Lawyer feted for role in abolition of death sentence

Senior Counsel Fred Ngatia (pictured) has been ranked the top lawyer in dispute resolution in Kenya by the global lawyers’ audit firm Chambers and Partners.

Ngatia was rewarded for the notable public interest cases he handled in 2018, including the landmark case at the Supreme Court which abolished the mandatory death sentence, thereby coming to the rescue of over 4,000 prisoners of death row.

“Top litigator Fred Ngatia of Ngatia & Associates is considered a heavy-hitter and the go-to guy when you want to get things done. He produces brilliant legal arguments in court. In addition to significant commercial cases, he is frequently instructed on public interest cases,” said the global firm.

According to the respected global firm which audits lawyersand law firms across the globe, the ranking is categorised into band one to band six, with those in band one ranked the highest and band six the lowest.

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Mr Ngatia was ranked in band one as the highest ranked lawyer in the country, alongside senior counsels Fred Ojiambo, George Oraro and Kenneth Fraser, and lawyersChacha Odera, James Ochieng Oduol, John Ohaga, Kiragu Kimani and Njoroge Regeru.

The international firm identifies, conducts research and ranks the most outstanding lawyers and law firms in over 180 countries.

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