Irene is a Partner in the firm with over 11 years’ experience as a practicing advocate. She was until June 2018 a Partner at Hamilton Harrison & Mathews. She has 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 is informed, professional and practive, a formidable employment lawyer with significant contentious and non-contentious mandates.She’s prominet in the area and has had a lot matters in the employment courts.
Irene has significant and distinguished experience in employment and labour relations matters. She was consistently been top-ranked by the reputable, Chambers and Partners global guide in from 2017 to date (2020) in this practice area where she is described as “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.”
She was also recognized in 2018 and 2020 by Legal 500 in 2018 global guide which notes her as recommended for employment disputes.
Irene sits in the Nairobi Employment and Labour Relations Court Bar-Bench Committee. She is also the Law Society Representative in the Employment and Labour Relations Court.
She has been involved in notable and important litigation in the country and was the recipient of International Law Office Client Choice Awards 2018 for Litigation. She was part of the team that represented a leading player in the tobacco industry before the High Court, Court of Appeal and the Supreme Court in challenging the lawfulness and constitutionality of certain regulations affecting the industry.
She regularly appears before various statutory tribunals and particularly the Public Procurement Administrative Review Board and has been involved in disputes relating to tenders for some of the largest tenders in the country including various projects in the energy sector, the standard gauge railway, the laptop project and the Lamu Coal power plant project among others.
Irene also has considerable experience in tax matters and has represented and advised clients in complex and high exposure tax and revenue disputes. She also handles judicial review and constitutional law disputes among others.
“Irene is informed, professional and proactive”, “a formidable employment lawyer with significant contentious and non-contentious mandates”.