Alison Diarra

Alison Diarra

Lawyer & Senior Manager - Africa Network

Alison Diarra is a lawyer with over 20 years' experience working across the continent of Africa. With relationships and a unique knowledge of local law firms in 51 African countries, as our Africa Network Manager, she is well placed  to assist clients. Her role is dedicated to overseeing the development of our relationships with African law firms (outside South Africa) and focusing on quality control, timeliness and transparency in the work they do with us and for our clients.

Alison is bi-lingual (French and English) and having lived in Mali for 18 years, has unrivalled connections in country and a network of lawyers spanning Anglophone, Francophone and Lusophone Africa. She maintains strong relationships, liaising with them regularly on client matters and requests and has an in-depth understanding of the key individuals in each firm, their skills and specialisms. Although based in London, she works with the global Africa team to monitor consistency in service delivery and ensure their deliverables meet international standards. This enables timely execution and quality control.

Education and admissions


Law Society Finals, University of Law, Chester, 1993

LL.B., University of Birmingham, (Hons) (Law with French), 1992

Bar admissions and qualifications

Solicitor, England and Wales

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