MEET OUR SOLICITORS
Lappy Hite is an Associate of the law firm. He
joined the law firm in 2014. He graduated from
University of the South Pacific with Bachelors of
Laws (LLB) and successfully completed the
professional legal practice PDLP. Before joining
the firm, he worked with the Public Solicitors
office both in Honiara, and Gizo, Western
Province, Solomon Islands.
He is a fore front solicitor in environmental,
mining, communications and labour law. He
extensively do advices in customary land law,
litigations, appeals and commerce on the same.
Lappy Hite is admitted to practice before the
High Court of Solomon Islands. He is hailed
Michi Village, Marovo Lagoo, Western Province,
Ms. Alice Willy is a senior Associate of the law
firm. She joined the law firm in 2013. She
graduated from the University of Papua New
Guinea with Bachelors of Laws (LLB) and
subsequently the Legal Training Institute of
Papua New Guinea. She did further studies
on legislative drafting and obtained a
Certificate of Legal Drafting from the
University of London, institute of Advanced
Legal studies and a Diploma in Professional
legislative drafting from the University of the
Ms. Willy has extensive experience, having
worked at Sol-law, the National Bank of
Solomon Islands (Now Bank South Pacific)
and the National Parliament of Solomon
Islands. She is a legislative drafter and has
extensive experience in parliamentary
procedures. She also has experience in
acquisition proceedings, converting
customary lands into perpetual estate for
Ms. Willy practice in Customary land law,
Mining, Communications, Forestry and
Fisheries. She practiced both commercial and
litigations before the Courts of Solomon
Islands. She is admitted to practice before the
National Court of Papua New Guinea and
High Court of Solomon Islands. She is hailed
from Bobota Village, East Kwaio, Malaita
Province, Solomon Islands.
MS. ALICE WILLY
Principal of Whitlam K Togamae lawyers.
Togamae Bagnara Vathe, Henderson -Honiara,
Specialize in both commerce and litigation in
the Solomon Islands.
We are familiar with conversion of Customary
land to Perpetual Estates for purposes of
Mining, Telecommunications, tourism and other
commercial enterprising involving customary
landowners, and lands. Leasing, and fixed
Term estate negotiations, registration and
taxation. We know, which process to have a
faster, cheaper and fairer way to secure mining
interests, be it letter of intent or prospecting
license under Land laws or the Mining laws. We
are also heavily involved in historic Mining
litigations in the Solomon Islands.
We are experienced in international leasing for
mining company, communications and fisheries.
This includes securing central Bank of Solomon
Islands permits for foreign currency trading,
conduct tax assessment, application for tax
exemption and other commercial documents.
Drafting of Charges and mortgages, making
sure debts are secured under the new Secured
transactions Act of Solomon Islands. We've
represented major international finance
companies and successfully landed such
machinaries in the Solomon both in the mining
and communications industries.
Our law firm is professionally staffed with 4
solicitors, and support staffs. Well connected to
Australian solicitors & Barristers.
WHITLAM K TOGAMAE