The firm has developed excellent expertise in constitutional and administrative law matters particularly in relation to the 2010 Constitution. In this respect, the firm has advised on various provisions on the Constitution especially with regard to the Bill of Rights, Land, Citizenship, Devolved Government and Public Finance. The firm is currently representing various clients in prosecuting and defending constitutional references and judicial review proceedings.

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MWATAKA

Mellap Wataka

E :
mwataka@hhm.co.ke
T:
+254 203258428
Name

Mellap Wataka

Telephone
+254 203258428
Email
mwataka@hhm.co.ke
Position
Associate
Department
Litigation
Profile
Mellap Wataka has trained in the firm’s Litigation/Dispute Resolution Department for over 2 years. She has experience in commercial litigation and has been involved litigation and resolution of disputes in various areas of law including banking, insurance and employment law.
Practice Areas
Litigation and dispute resolution,
Qualifications
Admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya – 2017
Education
2015 – 2016 Kenya School of Law: Diploma in Law (Bar Finals) 2013 – 2014 King’s College London: LLM (Hons) International Business Law 2009 – 2013 University of Nairobi: LLB (Hons)
Employment
2017 – To Date Associate – Hamilton Harrison & Mathews 2016 – 2017 Legal Assistant - Hamilton Harrison & Mathews 2014 to 2016 Trainee - Hamilton Harrison & Mathews
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    K.Fraser

    Kenneth Fraser SC

    E :
    kfoffice@hhm.co.ke
    T:
    +254 20 3258233
    Name

    Kenneth Fraser SC

    Telephone
    +254 20 3258233
    Email
    kfoffice@hhm.co.ke
    Position
    Partner
    Department
    Litigation Department
    Profile

    Kenneth Fraser joined Hamilton Harrison & Mathews in 1966 and has over 44 years experience in commercial litigation and arbitration. He has earned his place at the top of the market through his vast experience in banking law, state corporations, insurance law, employment, competition, consumer protection, communications law and commercial law. Ken has advised a range of clients on several complex employment matters including trade union disputes redundancies and negotiations. Ken mainly practises before the Supreme Court, Court of Appeal, the High Court and other Tribunals.

    Ken is one of the most respected commercial litigation lawyers in Kenya and is recognised as one of the leading litigation lawyers in the country by Legal 500 and Chambers Global.

    Ken was made Senior Counsel by the then President of the Republic of Kenya, H.E. Mwai Kibaki, for his exemplary service to the legal profession on 11th December 2012.

    Practice Areas
    Dispute Resolution and Litigation in the areas of Banking and Finance; Financial Services Regulation; Insurance; Employment; Arbitration; Aviation; Competition & Consumer Protection
    Qualifications

    Barrister - Inner Temple, London - November, 1967

    Advocate High Court of Kenya - August, 1970

    Senior Counsel - December, 2012

    Education
    Prince of Wales School, Nairobi 1962 to 1966
    Employment

    2017 - To Date: Partner and Head of Litigation Department, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

    2002 - 2017 : Senior Partner, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

    1980: Partner, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

    1970: Advocate, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

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    Ezra Makori

    Ezra Makori

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    emakori@hhm.co.ke
    T:
    +254 20 3258208
    Name

    Ezra Makori

    Telephone
    +254 20 3258208
    Email
    emakori@hhm.co.ke
    Position
    Senior Associate
    Department
    Litigation Department
    Profile
    Ezra Makori specialises in litigation and dispute resolution. Ezra has represented several local and international clients before various courts and tribunals in disputes involving employment and labour relations, product liability, banking and finance, defamation, information technology and telecommunications, building and construction, carriage by air, judicial review and administrative law, constitutional law, land and environment, real property, insurance and tax. Mr. Makori also reviews and drafts employment contracts and policies for clients.
    Practice Areas
    Dispute Resolution and Litigation
    Qualifications
    Admitted as an advocate of the High Court of Kenya (2012)
    Education

    2011: Kenya School of Law: Diploma in Law (Bar Finals)

    2006 – 2010: Moi University: LLB Hons

    Employment

    2012 – To date: Associate, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

    2010 – 2012: Trainee, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews.

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    Gathoni kariuki

    Gathoni Kariuki

    E :
    gkariuki@hhm.co.ke
    T:
    +254 20 3258279
    Name

    Gathoni Kariuki

    Telephone
    +254 20 3258279
    Email
    gkariuki@hhm.co.ke
    Position
    Senior Associate
    Department
    Litigation Department
    Profile
    Gathoni Kariuki specializes in commercial litigation and dispute resolution. She has represented clients both local and international before various courts and tribunals.
    Practice Areas
    Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution in the areas of Banking and Finance; Insurance; Employment Law; Consumer Protection; Carriage By Air; Constitutional and Administrative Law, Real Estate and Environmental Matters
    Qualifications
    Admitted as an advocate of the High Court of Kenya (2014)
    Education

    2012-2013: Kenya School of Law: Diploma in Law (Bar Finals)

    2007- 2011: University of Nairobi: LLB Hons

    Employment

    2014 - To date Associate, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

    2011- 2013: Trainee, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

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    jtugee

    James Tugee

    E :
    jtugee@hhm.co.ke
    T:
    +254 20 3258461
    Name

    James Tugee

    Telephone
    +254 20 3258461
    Email
    jtugee@hhm.co.ke
    Position
    Senior Associate
    Department
    Litigation Department
    Profile
    James Tugee specializes in commercial litigation and alternative dispute resolution. He has been involved in litigation and alternative dispute resolution processes in the areas of defamation and media law, intellectual property law, constitutional law, administrative law, tax law, employment law, company law, and land and environmental law. James is an H.J. Heinz Fellow at the University of Pittsburgh School of Law where he completed his Master of Laws degree in May 2016. During his time in the United States, he was an active member of the Pennsylvania Bar Association, specifically in the Young Lawyers Section. He later interned at the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Pennsylvania where he assisted in the process of reviewing the Court’s Alternative Dispute Resolution Policies and Procedures, in addition to acquainting himself with United States federal civil and criminal procedure.
    Practice Areas
    Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution in the areas of Intellectual Property; Defamation and Media Law; Constitutional Law; Tax;; Administrative Law; Company Law and Real Estate, Planning and Environmental Law.
    Qualifications
    Admitted as an advocate of the High Court of Kenya (2014)
    Education

    2015-2016: University of Pittsburgh: LLM (Magna cum laude)

    2012-2013: Kenya School of Law: Diploma in Law (Bar Finals)

    2007 - 2011: Moi University: LLB (Hons)

    Employment

    2014 to date: Associate, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

    2013 – 2014: Legal Assistant, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

    2011 – 2013: Trainee, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

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    Lawson Ondieki

    Lawson Ondieki (on Sabbatical)

    E :
    londieki@hhm.co.ke
    T:
    +254 20 3258223
    Name

    Lawson Ondieki (on Sabbatical)

    Telephone
    +254 20 3258223
    Email
    londieki@hhm.co.ke
    Position
    Associate
    Department
    Litigation Department
    Profile
    Lawson Ondieki specializes in commercial litigation and alternative dispute resolution and has been involved in disputes relating to public procurement, public private partnerships, tax law, constitutional and administrative law, competition law, and land and environmental law.
    Practice Areas
    Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution in the areas of Procurement; Public Private Partnerships; Tax; Constitutional; Administrative Law; Consumer Protection and Real Estate, Planning and Environmental Law
    Qualifications
    Education

    2013-2014: Kenya School of Law: Diploma in Law (Bar Finals)

    2009-2012: Jomo Kenyatta University of Agriculture and Technology: LLB Hons

    Employment

    October 2014 to date: Associate, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

    Feb 2014 – February 2015: Legal Assistant, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

    May 2012 - Jan 2014: Trainee, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews