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Many of Africa’s 54 countries are home to vibrant and committed communities of lawyers, determined to do their share to ensure that the continent’s economies and its people grow and prosper. As Africa’s economies grow and diversify, so too will client legal needs.

Many of Africa’s 54 countries are home to vibrant and committed communities of lawyers, determined to do their share to ensure that the continent’s economies and its people grow and prosper. As Africa’s economies grow and diversify, so too will client legal needs.

Many of Africa’s 54 countries are home to vibrant and committed communities of lawyers, determined to do their share to ensure that the continent’s economies and its people grow and prosper. As Africa’s economies grow and diversify, so too will client legal needs.

For the past six years, we have been heavily involved in IBA initiatives, through local bar associations and working in collaboration with more developed African law firms, aimed at supporting law firms in less-developed jurisdictions to build their competencies in both the practice and the business of law.

Highlights of these initiatives included work done with the Ethiopian Lawyers Association (ELA) in 2013 and again in 2015, aimed at enhancing the regulatory framework for the practice of law in Ethiopia and also better defining the role of the ELA itself. This work has taken us over the past six years to Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe. Most recently, our work has been in support of local initiatives focused on ‘The African law firm of the future’ and implications of emerging disruptive digital technologies for African clients and the law firms that advise them.

Workshop with the Ethiopian Lawyers Association at Addis Ababa, 2013.

Young tribesman at Lalibela, Ethiopia.

Rock church at Lalibela, Ethiopia.

SADAC Lawyers Association conference. Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. 2014.

From L to R: Rob Millard, James Mwamu and Hermann Knott. Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. 2014.

Boma dinner. Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. 2014.

East Africa Law Society annual conference. Kigali, 2016.

Genocide memorial. Kigali, 2016. (this grave contains the remains of ~250,000 people)

Kigali by night, 2016.

Nigerian Bar Association annual conference, 2017.

Nigerian Bar Association annual conference, 2017.

Pop-up law book store outside Nigerian Bar Association annual conference, 2017.

Globalising your practice – opportunities and challenges. May, 2017, Nairobi, Kenya.

Building the African law firm of the future workshop. Zanzibar, 2018.

Building the African law firm of the future workshop. Zanzibar, 2018.

Dhow. Zanzibar, 2018.