Gelaga King was enrolled as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of Sierra Leone in 1988. He advises and represents, individuals, corporations, organisations and NGOs on a diverse range of matters including, dispute resolution, litigation, compliance issues, acquisitions, re-financing, liquidation, share charges, mineral rights, and matters arising out of the Anti-Corruption Act.
His local knowledge of the investment environment, the regulatory and legislative framework allows him to advise clients on private sector investment, capital raising and funding. He is the author of the Sierra Leone chapter in African Business Law. The chapter can be accessed at the following link
Gelaga is dual qualified having been called to the Bar of England and Wales in 1985 by Gray’s Inn. He practices as a barrister in the United Kingdom, sits part time as a judge and is a Master of the Bench of Gray’s Inn.
He is an accredited civil and commercial mediator, and a member of the London Court of international Arbitration before which he has successfully appeared as lead counsel.
He is the author of the Sierra Leone chapter on arbitration in the International Comparative Legal Guide. The chapter can be accessed here:
He is an expert in complex advocacy and is an International Advocacy Trainer of trainers.
He is the Vice Chair of the UK-Sierra Leone Pro Bono Network which works collaboratively with individuals and organisations to support, strengthen and enhance the rule of law and access to justice.
He is an honorary member of the Ghanaian Bar and a consultant to the Ghanaian Law firm Lincoln Rose.
Radcliffe Jones was called to the Sierra Leone Bar in 2007. He undertakes work in the areas of commercial and corporate law, personal injury, land and property, serious crime and family. He has successfully appeared as an advocate in the superior courts. He represents large corporate organisations as well as individuals. He was until 2018 a member of the Board of Directors of the National Revenue Authority.
Drucil E. Taylor was called to the Sierra Leone Bar in 2010. Prior to that he worked for the Law Reform Commission of Sierra Leone and was involved in providing research for the drafting of a significant amount of contemporary Legislation such as The Mines and Minerals Act 2009. He was part of the Review Committee for the 1991 Constitution and was also involved in the drafting of the Anti-Corruption Commission Act 2008. He went on to work at the Anti-Corruption Commission prosecution unit for four years.
He has participated in programs on International Humanitarian Law and International Criminal Law run by the International Committee of the Red Cross as well as programs on the International Criminal Tribunal for Rwanda, Arusha, Tanzania and the International Law Institute, Kampala Uganda. He is qualified in the negotiation of Disputes in International Trade. Drucil advises international mining companies operating in Sierra Leone, venture capitalists and industrial asset providers on matters of Sierra Leone law, employment and finance and debt recovery. He has contributed to the International Comparative Legal Guide on Mining Law - Sierra Leone 2015.
Joseph Kapuwa was called to the Sierra Leone Bar in 2012. Before coming to the Bar, he was head of News and Current Affairs at the Sierra Leone Broadcasting Corporation (SLBC). He has also worked for a number of UN agencies in Sierra Leone (UNAMSIL/UNIOSIL/UNIPSIL). Joseph specialises in media law, defamation and construction. He contributed to the International Comparative Legal Guide to Construction and Engineering Law 2015 .
Amy Betts-Priddy was admitted as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of Sierra Leone in 2012. Amy has extensive experience advising both domestic and international clients and has worked in the private and public sectors in Sierra Leone and in the United Kingdom. Her experience includes General Commercial Contract work: drafting, reviewing and negotiating complex commercial contracts.
Alan Benjamin was called to the bar in 2012. His expertise includes, Commercial Law, contracts. Land Law, Family Law and Employment Law.
Selvina Bell was enrolled as a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of Sierra Leone in 2015. She holds a diploma in Building and Civil Engineering and prior to entering private practice worked with the Tropical Environmental Development Association (TEDA). Her expertise includes commercial law, corporate law, employment law, land and property and construction law.
Maitland Tolla Thompson Jnr. was called to the Sierra Leone Bar in 2015. Before entering the profession he worked in private business and the corporate sector. He brings that experience and expertise with him. He also has a background in industrial and personal injury claims. He has facilitated corporate entities who are either branching out to Sierra Leone or out-sourcing their operations to Sierra Leone especially regarding their employee and tax obligations. Maitland is also a trained & skilled negotiator in corporate mergers and acquisitions
Nicketta Browne-Marke is a junior associate at GPKLegal. She graduated with a Bachelor's Degree in Law from Birmingham City University before completing the Legal Practice Course (LPC) at the University of Law in Birmingham, UK. She was called to the Sierra Leone Bar in 2017 and completed her pupillage at BMT Law Chambers. During her pupillage and following on from its successful completion, Nicketta has worked on a number of matters relating to land law, commercial law, family law, criminal law and contract law.
Eleanor Thompson was called to the Sierra Leone Bar in 2016. Her work has been in the areas of drafting and negotiating contracts, land law, business and human rights, corporate due diligence, regulatory compliance, and environmental law. She also has extensive experience in the fields of public international law, human rights, international criminal law, and juvenile law. She is licenced to practice law in Sierra Leone and two United States jurisdictions - New York State and the District of Columbia.
Christopher Greene is a junior associate at GPKLegal. He graduated with a Bachelor’s Degree in Law from the University of Sierra Leone. He then attended the Sierra Leone Law School, graduating as Valedictorian. He was called to the Sierra Leone Bar in 2018. Since joining GPKLegal, Christopher has worked on a number of matters relating to corporate and commercial law, contracts, property law and criminal law.
Mrs Florence Williams is the office manager and has over 20 years experience in the administration of legal offices.
We are supported by four experienced legal clerks whose responsibilities include the filing and serving of legal processes.