ABOUT IMANI

Combining the flexibility of an in-house resource with the support and quality assurance of a major law firm

OUR STORY

In a growing and changing Africa the demand for legal services ebbs and flows in tune with the rhythm of different businesses. Sometimes this means there is a need for a devoted team of lawyers and permanent retainers. Similarly, in-house lawyers or law firms expend extensive hours in times of peak demand, or have very little to do in quieter periods – but regardless, their costs need to be covered.

As an African flexible legal service provider, offering tailored legal solutions, Imani is changing the way legal services are provided to businesses and governments. Corporations under huge cost pressures, users of legal services are looking for ways to make their budgets stretch further, without compromising on the quality of legal counsel that they need to support their business.

At Imani we are committed to complementing this narrative.

OUR VISION

Imani’s vision is to become the preeminent pan-African legal-solutions service provider.

We have created a platform that responds to the evolution in the practice of African law by creating an environment that connects legal professionals seeing a more flexible work routine with businesses that require legal counsel on an intermittent or project basis. Therefore, we provide an agile & flexible legal services offering, that combines the flexibility of an in-house resource with the support and quality assurance of a major law firm. Our lawyers know and understand Africa and represent the next generation of lawyers who will improve Africa with strong ethics, integrity and quality delivery that competes with western standards.

Similarly, many lawyers are seeking alternative ways to practice their profession, while pursuing greater flexibility and autonomy, without compromising on the quality of work they offer, or on their career satisfaction. Imani brings these two needs together on one platform, managed by a team of legal professionals, who are highly familiar with the intricacies and demands of the legal profession.

OUR VALUES

The African continent is experiencing greater growth in particular industries than some of the more traditional markets. This, we have noted, is creating increased interest in the African market. We have seen a rise in the number of legal professionals leaving traditional markets to practice in Africa, either to capitalize on this growth, to develop their skill set, or to get the full African experience.

Imani is committed to conducting business professionally and in accordance with the highest standards of honesty, integrity and fair dealing. Imani is committed to rewarding the faith, which our clients put in us by upholding the highest standards of ethics and service delivery.

Flexibility- At Imani, we have seen a growing number of outstanding legal professionals looking for alternative ways to practice the profession that they love, while balancing other lifestyle elements, such as family, further studies, travel or hobbies. We have created a platform that responds to this evolution in the practice of law, by creating an environment that connects legal professionals seeking a more flexible work routine, with businesses that require legal counsel on an intermittent or project basis.

Quality – We focus on creating and adding value to our client. Our expert Talent Committee has carefully vetted all the lawyers in our panel, and we are constantly enhancing the value of our people and legal consultants, and adding that value to our clients throughout all activities conducted.

Commitment – We are “all in” for Imani and for our clients, which means, we’re eager to serve, we own our successes and failures, and we’re always mindful of our broader mission.

Trust – We invest in client relationships to gain the trust of our clients, which is the most important thing. In doing so we realize the value of investing in our legal consultants to prosper in serving clients; more than a service provider, Imani is a partner for the long term.

Innovation– We bring new energy and change to a precedent-bound profession by introducing a new dimension of legal services and solutions to enable our clients to benefit from the cutting edge services we offer.

Efficiency– We meet changing demands in the client’s landscape merging the reliability of an internal legal advisor, the support and quality assurance of a major law firm, along with the ability to maintain a control on costs.

Client perspective – At Imani we believe that the client should be in control, and we are ready to assist and adapt to your needs. Our team of legal consultants are able to rapidly integrate different corporate environments, understand your company and needs.