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Contact Address Details:
Mansajang Solicitors
Office
61A Liberation Avenue
P.O. Box 736, Banjul capital
The Gambia
West Africa

Tel no: +220 422 6089
                    986 6666
                    990 0297

Email: sissohobanna@qanet.gm

Lawyer: Mr. Edrisa M. Sissoho
Legal Qualifications:
LLM Queen Mary, University of London. Specialising on Banking Law, Intellectual Property Law, International Trade Law and International Comparative Commercial Arbitration.

Certificate in Legislative Drafting (Institute of Advance Legal Studies, University of London, UK)

B.L Inns of Court School of Law (London, U K)

LLB. (Hons.) University of Buckingham (UK)








 


Information:
Providing barrister, solicitor and consultancy services to overseas clients, businesses and local private individuals.

Practice Areas
(Legal Services)

Arbitration



Agency

Aviation Industry

Banking Industry

Consultancy Service

Commercial Industry

Construction & Building

International Trade

Information Technology

Company & Law

Intellectual Property Law

Legislative Drafting

Real Estate Industry

Employment History:

1990 to July 1994

Company Secretary

S.M. Sissoho & Sons Limited, Banjul, The Gambia. Functions performed included;

Banking and Book Keeping

Transport Logistics

Completing import and export documentation

Supervision of Staff

1st October 97- to April 98

Public Prosecutor, Attorney General's Chambers. The Gambia.

Functions performed -

Writing of legal opinions

Prosecution of criminal cases in the Magistrates court.

Drafting of Criminal Charge Sheets for the Police

April 1998 to December 1999

State Counsel, Attorney General's Chambers. The Gambia.

Functions performed -
Prosecution of criminal cases and institution and defence of civil actions in superior courts and magistrates courts -Entailing the preparation of indictments and charge sheets, drafting submissions, motions, applications, and affidavits and interviewing witness and managing the preparation and presentation of cases, statements of claim and statements of defence.

Writing of legal opinions

Drafting of Legislation, Treaties and other Legal documents

Drafting of deeds and agreements

Representing the Gambia Government, Attorney General and Solicitor General at local and international meetings, conferences, seminars and workshops.

January 2000 to September 2000

Legal Draftsman, Attorney General's Chambers, Banjul

Drafting of Legislation, Treaties, and other Legal Documents.

Advising Cabinet Sub-Committee on Legislation,

Writing legal opinions and indictments,

Prosecution of civil and criminal cases.

October 2000 to 1 October 2001

Ag Principal Legal Draftsman, Attorney General's Chambers, Banjul, The Gambia,

Writing Cabinet Papers and Drafting Policy Documents,

Drafting of Legislation, Treaties, and other Legal Documents.

Advising Cabinet Sub-Committee on Legislation,

Writing legal opinions and indictments,

Prosecution of civil and criminal cases.

October 2001 to March 2002

Mangala & Co Solicitors, 305 Romford Road, Forest Gate, London E7 9HA England UK. Providing legal advice to Clients on matters involving consumer law, negligence, employment disputes, immigration and family law matters. Important part of my job involves advocacy on behalf of clients before immigration adjudicators and tribunal courts. (position was part-time)

Case worker, Cleveland & CO Solicitors; Whitechapel London E1 1BJ, England UK. As a case worker, my duties centred mainly on giving advice and making applications to the Home Office on matters connected with Immigration Law. I also gave advice on consumer, family and housing matters.( position was part-time)

April 2002 to November 2002

Senior State Counsel, The Gambia,

Writing Cabinet Papers and Drafting Policy Documents,

Drafting of Legislation, Treaties, and other Legal Documents.

Advising Cabinet Sub-Committee on Legislation, Conducting legal research using electronic and other means. Writing legal opinions and indictments. Preparing briefing material for the Attorney General and drafting speeches for the National Assembly Prosecution of civil and criminal cases. Attending international and diplomatic meeting on behalf of government.

May 2003 to November 2003

Acting Curator of In testate Estates; Responsible for the administration of over 2000 estates. Taking investment decisions and management of property. Guiding minors through their educational requirements. Supervision of eight junior staff. Drafting and negotiating contracts with building contractors, surveyors and other workmen. Mediating and arbitration of disputes; Help set up an accounting system and monitoring of estates expenditure. Litigation on behalf of the Curator's Office. Drafting of Legislation and other documents. Criminal and Civil Litigation.

November 2003 to December 2003

Senior Legal Draftsman;

Writing Cabinet Papers and Drafting Policy Documents,

Drafting of Legislation, Treaties, and other Legal Documents.

Advising Cabinet Sub-Committee on Legislation,

Writing legal opinions and indictments,

Prosecution of civil and criminal cases. Serving on the Contracts Committee to review and approve departmental purchases. Advising on the application of the Gambia Procurement Act and Regulations;

1st Jan 2004 to present date

Self Employed Barrister/ Solicitor & Consultant -

Founded my own law practice styled as Mansajang Chambers

Engaged in a wide field of practice which includes;

-Civil and Criminal Litigation

-Estate agency, buying and selling and renting of property

-advice and representation of banks and other financial institutions

-application for probate and administration of estates

- Intellectual property rights, registration of trademarks, patents and other IP rights

- Specialist in Commercial Arbitration and International Trade

- Review and drafting of legislation













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