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ABOUT SURRIDGE AND BEECHENO
“The Firm was founded in 1948 in Karachi, Pakistan.”
By two British Barristers, Charles Surridge and Peter Beecheno. Both the founding partners had a family history of legal practice in Rangoon (Burma) going back to the middle of the 19th century. Over the years the firm expanded and inducted several Pakistani partners and opened branch office in Lahore and Chittagong in the then East Pakistan.
The last of the British Senior Partner was Mr. John Frederick Campbell Gallaher, CBE, DSO, DFC and BAR, war-time path finder and later Solicitor. Through his efforts and skill as a solicitor, the oldest law firm in the country contributed to the industrial development of Pakistan, which contribution is well recognized by local and foreign investors who have benefited from the Firm’s assistance.
– 1948, Established
The Firm was founded in 1948 in Karachi by two British Barristers, Charles Surridge and Peter Beecheno. Both the founding partners had a family history of legal practice in Rangoon (Burma) going back to the middle of the 19th century.
– 1951, 5 fresh new partners
John Fredrick Cambell Gallaher, Richard Francis Spickernell, Bertram Hameraley Bevan Petman, Nicholas James Donald William and Shaikh Mohammad Hassan joined the firm in 1951.
– 1961, Extended the team
The firm was reconstituted with Mr. Gallaher, Mr. Hassan, Mr. Spickernell, Mr. Beven-Petman as Active Partners as Mr. Surridge, Mr. Beecheno and Mr. Williams became the sleeping Partners.
– 1965, More team members
The team was extended by appointed 3 new partners Abdullah Bhojani, Ehsan Ahmed Nomani and Aftab Ahmed Khan and number of active partners increased to 7 and many associates in 1965.
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Firm’s standing working relationships
The Firm has long standing working relationships and have acted upon instructions from some of the world’s renowned law firms and various Protection & Indemnity Clubs such as Baker & McKenzie, Linklaters LLP, Eversheds LLP, Holmen Fenwick Willan LLP, Gates and Partners, Clifford Chance LLP, White & Case LLP and Beaumont & Son.
International members and clubs
The P&I Clubs include North of England P&I Association Ltd., West of England P&I, Steamship Mutual P&I Association, UK P & I, Japan Ship Owners’ Mutual P&I, China P&I.
Want to be an intern with us and you are a student?
Our Firm offers internships to students that are interested in pursuing a career in law during the summer and winter periods.
As only a limited number of places are on offer, applicants are encouraged to apply at the earliest opportunity…