Joel Israel Kidandaire

Senior Associate


Joel Israel Kidandaire an LL.B (Hons.) Second Class degree from Uganda Christian University, Mukono and a Post Graduate Diploma in Legal Practice from the Law Development Centre and currently pursuing a Masters of Laws programme at Makerere University. He is a Senior Associate with the Firm and works with the Litigation and Dispute Resolution team. 

Professional Memberships

- Advocate of the High Court of Uganda

- East African Law Society

- Law Society of Uganda


- Diploma in Legal Practice, LDC

- LL.B (Hons) Uganda Christian University, Mukono

Career Summary

2023 : Senior Associate, Astral Advocates
2020 - 2023 : Senior Associate, Matovu & Matovu Advocates
2019 - 2020 : Associate, Matovu & Matovu Advocates
2018 - 2019 : Legal Assistant. Matovu & Matovu Advocates
March 2018 - May 2018 : Clerkship Student, Matovu & Matovu Advocates

Top Matters

  • Acting for the Chief Justice Emeritus, S.W.W. Wambuzi in a land dispute involving the Kampala Capital City Authority as regards the user clause in the lease agreement.
  • Acting for five Construction firms in an arbitration matter against the Uganda Revenue Authority as regards the Construction of the URA Headquarter- Tower Offices for outstanding contractual sums of Ug. Shs. 2,900,000,000/= (Uganda Shillings Two Billion Nine Hundred Thousand) 
  • Acting for Royal Monarch, Kampala, in purchasing CIPLAC shares worthy USD 40,000(United States Dollars Forty Thousand. 
  • Acting for the Chief Finance Officer- FINCA Bank in employment disputes involving FINCA (U) LTD for loss of business of approximately USD 202,702(United States Dollars Two Hundred Two Thousand Seven Hundred Two).
  • Acting for former employees of Uganda Telecom, Post Bank, Communications Commission at the Court of Appeal thus ending a 15-year old employment dispute. 
  • Acting for 10 former employees of Uganda Breweries Limited against Standard Charted Bank for recovery of their terminal benefits out of insured Salary loans.
  • Acting for Five former employees of Uganda Electricity Board against the Auditor General, UEB Liquidator and Attorney General in a matter for declarations as regards Consolidated Salary formula to award terminal benefits.Acting for Africa 2000 Network Organisation against the National Social Security Fund in a matter involving outstanding NSSF remittances in the excess of Ug. Shs. 2.7 Billion.