Allen & Overy, Ashurst and Arnold & Porter have found themselves under the spotlight for their links with the Government of Pakistan, in the wake of growing unease among the U.K. legal profession over the regime’s clashes with local lawyers.

The three firms have previously advised the Pakistani government, which was recently criticized by the U.K.’s Law Society and Bar Council for the escalating political crisis in the region which has affected the country’s under-fire legal community.