Irene a partner at Munyao Muthama and Kashindi Advocates with close to 15 years’ experience as a practicing advocate. She was until June 2018 a partner at Hamilton Harrison & Mathews.
She have a wealth of experience in commercial and civil litigation as well arbitration. She has represented and advised a diverse portfolio of local and international clients in disputes filed before all the courts in our legal system including the Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court as well as key statutory tribunals and bodies.
She has significant and distinguished experience in employment and labour relations matters. She is well versed in contentious and non- contentious mandates and she handles several highly contentious and involving litigation. She handles all aspects of employment and labour law including but not limited to: summary dismissals, constructive dismissals, redundancies, outsourcing, post-termination restrictions, discrimination, labour related constitutional matters, work injury compensation claims, employee benefits, review and drafting of contracts and policies, occupational and workplace safety and health laws among others.
She had consistently been top ranked in Band 1 by the reputable, Chambers and Partners global guide from 2017 to date in the employment practice area where she has been described as ““Irene Kashindi is widely lauded as one of the employment field's most prominent lawyers, with a practice encompassing contentious and non-contentious work.” She is "excellent," "She is informed, professional and proactive", “a formidable employment lawyer with significant contentious and non-contentious mandates” “She is particularly in demand in employment litigation.” “She's prominent in the area and has had a lot of matters in the employment courts. She's top tier for level of preparation, expertise and attention to detail." "Seasoned in both research and argument and inspires confidence in her clients," "very warm personality clothed with lots of intelligence." "Thorough and very professional" and appreciate her for going "above and beyond what is required.” "Irene Kashindi is just a gem. She knows her laws, keeping abreast with them, and keeps us in check, which is her greatest strength.”
She was also recognized by Legal 500, another leading international legal directory, from 2018 to date which noted top-tier labour lawyer and lauded her as “a recognized employment specialist, covering both contentious and non-contentious matters. “Provides balanced, detailed and relevant legal counsel on matters that are forwarded to her. She also provides this within a pretty short time and we are all happy with her turnaround times. She also has in-depth hands-on experience dealing with emerging issues and this makes her stand tall. She is the go-to advocate for us for all matters employment law and labour relations.”
She is a co-author the Kashindi’s Digest of Employment Cases, which is collection of carefully selected and digested key labour law judicial precedents in Kenya.
She is the Law Society of Kenya representative in the Employment and Labour Relations Court Rules Committee which has the mandate to review and make rules of procedure for the labour court.
She has been a resource person and facilitator and has appeared as a speaker and trainer in labour law matters at Law Society of Kenya CPDs programmes, Kenya Judiciary Academy , private clients training events among as other seminars and conferences.
She was the recipient of the Lawyer of the Year (2 nd Runner’s up) Award by LSK Nairobi Branch in 2020. She have also been involved in notable and important litigation in the country and was the recipient of International Law Office Client Choice Awards 2018 for Litigation.
Irene is all rounded with considerable experience in other areas of law particular tax, corporate insolvency judicial review, constitutional law public procurement and PPPs. She is currently a Board member of the Public Procurement and Asset Review Board (2020 to 2023) which adjudicates public tender disputes.
She an active member of the Sacred Heart Girls Mukumu Alumni Association that runs a mentorship programme for the students as well as an endowment fund for needy students. She is passionate about mentoring young women. She is also a member of the Women's Law Network, a global network of women lawyers that among other things, represents and supports the growth of professional women in the legal industry.