The Firm

About Us

Oduk-Ongati Advocates is an established, medium-sized law firm, founded on the principle of integrity and service. Our team of legal experts is widely respected for its professionalism and ability to provide innovative and cost-effective business and personal solutions to entities and individual clients from around the globe.

The hallmark of our practice is the provision of tailor-made solutions by offering the close collaboration of a boutique firm as well as the depth and breadth of legal talent found in leading international law firms.

Our experience is reflected in the scope of matters handled, the diversity of our client base and in our evolving areas of practice.

We are accessible. We keep our clients informed. We deliver results within the shortest turn-around time and take great pride in our reputation for efficiency, reliability, responsiveness and keeping the trust of clients.

Pro Bono

Lawyers have special obligations to the administration of justice and the continuous development of the law. We encourage our lawyers to meet these obligations through pro bono work, government service, service to the bar and teaching. We also urge our lawyers to write and speak on legal issues and to participate in the affairs of their larger communities.

We are proud proponents of social justice for everyone, and focus on providing advice and support to marginalised and disadvantaged people and the organisations supporting them. We have a particular focus on indigenous people, people with disabilities, children and refugees.

We assist people with matters that impact on their day-to-day lives such as challenging discrimination, ensuring people can access their employment entitlements, seeking victims compensation and applying for refugee status. We also work with clients to address social injustice through law and policy reform including drafting submissions, public interest litigation and general advocacy.

Billing

We operate a transparent, flexible and friendly billing policy in line with our clients’ diverse budgetary circumstances.

For conveyancing and court matters, we apply the Advocates (Remuneration) (Amendment) Order 2014, which stipulates the minimum fees chargeable.

For all other matters, we employ a value based billing system, which ensures that our efforts are only rewarded when value is delivered to the client.

When practice requires that we bill on an hourly basis, (for instance when arbitrating as nominees of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators,) we maximize on efficiency by ensuring an appropriate allocation of work. We understand our clients’ need to predict costs whilst receiving excellent value for money and therefore discuss hourly billing limits or budgetary caps where appropriate and structure each transaction accordingly.