We Are A Dynamic Firm
A dynamic firm whose Partners have been in Commercial and other fields of legal practice in Uganda for over 20 years. Out of this experience, we have built the necessary competencies and high levels efficiency with integrity.
We are a law firm of four (4) Partners, Associate Partners, Associate Advocates, Legal Assistants as well as a support staff team in our Accounts, Secretarial and Postage/Delivery departments.
In Your Best Interests
Today, businesses face greater scrutiny and more complex issues than ever before.
With a practice unsurpassed in depth and scope by any other noteworthy firm in our league, we have the ability to foresee obstacles, seize opportunities and get the case resolved or the deal done and the experience and know-how to prevent it from being undone.
Our Guiding Principles
Commitment To Quality
At KMA Advocates, we are committed to providing consistent top-notch legal services, as nothing else will suffice for the exigent matters our clients present to us. Clients come to us because of our well-merited reputation for outstanding service delivered promptly and with integrity.
Our partners direct involvement is the best assurance that our work on every project will be of the quality our clients have come to expect of us.
To KMA, "client service" is more than providing unequalled legal service and being responsive to our clients' business needs. Our objective is to become trusted business advisors that clients can depend on, now and in the future.
The globalization of the economy, the advent of the Internet, and the overwhelming importance of technology and intellectual property have transformed our lives.
At KMA Advocates, we operate much like our clients, using fresh and inventive approaches and benefiting from the collaborative strength of multi-disciplinary teams.
At KMA Advocates we believe the best results are achieved by drawing on the exceptional talents and varied experience of all of our lawyers. We enjoy working hard together as team - we value excellence and our reward is loyal clients who recognize the difference that results from our dedication.
Collaboration And Collegiality
We also urge our lawyers to write and speak on legal issues and to participate in the affairs of their larger communities.
Lawyers have special obligations to the administration of justice and the development of the law. Therefore, our lawyers are encouraged to meet these obligations through pro bono work, government service, service to the bar, and teaching.
The livelihood of the firm is the recruitment of exceptionally talented lawyers. Lawyers are hired from diverse backgrounds but with the common trait of outstanding academic and personal achievements.
We then seek to make the most of their talents by giving them the training, support, and challenging opportunities they need to become accomplished lawyers of the first rank.
Our fees are regulated by the Advocates Remuneration and Taxation of Costs Rules 1996 and are payable on instructions or on demand thereafter. Where permissible by the said rules or appropriate, we negotiate and agree with the client on the formulation of a fee structure.
We are committed to the use of alternative fee structures/arrangements (AFAs)
This has encouraged our partners to find opportunities to engage in AFAs as a means to provide predictable costs to our clients, reduce billing complexities and align the cost and value of our legal services.
Although our experience is that some matters are more suitable for AFAs than others, we are willing to consider alternative billing methodologies for most matters. By definition, AFAs achieve cost savings for the client and the firm, the specifications regarding the work to be done need to be clear.
We currently have AFAs in place in our Intellectual Property, Transactional and Litigation Departments. These arrangements, detailed below, may be for the life of the matter, for a phase of a particular matter or monthly based on an annual fixed amount
This type of arrangement works well for Litigation and Transactional matters with defined segments that can be estimated and scope of work well delineated.
The law firm is also negatively affected by an unfavorable outcome, but does not assume the entire risk.
AFAs are the wave of the future
Currently we have AFAs in place in our Intellectual Property, Transactional and Litigation Departments. These arrangements, detailed below, may be for the life of the matter, for a phase of a particular matter or monthly based on an annual fixed amount
Sums incurred by ourselves on your behalf such as stamp duty, search fees, agents fees and all other disbursements will be chargeable in addition to professional fees, as will expenses incurred in faxes, couriers, telephone calls and copying.
Quotation and estimates include Value Added Tax as required by the law. Any estimates of costs are given for guidance only on the basis of information available to us and are not to be regarded as quotations. Contact us to explore our fee options.