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New bid to save flat owners from rogue land developers

Apartment owners will now hold individual title deeds under a radical new plan proposed by the government. The Sectional Properties Bill of 2019, which is currently before Parliament and championed by Lands and Physical Planning, seeks to address the legal loopholes that have exposed flat owners to unscrupulous property developers. Read more

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Lawmark Participates in MKU Career Week

On Tuesday 21 January 2020, Lawmark Partner Victor Kapiyo was a key speaker at the Mt. Kenya University Career week at its Parklands Law Campus. The theme of the event was “career frontiers for the contemporary lawyer”. The annual event was held from the 20 – 24 January 2020, is geared towards helping the young […]

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Kenya Adopts New Data Protection Act

Efforts to have in place a privacy and data protection framework in Kenya commenced with the introduction of the right to privacy under Article 31 of the Constitution of Kenya 2010. The provision guarantees every person the right not to have their person, home or property searched; their possessions seized; information relating to their family […]

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Couples can now divorce at any time, court lifts three years limit

Couples married through civil process are now free to divorce any time. Initially, the law provided that couples in civil unions could only file for divorce after three years. However, Justice Reuben Nyakundi yesterday declared section 66 (1) of the Marriage Act that barred such couples from divorcing within the three years unconstitutional. According to […]

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Why new copyright law offends right to fair trial

The Copyright (Amendment) law which the National Assembly passed on Thursday, September 12 and signed by the President could end up doing the exact same thing, giving a huge blow to content creators. As the law currently is, everyone and anyone who creates content is at risk. Read more here

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Top Benefits of Registering your Business as a Company

Many people are operating different types of businesses. It could be your primary business or your secondary business or “side hustle”. While you can continue operating your business without registration as a company, there are certain benefits that accrue to those entrepreneurs who make the smart choice to register their business as companies. Here are […]

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High Court rejects equal sharing of matrimonial property

Marriage gold diggers have suffered a major setback after the High Court ruled that a provision in the Matrimonial Property Act that requires family property to be shared according to each spouse’s contribution is constitutional. Justice John Mativo made the decision in a petition that women lawyers had filed seeking to declare the provision a […]

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Monkey Can’t Sue for Copyright

In a recent decision, Judges for the 9th US Circuit Court of Appeals have held that Naruto, the monkey “lacked statutory standing because the Copyright Act does not expressly authorize animals to file copyright infringement suits”. Naruto had grabbed British nature photographer David Slater’s camera during a 2011 trip to Indonesia, posed and took a […]

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Six Skills for Best Managers

Some highly productive people go on to be very successful managers and why others don’t. While the best leaders are highly productive people, the most highly productive people don’t always gravitate toward leading others. Managers need to be aware that the skills that make individual contributors effective and highly productive are not the only skills […]

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BAT raises bar in top bosses pay reporting

British American Tobacco (BAT) Kenya has raised the bar in executive pay reporting with publication of a detailed account of what it paid its directors last year and the performance parameters against which their pay is measured, making it the first publicly traded company to do so. The cigarette manufacturer appears to have borrowed the […]

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