Air crash litigation: Think twice before hiring US lawyers

What you need to know:

  • Kenyan lawyer can take instructions and procure the services of a lawyer in the US.

  • But a US lawyer cannot come to Kenya and start soliciting clients.

  • It’s not uncommon for families to find themselves caught up in a scuffle between local and foreign lawyers.

  • Some of these cases have left a bad taste in the mouths of the parties in dispute.

Foreign lawyers have been trooping to Kenya seeking to be hired by families of last year’s Ethiopian Airlines crash victims.

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