Thursday, April 30, 2009

Property Purchase Problems in The Gambia

Property Purchase Problems in The Gambia

Have you agreed to buy a property only to find that you have been deceived? Do you want someone to check out your property purchase contract and to advise you about whether it is safe to proceed? Dealing with property purchases and problems is something we have been doing for over 20 years. We pride ourselves on giving clear, practical and low cost advice.

Let out team of Gambian property lawyers guide you through the Property and Real Estate Laws in Gambia, West Africa

Child Abduction in The Gambia

Child Care & Child Protection in The Gambia

This most distressing of situations needs a rapid response from someone who understands the law and procedures in the country where you are living, the country from which the child was taken and the country where the other party resides.

In association with our correspondent lawyers around the world we can provide this service. We also operate a 24 hour emergency service.

Let out team of Gambian family lawyers guide you through the Child Care and Protection Laws in Gambia, West Africa

Access and Custody of Children in The Gambia

'Access' (Visitation) and 'Custody' (Residence) of Children

Will you be entitled to see your children? Is the local court likely to permit the children to live with you? Attitudes vary dramatically from country to country. The position of a foreigner can be especially complicated, particularly if they are in dispute with a local person.

Let out team of Gambian family lawyers guide you through the Child Access and Custody Laws in Gambia, West Africa

Maintenance and Financial Provision in The Gambia

'Maintenance' and Financial Provision in The Gambia

The rules setting out how much financial support you must pay/are entitled to receive vary greatly from country to country. Getting this right has huge financial implications for the parties concerned.

You need expert assistance from somebody accustomed to dealing with the law in The Gambia but who is also familiar with the law in your own country so that they can explain to you in terms that you will understand the procedures and options available.

Let out team of Gambian family lawyers guide you through the Child Maintenance and Family Provision Laws in Gambia, West Africa

Family Disputes in The Gambia

Family Disputes in The Gambia

Sadly, it is not uncommon for families to fall out. Perhaps children fall out with stepmother on the death of their father. Children also fall out with parents and parents fall out with each other, often in relation to their children.

To deal with these problems you need expert assistance from somebody accustomed to dealing with the laws of The Gambia but who is also familiar with the law in your own country so that they can explain to you in terms that you will understand the procedures and options available in relation to the problems that you face.

Let out team of Gambian family lawyers guide you through the Family Laws in Gambia, West Africa

Matrimonial Cases in The Gambia

Matrimonial and Divorce Cases in The Gambia

Family problems are always difficult and stressful. They are even more so if you live in one country and your husband/wife lives in another or where the case is being dealt with by the courts in another country using a legal system with which you are not familiar and a language that you do not speak. In association with our correspondent lawyers around the world we can provide this service. We also operate a 24 hour emergency service.

Let out team of Gambian divorce lawyers guide you through the Marriage and Divorce Laws in Gambia, West Africa

Thursday, April 23, 2009

Criminal Cases in The Gambia

Criminal Cases in The Gambia

If you or a member of your family gets into trouble whilst in The Gambia you need expert assistance from somebody accustomed to dealing with the laws of the Gambia but who is also familiar with the law in your own country so that they can explain to you in terms that you will understand the procedures, penalties and options available in relation to the charges that you face.

In association with our correspondent lawyers around the world we can provide this service. We also operate a 24 hour emergency service.

Let out team of Gambian criminal lawyers guide you through the Legal Representation in Criminal Cases in Gambia, West Africa

One to One Preliminary Meetings in The Gambia

'One to One' Preliminary Meetings

Increasingly clients recognise the value of discussing their affairs at the earliest possible opportunity. For example, if they are buying a property in The Gambia they will talk to us about the key issues such as who should be the legal owner of the property (not always obvious), which type of mortgage would be best, how to deal with any inheritance complications produced by the local law and how to minimise their tax bills in their own country and in The Gambia BEFORE they go to look at any properties.

Early advice will almost always save quite a lot of money!

Let out team of Gambian lawyers discuss the issues concerning Fees for Legal Representation in Cases in Gambia, West Africa

Contract Checking Service in The Gambia

Contract Checking Service in The Gambia

Some of our clients do not wish to take advantage of our full property transfer service but prefer us only to check their contracts and advise them about any problems that we find. This can be quite a lot cheaper than (but nearly as secure as) our dealing with the whole transaction.

Other clients ask us to carry out a preliminary review of their contracts right at the outset of the transaction and before they instruct us to proceed with our full property transfer service.

Either way we are happy to fit in with your wishes.

'One to One' Preliminary Meetings

Increasingly clients recognise the value of discussing their affairs at the earliest possible opportunity. For example, if they are buying a property in The Gambia they will talk to us about the key issues such as who should be the legal owner of the property (not always obvious), which type of mortgage would be best, how to deal with any inheritance complications produced by the local law and how to minimise their tax bills in their own country and in The Gambia BEFORE they go to look at any properties.

Early advice will almost always save quite a lot of money!

Let out team of Gambian contract lawyers discuss the issues concerning Drawing up of Legal Contracts in Gambia, West Africa

Work Permits in The Gambia

Work Permits in The Gambia

If you want to work in The Gambia – whether as an employee or running your own business – you will often need a work permit or other official authorisation to do so.

Obtaining work permits in the fastest possible way involves not only a knowledge of the law in The Gambia but also good local contacts who can guide you as to the attitudes and preferences of the local officials in question. Let our team of lawyers qualified in The Gambia help you get it right!

Let out team of Gambian immigration lawyers discuss the issues concerning Residence visas and work permits in Gambia, West Africa

Debt Collecting in The Gambia

Personal and Business Debt Collection in The Gambia

If someone in The Gambia owes you money and won't pay.. you will, unfortunately, usually have to go to court. Bringing a court case in another country can be complicated but need not be excessively so.

Speak to one of our team international lawyers based in The Gambia to see whether we can help you claim the money to which you are entitled.

Let out team of Gambian business lawyers discuss the issues concerning Personal and Business Debt Collection Services in Gambia, West Africa

Immigration and Nationality in The Gambia

Immigration and Nationality

If you are thinking of moving to The Gambia you may well need help understanding what visas are available and how you get them.

If you want to claim Gambian nationality you will also need to understand the rules and procedures involved. Speak to one of our Gambian based international lawyers to see whether we can help you.

Let out team of Gambian Immigration lawyers discuss the issues concerning Immigration Laws, Visas and Legal Requirement in Gambia, West Africa

Friday, April 17, 2009

Advising About an Accident in The Gambia

Advising About an Accident in The Gambia

In most countries if you suffer an accident as a result of the negligence of some other person you will be entitled to compensation.

Knowing where to claim, what to claim and how to claim needs specialist legal advice.

Speak to one of our team of international lawyers in The Gambia to see whether we can help you claim the money to which you are entitled.

Let out team of Gambian accident and compensation lawyers discuss the issues concerning Accident and Compensation Laws in Gambia, West Africa

Business Problems in The Gambia

Business Problems in The Gambia

It is always the same. No sooner have you started your business than somebody refuses to pay you or you fall out with a supplier.

Let out team of Gambian business lawyers discuss the issues concerning Business, Investment and Development Problems in Gambia, West Africa

Setting up a Business in The Gambia

Setting up a Business in The Gambia
When you are starting business in The Gambia you will normally need far more advice than a 'local' person.

You will probably need help not just with the legalities involved in registering your business but also with tax issues, the drafting of contracts and other documents and about many aspects of the local business culture.

Let out team of Gambian business lawyers discuss the issues concerning Starting up a Business in Gambia, West Africa

Dealing with an Inheritance in The Gambia

Dealing with an Inheritance in The Gambia

It is bad enough when your parents die and they live just down the road. It can be much more complicated if they live in The Gambia.

The laws are different, the tax is different and you don't know who to turn to. Even if your parents used a local lawyer, will that lawyer know enough about Gambian law to guide through these complicated waters?

Let out team of Gambian inheritence lawyers discuss the issues concerning Personal, Property and Business Inheritance Laws in Gambia, West Africa

Setting Up a Will in The Gambia

Setting Up a Will in The Gambia

If you are the owner of a property in The Gambia it is very often a good idea to prepare a will relating to your property. You will then also need to modify your existing will or any other wills.

You will need to make sure that both are operating in the most tax efficient manner and, most importantly, that they do not contradict each other.

Let out team of Gambian inheritence lawyers discuss the issues concerning Personal, Property and Business Wills in Gambia, West Africa

Setting Up Trusts in The Gambia

Setting Up Trusts in The Gambia

Some of our Clients will benefit from the use of trusts.

Very often they do not understand the options available to them or they think that trusts are only for people who are much richer than they are. So they do nothing.

And it costs them a fortune in unnecessary taxes. Let us guide you through this minefield.

Let out team of Gambian trust lawyers discuss the issues concerning Personal, Property and Business Trusts in Gambia, West Africa

Setting Up an Offshore Company in Gambia

Setting Up an Offshore Company in Gambia

Companies based offshore (ie: in tax havens) can still have number of advantages for some of our clients but can be a disaster for others.

Let us guide you through the advantages and disadvantages of each type of company and then help you set up any companies in The Gambia that you may need.

Our team of Gambian financial lawyers discuss the issues concerning Setting Up an Offshore Company in Gambia, West Africa

Setting Up A Company in The Gambia

Setting Up A Company in The Gambia

Whether you wish to start a business or buy an investment property, doing so using a company may be the best way forward.

Which type of company should you use? The options will be different from what you are used to. What are the tax consequences and costs involved?

Let us explain the process and help you set up the company or companies in The Gambia that you require. Our team of Gambian business lawyers discuss the issues concerning Setting Up and Registering a Company in Gambia, West Africa

Mortgages of Shares or Debentures in Gambia

Mortgages of Shares or Debentures in Gambia

If you wish to raise money on the strength of the shares in a Gambian company or to grant a general charge over the assets of that company you will need to put in place the right legal paperwork and/or check that the paperwork supplied by your lender is both fair and reasonable and that it will not cause any undesirable consequences in the country where you are living.

Let our team of Gambian lawyers discuss the issues concerning Mortgages, Shares and Debentures in Gambia, West Africa

Gambia Law: Mortgages For Gambian Property

Mortgaging Your Gambian Property

Most of our clients now borrow to finance the purchase of their property in The Gambia.

Let us discuss with you whether a mortgage in your own country or a mortgage in The Gambia will best suit your needs. Note that we are not mortgage brokers and we are not trying to sell you any particular mortgage product.

Let our team of Gambian real estate and property lawyers discuss the issues concerning Mortgages for Residential and Commercial Properties in Gambia, West Africa

Property Law: Property Rental Contracts in The Gambia

Property Rental Contracts in The Gambia

So you have bought you investment in The Gambia and you want to let it out. Are you really going to allow the tenant into possession without a signed rental contract?

You need to protect your legal position. Let us prepare a specimen contract that you can use over and over again. Just check every couple of years that the law has not changed!

Let our team of Gambian real estate and property lawyers discuss the issues concerning Renting and Leasing Commercial Properties in Gambia, West Africa

Property Lawyers: Selling Commercial Property in The Gambia

Selling Commercial Property in The Gambia

If you are selling commercial property in The Gambia you will need to bear in mind not just the legal issues in the country in question but also the tax and business law consequences of the sale.

Our team of lawyers can help you save a lot of money and a lot of aggravation! We specialise in dealing with cases involving the law of more than one country. Let our team of Gambian real estate and property lawyers discuss the issues concerning Buying and Selling Commercial Properties in Gambia, West Africa

Buying Commercial Property in The Gambia

Buying Commercial Property in The Gambia

When you are buying a hotel, an office, a warehouse or a shop in The Gambia there are many more things to think about than the basics of making sure you get good legal title.

These will require a knowledge of the legal system in the country where you live and also of The Gambia.

We specialise in dealing with cases involving the law of more than one country. Let our team of Gambian real estate and property lawyers discuss the issues concerning Buying and Selling Commercial Property in Gambia, West Africa

Property Lawyer: Selling Property in The Gambia

Selling Residential Property in The Gambia

If you are selling your property in The Gambia your main concern is getting your hands on the money as quickly as possible.

But there can be a lot more to do, especially if you want to minimise your taxes both in The Gambia and in the country where you live.

Let our team of Gambian real estate and property lawyers discuss the issues concerning Buying and Selling Land and Property in Gambia, West Africa

Buying Residential Property in The Gambia

Buying Residential Property in The Gambia

Whether you are buying a holiday home, a place for retirement or an investment property in The Gambia, let our team of specialist property lawyers transfer the ownership safely into your name – and deal with all of the other vital issues that must be taken into account when buying property in The Gambia.

Contact us to discuss the issues concerning Buying Residential Property in Gambia, West Africa

Saturday, April 4, 2009

Debt Collection & Debt Recovery in The Gambia

Collecting a debt or bringing a debt recovery case to court in the Gambia can be complicated but need not be excessively so.

Solie Law offer debt collection and debt recovery services in The Gambia and abroad and can explain some of your rights and responsibilities and answer questions about the procedures for recovering a business or personal debt and explain the process and procedure for debt collection under Gambian law.

If an individual or business in The Gambia owes you money and won't pay their debts, speak to one of our debt collection team to see whether we can help you settle the debt and claim the money to which you are entitled.