The inaugural Kenya-UK Legal Symposium was organised by the Bar Council of England and Wales in partnership with the Law Society of Kenya. 

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Registrations for this event are now closed. 

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When
14 - 15 November 2022
Event Type
Conference
Where
Nairobi, Radisson Blu Hotel, Nairobi Upper Hill, Elgon Road
Topics
International

About the event

The inaugural Kenya-UK Legal Symposium was organised by the Bar Council of England and Wales in partnership with the Law Society of Kenya.

The event included panel discussions – where leading lawyers from Kenya and the UK shared their expertise and knowledge on a variety of topics – networking lunches and a drinks reception.

Why attend

This unique event offered a fantastic opportunity for legal practitioners from both countries to meet to share best practice, explore opportunities for collaboration and discuss the latest developments and trends in legal services in both Kenya and the UK.

It also promoted legal links and business between practitioners from both countries.

Who should attend?

The conference was principally aimed at senior representatives from leading barristers’ chambers, law firms and businesses from both Kenya and the UK.

Programme

Monday 14 November

08:30-09:00

Registration

 

09:00-09:15

Welcome remarks and introduction

Eric Theuri, President, Law Society of Kenya
Mark Fenhalls KC, Chair, Bar Council of England and Wales
Ms Faith Odhiambo, Vice President, Law Society of Kenya

 

09:15- 10:15

International commercial law in the Kenya-UK context

Moderator: Debra Ajwang, Law Society of Kenya, CPD Committee Representative

Amrit Kaur Dhanoa, 4-5 Gray’s Inn Square
Andrew Lomas, One Essex Court
Simon Milnes KC, Twenty Essex
Dr Kenneth Wyne Mutuma, Partner, Kilhara & Wyne

 

10:15-10:45

Tea and coffee break

 

10:45- 11:45

Case study: The rise in the use of cryptocurrencies in business and fraud

Moderator:  Dr Martin Oloo, Law Society of Kenya, CPD Committee Representative

Sarah Gaunt, The 36 Group
Dr Constance Gikonyo, Advocate & Senior Lecturer, University of Nairobi
Karishma Vora, 39 Essex Chambers

 

11:45- 13:00

Financial regulation and crime

Moderators: Debra Ajwang, Law Society of Kenya, CPD Committee Representative
Dr Martin Oloo, Law Society of Kenya CPD Committee Representative

Mark Fenhalls QC, Chair of the Bar of England and Wales
Sarah Gaunt, The 36 Group
Dr Njaramba Gichuki, Managing Partner,  Wanyaga & Njaramba

 

13:00-14:30

Lunch and departure
Tuesday 15 November

08:30 – 09:00

Registration

 

09:00-09:15

Welcome and recap of day 1

Ms Faith Odhiambo, Vice President, Law Society of Kenya
Kennedy Modi, Law Society of Kenya CPD Committee Representative

 

09:15-10:30

International commercial arbitration and ADR – Hot Africa-related topics

Moderator: Karishma Vora, 39 Essex Chambers

Tariq Baloch, 3VB Chambers
John Ohaga SC, Senior Partner, TripleOKLaw LLP
Simon Milnes KC, Twenty Essex
Samuel Nderitu, Partner, Mbiriri Ngugi & Company
Richard Wilson KC, The 36 Group

 

10:30-11:00

Tea and coffee break

 

11:00- 12:00

Nairobi as the African dispute resolution centre

Moderator: Agnes Gitau, Coordinator, International Advisory and Dispute Resolutions Unit (IADRU) at 3VB Chambers

Jacqueline Oyuyo, Chair NCIA
Richard Wilson KC, The 36 Group

 

12:00-12:45

Independence of the judiciary and the bar

Moderators: Kennedy Modi, Law Society of Kenya CPD Committee Representative
Julius Kitheka, Law Society of Kenya CPD Committee Representative

Mark Fenhalls KC, Chair of the Bar of England and Wales
Elisha Ongoya, Partner, Ongoya & Wambola Advocates
Eric Theuri President of the Law Society of Kenya

 

12:45-12:55

Closing remarks

 

13:00-14:30

Lunch and departure

 

18:00-20:00

Networking reception at the Radisson Blu Upper Hill

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Registrations for this event are now closed.

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