Samdani Qureshi Aqlaal


Samdani & Qureshi (formerly Walker Martineau Saleem) is a firm of advocates and legal consultants associated with Fenwick Elliott LLP Aldwych House 71-91, Aldwych, London WC2B 4HN, United Kingdom, It is offering a broad range of legal services within one organisation in response to the rapidly developing legal environment. Samdani & Qureshi has associates and correspondents in major commercial cities of Pakistan, namely, Karachi, Lahore and Rawalpindi and in Turkey, and London, ensuring prompt and efficient legal services at Clients’ doorsteps while being able to draw on the legal resources of offices in other cities. The Firm also has the distinguishing feature of reliable capability in both contentious and non-contentious matters with partners and associates specialising in different areas of practice. With our equal emphasis on litigious and transactional practice, the Client is assured of a one-stop legal facility. At Samdani & Qureshi we have demonstrated that the availability of legal skills in both contentious and non-contentious areas has a synergetic effect, ensuring a comprehensive legal assistance for the Client. We are a progressive firm looking to the future, while ensuring adherence to the traditions of highest standards of professionalism, efficiency, and value for money for the Client. With the diverse experience of its partners supplemented by associates specialising in different areas, Samdani & Qureshi offers the widest range of legal services in Pakistan. In litigious matters, the Firm offers advocacy services in the civil, criminal, corporate, commercial, and constitutional matters. Pre-trial negotiations and settlements are given due emphasis in the interests of time and costs of the Client. On account of the litigation capability, the Firm has acquired a nation-wide reputation for arbitrations, which is increasingly becoming popular for dispute resolution.

Arbitration Contacts

Dr Nudrat Piracha is a senior partner at Samdani Qureshi Aqlaal, a niche entity providing, legal, tax, corporate advisory and Appropriate Dispute Resolution (ADR) solutions from under one roof. Samdani Qureshi Aqlaal is a collaborating firm of International Fraud Group and Andersen Global. She is also the Chief Executive officer of the International Centre for Appropriate Dispute Resolution and Prevention (Pvt.) Ltd (an access to justice project).  She was awarded the Best ADR Lawyer Award in 2021 by the Ministry of Law and Justice Pakistan, Group Development, Pakistan Women in Law Initiative, supported by the Australian High Commission and the British High Commission.

Nudrat has  extensive experience and training in ADR, mediation, negotiation, and arbitrations from most prestigious universities and organizations. As a senior fellow of JAMs, she has been trained by them and has attended mediations at JAMS with their panellists concerning commercial and employment disputes.