Jengo, Sam & Partners

Law Firm

Jengo, Sam & Partners

Law Firm


Expert Legal Advice for Your Confidence In The Future

Jengo, Sam & Partners is a firm specialized in the field of commercial and regulatory disputes, and corporate litigation, acting for clients both in Sierra Leone and overseas and offering expertise in a wide range of practice areas and modes of dispute resolution. We’re fully dedicated to our clients and our work on their behalf. We learn how each defines success, and then help identify how to get there. We learn all there is to know about a client’s business and industry, formulating strategies aimed at the best decisions that fit within defined goals.And we prove our worth as go-to members of the team at every turn. The services we provide include the following:

  • Oral advocacy: at the heart of the role of a barrister is advocacy. Lawyers in our firm appear regularly before the courts, arbitral tribunals.
  • Advice on issues arising under Sierra Leone or the law of other jurisdictions in which members are qualified, as well as strategic advice on handling potential or actual disputes;
  • Drafting pleadings, submissions and applications for court and arbitral proceedings;
  • Expert witnesses: members of chambers provide written opinions and testify before courts and tribunals on questions of the Common Law and other laws;
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Our Mission

  • Jengo, Sam and Partners is a Law Firm committed to creating and sustaining an environment of positive energy for both legal practitioners and their clients alike. A firm that specializes in many areas of the law that strives to achieve results that exceed expectations through our commitment to our clients adding maximum value to their business, handling complex and sophisticated matters both locally and internationally if need be. Our multilingual, young and passionate team of lawyers and assistants work together with shared values for greater standards of services and continuous assistance to the clients we serve. 

Our Vision

  • To create a different kind of law firm, putting vigorous representation, the duty of candor to our clients with great lawyers doing best legal work for our clients. We aim to deliver reliable legal services and assistance tailored to its clients’ requirements within the limits of our areas of practice. 

Uncompr- omising Values
Uncompromising Values

    • Expert: we know the law; we have great know-how; we know our clients’ businesses; we are innovative in the solutions we find for them.
    • Quality: What we do, we do well in the very best interest of the client or clients we serve.
    • Integrity: We maintain the highest ethical standards in our decisions, actions, and communications.
    • Innovation: We challenge ourselves to learn, implement modern and creative solutions, and to exceed all expectations in the continued pursuit of excellence.
    • Community: We strive to create a positive environment that fosters the well-being of all members of our firm, our families, our clients, and our communities.
    • Passion: Committed in heart and mind of every legal commitment we make. 
    • Insightful: we understand our clients and developments in their markets; we are confident in our own value and the value of the advice we give.
    • Commercial: We provide positive solutions for clients (“Yes you can!”); we work profitably; we understand our clients’ finances; we provide realistic cost estimates.
    • Trustworthy: we provide robust advice; our systems protect confidential data; we are not only honest and accountable but also understand our clients’ aims, objectives and goals; compliance is established in our culture.
    • We care: we are passionate about our clients’ success and will strive for it; we are tenacious in protecting our clients’ interests; we look after our colleagues; we treat people fairly; we care about the quality of our work; we care about the environment.
    • Inclusiveness: We are a team of lawyers that believe in inclusiveness and hire lawyers from all parts of the world that have excelled in their trade.
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Trusted clients

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Successful cases

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Billions recovered

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Areas of practice

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General Civil Litigation

Members of our civil litigation team are skilled negotiators who have successfully employed creative strategies to resolve matters at mediation, arbitration, and administrative proceedings. We believe that creativity, judgment, sensitivity, and experience are the keys to our success in finding winning outcomes, and we deliver. Our attorneys are able to provide legal representation and defense in general civil litigation matters such as:

Contract disputes 

Property Disputes 

Intellectual Property Disputes 



Breach of Contract Claims

Class Action Defense

Personal Injury Cases (Defense)

Construction defects & claims

Real Estate Law

We offer a full range of legal services related to the acquisition, disposition, financing, leasing management, and use of real property. Our senior team of real estate attorneys work to eliminate miscommunications and facilitate favorable outcomes for our clients. Our attorneys are able to provide legal advice and defense in real estate matters such as, but not limited to:

Contract Review, Drafting, and Negotiations

Project Finance, including Mortgages, and Sale-Leasebacks

Commercial Lease Review, Drafting, and Negotiations

Brokerage Commission Agreements

Property Management Contracts

Loan Workouts, Debt Restructurings, and Forbearance Agreements

Construction Contracts


Title Insurance Matters

Land Use Representation

Corporate Law

We offer counsel for a wide range of corporate dealings, working closely with you to understand your business, inside and out. Through a collaborative relationship, we devise a plan designed to accommodate all of your needs. Our attorneys are able to provide legal advice and defense in corporate matters such as:

Business formation, including corporations, LLCs, and others

Business financing

Real estate and other business transactions

Lease agreements

Buy/sell agreements

Partnership agreements

Employment agreements

Due diligence

Contracts and contract disputes

Employment Law

Whether hiring employees yourself or through a third-party contractor, there’s a mass of federal and state regulations to be aware of. With decades of combined experience, our employment team ensures your company navigates its hiring and employee processes in a manner that facilitates a streamlined employment operation. And in cases when litigation is unavoidable, you can rest assured with a tenured team of litigators in your corner. Our Attorneys are able to provide legal advice in employment matters such as:


Fair Labor Standards Act

Americans with Disabilities Act

Family Medical and Leave Act

Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

Age Discrimination in Employment Act

Confidentiality: Covenants Non-Competition Agreements 

Employment Handbook Review

Preventative Litigation through Proactive Counseling

Construction Law

With extensive experience in dealings pertaining to construction projects, we understand the complexities that come with complex multi-party litigation. Our attorneys employ creative contracting and dispute resolution techniques to arrive at mutually beneficial outcomes for all parties involved. Our attorneys are able to provide legal advice and defense in construction matters such as:

Protests, Cost overruns, Bidding issues, Mechanic’s liens, Liquidated damages, Contract termination, Proposal, and contract counseling, Procurement, Construction permits, Design defects, and negligence, Contract/sub-contract claims, Contract/Negotiation disputes, and interpretations.

Family Law

Divorce national and International (divorce between expatriate spouses, divorce between foreign spouses or spouses living outside Sierra Leone. Compensatory allowance, alimony, damages, child custody, parental authority, visitation and accommodation rights

Civil Liberties and Human Rights

Civil Liberties and human rights cases are among the most important cases before the courts, preserving the balance of interests between individual rights and the state. We specialize in all human rights issues and our practitioners are trained to litigate human rights cases in the courts of Sierra Leone, the Ecowas Court, and the African court of human rights.

Immigration Law

We help clients navigate the immigration process and become citizens and give professional advice to those seeking asylum in Sierra Leone and other jurisdictions outside Sierra Leone. We are committed to listening to each unique client's situation and providing customized, affordable legal services for different immigration cases.

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Emmanuel Allicious Macpherson Sam

Managing Partner
Emmanuel Allicious Macpherson Sam is a Barrister and Solicitor of the High Court of Sierra Leone with seven years standing. He is currently pursuing a Ph.D. in Corporate and Compliance Law at Suffolk University School of Law and also reading for his Applied Behavior Analysis (ABA) at Simmons University, Massachusetts. He also holds a Master of Laws in Human Rights and Global Economy, Bachelor of Arts First Class First Division Honours, Bachelor of Laws First Class First Division Honours. He was the valedictorian (best graduating law student in 2013) and a recipient of the University of Sierra Leone and the Sierra Leone Law School Academic Excellence Award. He was the Commencement Speaker for the LL.M. class of 2016 at Northeastern University School of Law in the United States.

Emmanuel has worked for renowned legal institutions around the world. Emmanuel worked with Raoul Wallenberg Institute of Human Rights and Humanitarian in Sweden. He has worked for Boston Legal Services in Massachusetts and Massachusetts Advocate for Children in the United States of America.

He is a legal practitioner, environmental law, European business law, human, media and digital rights advocate. Emmanuel is a strategic litigant trained by Media Legal Defence Initiative (now Media Defence), a not-for-profit organization based in the UK on Internet governance in Africa. Trained in Civic Space litigation by Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights Organization, based in United States of America. He is a founding member of West Africa Media Lawyers Association based in Abuja, Nigeria. Between 2018 and 2020, Emmanuel presented amicus curiae briefs before the Ecowas Court of Justice in Nigeria in different human rights and environmental law cases. He has made a lot of appearances in the African Court on Human and People’s Rights, Arusha, Tanzania.
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Jessie Munda Jengo

Managing Partner
Jessie Munda Jengo is a Barrister & Solicitor of the High Court of Sierra Leone. Mr. Jengo attended the Albert Academy secondary school in Freetown, Sierra Leone. He later proceeded to the Fourah Bay College, University of Sierra Leone where he attained his Bachelor of Arts Degree. As one of the most outstanding students, Mr. Jengo later proceeded to read for his Bachelor of Laws and graduated with a sound law degree in 2013. He went to the Sierra Leone Law School and was formally called to the Sierra Leone Bar to practice law in 2015. Mr. Jengo holds a BA, LLB and BL degrees.

Jengo is a top-rated criminal and corporate lawyer and Principal of the leading criminal defence team at Jengo, Sam & Partners based in Freetown but with a nationwide reach. He was the Head of Chambers at Taylor & Associates Law Firm in Freetown. He briefly headed Sengu and Co Law firm before transitioning to other firms.

He has undertaken some of the largest cases to hit the news in recent times including being part of defence teams of high political profile cases—Alfred Paolo Conteh (former Minister of Defence), Mohamed Kamarainba Mansaray (Chairman and Leader of the Alliance Democratic Party) and many more. He has been doing a lot of Anti-corruption cases including the Anti-Corruption Against the Motor Drivers’ Union and Ambassador Allieu Kanu against the Anti-corruption Commission. He has also defended senior corporate executives in and outside the country.
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34 Campbell Street, Freetown, Sierra Leone

Phone: +23276656301