Lawyers and Law Firms in Kenya

Law Firms  in Kenya

Law Firms in Kenya

Law firms in Kenya: While you may not need legal advice on a regular basis, it probably pays for you to have a lawyer for your company in Kenya on call.

That way, when you need legal advice and assistance, you’ll be working with someone whom you’re comfortable, and who understands the needs of your business.

When will you need legal counsel? Here are some typical situations:

  1. When you’re deciding whether to incorporate – and need to file the appropriate paperwork
  2. When you’re trying to write or decipher a complicated contract
  3. When you’re threatened with a lawsuit
  4. When you need help collecting a debt
  5. When you need information on regulations pertaining to your business, and assistance in how to comply with them

Hire a lawyer who understands your business

Make sure that your lawyer (and any other professional advisor) understands the specific needs of your business.

When interviewing to select a lawyer, ask whether he/she has previously worked with a company such as yours – you don’t want to have to pay for learning time.

Has the firm worked with small businesses before? What kind? And if your industry has specialized regulatory or other legal requirements, you’ll want a lawyer who is familiar with them.

Use referrals

  1. Referrals are the best way to find just about any service you might need, and finding a lawyer is no exception.
  2. Talk to other business owners, and to your banker, accountant, or other trusted advisor.
  3. You can also check with your local bar association, although not all of them verify an attorney’s specialty or experience.
  4. A bar association referral will, of course, guarantee that an attorney has passed the bar exam.

Understand your charges before you get a bill

A lawyers’s fees will vary depending on the location of the practice, the experience of the attorney, the specialty, and whether you’re dealing with a large firm or a small legal office.

Be aware of how the attorney charges. When you call for assistance, are you being charged for the time on the phone? If so, how are these charges calculated? Are there different rates depending on who works on your account – a lawyer, a researcher, a paralegal?

Also, ask in advance whether there will be a charge for the initial consultation.

Negotiate a billing method that suits your needs

Most business people pay lawyers when they need them – if a lawyer does two hours of work, you pay for that time. If you have an ongoing relationship with your lawyer, you will probably be billed once a month for services rendered.

Another option is to have a lawyer on retainer, but that is rare for small businesses. Retainer means that you pay a fee to a lawyer to be available to do an agreed-upon amount of duties for your company on an ongoing basis. If you head into heavy litigation, or a special project, additional fees are negotiated.

It is sometimes possible to obtain a prepaid legal plan where you get a variety of services for a flat annual fee.

There are a number of ways you can save money on your legal bills. Here are some suggestions:

Be organized for all meetings with your lawyer, because the clock is ticking. Make non-legal phone calls yourself. Do basic research yourself. Prepare a contract and show it to your lawyer rather than asking him/her to prepare it.

Featured law firms in Kenya

  1. A F Gross & Company Advocates
  2. Ahmednasir Abdikadir & Co. Advocates
  3. Ameli Inyangu & Partners
  4. Amit R. Gadhia, Advocates
  5. B M Muite & Co. Advocates
  6. B M Musau & Co., Advocates
  7. Bowman Gilfillan
  8. Chiuri Kirui & Rugo, Advocates
  9. Christine Kipsang &co Advocates
  10. Daly & Figgis
  11. Eddie Njiru & Company Advocates
  12. Gitonga, Kinyanjui & Co. Advocates
  13. Greg Karungo, Barrister
  14. Hamilton, Harrison & Mathews Law Firm
  15. H M Ongeri & Associates
  16. Igeria & Ngugi Advocates
  17. Iseme, Kamau & Maema Advocates
  18. Jennifer.M. Shamalla & Co. Advocates
  19. J. K. Kibicho & Co. Advocates
  20. John Mburu & Co, Advocates
  21. Kabiru & Co. Advocates
  22. Kairu & Mccourt Advocates
  23. Kalinga & Company
  24. Kaplan & Stratton Advocates
  25. Kembi-Gitura & Co Advocates
  26. Kemboy & Company Advocates
  27. Kimani Waweru & Co. Advocates
  28. Kipkenda, Lilan & Koech Advocates
  29. Kipsang Murugi Mugo & Co Advocate
  30. Kiruti & Co. Advocates
  31. KN Associates, Advocates
  32. L.G. Menezes Advocates
  33. Lutta And Company Advocates
  34. Mahida & Maina Company Advocates
  35. Mengo & Associates
  36. Miller and Company Advocates
  37. Mohamed Madhani & Company Advocates
  38. Mohammed & Muigai Advocates
  39. Mulwa Advocates
  40. Mumbi Mionki & Co. Advocates
  41. Munyi Kithaka & Company Advocates
  42. Muriu Mungai & Co Advocates
  43. Musyimi and Company
  44. Muteithia Kibira & Co. Advocates
  45. Muthoga Gaturu & Co. Advocates
  46. Muthoga, Gaturu & Company Advocates
  47. Muthoni Gitumbi & Co. Advocates
  48. Muthoni Gitumbi & Co. Advocates
  49. Mutuli & Apopo Advocates
  50. Mwagambo & Okonjo Advocates
  51. Mwangi, Wahome & Co. Advocates
  52. Naikuni Ngaah & Co. Advocates
  53. Ndeda & Company Advocates
  54. Ndegwa, Muthama & Katisya Associates
  55. Ndichu, Oloo & Company Advocates
  56. Ndirangu Kamau Advocates
  57. Ndonye & Associates Advocates
  58. Ndonye, Mbugwa, Atudo & Macharia Advocates
  59. Nyamogo & Nyamogo Advocates
  60. Odhiambo Owiti & Company Advocates
  61. Ogola Okello & Company Advocates
  62. Ombuna Ongeri and Company Advocates
  63. Ombuna Ongeri & Company Advocates
  64. O.M. Otieno & Company Advocates
  65. Onesmus Langat And Company Advocates
  66. Owaga and Associates Advocates
  67. Philip Muoka & Co. Advocates
  68. PM Muchira & Co Advocates
  69. Rachier & Amollo Advocates
  70. Robert Ongeri & Associates
  71. Sichangi & Company Advocates
  72. Simani and Associates
  73. Simani & Associates
  74. SNR Denton Advocates
  75. Veronicah & Miencha Advocates
  76. Walker Kontos Advocates
  77. Wanam Sale
  78. Wandie & Company Advocates
  79. Wanyaga & Njaramba Advocates
  80. William, Muriithi, Karuoya & Co. Advocates

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