LHC CJ Mamoon Rashid Sheikh retires

By: News Desk      Published: 04:54 PM, 18 Mar, 2020
LHC CJ Mamoon Rashid Sheikh retires

Lahore High Court Chief Justice Mamoon Rashid Sheikh retired on Wednesday after serving for 78 days. He took oath as the 49th chief justice of the Lahore High Court (LHC) on 1st January, 2020.

According to the LHC website, Justice Mamoon Rashid Sheikh was born on March 19, 1958, at Lahore and attended Prep. School at Queen Mary College, Lahore, and subsequently did his Matriculation from St. Anthony’s High School and graduated from Government College Lahore.

He chose to join the legal profession by following in the footsteps of his father, Mr. Justice A.R. Sheikh.

He joined the Punjab University Law College, Lahore, and obtained the LL.B. Degree and attended Brunel University, UK, and was awarded the GDSS.

Besides working in his father’s law firm, he also remained associated with Ansari Law Associates, Nisar Law Associates and Surridge & Beecheno. He founded his own law firm SSR&I in 2006.

He practised mainly on the civil, commercial, corporate and constitutional side. He also dealt with arbitration matters and cases involving carriage by air, land and sea. He dealt also with medical malpractice cases, insurance disputes and intellectual property disputes.

Justice Mamoon Rashid served as a Member of the Executive Committee of the Lahore High Court Bar Association. He joined the Advocate-General Punjab’s Office in 2009. He was elevated to the Bench in February 2010.

He has dealt with civil, constitutional, criminal and commercial/corporate cases/matters. He acted as an Election Tribunal in the 2013 and 2018 general elections.

He has been the Inspection Judge for the Districts of Mianwali, Khanewal, Sahiwal, Multan, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad and Lahore.

He delivers lectures at the Punjab Judicial Academy. He was a Member of the Graduate Studies Committee, University Law College, University of Punjab, and was also Member Syndicate, University of Punjab.

Justice Mamoon Rashid represented the LHC at the Pakistan Independence Day Celebrations, held at Oslo, Norway, in 2016.

He initiated the holding of the Sesquicentennial (150th) Anniversary Celebrations of the Lahore High Court, Lahore, in the year 2016. He acted as the Master of Ceremonies of the final event of the Celebrations.

Justice Qasim to take oath as LHC CJ on Thursday

Justice Muhammad Qasim Khan will take oath as 50th chief justice of the Lahore High Court at the Governor's House on March 19 (Thursday).

He will serve in the office for about one year and four months and will retire on July 5, 2021.

The Chief Justice-designate Justice Muhammad Qasim was elevated as high court judge on February 2010.