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Principal Lawyer - Ms. Jamela A Ali, SC, LLM(Legislative Drafting), LLB(Hons)(UWI), MCIArb.

Biographical reference

Jamela A Ali Admitted to practise as an Attorney-at-Law before the Courts of Guyana on the 12 October 1989 following in the footsteps of her late father M. Muntaz Ali, Barrister at Law, great uncle W.D. Dinally, Akbar Khan and other relatives.

Work Experience Attorney General’s Chambers - Public Law Constitutional & Administrative Law

Jamela A. Ali was a leading Advocate in Public Law at the Attorney General’s Chambers, Guyana while holding various positions as State Counsel, Senior Legal Adviser, Principal Legal Adviser in the Advice and Litigation Section and Principal Parliamentary Counsel during the period 1 November 1989 to April 2002.  

Attorney at Law - Business - Company - Commercial - Oil & Gas - Property - Mining - Family

Jamela A. Ali is presently a lead Trial Attorney at Law at the Guyana Bar. To view Legal services click on links here Mining Law & Agreements, Oil & Gas, Property matters, Trademarks, Adoption of Children, Divorces, Probates of Wills and Administration, Money Claims, Formation of Companies and Mediation. Jamela has made several lead Court appearances at the Caribbean Court of Justice (CCJ), the Court of Appeal of the Supreme Court of Judicature, Full Court, High Court, Family, Commercial, Constitutional and Administrative Divisions, Land Court and Magistrate Courts. Through her diverse background in Litigation, Arbitration and Mediation, she has gained a wealth of knowledge and understanding of the Law and how to apply this effectively to her clients' needs to guide them to the solution best suited to them, which may be litigation or providing unique and innovative insight in practicing litigation avoidance by strategising and negotiating. Jamela is the Founder of Guyana Oil & Gas Consultancy (GOGCO), a company that provides services for businesses seeking services relating to the huge oil discovery in Guyana. Click here for views of clients!

Mediator |Mediation Trainer |Faculty Member

2003 to 2022. Ms. Jamela A. Ali is considered one of the lead Mediators appointed by the Supreme Court of Guyana providing mediation services for the settlement of disputes. She is the Founder and a Director of Mediation Services International (MSI), a private Mediation Services provider and training institution for Guyana and internationally and has provided Mediation training for UNDP, the Supreme Court of Guyana with JURIST for CCJ funded by the Government of Canada, USAID and BIMS. She is a Director and Past President of the Mediation Institute of Guyana Inc.(now defunct*). As President, she initiated and managed the successful hosting of the first International Mediation Conference in Guyana. Presenters included Justice Vasheist Kokaram of Trinidad, Carl Singh, former Chancellor (ag) and Jamela A. Ali, Attorney at Law/Mediator. She wrote several Articles on Mediaton and Alternative Dispute Resolution and was appointed as a Faculty Member for Guyana and Bangladesh International Mediation Society (BIMS) 2021.


Jamela A. Ali has an Advanced Certificate in International Arbitration and is a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, London.

Guyana Trade Mark & Patent Agent

Jamela A. Ali is an Intellectual Property Agent in Guyana. Services offered include Searches, Registration of Local and International Trade Marks and Patents, Assignments, Renewals, Change of Names and Addresses and Oppositions.

Legislative Drafting

Jamela A. Ali holds a Masters of Laws degree in Legislative Drafting which included the Public Law courses of Constitutional and Administrative Law and wrote several Articles. Services are provided with regard to the drafting and review of legislation.

Notary Public

8 September 2014 - 2022 - appointed as a Public Notary for Guyana in the County of Demerara.


Educational Data

Master of Laws (LLM) Degree - Legislative Drafting, Constitutional & Administrative Law

Master of Laws (LL.M.) Legislative Drafting degree - University of the West Indies, Barbados, 1996 - 1997. The degree included Public Law courses of Constitutional Law and Administrative Law. Produced a LL.M. Research Paper on “The Role of Parliamentary Counsel and Legislative Drafting in Guyana: A Critique” (22,327 words) Cave Hill Library, University of the West Indies, Barbados. Research Paper written on Legislative Drafting, Parliamentary Counsel, Statute Law Revision, Consolidation of Laws, Law Reform, Constitution, Natural Justice and Good Administration.

Legal Education Certificate (LEC)

Post Graduate Legal Education Certificate (LEC) - Hugh Wooding Law School (HWLS) Trinidad, 1987 - 1989

Bachelor of Laws (LLB) (HONS) Degree

Bachelor of Laws (LL.B.) degree with Honours in 1987 - University of Guyana (UG) and the University of the West Indies (UWI) Cave Hill, Barbados

Law and Society Course - University of Guyana 1982 - 1983

Bachelor of Arts (Part 1) - Modern Languages - French, Spanish, Linguistics, University of Guyana 1980 - 1981

Advanced Course in French - Alliance Française, Guyana, 1980 with Distinction

St. Joseph’s High School - GCE

Attended St. Joseph’s High School, Guyana and graduated with a SJM Distinction Diploma and the General Certificate of Education Examination (GCE) London - seven subjects 1978


PUBLICATIONS in the New Guyana Bar Review, Caribbean Law Review, Guyana Chronicle, Stabroek News newspapers
Trademark Reform in Guyana
Duty to Give Reasons (Administrative Law)
Principles of Legislative Drafting - Consequences of poor drafting
Constitutional Law Reform

Parliament - A Democracy or a Mockery?
Alternative Dispute Resolution and Mediation
Adoption of Children Act reform
Statute Law Revision, Consolidation of Laws, Law Reform, Natural Justice & Good Administration

For more writings by Ms Jamela A Ali, click on Articles.

For list of speeches click here.


Ms Jamela A. Ali has appeared on National Television to discuss legal matters on Constitutional Law, Interpretation of Statutes, Elections law and Mediation.


Positions held/appointed

Deeds & Commercial Registries Authority (DCRA) as rep for GBA 28 August 2020-2021

Public Education and Engagement Working Group/Board (PEEWG/B) 3 December 2019

Rules Committee - convened by Chancellor - Member - 2018 -2021

Guyana Oil and Gas Consultancy Inc. (GOGCO) - Founder - April 2018-2021

Backlog Committee (Guyana) - Member - 9 May 2017

Bench & Bar Committee (Guyana) - Member - 17 February 2017

Mediation Services International (MSI) - Founder/Director - April 2017-2021

Guyana Bar Association (GBA) - Member 2002-2022
Elected Vice President -29 September 2020-2022

Guyana Association of Women Lawyers (GAWL) Member 2012

American and Caribbean Law Initiative (ACLI) Member 2009

Central Islamic Organisation of Guyana (CIOG) Legal Consultant voluntary services 2003-2021

Positions formerly held

Legal Practitioners' Committee (LPC) Appointed Member by Chancellor of the Judiciary 2012 to 2016 (resigned)

*Mediation Institute of Guyana Inc. Elected President 2011 to 2013 (2 term limit) (8 June 2011 & 6 June 2012)

Member (2008) - Director - Elected 24 May 2010 to 2013

Guyana Association of Women Lawyers - Elected Executive Committee Member - 2008 to 2012

Guyana Bar Association - Elected Executive Committee Member 2002 -2003, 2017-2020

Adoption of Children Board – Member 1993 - 1996

National Commission for the Survival, Protection & Development of Children - Member 1995-1997 

Guyana Gold Board – Member 1996 -1997

Employment and Training Bureau for Unskilled Women - Founding Member/Legal Adviser, under the patronage of the former Minister of Human Services and Social Security Mrs. Indra Chanderpaul 1996 - 2001

Public Service Union Sports Management Committee Chairperson, Vice Chairperson 1992-93


Law Conferences/Workshops

Jamela Ali attended conferences in Guyana, St Vincent & the Grenadines, Chile, Guatemala, Las Vegas and Trinidad on Oil and Gas, including Oil and Petroleum Contract Negotiation and Legal Framework, Human Rights, Domestic Violence, Children, Women, Gender Equality, US Intellectual Patent & Trademark Intellectual Property Rights, International Best Practices in the Practice of Law, Money Laundering, review of the proposed Bill for Legal Practitioners Act of Guyana, Civil Procedure Rules (CPR) of the High Court, Competition Law, Reform of the Deeds Registry, Prescriptive Title, Mediation, Negotiations, Arbitration, Dispute Resolution and Restorative Justice. See more information


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For further information, here are the contact details:

Contact person: Jamela A. Ali, Senior Counsel, LLM (Legislative Drafting), LLB (Hons)(UWI), MCIArb.

Office Address: 78 Hadfield & Breda Streets, Werk en Rust, Georgetown, Guyana (br), South America

Telephone: +592 225 4712

Whats app message: +592 696 2435

Emails:                 jamelalawyer11@yahoo.com


Website:               www.JamelaAli.com





*MIG is not functioning, no annual meeting has been held since 2013.

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