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The demography of commercial law in the country has changed dramatically. Old pre-independence laws and English legislation have and are being replaced.

There is now a new Companies Act with 1026 sections and a new Insolvency Act of 2015. The Limited Liability Partnership Act is another conceptional change in running a business. The citizen is confronted with a maze of new commercial law legislation warranting fresh thinking and new hitherto unexploited modes of seeking legal reliefs and remedies.

The firm has consequently put into place mechanisms to assist clients to conform to the new and elaborate legal requirements with utmost efficiency.

 

 

 

The firm undertakes all civil and criminal litigation in subordinate courts, all divisions of the high court, court of appeal and supreme court. Including various tribunals such as: the Business Premise Tribunal and the Public Procurement and Disposal of Public Assets Appeals Tribunal.

 

 

 

 

The firm has a conveyancing department and also undertakes land related litigation in the Environment and Land Court. Interesting cases, such as Joseph Boro Ngera & Supaduka Nakuru Limited vs. Kenya Wildlife Services Civil Appeal No. 173 of 1991[1998] eKLR and many others have received national attention.

 

 

 

The firm is a keen supporter of fostering economic growth, development and cultural vitality through Intellectual Property (IP) protection. We believe, by creating awareness of IP protection mechanisms, both businesses and individuals can reap the full benefits of their inventions, creative works and designs.

We specialise in trademarks, copyright, design rights and patents, focusing on registration, licensing and litigation in these fields with appearances in the Kenya Industrial Property Tribunal.

Our IP department provides a unique advisory framework on IP strategy,asset management and investment. This framework has been implemented in communities such as the Masai community in the Mara region, the Kenyan art industry, trans-African businesses and startups alike.

 

 

 

The new Constitution, the Employment Act of 2011, the developing human rights law for employees and the setting up of the Employment and Labour Relations Court has resulted in both Employers and Employees seeking and getting justice. The firm is routinely engaged in many weighty matters in the realm of Employment Laws.

 

 

 

By the enactment of The National Land Commission Act, The Land Registration Act, and The Land Act in 2012 the countries century old laws were replaced. This has created a revolutionary, new and ever changing regime of land laws and conveyance practices.

The firm is well adapted to assist, advise and act on this changeover.The firm’s conveyancing department also undertakes land related litigation inthe Environment and Land Court. Interesting cases of the firm, such as that of Joseph Boro Ngera & Supaduka Nakuru Limited vs. Kenya Wildlife Services Civil Appeal No. 173 of 1991[1998] eKLR and many others have received national attention.

 

 

 

 

The firm undertakes family law matters including adoption, custody and maintenance in the children’s Courts, division of matrimonial property, and divorce matters. The changes brought about by the Matrimonial Property Act of 2013 and the Marriage Act, 2014  have resulted in a new regime of family law and the firm is well placed to undertake the challenges of the new legislation.

We are also proficient in succession matters, both testate and intestate, and in diverse areas of customary law.

 

 

 

 

The firm takes great pride in having undertaken many cases touching on the constitution and Human Rights with experience gained from actively working for human rights NGO. Mr. Bowry and Mr. Naeku have successfully been involved in many historical and intricate court matters. Students of law will undoubtedly have come across the following cases:

• Stephen Mwai Gichengo vs Republic [2000] eKLR
• Meme vs. Republic [2004] KLR 637
• Shadrack Mwiti Ithinji vs. Republic Criminal Application No. 331 of 2002
• Jackson Maina Wangui vs. Republic[2014] eKLR
• Joshua C. Kulei vs. Kenya Anti-Corruption Commission & Another [2013] eKLR

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