The Legal team at Rafina Solicitors comprises highly motivated professionals each with their own personal desire to succeed but yet forming part of an integral network of lawyers, paralegals and other multi-skilled staff. The quality and diverse nature of the team itself, is one which brings together a wide variety of skills from which the firm’s clients can benefit.
Rafina Rahim, LL.B (Hons)
Principal Solicitor | Accredited Mediator
The founder, holds a First Class Honours Degree in Law. She was admitted to the British Bar in 1986 and later re-qualified as a Solicitor in 1990. She was also admitted to the Bar in Guyana, South America. In her 23 years of practice Rafina has been able to offer her clients the benefit of her business experience by offering both a pragmatic approach to problem solving combined with a legal solution. Her ability to assimilate information given and find an effective solution is her unique selling point. Rafina has been working in a varied legal environment since the commencement of the practice in 1993. Her sphere of experience ranges from dealing with clients at all levels each with their particular and different legal issues. Her main focus is on the commercial and corporate clientele where she is best suited. Most recently Rafina has become an accredited Mediator, offering mediation services for clients who wish to resolve disputes out of court. Rafina is a well known and respected business woman in the community. She has demonstrated her ability to take on the challenge of leading a team of legal professionals into the millennium, by ensuring that they themselves are ready to face this challenge.
Jamela Ali, LL.B (Hons)
JAMELA A. ALI is an Attorney at Law and Legal Practitioner in the Courts of Guyana, South America, for the past 24 years. Her mission is to provide an efficient and outstanding professional lawyer client service leading to the clients’ success.
Ms. Ali specialises in several areas of Guyana law in the civil and commercial jurisdiction and is presently in private practice providing legal services as an Attorney at Law. She also provides legislative drafting services with regard to the review of Acts and Subsidiary Legislation.
Ms. Ali is also a TradeMark and Patent Designs Agent in Guyana.
Ms. Ali is also trained as a Mediator and provides Mediation and Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) services.
Ms. Ali has written on Adoption, Constitutional law, Legislative Drafting, Duty to Give Reasons, Law Revision and Legal Practitioners Committee, which have been published in the New Guyana Bar Review, Caribbean Law Review, and several other prominent publications. She is a well known speaker on Constitutional Law Reform, Legislative Drafting, Mediation and laws relating to Children and Women.
Anita Chodha, LL.B (Hons)
Anita is a specialist Property Solicitor with years of experience under her belt. From working in both large corporate firms and smaller high street firms, Anita has gained a wealth of knowledge and understanding of the Law and how to apply this effectively to her client’s matters in order to provide them with the solution they are looking for. Anita specialises in Property Law, including Commercial and Residential conveyancing, Property Litigation, and Lease Extensions. Anita advises on all aspects of sales, purchases, auction transactions, rights to buy and on general Property Law. Anita strives to provide logical solutions to Client’s problems. Her dedicated nature ensures that you will receive an efficient, prompt, reliable and friendly service.
Mohaned Salah, LL.B (Hons)
Mohaned is a Trainee Solicitor speaking both Arabic and English. He is focused on practising the areas of law covered in our “Total Life Solutions” package and empathises well with clients to gain a better understanding of their requirements while actively seeking to find practical remedies. He dedicates his time to ensuring no detail in your case is missed and constructively produces well structured legal arguments to advance your case. In his spare time, Mohaned plays football and brings these teamwork skills to Rafina Solicitors.