WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW ABOUT TEMPORARY INJUNCTIONS VIS-À-VIS PUBLIC INTEREST

Temporary injunctions also referred to as interim injunctions are orders made by a court prior to final determination of the merits of a legal case in order to restrain a party from going ahead with course of are granted at the discretion of the court. In granting these injunctions court is very cautious because compliance […]

HAVE YOU REGISTERED A TRADEMARK FOR YOUR BUSINESS YET?

A trademark is a distinctive sign that identifies certain goods or services produced or provided by an individual or a company from those of other companies. It may consist of any word, slogan, logo, sound, smell, color, label, name, signature, letter, numeral or any combination of them and should be capable of being represented graphically. […]

Administering Justice Without Emphasis on Technicalities of the Law

The  1995 Constitution of the Republic of Uganda provides under Article 126(2) (e) that  in adjudicating cases of both civil and criminal nature the courts shall, subject to the law apply the following principles- (e) substantive justice shall be administered without undue regard to technicalities. Therefore this raises an issue of what constitutes “technicalities”? Technicalities […]

Foreign Exchange Controls in Uganda

One of the most frequent questions from our Clients looking to live and invest in Uganda is “Are there any exchange controls in your Jurisdiction?” Our answer is usually “Uganda’s laws on foreign exchange dealings in and out of the country are liberal.” Although persons in possession of large sums of money are required to […]

THE EAST AFRICAN COMMUNITY CELEBRATES 20 YEARS; WHY YOU SHOULD BE INTERESTED

T This November 2019, the East African Community will be celebrating 20 years of existence. 30th November 1999 is the day Presidents’ Yoweri Kaguta Museveni of Uganda, Benjamin Mkapa then of Tanzania and Daniel Arap Moi then of Kenya signed the East African Treaty. Rwanda and Burundi have since joined as has the Republic of […]

Allowed Leave and holidays as provided for under the Employment Laws of Uganda

Annual Leave; an employee is entitled to a seven day holiday with full pay in respect of each four months continuous service. Unless otherwise provided in the employment contract, an employee is entitled to annual leave of 21 working days in a year.   Sick Leave; an employee who is sick is entitled to sick […]

Is your employment contract legal and enforceable under Ugandan law?

The relationship between an employer and his/her employee is contractual in nature and regulated by the terms and conditions of the contract of employment. However even though Uganda upholds the principle of right to contract and will enforce any contract, it is important to note that every employment contract must meet the legal requirements. Should […]