Shah & Shah Advocates

Shah & Shah Advocates is an established law firm based in Nairobi at the heart of the city centre. Our advocates provide legal advice and support to individual clients and their families as well as private sector businesses ranging from large national companies to owner managed businesses, charities, NGOs, hospitality industries, banking and investment companies, educational establishments etc.

Practice Areas

For Businesses

Commercial Property Law
Company Incorporation & Registration
Sale & Purchase of Businesses 
Commercial/Company Legal Advice 
Employment Law Advice
Intellectual Property Registrations 
Banking & Corporate Finance 
Civil Litigation


For Individuals

 Divorce and Family Legal Advice
Personal Injury
Wills, Trusts & Administration of Estates
Sale & Purchase of Commercial &
Residential Properties
Inheritance Tax Planning Advice
Employment Law Advice
Landlord & Tenants Agreement/Disputes


Expert Legal Advice for Your cases in Kenya.

We have a significant presence in Kenya’s highly competitive legal market and are recognized as specialists at a national level in a number of legal sectors. We deliver all the things that you would expect from a successful legal practice

  • To excel at providing a partner based service to all our clients.
  • To understand our clients needs and objectives reacting quickly and efficiently to them
  • To recognize the requirement for cost effectiveness in the provision of legal services
  • To strive to become the natural first choice for our clients
    To continue to invest effectively in people, training and technology
  • To practice law with understanding, good humour and humility
Proud For Our Achievements

Kirti Shah,

Advocate, Senior Partner
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 Shah

Rita Shah,

Corporate - Commercial Law
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 Ongondi,

Advocate, Head of Litigation
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 Vora,

Lawyer - Consultant Solicitor
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.

Brenda Marai,

Advocate, Conveyancing
Ms. Brenda Marai is an advocate and joined the firm in the year 2019. She assists our partner Mr. Kirti Shah in all conveyancing and commercial matters whilst also having her own portfolio of clients.

Oliver Kibagadi,

Mr. Oliver Kibagadi joined the firm as an advocate in 2020 and he too provides legal assistance to the partners.
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3rd Floor, Kimathi Chambers, Kimathi Street, Nairobi, Kenya.

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Or Tel: +254738 662990

Tel: +257(2)475107
+254(20)230816 / 7.

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