Renown city lawyer Fred Ngatia is among the best lawyers in Kenya in dispute resolution according to a survey.
According to the firm, which audits lawyers and law firms across globally, the ranking is categorized into band one to six, with those in band one ranked the highest and band six the lowest.
Mr Ngatia was ranked in band one as the highest among top lawyers in the country besides Senior Counsels Fred Ojiambo, George Oraro and Kenneth Fraser.
Others in this category are Mr Chacha Odera, Mr James Ochieng Oduol, Mr John Ohaga, Kiragu Kimani and Mr Njoroge Regeru.
The lawyer who was part of President Uhuru Kenyatta’s legal counsel in the 2017 presidential election petition.
WHAT IS HAPPENING TO FRED NGATIA RECENTLY
In the month of July last year, Fred Ngatia was among 24 advocates conferred Senior Counsel status by President Uhuru Kenyatta.
Privileges enjoyed by Senior Counsel include occupying front seats in courts, their matters being heard first, being allowed to wear special robes and preferential treatment in dealing with the Judiciary.
The Senior Counsel bar has 31 members currently, with Fred Ojiambo serving as chairman.
FRED NGATIA COURT TUSSLE
Recently, lawyer Fred Ngatia sued a betting firm, Interactive Gaming and Lotteries Limited, for Sh15 million legal fees.
The lawyer said that his firm, Ngatia and Associates Advocates, rendered legal services to the betting firm between 2011 and 2013, but it has failed to settle the legal fees.
He claims that the firm instead challenged all the fees. The senior counsel now wanted the court to freeze the betting firm’s account at Chase Bank.
However the court declined to Ngatia request on grounds that the betting firm had not consented to the use of the funds to settle the legal fees.