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Kirti Shah
Rita Shah
Philip Ongodi
Heeral Shah

Kirti holds an LLB from the University of Kent at Canterbury and an LLM from the London School of Economics and Political Science, UK. Qualified as Solicitor in UK in 1984 he has been practicing as advocate in Kenya since 1985 in the firm and is now senior partner of Shah & Shah Advocates.

He specializes in company commercial work and conveyancing with particular emphasis on commercial and residential leases. He has also variously advised on all aspects of joint ventures and financing, restructuring and management buy outs, sale and purchase of shares and businesses, mergers and acquisitions, shareholders agreements and options, commercial contracts, distribution and agency agreements. He is also involved in advising developers of large scale commercial and residential properties and has worked on numerous housing schemes.

Rita joined the firm in 1989 and is a partner in the firm. She holds an LLB from the London School of Economics and Political Science and qualified as a Solicitor in UK in 1984. She is a corporate and commercial lawyer with particular emphasis on banking and corporate finance. She has undertaken all kinds of banking and financial transactions, project financing, loan syndications and loan securitisation. She has also conducted due diligence and security review exercises for various bank clients. She also heads the Wills, Trusts and Probate Department as well as the Intellectual Property Department.

Rita is also the Company Secretary for numerous private companies and provides secretarial advice and services to these companies.

Philip graduated in 1997 with an LLB from Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar Marathwade University, India. He thereafter qualified as an advocate in Kenya and was admitted to the Roll of Advocates in the year 2000. He joined the firm as an assistant advocate in 2004 and now heads the Litigation Department.

He is experienced in civil and criminal litigation with particular emphasis on litigation relating to personal injury and other insurance claims, landlord and tenant disputes, employment and labour disputes, debt recovery, intellectual property disputes, land disputes and family and probate matters. He handles a large portfolio in all these fields.

Heeral is an assistant with the firm having completed a B.A. in Law from the University of Kent at Canterbury in UK.

She provides assistance to the partners in all the work undertaken by them as well as servicing her own clients in conveyancing, company and commercial fields.


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