Claire is a Senior Associate in the Dispute Resolution department and specialises in litigation, arbitration and mediation.
With over eight years’ experience, she has advised both local and international clients in arbitration, constitutional and human rights law, judicial review and administrative law, capital markets law, succession, mining, banking and finance, defamation, insolvency and bankruptcy, employment and labour law and land disputes.
Claire has been involved in various notable matters including being part of a team in a landmark constitutional law dispute at the Supreme Court of Kenya that successfully challenged the statutory overlap of the dual investigative and enforcement power of the Capital Markets Authority.
She holds a Master of Laws (LLM) degree from the University of Nairobi, where she specialised in International Trade and Investments Law. In addition, Claire is a holder of a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) degree from Moi University and a Post-graduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law. She is also a Certified Secretary and a member of the Institute of Certified Secretaries of Kenya (ICS).
“Claire specialises in litigation, arbitration and mediation.“
Prior to joining Oraro & Company Advocates, Claire was involved in the following matters:
- Part of a team working in a landmark Constitutional and Human Rights Petition at the Supreme Court of Kenya that successfully challenged the statutory overlap of the dual investigative and enforcement powers of the Capital Markets Authority.
- Part of the team that acted in an arbitration for a leading parastatal in a case for breach of a construction contract in a claim and counterclaim amounting to over KES. 512 million.
- Part of the team that successfully represented a creditor in a bankruptcy petition that resulted in the debtor being adjudged bankrupt for a debt of slightly over USD 5 million.
- Part of the team that successfully represented the ex parte applicants against the Cabinet Secretary, Ministry of Mining and Commissioner of Mines & Geology in a Judicial Review matter that sought prerogative orders to quash the revocation of special mining licenses.
- Part of the team that acted for a dependant in a succession matter seeking reasonable provision from the Estate of his deceased father in an estate worth over KES. 3 billion.
- Part of the team that successfully represented a leading medical equipment supplier in obtaining mandatory injunctive orders against the largest media house in East and Central Africa for publication of a defamatory broadcast dubbed “COVID-19 Millionaires: Corruption and COVID-19 moving at the same pace.”