The Enforcement of Professional Ethics and Standards: in the Kenyan Legal Profession

The Enforcement of Professional Ethics and Standards: in the Kenyan Legal Profession

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Overview

In the early part of 2007 The Law Society of Kenya, through the Governance, Justice, Law and Order Sector Reform Programme ("GJLOS") of Kenya, undertook a review of the disciplinary machinery of the legal profession. This work, conducted by a team of consultants, was intended, inter alia, to review progress since the 2002 "Review of the Effectiveness of the Disciplinary Committee of The Law Society of Kenya and the Complaints Commission" by Mr. Mark Stobbs of the International Bar Association. This book is the result.

Although the purpose of the project was to identify means of strengthening the disciplinary processes of the Kenya bar, its application is broader. There are generic and universal principles of good practice which are applicable in all countries and in more professions than just the legal profession. One difficulty faced by the consultants was to identify processes that reflected good practice and also were workable in the environment in which they were placed. This involved consideration of social, political and economic aspects of the environment.

One of the major challenges facing the world today is the relative fragility of democracy, transparency, and the rule of law in many countries. This report, though intended for the benefit of Kenya, is a rich resource for other countries that might wish to review the disciplinary mechanisms for their legal professions, or other learned professions.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781494245283
Publisher: CreateSpace Publishing
Publication date: 11/23/2013
Pages: 276
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.58(d)

About the Author

PROFESSOR NOEL COX (International Consultant and Team Leader)

LLB LLM(Hons) MTheol(Hons) PhD Auckland LTh Wales (Lampeter) MA Lambeth GradDipTertTchg Auckland (Technology). Professor of Constitutional Law, School of Law, Auckland University of Technology, Auckland, New Zealand. Barrister of the High Court of New Zealand, and of the Supreme Courts of the Australian Capital Territory, New South Wales, the Northern Territory, Queensland, South Australia, Tasmania and Victoria. Currently Convener, Public Issues Committee, Auckland District Law Society, and Member of the Auckland University of Technology Ethics Committee. From 2010 he has been a Professor of Law at Aberystwyth University, in the United Kingdom. From 2010 to 2013 he was Head of the Department of Law and Criminology. He was called to the bar at the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple, and is a Priest in the Church in Wales.

TOM ODHIAMBO OJIENDA (Local Consultant)

LLB Nairobi LLM London (King's College) Postgraduate Diploma in Law Kenya School of Law Diplôme de langue Alliance Francais de Paris. Senior Lecturer and Head of the Department of Legal Clinics and Externships, School of Law, Moi University, Eldoret. Odhiambo & Odhiambo, Advocates, Nakuru. President, East Africa Law Society, and past Chairman, The Law Society of Kenya.

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