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Hassan Bin Hj. Murtaza


+6088 236 233


Hassan is a senior partner who predominantly handles civil litigation and Syariah law cases. He read law at the International Islamic University Malaysia from which he received a Bachelor of Laws with Honours in 1992. He joined Shelley Yap as a pupil that same year, was made a partner in 1999 and has been with us ever since.

Areas Of Practice

Hassan is an experienced litigator primarily in civil litigation. He has conducted trials in the Subordinate Courts and the High Court as well as appellate court work including in the Court of Appeal and the Federal Court Malaysia in his almost thirty years of practising as a lawyer. Among other things, he has advised and acted for government departments, banks and financial institutions as well as individual clients in a wide range of commercial and contractual disputes, torts and land matters. He also possesses expertise in the niche areas of Election law and Syariah law.


Hassan’s interests lie mainly in the arts and environmental conservation. Outside of the office, he spends his spare time reading and spending time in nature. He has formerly served as a member of the Board of Trustees of Sabah Parks.


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