Jill Barasa

Associate

 

T: +254 20 271 3 636/271 1 480

E: jill@oraro.co.ke

 

 

Jill is an Associate in the Litigation Department and specialises in arbitration, mediation and dispute resolution. She has represented local clients in areas of banking and commercial litigation, administrative and judicial review, constitutional law, employment and labour disputes, land disputes as well as insolvency proceedings from target sectors including construction, financial services and public sector.

Jill has been involved in numerous banking and commercial litigation matters and was recently part of a team that successfully represented Standard Chartered Bank Limited in a rare application seeking to have the Court of Appeal re-open, re-examine and set aside its decision.

Jill holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) from the University of Nairobi and a Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law and is currently pursuing her Certified Public Secretary (CPS) qualification.

“Jill specialises in arbitration, mediation & dispute resolution”
Experience
  • Part of a team that successfully defended against a claim seeking the tracing and recovery of approximately USD 340 million which was fraudulently syphoned from a Kenyan bank in which we obtained a Mareva injunction. (Ongoing)
  • Successfully represented Standard Chartered Bank Limited in a rare application seeking to have the Court of Appeal re-open, re-examine and set aside its decision. In addition, we sought to have the Court of Appeal declare its earlier decision a nullity and direct that the appeal is heard afresh. (Ongoing)
  • Part of the team that assisted in a novel constitutional petition relating to the security of tenure of Kenyan judges (2016)
  • Representing the trustees of a trust in a suit filed against them by the beneficiaries of the trust seeking their removal. ( Ongoing)
  • Part of the team which advised a leasing company on its rights where the lessee was placed under administration. ( Ongoing)
  • Representing a Kenyan Bank who is a sponsor of a Staff Retirement Benefits Scheme regarding lump sum equivalent amounts due to the plaintiffs as well as the calculation of the cash values of deferred pensioners. The plaintiffs were allegedly employees of the Bank until their retirement and they were also alleged members of the Fund. (Ongoing)