The firm has been listed as a top-tier (Band 1) firm with respect to arbitration and dispute resolution. Our team of lawyers has been involved in successfully advising clients ranging from corporates to government agencies on risk and conflict management. Over time, the firm has gained specialty knowledge in employment disputes, commercial and contract disputes, fraud, intellectual property disputes, employment disputes, pensions disputes, public law litigations, real estate litigation and planning disputes as well as restructuring and insolvency proceedings. Many of our clients operate in sectors frequently targeted by class action suits and group litigation which we are well equipped to handle.

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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

2002 - To Date: Senior Partner, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

1980 - 2002: Partner, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

1970 - 1980: Advocate, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

1966 - 1970: Clerk with Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

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K.Kimani

Kiragu Kimani

E :
kkoffice@hhm.co.ke, kkimani@hhm.co.ke
T:
+254 20 3258236
Name

Kiragu Kimani

Telephone
+254 20 3258236
Email
kkoffice@hhm.co.ke, kkimani@hhm.co.ke
Position
Partner
Department
Litigation Department
Profile

Kiragu Kimani has over 26 years experience in tax litigation, commercial litigation real estate litigation and arbitration. He also has substantial experience in procurement law having represented several state corporations and other entities in procurement law appeals, and advising them on tendering processes. He has handled complex energy and tax disputes and represents multinational firms, local firms and departments of the Government of Kenya. Kiragu Kimani has consistently been recognised by various legal directories including Chamber & Partners and IFLR 1000 as a leading lawyer in the region.

Kiragu has previously been awarded the International Law Office Client Choice Award as the best litigation lawyer in Kenya.

Kiragu Kimani is highly rated by clients, who enthuse: "We've received excellent support – he's very sharp and dynamic. He's also been very flexible and commercial."

Practice Areas
Dispute Resolution & Litigation in the areas of Public Procurement & PPPs; Tax; Insurance; Arbitration; Intellectual Property; Aviation; Medical Negligence Claims; Libel; Building/Construction; Real Estate
Qualifications

Admitted as an advocate of the High Court, (1988)

Education

1987 – 1990: Kenya School of Law: Diploma in Law (Bar Finals)

1984 - 1987 University of Nairobi - Bachelor of Laws

Employment

1991 - To date Partner - Hamilton Harrison & Mathews - Litigation Department

1988 - 1991 Legal Assistant - 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

    2002 - To Date: Senior Partner, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

    1980 - 2002: Partner, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

    1970 - 1980: Advocate, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

    1966 - 1970: Clerk with Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

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    K.Kimani

    Kiragu Kimani

    E :
    kkoffice@hhm.co.ke, kkimani@hhm.co.ke
    T:
    +254 20 3258236
    Name

    Kiragu Kimani

    Telephone
    +254 20 3258236
    Email
    kkoffice@hhm.co.ke, kkimani@hhm.co.ke
    Position
    Partner
    Department
    Litigation Department
    Profile

    Kiragu Kimani has over 26 years experience in tax litigation, commercial litigation real estate litigation and arbitration. He also has substantial experience in procurement law having represented several state corporations and other entities in procurement law appeals, and advising them on tendering processes. He has handled complex energy and tax disputes and represents multinational firms, local firms and departments of the Government of Kenya. Kiragu Kimani has consistently been recognised by various legal directories including Chamber & Partners and IFLR 1000 as a leading lawyer in the region.

    Kiragu has previously been awarded the International Law Office Client Choice Award as the best litigation lawyer in Kenya.

    Kiragu Kimani is highly rated by clients, who enthuse: "We've received excellent support – he's very sharp and dynamic. He's also been very flexible and commercial."

    Practice Areas
    Dispute Resolution & Litigation in the areas of Public Procurement & PPPs; Tax; Insurance; Arbitration; Intellectual Property; Aviation; Medical Negligence Claims; Libel; Building/Construction; Real Estate
    Qualifications

    Admitted as an advocate of the High Court, (1988)

    Education

    1987 – 1990: Kenya School of Law: Diploma in Law (Bar Finals)

    1984 - 1987 University of Nairobi - Bachelor of Laws

    Employment

    1991 - To date Partner - Hamilton Harrison & Mathews - Litigation Department

    1988 - 1991 Legal Assistant - Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

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    Dr. Wanjau

    Dr. Daniel Wanjau Muriu

    E :
    dwanjau@hhm.co.ke
    T:
    +254 20 3258290
    Name

    Dr. Daniel Wanjau Muriu

    Telephone
    +254 20 3258290
    Email
    dwanjau@hhm.co.ke
    Position
    Partner
    Department
    Corporate, Commercial & Real Estate Department
    Profile

    Daniel undertakes corporate and commercial work in the areas of capital markets, mergers & acquisitions, regulatory and compliance advisory work, energy, telecommunications, intellectual property, oil & gas, infrastructure and public private partnerships.

    In addition, Daniel is also a legal scholar and has undertaken various legal research works and writing in both national and international law. A number of his articles have been published in peer-reviewed law journals including the Journal of African Law published by the University of London and the International Community Law Review published by the Martinus Nijhoff Publishers, Netherlands.

    Practice Areas
    Mergers & Acquisitions, Joint Ventures and Private Equity; Capital Markets; Competition/Anti-Trust and Consumer Protection; Telecommunications, Media and Technology; Intellectual Property; Business Set-Up & Regulatory Compliance; Oil and Gas; Energy, Infrastructure & PPPs
    Qualifications

    Admitted as an advocate of the High Court of Kenya in 1995

    Education

    2012: Production Sharing Contracts Management in the Oil and Gas Industry by David Moroney (Partner, Fulbright & Jaworski International LLP)

    2011: International Air Law course by IATA

    2010: Legal and Regulatory Issues Relating to Carbon Trading Workshop organized by UNEP, the Swedish Energy Agency and the African Carbon Asset Development

    2010: Policy and Legislative Drafting Course by Training & Consulting Associates Ltd

    2004: Asset Leasing Course by Euromoney

    2005 - 2009: University of Melbourne – PhD

    2001 - 2002: University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg – Master of Laws (LLM)

    1994: Kenya School of Law - Diploma in Law.

    1989 - 1992: University of Nairobi – Bachelor of Laws (LLB Hons).

    Employment

    2010 - To date: Partner, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

    2003 - 2005: Partner, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

    2002 - 2003: Associate, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

    1997 - 2000: Associate, Ndungu Njoroge & Kwach

    1993 - 1997: Associate, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

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    Michi

    Michi Kirimi

    E :
    mkirimi@hhm.co.ke
    T:
    +254 20 3258272
    Name

    Michi Kirimi

    Telephone
    +254 20 3258272
    Email
    mkirimi@hhm.co.ke
    Position
    Partner
    Department
    Litigation Department
    Profile
    Michi has over 16 years experience in commercial litigation and arbitration with focus on banking, insurance, employment, intellectual property and commercial law. She has also been involved in significant cases dealing with the Kenyan Public Procurement Law, Tax Review and Constitutional Petitions. Michi regularly represents clients in ICC arbitration proceedings, as well as employment and insurance litigation.
    Practice Areas
    Dispute Resolution & Litigation in the areas of Employment, Insurance, Aviation as relates to Carriage by Air Act and related Conventions, Public Procurement, Banking and Finance, Intellectual Property, Tax Appeals and Administrative Review
    Qualifications
    Admitted as an advocate of the High Court of Kenya (1998)
    Education

    1997 - 1998: Kenya School of Law: Postgraduate Diploma in Law (Bar Finals)

    1994 - 1997: University of Nairobi: Bachelor of Laws - Upper Division (HONS)

    Employment

    2005 to To date: Partner, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

    2001 - 2005: Associate, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

    1999 - 2001: Associate, Wainaina Ireri & Company Advocates

    1998 - 1999: Associate, AGN Kamau & Kimani Advocates

    1997 - 1998: Pupil, Kairu & McCourt Advocates

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    I. Kashindi

    Irene Kashindi

    E :
    ikashindi@hhm.co.ke
    T:
    +254 20 3258245
    Name

    Irene Kashindi

    Telephone
    +254 20 3258245
    Email
    ikashindi@hhm.co.ke
    Position
    Partner
    Department
    Litigation Department
    Profile
    Irene has a wide range of experience in commercial litigation and arbitration. She has represented and advised a diverse portfolio of local and international clients on disputes filed before various courts and statutory tribunals. Irene has dealt with complex tax and revenue disputes involving substantial amounts of money as well as disputes arising from large public procurement and public private partnerships projects.
    Practice Areas
    Dispute Resolution and Litigation in the areas of Public Procurement, PPPs, Judicial Review and Administrative law; Constitutional Law, Tax; Real Estate, Insurance; Employment
    Qualifications

    Admitted as an advocate of the High Court of Kenya (2008)

    Education

    2007: Kenya School of Law: Diploma in Law (Bar Finals)

    2011: University of Nairobi: Masters of Law Public Finance and Financial Services

    2002-2006: University of Nairobi: Bachelor of Laws (LLB) with Honours.

    Employment

    2014 - To date : Partner, Litigation Department, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

    2007 - 2013 : Associate, Litigation Department, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

    2006 – 2007 : Trainee, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

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    laluvale

    Linda Aluvale

    E :
    laluvale@hhm.co.ke
    T:
    +254 20 3258207
    Name

    Linda Aluvale

    Telephone
    +254 20 3258207
    Email
    laluvale@hhm.co.ke
    Position
    Associate
    Department
    Litigation
    Profile
    Linda joined the firm in September 2015 from Kaplan & Stratton Advocates. She specialises in litigation and dispute resolution and has represented clients in various courts and statutory tribunals. She specialises in advising and representing clients in the areas of employment law, medical negligence claims, public procurement, defamation, judicial review, debt collection claims, criminal law, industrial accident claims and landlord and tenant disputes. She has also carried out due diligence exercises in a number of transactions.
    Practice Areas
    Dispute Resolution & Litigation, Arbitration, Employment, Public Procurement, Administrative Law, Media
    Qualifications

    Admitted as an Advocate of the High Court of Kenya (2011)

    Admitted as a Commissioner for Oaths

    Admitted as a Barrister-at-Law, The Honourable Society of Lincolns Inn, London (2009)

    Education

    2010-2011: Kenya School of Law - Postgraduate Diploma in Law

    2008 – 2009: City Law School, London - Postgraduate Diploma in Professional Legal Skills

    2007 - 2008: University of Nottingham, LLM

    2004 - 2007: Keele University, LLB Hons

    Employment

    Sep 2015 - To date: Associate, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews Advocates

    2012 – Aug 2015: Associate, Kaplan & Stratton Advocates

    2011: Trainee Advocate, Kaplan & Stratton Advocates

    2010: Intern, Ochieng, Onyango, Kibet & Ohaga Advocates

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    Ezra Makori

    Ezra Makori

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

    Ezra Makori

    Telephone
    +254 20 3258208
    Email
    emakori@hhm.co.ke
    Position
    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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    Q. Ochieng

    Queenton Ochieng

    E :
    qochieng@hhm.co.ke
    T:
    +254 20 3258261
    Name

    Queenton Ochieng

    Telephone
    +254 20 3258261
    Email
    qochieng@hhm.co.ke
    Position
    Associate
    Department
    Litigation Department
    Profile
    Queenton Ochieng specialises in civil litigation. Queenton has experience in insurance, contract, environmental and real estate matters, landlord and tenants disputes, employment and pension matters, defamation, debt recovery, arbitration on commercial disputes, procurement disputes, contentious and non-contentious probate and administration matters, trademark and copyright disputes.
    Practice Areas
    Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution
    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: University of Nairobi: 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
    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
    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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    Margaret Miringu

    Margaret Miringu

    E :
    mmiringu@hhm.co.ke
    T:
    +254 20 3258227
    Name

    Margaret Miringu

    Telephone
    +254 20 3258227
    Email
    mmiringu@hhm.co.ke
    Position
    Associate
    Department
    Litigation Department
    Profile
    Margaret joined the firm in 1997 as a paralegal on attachment from the Kenya School of Professional Studies. She was employed in August 1998 as a legal clerk and held the position working in the various courts until 2007. She completed her Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of Nairobi in December 2012. She completed her post graduate diploma studies at the Kenya School of Law in July 2014. She has been involved in researching, drafting and giving legal opinions in commercial, civil litigation and employment matters.
    Practice Areas
    Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution in the areas of Real Estate, Planning and Environment Law; Employment; Commercial and Arbitration.
    Qualifications
    Education

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

    2008 – 2012: University Of Nairobi: LLB

    Employment

    December 2014-to date: Associate, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

    2013- November 2014: Legal Assistant, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

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    TAbira

    Thomas L Abira

    E :
    tabira@hhm.co.ke
    T:
    +254 20 3258211
    Name

    Thomas L Abira

    Telephone
    +254 20 3258211
    Email
    tabira@hhm.co.ke
    Position
    Associate
    Department
    Commercial
    Profile
    Thomas specialises in corporate and commercial law work including mergers and acquisitions, private equity, banking and project finance, energy, oil and gas and infrastructure. He also has experience in commercial dispute resolution, tax litigation, public procurement law and arbitration. Thomas has been part of teams conducting legal due diligence and advisory services in large mergers & acquisitions transactions as well as energy projects. He has advised on a number of local and multi-national transactions including project financing, joint ventures, privatisations and Public Private Partnerships Projects (PPPs). Thomas recently attended the Africa Infrastructure Summit during which he attained specialised training in project finance, project management and PPPs.
    Practice Areas
    Corporate Commercial Mergers and Acquisitions Banking and Finance Energy and Infrastructure PPPs and Privatisations
    Qualifications
    Education

    2014: Kenya School of Law: Diploma in Law (Bar finals)

    2010 – 2013: Mount Kenya University: Bachelor of Laws (Hons.)

    Employment

    Jan 2016 - To Date: Associate at Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

    May 2015 – Dec 2015: Legal Assistant at Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

    July 2013 – March 2015: Pupil at Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

    2010 – July 2013: Trainee at Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

    August 2008 – January 2009: Intern at Hamilton Harrison & Mathews