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Our firm has extensive experience in adoption matters. Not only do we assist with adoption applications, but we are also able to advise clients on the best alternatives for them and the child if their circumstances will not enable them to comply with the strict requirements of the Adoption of Infants Act [Cap 58].

Alternative Dispute Resolution

Litigation may not always be the favoured option for our clients. In such circumstances our firm is able to provide advice on the use of alternative dispute resolution options such as mediation and arbitration. We are also able to assist in the preparing clients for ADR procedures, or act on our client’s behalf. Our firm also offers services as independent third party mediators.

Corporate and Commercial

Jamnadas & Associates has long been known for its expertise in commercial aspects of law. Our Firm provides extensive services including advice, negotiations, litigation, contractual advice and drafting, and registration services for a wide range of corporate and commercial aspects of law including:

  • Advice about starting a new business
  • Company formation
  • Memorandums of Association
  • Articles of Association
  • Removal of Directors
  • Partnership formation and agreements
  • general corporate matters,
  • Joint Ventures
  • business taxation and incentives
  • mergers and acquisitions,
  • Merchant Shipping,
  • Guarantees,
  • Bills of exchange,
  • Corporate Agreements
  • Insolvency and Restructuring
  • Investment in Fiji
  • Franchising
  • Insurance
  • Tourism and Hotels
Criminal Litigation

Being charged with a criminal offence can be a difficult experience and can often take its toll on the person accused. Jamnadas and Associates provide sound advice and representation to clients in these trying times. If you have been charged, or suspect that you are about to be charged, it is important that you contact us as soon as possible.

We provide various services in this area of law including:

  • Pre-charge advice and representation at police interviews
  • Plea advice
  • Bail applications
  • Defending Police, DPP, FICAC, Local Council and Ministry of Labour prosecutions
  • Sentence mitigation
Debt Recovery

In these economic times, we have found that more and more clients are undertaking our services to recover debts owed to them, as the non-payment of these debts can drastically effect their businesses. We provide sound advice for clients seeking to recover debts which they are owed, and have the experience to assist in the recovery of those debts whether it be by writing a letter of demand, assisting and preparing clients in lodging proceedings in the small claims tribunal, or acting for clients for the recovery of larger debts in the Magistrates and High Courts, as well as the enforcement of payment.

Family Law

This particular area of law can prove to be quite distressing for many people. At Jamnadas & Associates, we are aware of the effect that such proceedings can have on people’s lives, and the lives of those around them, and we aim to deal with your issues in a timely, sensitive and practical way. We often try to assist our clients in trying to settle matters out of court to save parties both time and money, but where this is not possible, we are able to act for clients in Court proceedings. We are experienced in all areas of family law including:

  • Pre-nuptial Agreements
  • Separation, annulment, and divorce
  • Domestic Violence Restraining Orders
  • Child custody and visitation
  • Child maintenance
  • Paternity
  • Guardianship
  • International Child Abduction
  • Spousal Maintenance
  • Property Distribution
Foreign Investments

Our firm represents a large number of foreign investors in a multitude of sectors. We have vast experience in assisting with Fiji Trades and Investment Board (FTIB) approval, Reserve Bank approvals, compliance approvals from other various regulatory bodies, and appeals from FTIB decision. We also provide sound advice and are able to assist with other matters which foreign investors often require, such as company formation in Fiji, work visa applications, and tax and other government incentives.


Our firm is often called upon to provide advice and assist in matters dealing with naturalization, citizenship, permanent residence, and work or study permits. We also have experience in assisting clients by appealing decisions of the Fiji Immigration Department, and the Permanent Secretary for Immigration.

Industrial and Mining

Jamnadas & Associates are experienced in a wide variety of legal services in industrial and mining industries. We offer the following services:

  • Liaising with the Mineral Resources Department
  • Mining permit applications
  • Acquisition and disposition of mine properties
  • Mineral title and royalty issues
  • Split-estate and surface use conflicts
  • Regulatory compliance assistance
  • Appeals of enforcement actions, fines and penalties
  • Power Purchase Agreements
  • Plant establishment
  • Litigation
Intellectual Property

Intellectual Property is an important, and often a complex area of law. At Jamnadas&Associates we realise the importance of protecting your intellectual property rights and are able to provide advice, contractual services and litigation services in the following areas:

  • Trade Mark Registration
  • Trademark Infringement
  • Copyright Infringement
  • Compliance with the Copyright Act 1999
  • Passing Off
  • Technology Development Agreements
  • Joint Ventures
  • Consultancy Agreements
  • Biotechnology
  • Franchising
  • Licensing
Labour and Employment Law

We are experienced in advising and representing both employers and employees on questions of union organising, workplace safety, job protection, work place policies, and compliance with the Employment Regulations Promulgation 2007 as well as all other relevant government regulations. We have acted for a wide range of clients from various sectors of the economy who have been engaged in collective bargaining, and are often called upon to draft or provided advice on numerous types of employment contracts. We also frequently represent parties in employment dispute matters in the Employment Relations Tribunal.


The firm’s litigators have experience in appearing before tribunals and courts at all levels for a broad range of matters. Whether you are seeking to bring proceedings against another party, defend an action or appeal a decision of a Court or Tribunal, we offer comprehensive advice to our clients and ensure that they can make informed decisions, and are made aware of the practical issues affecting litigation in Fiji. If you are thinking about starting legal proceedings against another party, we can offer sound advice as to what your options are, and the best way to proceed. If you have been served with Court documents naming you as a Defendant, it is extremely important that you contact us as soon as possible as there are timelines which need to be followed for defending proceedings.

Property and Real-Estate Law

Our firm has extensive knowledge and experience in the field of property law and regularly deal with a wide range of matters including:

  • Sales and Purchase Agreements
  • Mortgages
  • Property transfers
  • Leases
  • Renting
  • Re-zoning
  • Sub-division
  • Mistaken boundaries
  • Titles
  • Strata titles
  • Ministerial consent
  • Local government approval
  • Easements
  • Covenants
  • Caveats
  • Eviction
  • Building and Construction approval

We are also able to assist in disputes arising out of property law.

Public Law

Decisions made by Government at both the local and national level can often have a direct impact on people and businesses. We provide the following services to people and businesses who are or who will be affected by those decisions:

  • Assistance with Submissions to government bodies
  • Engaging with regulatory bodies
  • Assistance with the Appeal processes of regulatory bodies
  • Litigation to Judicially review the decisions and actions of government decisions at both the local and national levels.
Shipping and Maritime Law

Being an Island nation, shipping plays an important role in Fiji’s economy. Our firm has extensive experience in this field and are able to provide sound advice, and to act for clients on a range of matters including:

  • Compliance with the Maritime Act 1986 as well as other relevant legislation
  • Advice on the many International Conventions and their application
  • Maritime Liens
  • Sale and purchase of Vessels
  • Arrest and Seizure of vessels
  • Chartering Agreements (Including Charter Back Agreements
  • Ship Management
  • Marine Insurance and liability
  • Registration and ownership
  • Operation of ships
  • Carriage of goods
  • litigation
Trusts, Wills and Estates

Our firm strives to provide our clients with the best possible understanding with regards to trusts, wills and estates so that our clients can make informed decisions based on sound and practical advice. Our range of services includes:

  • Advice and drafting of Wills
  • Powers of attorney
  • Health care powers of attorney and living wills
  • Estate and trust administration advice
  • Establishment and administration of Trusts (charitable and non-charitable)
  • Removal and Replacement of trustees
  • Applying for letters of administration
  • Probate applications

Where contentious issues arise out of trusts or estate distribution and administration, our firm is able to provide advice and represent clients.