Our goal is to help clients achieve good labour relations. We have capacity to advise on all aspects of the employment relationship including minimum requirements from the Employment Act, drafting senior to junior level contracts, drafting consultancy contracts, the procedure for termination of contracts and carrying out redundancies and on confidentiality and restraint of trade clauses in employment contracts. We have vast experience in conducting employment arbitration and litigation. Our lawyers will help you to solve a wide range of labour disputes ranging from redundancies, collective actions led by unions, equal employment, remuneration practice We are well versed with employment ‘best practices’, trade union relations and the employment aspects of mergers, takeovers and buyouts of business entities and setting up and management of employment share option schemes and pension schemes.
Our experienced immigration lawyers understand that the search for opportunities and employment drives the movement of people across borders. We provide companies with advice on immigration aspects of cross-border mergers and acquisitions. We advise on visa requirements and work permits for employees re-locating to Kenya. Our clients include multinational corporations, companies, embassies, non-governmental organisations, government entities and individuals whom we advise on issues of compliance with applicable laws and regulations relating to immigration across various jurisdictions.

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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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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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    Employment Dispute Resolution Team

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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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    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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    Deborah Bubi Mwangi

    E :
    dbubi@hhm.co.ke
    T:
    +254 772 446446
    Name

    Deborah Bubi Mwangi

    Telephone
    +254 772 446446
    Email
    dbubi@hhm.co.ke
    Position
    Partner
    Department
    Litigation Department
    Profile
    Deborah Bubi Mwangi has over 5 years experience in civil litigation and arbitration and is based at the firm’s branch in Mombasa. Deborah has represented both local and international clients in various courts and statutory tribunals. Deborah relocated to Mombasa in January, 2014 and briefly worked in the litigation department of Inamdar & Inamdar Advocates in Mombasa, before rejoining Hamilton Harrison & Mathews in June, 2014 when a decision was taken to set up a branch in Mombasa. Deborah is a member of the National Alliance Nominations Appeal Tribunal
    Practice Areas
    Dispute Resolution and Litigation in the areas of Employment; Banking and Finance; Judicial Review; Constitutional Law; Debt Recovery; Intellectual Property; Telecommunications, Media and Data Privacy; Real Estate; Insurance and Tax
    Qualifications
    Admitted as an advocate of the High Court of Kenya (2009)
    Education

    2008: Kenya School of Law; Postgraduate Diploma in Law

    2003 – 2007: University of Nairob ; Bachelor of Laws, Second Class Honors (Upper Division)

    Employment

    May 2015- To date: Partner, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

    2014: Senior Associate Hamilton Harrison & Mathews, Mombasa

    2014: Associate Inamdar & Inamdar Advocates, Mombasa

    2009 – 2013: Associate, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

    2007 – 2009: Trainee, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

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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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    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

    Employment Advisory and Immigration Team

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    L. Mainnah

    Lorna Mainnah

    E :
    lmainnah@hhm.co.ke
    T:
    +254 20 3258226
    Name

    Lorna Mainnah

    Telephone
    +254 20 3258226
    Email
    lmainnah@hhm.co.ke
    Position
    Partner
    Department
    Corporate, Commercial & Real Estate Department
    Profile
    Lorna has over 6 years experience in real estate, environmental and planning, non-contentious probate and wills, pensions and provident schemes, employment, immigration, corporate and commercial law. Lorna has advised on a number of local and multi-national transactions including banking and financing, security documentation, privatisations and various commercial transactions.  Lorna has also advised clients on employment and related immigration matters, wills and probate. She has dealt with complicated land issues in Kenya.
    Practice Areas
    Real Estate, Planning and Environmental Law, Employment, ESOPs & Immigration; Banking and Finance; Succession Planning; Business Set-up & Regulatory Compliance; Privatisation
    Qualifications

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

    Admitted as a Notary Public

    Admitted as a Commissioner for Oaths

    Education

    2009 - 2010: Certified Public Secretary Finalist

    2007: Kenya School of Law: Postgraduate Diploma in Law

    2002 - 2006: University of Nairobi: LLB Hons. (Second Class Upper Division)

    Employment

    2013 - To date: Partner, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

    2007 - 2013: Associate, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

    2006 – 2007: Pupil, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

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    Alice Ndungu

    Alice Ndung’u

    E :
    andungu@hhm.co.ke
    T:
    +254 20 3258250
    Name

    Alice Ndung’u

    Telephone
    +254 20 3258250
    Email
    andungu@hhm.co.ke
    Position
    Associate
    Department
    Corporate, Commercial & Real Estate Department
    Profile
    Alice Ndung’u specializes corporate, intellectual property, corporate restructuring, employment, immigration and commercial law. Alice has advised clients on matters relating to intellectual property, employment and immigration, business set up and licensing and energy. She has also assisted in conducting legal due diligence for various clients.
    Practice Areas
    Business Set-Up; Regulatory Advice and Compliance; Intellectual Property; Employment and Immigration
    Qualifications
    Admitted as an advocate of the High Court of Kenya (2014)
    Education

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

    2007 - 2011: University of Nairobi: LLB Hons

    Employment

    2014 to date: Associate, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

    2013 – 2014: Legal Assistant, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

    2011 – 2012: Trainee, Muri Mwaniki & Wamiti Advocates

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    Cynthia Mathenge

    E :
    cmathenge@hhm.co.ke
    T:
    +254 20 3258278
    Name

    Cynthia Mathenge

    Telephone
    +254 20 3258278
    Email
    cmathenge@hhm.co.ke
    Position
    Associate
    Department
    Corporate, Commercial Department and Real Estate Department
    Profile
    Cynthia Mathenge specialises in commercial and corporate law. She has assisted in complex company restructurings, mergers and acquisitions and legal regulatory advice.
    Practice Areas
    Business Set-Up; Regulatory Advice and Compliance; Mergers and Acquisitions, Joint Ventures and Private Equity and Employment
    Qualifications
    Admitted as an advocate of the High Court of Kenya (2014)
    Education

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

    2008 - 2012: University of Nairobi: LLB Hons

    Employment

    December 2014 – To date: Associate, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

    July 2014 – November 2014: Legal Assistant, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

    February 2013 – June 2014: Trainee, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews

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    Phoebe Wahome

    Phoebe Wahome

    E :
    pwahome@hhm.co.ke
    T:
    +254 20 3258000
    Name

    Phoebe Wahome

    Telephone
    +254 20 3258000
    Email
    pwahome@hhm.co.ke
    Position
    Associate
    Department
    Corporate, Commercial & Real Estate Department
    Profile
    Phoebe Wahome specialises in commercial law, corporate law, real estate law, immigration and employment law.
    Practice Areas
    Business Set-Up; Regulatory Advice and Compliance; Employment; Immigration; Real Estate, Planning and Environmental Law
    Qualifications
    Education

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

    2009-2013: University of Nairobi: Bachelor of Arts (Communication & Psychology)

    2008-2012: University of Nairobi: LLB Hons

    Employment

    August 2013- To date: Legal Assistant, Hamilton Harrison & Mathews