Farid Alghali holds a Masters degree (LLM) in Intellectual Property law and Banking law from the Institute of Advanced Legal Studies, University of London (UCL). He also holds a Post-graduate Diploma in Legal Practice (PgDLP) and an LLB (Hons.) degree from the College of Law of England and Wales and the University of Westminster, respectively. He was called to the Bar in Sierra Leone in 2004 and is a Barrister–at-Law & Solicitor of the High Court of Sierra Leone with over ten years post-qualification experience.
He has previously been employed at the National Public Procurement Authority as Legal Affairs Specialist, the United Bank for Africa (SL) Limited as Head of the Legal & Compliance Department and Company Secretary and the Law Reform Commission as Legal Counsel. He is a lecturer in English law at the University of Sierra Leone, Fourah Bay College and is currently the Legal Adviser to the Ministry of Finance and Economic Development.