The Law Condemns The Best of Us; But Grace Saves the Worst of Us.
In Bangladesh’s legal service context there is hardly any scope for specializing in one or two areas. Accordingly, a law firm tends to focus in much wider areas which is relevant and useful for a wide range of clients. In general, legal practitioners traditionally divide the practice into Civil & Criminal. In recent years, the perception has changed and clients tend to have recognized a new group of practitioners known as Corporate Lawyers. In the above context, attributed to family history of providing legal service in Civil, Criminal and Writ matters, Dr. Hamid & Associates from its very inception decided to pave its way covering additional areas like labour, arbitration, Artha Rin, land, taxation, banking, company issues, etc. Over the years, the firm grew and successfully entered into in other areas, e.g. investment, family, labor, commercial, admiralty, construction, corporate crime, etc. In a sense it is now in a position to strongly claim itself as a one stop legal service provider for business enterprise.
Dr. Hamid and Associates, a leading Bangladeshi law firm, was set up by Dr. Kazi Aktar Hamid in 1993 immediately upon his return from Ottawa, Canada. Before his return, Dr. Hamid was serving as a Legal Consultant of the Law Reform Commission of Canada (LRCC) under the Department of Justice, Government of Canada. During his time, the Commission was headed by Mr. Justice Gile Letourneau as the Chairman of the Commission.
Dr. Hamid obtained his LL.B. (Hons.) from the University of Dhaka. He then obtained Master of Comparative Jurisprudence from the Howard University School of Law, Washington D.C., thereafter, LL.B. (NCA, Canada) and Doctor of Laws (LL.D.) from Fauteux Hall, University of Ottawa.
Dr. Hamid became a member of the Bangladesh Bar Council in October, 1988. He was enrolled as an Advocate of the High Court Division in January, 1994. In 2001, he was enrolled as an advocate of the Appellate Division of the Supreme Court of Bangladesh. And finally as a Senior Advocate (silk) in December, 2016.
Over the years, Firm has grown and successfully expanded its practice virtually in all areas of Civil (e.g., Land, Labor, Company, Insurance, Writ, Banking, Commercial, Arbitration, Family etc.) and Criminal matters.
The Firm has successfully provided services to a numbers of Chinese, Taiwanese and Korean investors in Bangladesh.
The law firm is affiliated with MAK Sultan and Associates law firm in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The firm has now grown into a full service law firm capable of catering to the needs of the business community.