Practise Areas



PRACTICE AREAS

The Firm's areas of practice are inter alia set out as follows:-

CONSTITUTIONAL LAW

The law firm provides advice and consultancy services on the Constitution and compliance thereof. The matters of advice include advice on human rights, County Governments and their relation with each other and/or the National Government, separation of powers etc.

CONTRACTUAL AND COMMERCIAL AGREEMENTS

The law firm undertakes drafting commercial contracts, joint ventures agreements, copyright agreements, end user licence agreements and any agreements required by clients.

REGULATORY IMPACT ASSESSMENTS

The law firm has expertise in the conduct of Regulatory Impact Assessments (RIA) prior to the development of new legislation/regulations and provides advice and consultancy services on the same.

The role of RIA is to provide a detailed and systematic appraisal of the potential impacts of a new regulation in order to assess whether the regulation is likely to achieve the desired objectives.

In Kenya, the requirement for an RIA is made under section 6 of the Statutory Instruments Act, 2012 (SIA) as read with sections 2, 3, 4 and 5 of the SIA. Section 6 specifically provides that, if a proposed statutory instrument is likely to impose significant costs on the community or part of the community, the regulatory making authority shall prior to the making of the statutory instrument prepare a regulatory impact statement about the instrument."

The firm’s expertise in this area enables us to provide regulatory making authorities and regulatory developing authorities with the right advice and tools to enable them prepare a regulatory impact statement as required by the SIA.

DEVELOPMENT OF STANDARD FORM CONTRACTS, OTHER COMMERCIAL AGREEMENTS MEMORANDA OF UNDERSTANDING, GUIDELINES AND CODES

The law firm has experience in the development of agreements, memoranda of understanding, guidelines and codes that may not have force of law but are important in guiding a corporation in areas that may lack proper regulation. Indeed, this, taken with the knowledge of RIA, puts our law firm in a unique position to assist our clients who may wish to develop such agreements, memoranda of understanding, guidelines and codes to enable them operate in areas that may not be properly regulated and we can tailor our service to take consideration of our client needs.

PUBLIC INTERNATIONAL LAW

The law firm has expertise in Public International Law and is able to provide our clients with sound advice and consultancy services on Public International Law to enable a client make a value-based decision in matters involving the application of Public International Law.

INTERNATIONAL AND NATIONAL MARITIME LAW & LEGISLATIVE DRAFTING

The law firm consists of professionals with extensive and practical expertise and experience in advising, facilitating and drafting legislation. Some of this legislation in which the said professionals were involved in include:

The law firm specialises in the following areas of maritime law:

The law firm is engaged in the following areas:

LEGAL AUDITS

The firm has expertise and experience in conducting legal audits to ensure compliance and enforcement of the law. With our wealth of experience in this area, we can tailor our advisory and consultancy services in this regard to assist our clients to identify legal risks that should be resolved.

GOVERNANCE AUDITS

The firm consists of an accredited governance auditor with the relevant expertise in conducting governance audits. With our wealth of expertise in this area, we can tailor our advisory and consultancy services in this regard to assist our clients to improve on the implementation of appropriate good governance standards.

PUBLIC PRIVATE PARTNERSHIP TRANSACTIONS

The law firm has expertise in private public private partnership (PPP) transactions, which enables us to tailor our advisory, consultancy and transactional services for any private body that may wish to get into a PPP relationship with a public body. We also offer our said services to public bodies that may wish to engage a private entity in PPP transactions.

CIVIL AND COMMERCIAL LITIGATION

The law firm has extensive trial practice experience at all levels of the Kenyan court system ranging from Administrative Tribunals to the Court of Appeal on an extremely wide range of civil and criminal cases, such as:

Our Firm has been retained by several corporations to litigate in matters arising on their behalf, offer advice, and to pre-empt any litigation claims that may arise in the future.

The Firm also offers Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) services to our esteemed clients, leading to settlement negotiations, in addition to arbitrating and mediation of matters where necessary, taking cognisance of the provisions of the Constitution of Kenya 2010 that obligates Courts and Tribunals to be guided by the Principle of Alternative Forms of dispute resolution, including but not confined to:

This wealth of litigation and arbitration experience puts the law firm in a unique position to provide clients with superior services that are tailored towards the client’s needs.

ELECTION PETITIONS

The law firm has expertise that has conducted several landmark election petitions, including, but not limited to, Abu Chiaba Mohammed vs. Mohammed Bwana Bakari and others which looked at inter-alia:

INSURANCE LAW

The law firm has vast experience in all aspects of Insurance Law and is in the Company Panel of various insurance companies, to wit:

Our areas of specialization include but are not confined to:

In addition to the foregoing, we also handle personal and industrial accident claims, and other related accidents from and/or lodged on behalf of individual clients.

BOARD SECRETARIAL SERVICES

The law firm consists of a qualified certified public secretary within the meaning of the Certified Public Secretaries Act, Cap 534 and provides quality secretarial services which require, inter-alia, a good knowledge of the law and other regulatory instruments, governing the client Board, a good knowledge of the Constitution and sound leadership skills. As a governance professional, the company secretary is at the heart of how a business is run. For many corporations there is a need for assistance with board and committee meetings. We have developed a service to meet this demand.

Compliance with regulatory and governance standards

We have developed highly efficient Board Support services to ensure that clients meet their regulatory compliance obligations. The Board Support and Company Secretarial Services provided to entities and their directors, and run by fully qualified professionals, cover all corporate administration and governance functions.

How we can help

We are able to tailor the support provided to your need and this includes:

LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW

The law firm advises on various aspects of employment law, including:

The law firm is open to attending and representing our clients at various Labour Department Offices for conciliation meetings. In addition, the law firm provides advisory and consultancy services to our corporate clients as they align their HR policies with employment and labour laws.

CRIMINAL PRACTICE

The law firm has expertise in handling criminal litigation in all spheres including but not confined to:

FAMILY LAW AND SUCCESSION

The law firm acts for clients in matters relating to inter alia, the following:

The law firm also handles the following matrimonial matters:

CORPORATE AND COMPANY FORMATION

The law firm undertakes:

DEBT COLLECTION, SECURITY ENFORCEMENT AND REALISATION

The law firm is regularly engaged in:

The law firm closely liaises with auctioneers, valuers, process servers, private investigators and the court officers and bailiffs who provide assistance in debt recovery.

CONVEYANCE AND LEASING

The law firm acts for vendors and purchasers in the acquisition and disposal of residential, commercial, industrial and agricultural property.

The law firm undertakes the following amongst others:

The firm generally provides services in real property conveyancing through Charges, Mortgages and Leases etc.

INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAW

The law firm provides advisory services on intellectual property matters including: