Bombay High Court
Rafique Dada began practicing law on the Original Side of the Bombay High Court in September 1964. He worked as a part-time Professor at the Government Law College from 1969 to 1979 and as a Professor of Law teaching students for LLM at the University of Mumbai. He was designated as Senior Advocate in September 1987 and was appointed Additional Solicitor General of India (Western Region) in September 1994 and continued till 1997.
In 2008, Rafique was honored by the then Prime Minister of India and Chief Justice of India on the National Law Day for his contribution to law.
As a law officer, Rafique represented the Government of India in various courts including cases relating to infringement of revenue laws, securities laws, and foreign exchange regulations. He has appeared in a wide variety of cases involving amongst others, constitutional law, infringement of fundamental rights, and fiscal and securities laws. He has been associated with the Standing Committee of the Bombay Bar Association since 1990. He was elected President in 2002. Rafique worked as a Member of the Advisory Committee of the Securities and Exchange Board of India (SEBI) to suggest reforms in securities law. He is trained and qualified as a mediator. He initiated action to train mediators in the Bombay Bar and also helped to devise a course in mediation.
Rafique was appointed as the President of the Committee appointed by the Bombay High Court to suggest means for beautification and protection of Girgaum Chowpatty, an important heritage area from the perspective of both environment and ecology. He still continues to hold the said position as a President/Member of the Committee.