YADA WILLIAMS & ASSOCIATES

Yada Williams & Associates is a leading full-service private law firm in Sierra Leone serving the needs of businesses, governments, non-profit organizations and individuals in Sierra Leone, the West-African sub-region and beyond.

PRACTICE AREAS

What We Provide

For close to two decades, we have been providing continuous legal services to clients locally and out of Sierra Leone.
As and when necessary, we work closely with the office of the Attorney General and Minister of Justice, government ministries, parastatals and agencies as well as other professional colleagues.

As a versatile legal hub, our practice general caters for a broad spectrum of legal needs. With a diverse team of lawyers, we address various legal facets, ensuring our clients receive comprehensive and reliable legal support. Our non-exhaustive list of practice areas are as follows:

In the course of providing services, we develop structures to address risks and mitigation of risks; ensuring at all times that conflict of interest situations are detected early and addressed.

Adoption

We understand the joy and challenges that come with the adoption process. Our team of experienced family law experts provides compassionate and comprehensive legal guidance to individuals and families seeking to grow their families through adoption.

Banking Law

Our firm specializes in banking law and provides comprehensive legal services to financial institutions, lenders, borrowers, and other stakeholders in the banking industry. We have a deep understanding of banking regulations, compliance requirements, and financial transactions. Whether you need assistance with regulatory matters, loan documentation, or dispute resolution, debt management, recovery, and negotiation,  our experienced team is here to provide you with expert advice and representation.

Admiralty Law

We are experienced in representing clients in shipping and maritime disputes, negotiating maritime contracts, marine insurance, and other maritime disputes. Our dedicated team of lawyers is well-versed in the unique aspects of admiralty law and can provide expert guidance and representation in this complex area.

Criminal Law

Our team of legal practitioners have all had some form of criminal experience. We provide strong representation to individuals facing criminal charges and we also prosecute individuals who have transgressed the criminal laws of Sierra Leone. We also interface with the Anti-Corruption Commission on matters.

Environmental Law

 

This area of practice deals with legal issues arising from the preservation and protection of the environment. Our team of lawyers in this field perform research on climate change, and work on cases involving environmental regulations, land use, pollution, and conservation. We can represent individuals and organizations in environmental dispute.

About Us

The firm was launched in 2006 as an offshoot of the law practice of the firm’s lead partner, Yada Hashim Williams. To date, the firm has pooled a wealth of experience and a substantial amount of professional man-years in predominantly commercial law practice, whether transactional or in litigation. The firm’s growth since its inception has been rooted in our belief in establishing long-term interpersonal relationships between our clients and ourselves, which has brought along huge portfolios along newer, larger and broad-spectrum practice areas.

Why Choose us?

Our success is predicated on our unwavering commitment in delivering exceptional client service.

EXPERTISE

Our firm has handled over 5,000 cases cutting across commercial disputes, mining disputes, international arbitration, taxation and much more. Our team of dedicated lawyers brainstorm and consult with one another to secure a strategy that ensures that the client is placed in the best possible position.

ACCESSIBILITY

 We are physically accessible on Mondays through Fridays between the hours of 8 a.m and 6 p.m but we are all at your disposal around the clock, every day.  We are just an email, phone call or a text message away. Our clients can also access us through our online portal that interfaces with all parties involved and that answers all enquiries.

CREATIVITY

We pride ourselves in our ability to craft ingeniously creative solutions for problems that might otherwise prove difficult for our clients. Our lawyers are trained to be innovative and collaborative in their posture and to do as much with however little. We are consequently highly sought after for legal advice and for representation in negotiations.

VALUE

Each partner and associate in the firm offers an uncommon level of experience, exceptional expertise and is connected to a vast network of people. Under the supervision of a Managing Partner with vast knowledge and experience, and our boundless individual experiences, we provide unparalleled services to our clients and as a firm, we have made significant contributions in changing the complexion of the law in Sierra Leone.

CLIENT RELATIONSHIP

We realize that encounters by lay persons with the legal system can be a traumatic experience. Our collaborative case management approach is designed to ensure that our clients have a clear understanding of the matter, including all legal remedies. Our goal is to ensure that each client’s experience with the legal system is as pleasant and expeditious as possible.

OUR TEAM

The firm was launched in 2006 as an offshoot of the law practice of the firm’s lead partner, Yada Hashim Williams. To date, the firm has pooled a wealth of experience and a substantial amount of professional man-years in predominantly commercial law practice, whether transactional or in litigation. The firm’s growth since its inception has been rooted in our belief in establishing long-term interpersonal relationships between our clients and ourselves, which has brought along huge portfolios along newer, larger and broad-spectrum practice areas.

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ADDRESS

7 Walpole Street

Freetown

Sierra Leone.

Office Hours

Mon – Fri: 9:00 – 19:00

Sat & Sun: Appointment Only

Contact Info

Address: 7 Walpole Street, Freetown Sierra Leone.

Telephone: +232 76 61 15 87