The Team

The Solomon Islands Law Reform Commission comprises of Ten (10) staff members. Seven (7) are Legal Officers and three (3) are Support Officers (admin). Staff profiles can be found below.

Chairman

Frank Bollen Paulsen

Chairperson of the Solomon Islands Law Reform Commission. He read law at the University of Papua New Guinea and completed his law studies in 1988. He attended the Legal Training Institute, in Port Moresby, in 1989 and was admitted to the National and Supreme Courts of Papua New Guinea in November 1989. In 1990 he joined the State Solicitors’ Office, an office within the now Department of Justice and Attorney General of Papua New Guinea. In March 1998, he was appointed as the Secretary to the former Papua New Guinea Law Reform Commission, a position he took for 7 years. He was appointed acting secretary to the Constitutional and Law Reform Commission of Papua New Guinea, the successor institution to the former Papua New Guinea Law Reform Commission, in 2005. He was later recalled to the Department of Justice and Attorney General where he briefly served in senior management positions in the State Solicitors’ Office including as Deputy State Solicitor (Common Law Division). He was also the Attorney General’s Alternate Member to the Papua New Guinea Lawyers Statutory Committee, the Papua New Guinea Law Society Disciplinary Body. He left the employ of the Papua New Guinea Government In 2008. He Joined the Solomon Islands Law Reform Commission in November 2014.

Secretary

Philip Kanairara

Mr. Philip Kanairara is the Secretary to the Solomon Islands Law Reform Commission (Commission). He joined the Commission in 2009 as a Senior Legal Officer.

He has research interest in customary law, climate change, intellectual property law, criminal law, international fisheries law, legal system, good governance, law reform and development, and constitutional and administrative law.

Mr. Kanairara graduated from the University of the South Pacific (USP) with a Bachelor of Laws in 2006, a Professional Diploma in Legal Practice (PDLP) in 2008, a Professional Diploma in Legislative Drafting (PDLD) in 2011, and a Master of Laws (LLM) in 2012.

Principal Legal Officer

Daniel Alois Suluia

Graduated with a Bachelor of Laws degree (LLB), a Professional Diploma in Legal Practice, and a Professional Diploma in Legislative Drafting and a Diploma in Business English.

Joined the SILRC in August 2009 (being with SILRC for 8 years to date),

Senior Legal Officer

Florence Dafanisi

Graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of the South Pacific (USP), Emalus Campus (Vanuatu) in 2015, a Professional Diploma in Legal Practice (PDLP) Statham Campus (Fiji) in 2015. Joined SILRC in 25th April 2016.

Senior Legal Officer

Augustine Basia

He studied Law (LLB) at the University of Papua New Guinea, Waigani Campus from year 2010- 2012 before transferring to University of South Pacific in 2013 to complete the program and graduated in 2014 with a Bachelor of Law in semester 2, 2014. He completed a Professional Diploma in Legal Practice in June 2015 from University of the South Pacific (USP) Statham Campus (Fiji). He started work with SILRC on 15th January 2018.

Clerical Assistant

Ellen Paru Ramo

Graduated with a Diploma in Business Administration at the Solomon Islands Law Reform Commission. Interested in doing Bachelor studies in Public Administration and Management.

Senior Legal Officer

Godfrey Male

He graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) in 2013, a Professional Diploma in Legal Practice in 2014 and Professional Diploma in Legislative Drafting in 2016.

Joined the SILRC in 2015

Senior Legal Officer

Corina Ruvy Peni

Graduated with a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of the South Pacific (USP), Emalus Campus (Vanuatu) in 2015, and a Professional Diploma in Legal Practice (PDLP) Statham Campus (Fiji) in 2015. Joined the SILRC in April 2016

Office Manager

Scarlett Fai

Graduated with a Bachelor of Commerce (BCom) in Public Administration & Management and Sociology in 2013 from the University of the South Pacific (USP). Awarded a certificate IV in Leadership & Management (L&M) in 28th September from the Australian Pacific Technical College (APTC). Interested in issues relating to International Human Resource Management.

Office Clearner

Prisca Panga

Joined Solomon Islands Law Reform Commission in September 5th 2016.