We are trial lawyers and our expertise is in all areas of the law. We have represented on issues rnaging from the minor to the major. Our focus lies in protecting the interest of the client. We have devoted our entire practice experience to civil trial law and have handled a wide variety of civil trial law
matters (over 180 cases) to demonstrate experience and involvement. Our Attornees attend personal development seminars regularly to keep skills up to date and we are continually being employed by other lawyers to take on llitigation on their behlf thus we have been evaluated by fellow lawyers.
We are not limited to areas of law described hereunder but will urge that any interested client contacts us for a consultation on any matter that is likely to be litigious. We are professional, we are friendly and we are practical.
Disputes arise out of commercial relationships and transactions whether as a result of direct breach of contract or due to interpretation of contracts and instruments. There are a myriad of issues upon which disputes arise under business and commercial practise from the operations of sole proprietorships, joint ventures, partnerships, and public private partnerships, reconstructions or mergers and dissolutions, securities, accounting, taxation, and regulated industry law.
Our commercial litigation department has honed its skills in commmercial civil litigation and have represented banks and individuals on either side where disputes have arisen on loans and credit advances and in causes of action arising from company formation and shareholding structure, interpretation of contracts, breach of contracts, sale of goods, and generally all aspects of labour relations.
Defamation is "the intentional and wrongful publication and communication of words or behavior to a third party which has the effect objectively viewed of injuring a person or entity's reputation". The law guarantees everyone the right to a good name, thus a person's or legal entity's reputation is something that is nurtured over a long period of time as a result of extreme hard work, dedication and commitment. This reputation can be destroyed in an instant by the intentional or reckless action of another person. The defamation may be published through any public media including; television, radio, print media, and the Internet. When defamation of character occurs, a claim for damages for libel or slander can be founded and the courts would award damages aimed at least in part at providing the victim of defamation with some degree of monetary compensation for the damage to reputation.
We are specialist defamation attorneys and for over 20 years have represented top media houses and continue to do so. Our services in this area of law involves advising clients on whether defamation has occurred, formulating claims, launching defamation suits when we represent the plaintiff and defending defamation suits when we represent the media. In defending defamation suits, we determine the best form of defence among any of the known ones such as Privilege, Truth and public interest, Fair comment, Provocation and Consent. We have been successful in several suits employing the defence of Justification (Truth and public interest)
We advise clients on the best course to take in divorce/judicial separation issues including settlement of property, custody and visitation rights. Prior to divorce proceedings being initiated we seek to bring about reconciliation of parties as prescribed by the Matrimonial Cause Act and divorce is initiated only if reconciliation fails.
Our family law prcatice also includes representing clients in cases of domestic violence and spousal abuse and illegal custody being taken by a spouse of a child of the marriage or cohabitation and prenuptial agreements.
and administrative courts dealing with federal and state employment and labor law issues.We deal with all aspects of Employment Law, including: Bullying/Harassment, Compromise agreements, Contracts of employment, Discrimination, age, disability, race, sex, sexual orientation, Equal pay, Grievance/disciplinary disputes, Maternity rights, Non competition agreements, Pension claims, Redundancy, References and Unfair dismissal.
Personal Injury claims deal with matters such as vehicle accidents, workmen's compensation, premises liability, products liability, statutory tort claims, maritime accidents, or social security claims which involve a physical or mental injury to a person. We have extensive knowledge of the law of evidence, procedure, and other substantive law involved in the trial of personal injury cases.
Our Principal Partners are experienced in Civil Appellate Law and continue to handle appeals in appellate courts. They are competent in prepartion of briefs and and perform oral arguments in a number of civil appeals. Several of the appeals have been handled by them as lead counsel and some must have involved appeals from final judgments to the highest court of
jurisdiction. Some of our appeal cases have been referred to us by other colleagues which shows trust in our abilities b peers. We have extensive knowledge of both appellate advocacy and trial procedure and have devoted a required percentage of practice to civil appellate law