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The Firm is involved in all aspects of dispute resolution including Litigation, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Family and Criminal practice and Debt Collection Departments. The practice area is headed by Charles Kanjama.

LITIGATION DEPARTMENT

The Firm has a substantial litigation department with extensive involvement in Banking & Insurance Law, Employment Law, Constitutional Law, Election Law, Business Reorganization, Contract Law, Tort Law, Environmental Law, Landlord & Tenant Law, Media & Entertainment Law and Corporate Litigation among others. Notable assignments handled by the department are:

  • Represented former employees of a leading financial institution in an employment case.

  • Represented individuals and institutions on matters touching on the Bill of Rights.

  • Represented the Judicial Service Commission in the Case of the retirement age for Judges and several other related suits.

  • Represented various Members of Parliament and Members of County Assemblies in various Election Petitions after the 2013 & 2017 general Elections.

  • Represented the Judicial Service Commission and the now defunct Judges and Magistrates Vetting Board in various matters relating to the vetting of judges pursuant to the promulgation of the Kenya Constitution 2010.

  • Represented the interest of 2 churches in claim and disposal of over its 6 acre land in Eastleigh valued at over 1 Billion.

  • Handled several tenancy disputes before the Business Premises Rent Tribunal for individuals and institutions.

  • Represented a state corporation in a land dispute revolving around the grabbing of public land by private individuals in Nakuru County.

  • Assisted Advocates to recover Legal Fees due after representing a company in Court.

  • Commercial Litigation.

  • Represented several companies in protecting their Intellectual Property rights both at the Kenya Industrial Property Institute (KIPI) and in court.

  • Litigation for county governments and staff on several issues employment or otherwise.

  • Represented Members of a County Executive Committee in a dispute against the County Government.

ALTERNATIVE DISPUTE RESOLUTION DEPARTMENT

Through the Lexserve Dispute Resolution Center the Firm has extensive involvement in Arbitration, Mediation, Negotiation, Conciliation, Adjudication and other Alternative Dispute Resolution mechanisms. The Partners are registered members of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Kenya (M.CIArb) with Andrew Muma also a Certified Mediator. Notable assignments by the department are as follows:

  • Representing and attending Arbitration proceedings touching on complex construction, labour, intellectual Property and Information Technology disputes.

  • We, through the Partners have been appointed arbitrators in conflicts revolving around contested commercial agreements, joint ventures etc.

  • We are currently involved in an arbitration matter over community rights to conservancies and general resource allocation.

  • We have been involved in the successful arbitration of employment disputes.

  • We have conducted successful mediation of estates of deceased persons.

  • We have conducted successful reconciliation of family disputes.

 

DEBT COLLECTION DEPARTMENT

Muma & Kanjama runs an aggressive Debt Collection Department complete with legal personnel and in collaboration with accounting personnel to keep tab of day-to-day collections. The department uses innovative methods to manage debtors and facilitate debt collection, thus ensuring our Clients' cash flow status is above board. Notable assignments handled by the department are as follows:

  • Successfully represented an oil company on a claim in the upwards of Kshs 34 Million.

  • Successfully represented an Advocate in the recovery of fees to the tune of Kshs 90 Million from his clients.

  • Successfully represented a construction company in the collection of Kshs.184, 000.

  • Successfully represented various banks in recovery of bad debts to the tune of millions.

  • Represented a power generating company in claims of money owing.

 

FAMILY & CRIMINAL PRACTICE

 

Muma & Kanjama handles family matters including Maintenance Claims, Adoption, Divorce Causes and Succession Matters. The firm also handles all criminal matters as provided for in the Penal Code of Kenya, thus among the few notable law firms in Kenya that handle criminal matters. Notable assignments handled by the department are as follows:

  • Successfully represented families on contested estates, Divorce and Matrimonial Property Disputes.

  • Successfully represented various spouses in divorce cases and determination of matrimonial property.

  • Successfully represented clients in maintenance claims.

  • Successfully represented families in contested adoptions.

  • Watched briefs and participated as an intermediary in high profile criminal cases.

  • Successfully represented accused persons in various criminal matters.

  • Successfully represented an adoption agency in a complex inter-country adoption that is being challenged.

 

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Contact Details


Nairobi Office

I&M Bank House, 4th Floor, 2nd Ng’ong Avenue
P.O. Box 528 - 00100 Nairobi, Kenya
Wireless: +254 20 2716548, +254 20 2716549
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Kisumu Office

Reinsurance Plaza, 5th floor
P. O. Box 2015-40100 Kisumu, Kenya
Tel: +254 (0) 572 021 121 | 0702 637 900

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