Irene Kashindi is a partner in the firm with over 10 years’ experience as a practicing advocate. She was until June 2018 a partner in 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.
Irene has significant and distinguished experience in employment and labour relations matters. She was top-ranked by the reputable, Chambers and Partners global guide in 2017 and 2018 in this practice area where she is described as " One of the most prominent employment lawyers in Kenya”, "excellent," "She is informed, professional and proactive", “ a formidable employment lawyer with significant contentious and non-contentious mandates” and that “She is particularly in demand in employment litigation.”
She was also recognised by Legal 500 in 2018 global guide which notes her as recommended for employment disputes.
She has been involved in notable and important litigation in the country and is 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 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 an active member of the Sacred Heart Girls Mukumu Alumni Association that runs a mentorship programme for the students as well as an endowment fund for needy students. She is passionate about mentoring young girls. She is also a member of the Women's Law Network, a global network of women lawyers that among other things, represents and supports the growth of professional women in the legal industry.