, advisors, academics and entrepreneurs. Our members are working to create a sustainable and inclusive economy that promotes positive social impact. We are interested in the role of the law and lawyers in reshaping legal systems and practice for good through impact investing, social entrepreneurship, business and human rights, the response of business to the climate emergency, ‘profit with purpose’ and related disciplines. Our aim is to promote a better understanding of the law in these practice areas, and so to support the development and growth of a more sustainable and inclusive economy.  

Recourse for redressal: Civil Courts, Labour Courts or NIRC

In case of any legal action taken by an employee, the company can respond to them depending upon which forum the complaint has been taken to. The workmen can take their complaint to the Labour Court or National Industrial Relations Commission (NIRC) and non-workers can take their grievances to the Civil Court.

Mode of Termination of Employment

While advising a company, we may be faced with advising a company on modes of termination of employment of services where an employee has been found to have conducted fraudulent activities. The question would be, can such an employee be relieved of his services immediately without any prior notice period and can he/she take any legal action against the company?

Workmen v. Managerial Staff: Corporate & Labour Laws

Employers are entitled to dismiss employees for a number of reasons including misconduct, retrenchment, lay-off and closure. The West Pakistan Industrial and Commercial Employment (Standing Orders) Ordinance, 1968 provides a list of acts and omissions, which, if committed by an employee, amount to misconduct and can be cause for dismissal.

Children, Legal Loopholes and Constitutional Rights

The recent incidents of sexual harassment at some private schools in Lahore has highlighted the gross violation of these fundamental rights of children under the Constitution and the lack of requisite laws to hold schools accountable for the lack of protection of children on their premises.

First High Court Committee on Social Impact Laws

We are very pleased to announce that our senior Partner Advocate Mrs. Ammara Farooq Malik has been nominated as the Chairperson of the ‘Climate Change, Infrastructure, Gender & Social Entrepreneurship Laws Committee’ of the Lahore High Court on 15.6.2020.

Foreign Arbitral Awards for Pakistani Businesses

Deciding about the application of the correct mechanism for the enforcement of an arbitral award depends much, in law, upon the type of arbitral award itself. The choice of the correct mechanism hinges upon invoking the jurisdiction of the court of law which possesses the legal jurisdiction to take up the enforcement matter and rule upon the same.