Haridass Ajaib

Haridass Ajaib is our exclusively recommended Admiralty Law expert in Singapore on the Advisory Excellence website. If you need assistance in this area, please contact Ajaib directly using the contact details listed above.

Haridass graduated from the University of London in 1974 with an LL.B and was called to the English Bar at the Middle Temple in 1975. He was admitted as an Advocate and Solicitor of the High Court of Singapore in 1976.

In 1985, Haridass together with the late Ho Wah Onn established the present firm of Haridass Ho & Partners.

Haridass specialises in all admiralty matters both of a litigious and non-litigious nature. He advises and represents major shipyards and rig builders in Singapore and the region, and has acted for them in major construction and repair disputes. As a litigator with more than 40 years at the Bar, Haridass also deals with both contentious and non-contentious general commercial and banking transactions.

Given his concentration in the area of admiralty matters, Haridass deals with matters relating to ship sale and purchase and the financing aspects of such transactions, as well as, general and marine insurance. He has acted for shipowners, charterers and Protection and Indemnity Clubs in shipping and charter party disputes; and for oil and commodity traders in trade transactions and disputes.

Haridass also sits as an arbitrator and/or mediator and is an accredited mediator of the Singapore Mediation Centre, Singapore Academy of Law. He is a referee of the Singapore Small Claims Tribunal and a mediator at the Subordinate Courts, Criminal Relational Disputes.

Haridass is also the Chairman of the Maritime Law Association of Singapore, a Commissioner for Oaths, a Notary Public and a Justice of Peace.

Firm Overview:

Haridass Ho & Partners is a boutique and premier law firm.

Our practitioners are widely recognised as experts in our fields. The firm’s founding partner, Haridass Ajaib, is internationally accredited by Chambers and Partners as a “Senior Statesmen” in the niche practice of shipping law in Singapore. Our other Partners are also legal heavyweights in their own right.

The firm values our clients and our solicitor-client relationship above all else. We make our clients’ businesses our priority and pride ourselves in providing cutting-edge commercial solutions. We keep ourselves close to the ground by always keeping our fingers on the pulse. Our clients appreciate that we tell them as it is and that we do not shy away from navigating troubled waters. Whether you are a blue-chip corporate entity or otherwise, you will find the firm to be the perfect fit.

We always deliver what our clients want and routinely exceed expectations.

We are a full service firm with expertise across broad areas of practice. With multidisciplinary teams of practitioners, we provide an integrated approach to all your needs.

Centus O Macauley

MACAULEY, BANGURA & Co. is a relatively new player in the legal field in Sierra Leone. The Firm was set up to meet the obvious gap in the provision of legal, consultancy and other services that was emerging towards the end of the conflict in 2000.

The Partners have positioned themselves to meet these anticipated developmental strides in the expanding legal and private sectors in order to respond to the rapidly changing needs of clients both within and outside the jurisdiction of a new and investment-hungry Sierra Leone. Consequently, the Firm is now ranked as one of the top five Law Firms in the country and Sierra Leone’s largest.

MACAULEY, BANGURA & Co. has grown from an initial three lawyers to now include numerous associates and legal officers, all qualified to practice as Barristers-at-Law and Solicitors. This ensures that the Firm maintains its undertaking of rapid, quality service to clients as Partners and other lawyers of the firm are on call 24 hours a day to attend to the needs of clients.

MACAULEY, BANGURA & Co. prides itself on its competitive edge and maintains excellent relations with all the key players in the public, private and legal sectors in Sierra Leone, ensuring a complete service in investment, consultancies and legal matters. The Firm is committed to first-class service delivery and is research-oriented, with young, dynamic, fast-paced and client focused lawyers.

The Lawyers in the Firm can call upon over twenty years experience of private and institutional practice including practicing in the offices of the Attorney General & Solicitor General of Sierra Leone and other law firms prior to the establishment of Macauley, Bangura & Co.. The firm has undertaken work since its inception for clients ranging from government and quasi government departments and agencies, corporations, foreign investors and sovereign states.

MACAULEY, BANGURA & Co. aim to ensure the satisfaction of its clients and to this end undertake to ensure that ‘THE CLIENT IS NEVER DISADVANTAGED’. As Sierra Leone continues to enjoy sustained economic growth and stability, the Firm of Macauley, Bangura & Co. has seized the opportunity to position itself as the Law Firm of Choice for legal, consultancy and investment business in Sierra Leone.