lawyers in the firm

Barrister Maurice Garber

Barrister Maurice Garber

Maurice Garber is the Senior Partner and Founder of the law firm of Garber & Co. He qualified as an English Barrister in 1986, relocated to the United States and was admitted as an Attorney of the State of New York, USA in 1988 and a Barrister & Solicitor of the High Court of Sierra Leone in 1989. He was also admitted to the Bar of the Judicature of Jamaica, West Indies in 1992. Having practiced as a New York Attorney for over a decade, Mr. Garber returned home in 2003/2004 to revive his father’s law practice and he established the Law firm of Garber & Co, formerly known as Ijesha Chambers.

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Barrister Derek Beoku-Betts

Derek Beoku-Betts is a partner of the law firm of Garber & Co. Having qualified as an English Barrister in 1986 he holds a masters degree in Commercial and Corporate Law from University College London. He was admitted as a Solicitor of England and Wales in 1996. He has worked as a part-time lecturer in law at the London Metropolitan University, in addition to delivering training to Lawyers in the United Kingdom. He has worked in the UK for many years as a Solicitor and for 5 years as one of the partners in his own firm.

Barrister Tamba Kellie

Tamba Kellie is a partner in the firm and a seasoned legal practitioner with over 15 years’ experience. He is the holder of an LLB degree and a graduate Diploma in International law from the University of London. In addition, he holds a Post graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Westminster University. A qualified UK Solicitor duly enrolled as a Solicitor of the Law Society of England & Wales, Mr. Kellie returned home in 2008 to establish a legal practice and sat and passed the requisite law school bar exams required by the Council of legal Education in Sierra Leone.

Barrister Carl Hotobah-During

Carl Hotobah-During graduated with an honours degree in Law (LLB) from London University. He successfully completed Law School in London and was admitted as a Solicitor of England and Wales in 1995. After working for a number of London-based
criminal and civil practices, he established his own civil practice, TKD Solicitors, in 2001, presently based in Central London, in which he remains a partner, specializing in commercial and residential property, wills and probate. These specialist areas complement TKD Solicitors’ significant private client base, as this involves handling the affairs of individual clients and trustees, planning and managing various aspects of their personal wealth, onshore and offshore trusts, estate planning and tax matters.


Tamba Gbewa Abu is a Barrister and Solicitor attached with Garber & Co. Solicitors & Advocates of 49 Waterloo Street, Freetown, Sierra Leone. Tamba has vast knowledge in mediation, alternative dispute resolution, with special taste for research and civil proceedings. He holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree from Fourah Bay College (University of Sierra Leone), an LLB Honours from the University of Makeni (UNIMAK), trained, qualified and certified as a Barrister and Solicitor by the Sierra Leone Law School and
he is a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of Sierra Leone.

Ms. Saio Millicent Conteh

Ms. Saio Millicent Conteh is a dedicated, hardworking, and determined junior Barrister & Solicitor trained and is presently working at Garber & Co Solicitors and Advocates, which is located at 49 Waterloo Street, Freetown, Sierra Leone.
She holds an LLB Honours Degree from the University of Makeni (Unimak) and a BL Certificate from the Sierra Leone Law School.
She is a certified, trained, hardworking Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of Judicature.

Ms Francess Gegbia

Francess Gegbai is a young lawyer who graduated with a second class upper Bachelor of Arts degree in law in 2019 from the Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone.

In 2020 she was admitted to the Sierra Leone Law School and was called to the Bar in January 2021. She graduated from the Law School with a class two certificate. During her call, she was recognized and given an award for the best Students in ‘Professional Practice, Ethics and Advocacy’.

Mr. Akram Haroun Kamara Esq

Diploma in Mass Communication BA. General in English and Literature
LLB Degree | BL Certificate | Barrister & Solicitor of the High Court of Sierra Leone.

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Telephone No. +23231954506

Lynda B.J. John (Ms.)

Barrister and Solicitor of the Superior Courts of  Sierra Leone. 
Quite apart from her knowledge in Real Estate, Mitigation, Business Registration and Contractual Agreements, she also specialises in Family and Domestic Relations Laws. 

Before her enrolment into law,  Barrister John had worked extensively with Government,  INGO’s and NGOs  including: The Independent Media Commission (IMC), Voluntary Services Overseas (VSO) and  Sierra Leone Youth Empowerment Organisation (SLYEO).


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