South East Asia Business Awards 2019

12 APAC / 2019 South East Asia Business Awards , Messrs. Zainul Rijal Talha And Amir Best Muslim Family Law Firm 2019 - Malaysia May19400 Based in Selangor, Malaysia, Zainul Rijal Talha & Amir is a dynamic and dedicated law office specialising in Islamic law services. Having recognised the firm in this year’s South East Asia Business Awards we profile it and showcase how far it has come since its first inception 23 years ago. Established in 1995, Zainul Rijal Talha & Amir has since flourished, and today the firm has five Senior Legal Partners led by Principal Lawyer Mr Zainul Rijal Abu Bakar. The firm actually needs no introduction in Malaysia due to it reputability in handling various high profile cases. Through his work as Principal Lawyer, Mr Zainul Rijal Abu Bakar supports each and every member of the practice’s team and works with them to ensure clients receive the highest possible standards of service. Alongside this role, he is also the President for Malaysian Muslim Lawyers Association. He also sits in various capacities in a variety of government agencies and works as a columnist in local newspapers and has given expert opinions in various issues. As such, he is well-placed to lead this dynamic legal practice. Supporting the partners are 15 others legal assistants, five paralegals and numbers of administrative and clerical staffs. Multilingual, these staffs speak Malays, English and Arabic, and as such can work alongside a variety of clients to meet their exact needs. Many of these staff focus on Muslim Family Law, although the firm offers a variety of additional legal support including constitutional cases, conflict of jurisdictions and other civil litigation cases. As part of its work, over the years the practice has settled property claims, agreements and settlements worth not less than USD 500 million and undertaken a range of matrimonial cases such as divorce, custody and guardianship, as well as providing financial services such as gifts, legacies and wills. In addition to its Muslim family law work, which is the backbone of the firm’s focus, it also offers civil and criminal litigation, mediation services and drafting agreements. Thanks to this diverse array of services, Zainul Rijal Talha & Amir boasts a wide range of clients in Malaysia as well internationally in regions such as Great Britain, Australia, New Zealand, Ireland, Indonesia, Brunei, Thailand, Singapore, Sudan, Japan, Egypt, Saudi Arabia and Yemen. These international clients know that they will receive the exceptional service the firm has come to pride itself on offering to everyone it has the privilege of working with. As part of this focus on quality client services, Zainul Rijal Talha & Amir aims to see the law differently and interpret the law carefully in order to bring justice to the clients. The team maintain a very high standard when drafting cause papers, submission and also advocacy, and as a result of this meticulous approach the company has set numerous celebrated precedents through its cases presented to courts over the years. Internally the practice’s culture revolves around client services, and as such the firm’s lawyers regularly meet to discuss cases so that every aspects of the case will not be untouched, and the team’s collective experience can be pooled to the benefit of everyone they serve. The Principal Lawyer oversees all the cases and give directions on how to manoeuvre with the cases, ensuring that every member of the team feels supported and