Justice Datuk Dr. Hj. Hamid Sultan bin Abu Backer, is a Honorary Fellow, Middle East Institute (MEI), National University of Singapore; and a Honorary Visiting Professor, Damodaran Sanjivayya National Law University (DSNLU), Visakhapatnam, India. He has served as an Adjunct Professor of International Islamic University Malaysia and Multimedia University, Malaysia (MMU). He is also Panel Advisor of Islamic Science University of Malaysia (USIM), as well as a barrister and a fellow of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators (London). His doctoral thesis was on Civil Procedure and Justice. He is also a graduate in Economics and holds a Master’s degree in Insurance, Shipping and Syariah Law with Honours from University of London. He holds Post Graduate Diplomas in Islamic Banking and Finance and in Syariah Law and Practice (IIUM).
Prior to his elevation to the bench, he had served as a member of the Malaysian Bar Council for over 6 years and held various positions including as Chairman in several committees. He has been invited as a visiting Scholar to speak at the University of Sheffield in United Kingdom. He also spoke on the Enforcement of Foreign Arbitral Awards in England at Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London as well as at City University of London; Attorney General Chambers, Sri Lanka; Chennai, Ambedkar Law University, DSNLU Visakhapatnam; Leeds University, England; ‘Maison du Barreau de Paris, Paris; EBS University Wiesbaden, Germany; Hong Kong, University etc. He presented his paper on University cum Court Annexed Arbitration Concept in many countries and conferences including the U.K., Maldives, Papua New Guinea, India, etc. He had also spoken on Arbitration Clause in Islamic Finance Facilities in Doha, Hamad Bin Khalifa University Qatar; He participates in various other activities of universities such as examiner of PhD thesis, external examiner, Guest Speaker at International Conference, etc. He has written over one thousand judgments which had covered various areas of the law.
He has authored books on many subjects including Civil Procedure, Criminal Procedure, Evidence, Conveyancing, Islamic Banking, Legal Remedies, International and Domestic Arbitration as well as on other areas of commercial law. His books are widely used as text books in most institutions of higher learning, as well as by those involved in the practice and administration of law in Malaysia. (see www.janablegal.com)