Aduke Lydia Koii joined the firm as a Lawyer on holding over and was subsequently retained in the firmâs Dispute Resolution Department as an Associate Advocate. She has considerable experience in Legal Advisory, Legal research and writing, Debt Recovery, Probate and Administration, Bond and Bail Processing, Criminal Litigation, Employment and Labor Practice, Insurance & Risk Management, Negligence Claims Litigation among other areas of Practice.
Lydia has completed her Graduate Degree in Laws from the University of Kisii where she graduated with Second Class Honors, Upper Division and was among the top in her class. She also holds a Post Graduate Diploma in Law from the Kenya School of Law. Lydia is a Certified Secretary Graduate having successfully completed her Kenya Accounts and Secretaries Examination Board (KASNEB) examinations in 2020 and is keen on attaining an Accountancy qualification from the same Board soon.
She is part of the team that is advising a leading electricity generating company on the regulatory framework and compliance for the restructuring of its subsidiary. The team reviewed both the parent and subsidiary companyâs laws and policies and governance structure and advised on the best legal framework to follow in restructuring the subsidiary.
She was also part of a team that advised a leading Kenyan manufacturer who wanted to challenge The Business Law (Amendment) Act No. 1 of 2020 which inter alia, amended the Excise Duty Act 2015, to provide that imported glass bottles (excluding imported glass bottles for packaging of pharmaceutical products) are to be subjected to excise duty, payable by the importer at the rate of 25% of the customs value of the bottle with effect from 18th March, 2021. These provisions were against the COMESA Treaty. The team came up with a legal strategy to enable the manufacturer to, at first instance lobby parliament and later approach the COMESA Court.
She has participated in the representation of Banks and other Financial Institutions in Debt Recovery suits and incidental proceedings.
She has participated in challenging various Constitutional Petitions filed at the High Court and that proceeded to the Court of Appeal against the Judicial Service Commission challenging the appointment of the Chief Justice.
Currently Lydia deals with Insurance and Negligence claims on behalf of leading local, multinational and International Insurance Corporations where she defends claims against them all across the western region of Kenya and also institutes various claims on their behalf in that capacity.
Lydia has an Interest in enhancing the Administration of Justice and credits the firm for providing a firm foundation that may propel her towards a career in the Judiciary of Kenya as a member of the Bench.
Membership and Affiliations
Law Society of Kenya
Institute of Certified Secretaries