The Place of Non-Advocate Lawyers in Legal Practice in Kenya

12 Pages Posted: 11 Sep 2020

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Daniel Ominde

Kenya School of Law (KSL); LLB Hons (MOI UNIVERSITY)

Peterson Omandi Nyariki

Moi University, School of Law

Date Written: July 30, 2020

Abstract

This study observes that Kenya has for a while witnessed an incessant surge in the number of unqualified legal practitioners. The study attributed the same to non-advocate lawyers masquerading as competent advocates. In assessing this, the study determines what legal practice entails and whether rendering legal advice constitutes legal practice. The study then outlines the significance of the jealously monopolistic regulation of the legal profession by the Law Society of Kenya.

Keywords: Advocates, lawyers, legal profession, legal practice, Law Society of Kenya.

JEL Classification: K100, K10, K19

Suggested Citation

Ominde, Daniel and Nyariki, Peterson Omandi, The Place of Non-Advocate Lawyers in Legal Practice in Kenya (July 30, 2020). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3664114 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3664114

Daniel Ominde (Contact Author)

Kenya School of Law (KSL) ( email )

P.O. Box 30369
Nairobi
Kenya

LLB Hons (MOI UNIVERSITY) ( email )

Eldoret, 30100
Kenya

Peterson Omandi Nyariki

Moi University, School of Law

Eldoret, 30100
Kenya

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