Top 4 Kenyan Law Firms offering Pupillage

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Best law firms for pupillage

Going through law school can be such and experience and after obtaining your law degree and having been admitted to the Kenya School of Law as a student, the next step is often looking for a law firm that will take you in for pupillage.

Your legal career is often shaped by the kind of law firm that takes you in for pupillage. This is because law firms with a good portfolio and successful lawyers can offer you the tricks of the trade that will be useful in the long run.

It is important to note that the precondition for applying for pupillage in most Kenyan firms is having a law degree from a recognized university. You also need to have an admission to the Kenya School of Law and be a Kenyan citizen.

Here are the top five law firms in which you can undertake pupillage in Kenya.

Kaplan & Stratton Advocates

This is one of the premier law firms in Kenya established in 1938 and is ideal for pupils looking to pursue commercial law.

Kaplan & Stratton Advocates is the largest firm in East Africa with 22 partners all possessing global expertise in Disp[ute Resolution and Commercial law.

The firm offers about 7 – 10 opportunities for pupillage to young lawyers after which they receive a certificate of completion of pupillage.

Pupils need to have been admitted to KSL and have a law degree from a recognized university and be a citizen of either Kenya, Uganda or Tanzania.

Macharia-Mwangi & Njeru Advocates

This law firm was established in 1993 and has grown from a one-person operation to a firm that has seven advocates with two being partners.

Additionally, this law firm has three paralegals and up to 14 support staff.

Macharia-Mwangi & Njeru Advocates clients include Various financial institutions, parastatals, large corporates, charitable organisations and individuals.

It offers a year-long pupillage to young lawyers who have signed the Kenya school of law pupillage deed.

To apply you need to have a law degree from a recognised university, willingness to learn and a pleasant personality.

Send your CV along with your primary, secondary and university certificates. You should also include transcripts for all your years at the university.

Anjarwalla & Khanna (A&K)

This is a leading law firm in East Africa that has helped many businesses set up in Kenya.

With over 50 advocates and offices in Nairobi and Mombasa, the firm has a distinguished track record in many sectors.

A&K’s partners are considered the best in several commercial sectors including Mergers & Acquisitions, Oil & Gas, Real Estate, Infrastructure, Energy and Natural Resources, Tax, Banking and Finance, Litigation and Dispute Resolution.

To apply you need to have a law degree from a recognised university, willingness to learn and a pleasant personality.

Send your CV along with your primary, secondary and university certificates. You should also include transcripts for all your years at the university.

Oraro & Company Advocates

This is a top-tier, full service Kenyan law firm whose areas of strength include Corporate and Commercial, Dispute Resolution, Intellectual Property, Real Estate, Conveyancing & Securities and Tax.

Its partnership includes some of Kenya’s best legal minds and its lawyers are recognized by several international leading legal directories such as Chambers Global, IFLR 1000 and Legal 500.

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