Azim Datoo, K.C. (Retired)

Retired Lawyer

Azim was born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya, where he completed high school. He received his Law degree from the University of Wales (Aberystwyth) in 1969 and returned to Kenya where he was called to the Bar in 1971. He immigrated to Canada in 1973 and after attaining Canadian citizenship was called to the British Columbia Bar in 1978. That same year, Azim moved to Courtenay to join Richard Swift and form the firm which became Swift Datoo. Azim was awarded the designation of Queen’s Counsel (Q.C.) in 1998.

Azim formally retired as a practicing lawyer on January 1, 2022.  Azim continues to mentor and assist lawyers within the firm in respect of general solicitor’s work with an emphasis on wills and estates, real estate (residential and commercial), leasing, financing, and business law.  We are very pleased that Azim remains actively involved with firm and client matters- his exceptional experience and high ethical standards continue to guide us.

Azim has worked with and supports local music, performing arts and other arts, cultural and social organizations, and has also been an active Rotarian. He is past president of the Comox Valley and Nanaimo County Bar Associations and served on the Discipline Committee of the Law Society of British Columbia for 5 years. He is a past Law Society appointee to the Board of Governors of the Law Foundation of British Columbia. From 2002 to 2013 Azim sat as an appointed member of the Special Compensation Fund Committee of the Law Society.

Swift Datoo is a full service law firm that has been serving Comox, Courtenay, Cumberland and the rest of the Comox Valley for over 50 years.