Act No: No. 21 of 2014
Act Title: LAW SOCIETY OF KENYA
SUBSIDIARY LEGISLATION
LAW SOCIETY OF KENYA (GENERAL) REGULATIONS, 1962
[L.N. 546/1962, L.N. 142/1973, L.N. 40/1974, L.N. 241/1976, L.N. 119/1977, L.N. 150/1980, L.N. 86/1984, L.N. 387/1990, L.N. 404/1993, L.N. 279/1995, L.N. 148/1998, L.N. 130/2001.]
PART I – PRELIMINARY
1.

These Regulations may be cited as the Law Society of Kenya (General) Regulations, 1962.

PART II – MEMBERSHIP OF SOCIETY
2.

(1) All applications for membership of the Society, other than membership conferred by reason of the provisions of section 28 of the Advocates Act (Cap. 16), shall be made in writing, signed by the applicant, and sent to the secretary of the Society (hereinafter referred to as the secretary); and the applicant shall, if required by the Council, submit documentary evidence of his qualification for membership.

(2)

A member carrying on practise alone shall name in his application for the annual practising certificate one or two other members, none of whom shall be less than seven years standing to administer his firm in the event of his death, disbarment, imprisonment or any other disability to practise.

(3)

Where a member dies testate, the administrator or administrators shall deal with his firm as may be stated in his will; but in case of intestacy, the Council of the Society shall give such directions or instructions to the administrator(s) as may be necessary for the proper management and disposal of the firm.

(4)

No person shall be nominated administrator without his consent, but where such consent cannot be obtained, the applicant shall state that fact in the application for a practising certificate.

(5)

Where no person is nominated in the application for lack of consent or for any other reason, or where an administrator or administrators refuse(s) or neglect(s) to act, the Chairman of the Society shall make the nomination which shall for all intentions and purposes be as effectual as if made by the deceased or the incapacitated member.

(6)

A reasonable remuneration for services rendered shall be paid out of the income or proceeds of the firm to the administrator or administrators.

[L.N. 279/1995, s. 2.]

3.

(1) The annual subscription for membership of the Society shall be—

(a)

the sum of seven thousand three hundred shillings in respect of practising advocates whose names have been on the Roll of Advocates for a period of five years or more;

(b)

the sum of four thousand five hundred shillings in respect of practising advocates whose names have been on the Roll of Advocates for a period of less than five years;

(c)

the sum of two thousand two hundred and fifty shillings in respect of any advocate over the age of seventy years or any non-practising advocate; and

(d)

the sum of two hundred and forty shillings in respect of non-advocates,

which subscriptions shall become due and payable on the 1st January in every year.

(2)

Notwithstanding subregulation (1) an advocate admitted as a member of the Society after 1st July in any year shall pay a subscription of forty shillings for that year.

(3)

In the case of advocates their annual subscriptions shall be paid to the Registrar of the High Court in accordance with the provisions of section 27 of the Advocates Act.

4.

Any member, other than a member who holds a current practicing certificate issued under section 26 of the Advocates Act (Cap. 16), may resign from the Society at any time by giving written notice of his resignation to the secretary and shall thereupon cease to be a member but shall remain liable for any annual subscription owing by him to the Society for the current year.

5.

If any member, other than a member who holds a current practising certificate issued under section 26 of the Advocates Act (Cap. 16) or any honorary member, shall, in the opinion of the Council, be guilty of any conduct or default which is prejudicial to the interests of the Society, the legal profession, or the public, or which for any reason renders such member unfit to continue as a member of the Society, the Council may deal with the matter as it thinks best, and inter alia may expel that member, invite him to resign, or suspend him from voting or taking any other active part in the affairs of the Society until a specified date or the happening of a specified event:

Provided that, before any resolution adverse or detrimental to the member is passed, he shall first have been given a reasonable opportunity of making, orally or in writing, an explanation or defence.

PART III – MEMBERSHIP OF COUNCIL
6.

The Council of the Society shall consist of the chairman, vice-chairman and nine other members of the Society elected and holding office in accordance with the provisions of section 13 of the Act and, subject thereto, in accordance also with Part IV of these Regulations.

[L.N. 241/1976, s. 2.]

7.

(1) No person shall be qualified for election as chairman or vice-chairman unless he is proposed and seconded by members of the Society, and his consent to accept such office is signified by him, or on his behalf, prior to, or at the time of election.

(2)

The election of chairman and vice-chairman of the Society shall take place at least six weeks before the date of election of the other members of the Council and members of the Disciplinary Committee.

[L.N. 241/1976, s. 2.]

8.

The chairman, the vice-chairman, or any other member of the Council may, without prejudice to his re-election, resign at any time by giving written notice of such resignation to the secretary; His office shall be deemed to have become vacant on, but not before, acceptance of his resignation by the Council.

[L.N. 241/1976, s. 2.]

9.

The chairman, the vice-chairman, or any other member of the Council shall be deemed to have vacated his office on ceasing to be a member of the Society.

[L.N. 241/1976, s. 2.]

10.

The chairman, the vice-chairman, or any other member of the Council may, without prejudice to the powers conferred in the Council under regulation 5 of these Regulations, at any time be removed from his office by special resolution.

[L.N. 241/1976, s. 2.]

11.

The Council may continue to act and exercise all its powers notwithstanding any vacancy in its number.

[L.N. 241/1976, s. 2.]

PART IV – ELECTION TO COUNCIL AND DISCIPLINARY COMMITTEE
12.

Not later than forty-two days before the 31st December in each year (hereinafter referred to as the fixed annual date) the secretary shall, by notice sent to all members of the Society, announce the number of vacancies and invite the nomination of candidates for election as members of the Council and of the Disciplinary Committee and shall specify therein a date (hereinafter referred to as the latest date for nomination) being not more than thirty-one days and not less than twenty-one days before the fixed annual date, by which such nominations must have been received.

13.

(1) At any time not later than the latest date for nomination, any two members may nominate in writing to the secretary any other member for election as a member of the Council or of the Disciplinary Committee.

(2)

Every nomination shall specify the full names and address of the candidate and the name of his firm, if any, the year of his birth, the year and nature of his basic qualification leading to his admission as an advocate in Kenya, the year of his admission, the year and nature of any office in the Society previously held by him, the place in which he ordinarily practises and the office for which he is nominated and shall contain, or be accompanied by, the candidate’s consent in writing to serve if elected.

(3)

Every nomination shall be submitted on a form to be supplied by the secretary and no nomination shall be withdrawn after the latest date for nomination.

[L.N. 142/1973, s. 2.]

14.

If in respect of any constituency the number of candidates duly nominated to fill the vacancies announced does not exceed the number of vacancies, the persons so nominated shall be declared and deemed to be elected at the ordinary general meeting of the Society to be held after the fixed annual date; but if the number of candidates duly nominated exceeds the number of vacancies an election by voting papers (hereinafter referred to as a poll) shall be held and all members shall be entitled to vote therein.

15.

(1) Whenever a poll is necessary to determine the election of candidates for vacancies on the Council or the Disciplinary Committee in respect of any constituency, the secretary shall, not later than fourteen days after the fixed annual date, send a voting paper by post to each member with a specially marked envelope for return.

(2)

The voting paper shall contain the following particulars and shall otherwise be in such form as the Council shall direct—

(a)

the number and nature of the vacancies to be filled;

(b)

the names in alphabetical order and addresses of the candidates nominated, the particulars required by regulation 13 and the names and addresses of their respective nominators (the names of the retiring members of the Council and of the Disciplinary Committee being shown by separate distinctive marks);

(c)

the date on or before which the voting paper must be returned;

(d)

a short statement of the effect of regulation 16 of these Regulations; and

(e)

the name and address of the secretary for the return of the voting papers.

(3)

The accidental omission to send an invitation to nominate or a voting paper to, or the non-receipt of an invitation to nominate or a voting paper by, any member shall not invalidate a poll.

16.

(1) Each voting paper shall be completed in ink by placing a cross on the right-hand side of the voting paper opposite the name of each candidate for whom the member completing the voting paper intends to vote, and by inserting the member’s name and address in the place provided, and shall thereafter be signed by the member in the place provided for his signature.

(2)

Any voting paper which is unsigned or is received by the secretary after the prescribed time shall be rejected by the scrutineers appointed under regulation 19 who shall also reject any second or subsequent voting paper signed by a member in respect of whom a voting paper has already been taken into account by them.

(3)

Any voting paper on which in respect of any constituency or office more crosses are placed than there are vacancies to be filled shall be rejected by the scrutineers in respect of that constituency or office but shall not for that reason be rejected in respect of any other constituency or office.

(4)

Any votes recorded in favour of the persons who shall have been elected chairman or vice-chairman of the Society for the ensuing year for election to membership of the Disciplinary Committee shall be rejected by the scrutineers but the voting paper shall not for that reason be rejected in respect of any other votes recorded therein.

17.

A member shall be entitled to receive from the secretary a duplicate voting paper on production to the secretary of a spoilt voting paper or of a statutory declaration to the effect that he has not received a voting paper or, having received one, has destroyed or mislaid it.

18.

Voting papers shall be returned to the secretary sealed or otherwise fastened up in the specially marked envelopes provided, or in an envelope endorsed “VOTING PAPER” in the top left-hand corner thereof, so as to reach him not later than twenty-eight days after the fixed annual date.

19.

The procedure for dealing with voting papers shall be as follows—

(a)

the chairman of the Society or (if the chairman shall be prevented from so doing) the vice-chairman shall appoint not less than three scrutineers from among the members of the Society, other than the candidates, to receive and examine voting papers and to certify the result of the poll;

(b)

two scrutineers shall be a quorum and the death of one or more of the scrutineers shall not affect the poll;

(c)

if by death, or refusal or incapacity to act, the number of scrutineers be reduced below two, a member to fill each vacancy shall forthwith be nominated by the chairman of the Society or (if the chairman shall be prevented from so doing) by the vice-chairman;

(d)

the secretary shall place, unopened, in a box all envelopes purporting to contain voting papers which he has received (those received after the prescribed date being so marked by him) and shall deliver them to the scrutineers, by whom alone they shall be opened and examined;

(e)

as soon as the voting papers have been examined and the result of the poll ascertained, the scrutineers shall prepare a written report thereon and the voting papers shall be closed up under the seal of the scrutineers or any two of them and shall be retained by them for one month after the date of the announcement of the result of the poll and may then be destroyed;

(f)

the written report prepared under paragraph (e) shall be signed by the scrutineers and shall contain the following particulars—

(i) the total number of valid votes cast in favour of each candidate, and the office for which he has been nominated;
(ii) the names of the candidates found by the scrutineers to be eligible to be declared elected to the available vacancies, who, in the case of election to the Council, shall be— A. the candidate who does not ordinarily practise in Nairobi with the highest number of valid votes cast in his favour; and B. the seven candidates (excluding the candidate referred to in paragraph A of sub-paragraph (ii) of this paragraph) in respect of whom the highest numbers of valid votes have been cast,
and, in the case of election to the Disciplinary Committee, shall, subject to the provisions of section 59(1)(b) of the Advocates Act (Cap. 16) and the proviso thereto, be the candidate or candidates (according to the number of vacancies) with the highest number of valid votes cast in his or their favour;
(iii) the total number of voting papers received; and
(iv) the number of voting papers wholly or partly rejected and the grounds of rejection;
(g)

the report, with the exception of the number of votes cast in favour of each or any candidate, shall be read by one of the scrutineers to the ordinary general meeting of the Society held after the fixed annual date and shall be conclusive;

(h)

the chairman of the meeting shall declare the candidates referred to in paragraph (f)(ii) to be elected to the appropriate vacancies but where an equality of votes has been found to exist, and the addition of a vote would entitle any of the candidates to be declared elected, the chairman shall give a casting vote by word of mouth or in writing and shall then declare the result accordingly.

20.

(1) In the event of the death of any candidate for election to the Council or the Disciplinary Committee between the latest date for nomination and the last day for the receipt of completed voting papers, or on either of those days, resulting in there being an insufficient number of candidates to enable the requirements of the Act or the Advocates Act (Cap. 16) to be complied with, there shall be held an extraordinary election for the constituency and office in respect of which the deceased candidate was nominated.

(2)

The Chairman of the meeting referred to in regulation 19 shall fix the latest date for nomination, the date by which voting papers are to be sent by post to members and the date by which voting papers are to be returned to the secretary.

(3)

Subject to the provisions of paragraph (3), the nomination and mode of election of candidates in the case of an extraordinary election shall be the same, as nearly as may be, as in the case of an ordinary election and the provisions in that behalf hereinbefore contained shall apply with all necessary adaptations and modifications.

(4)

The result of an extraordinary election shall be reported by the scrutineers to the Council and published by it in the minutes of its meetings which, instead of the declaration of the chairman of a general meeting of the Society, shall constitute a declaration of election.

(5)

A person declared to be elected at an extraordinary election shall retire at the same time as the deceased candidate, if he had been duly elected, would have retired.

PART V – PROCEDURE OF COUNCIL
21.

The Council may meet together for the dispatch of business, adjourn, and, subject as expressly provided by these Regulations, otherwise regulate its meetings and proceedings as it thinks fit.

22.

All meetings of the Council shall be held in Nairobi or in such other place in Kenya as the Council may from time to time decide.

[L.N. 86/1984, s. 2.]

23.

For the purpose of any action under regulation 5 or regulation 26 of these Regulations of these Regulations seven members of the Council shall constitute a quorum; but for all other purposes, four members of the Council shall constitute a quorum.

24.

At all meetings of the Council, the chairman of the Society, or in his absence the vice-chairman, shall preside; and in the absence of both chairman and vice-chairman, a chairman shall be elected from amongst and by the members present.

25.

Questions arising at any meetings of the Council shall be decided by a majority of votes, and, in the case of an equality of votes, the chairman shall have a second or casting vote.

26.

The Council may, if it thinks fit so to do, suspend any member of its body from acting as such, provided that not less than two-thirds of the members of the Council present at the meeting which considers the question of such suspension consent thereto. Notification of any such suspension shall be given forthwith to the member so suspended and to every other member of the Council.

27.

(1) Whenever the Council has suspended any member of its body from acting as such, it shall, within sixty days of receipt of a requisition in writing by the member, to be given within thirty days of the dispatch of notification of his suspension, and may at any time in its discretion, convene, in accordance with Part VII of these Regulations a special general meeting of the Society.

(2)

Such meeting shall have full power to remove from office the member so suspended, pursuant to regulation 10 of these Regulations, or otherwise to act in the circumstances as it thinks fit.

PART VI – PROCEDURE OF COMMITTEES
28.

The Council may appoint some person to be the chairman of any committee or subcommittee appointed by it and in default of such appointment the members of such committee or subcommittee shall, so soon as possible, appoint a chairman from amongst their number.

29.

The chairman of a committee or a subcommittee shall be responsible for convening meetings thereof as and when he thinks proper or when any other member thereof requires him so to do.

30.

Meetings of such committee or subcommittees may be held wherever found convenient to the members thereof and a majority of the members shall constitute a quorum.

31.

Subject as expressly provided by these Regulations or directed by the Council, such committees or subcommittees may meet together for the dispatch of business, adjourn and otherwise regulate their meetings and proceedings as they think fit.

PART VII – GENERAL MEETINGS
32.

All general meetings, whether ordinary or special, of the Society shall be held in Nairobi.

33.

(1) Ordinary general meetings shall be convened by twenty-eight days’ notice at the least specifying the place, date and hour thereof, and notice of the business to be transacted thereat shall be given not less than fourteen days prior to the date fixed for the holding thereof.

(2)

Special general meetings shall be convened by fourteen days’ notice at the least specifying the place, date and hour thereof and the business to be transacted thereat.

34.

(1) A notice convening a general meeting, or a notice of the business to be transacted thereat, shall be given to every member either personally or by sending it by post to him or delivering it at his usual or last known business address.

(2)

The accidental omission to give any such notice to any particular member or members or the non-receipt of any such notice by any member shall not invalidate the proceedings at any general meeting.

35.

(1) Any member wishing to bring any matter before an ordinary general meeting for resolution or discussion may do so if he shall have given written notice in that behalf to the secretary at least twenty-one days before the date fixed for such meeting and, save as aforesaid, no member may raise any matter for resolution or discussion except by leave of the majority of the meeting.

(2)

On receipt of any such written notice the secretary shall include the subject matter thereof in the notice of the business to be transacted at the meeting.

36.

No business shall be transacted at any general meeting unless a quorum is present at the time when the meeting proceeds to business; and fifteen members personally present shall constitute a quorum:

Provided that the report referred to in paragraph (g) of regulation 19 of these Regulations and a declaration by the chairman of the meeting under paragraph (h) of that regulation shall be valid and effective whether or not a quorum as required by this regulation shall be present.

37.

Subject to the proviso to regulation 36, if within fifteen minutes from the time appointed for the meeting a quorum of members be not present, the meeting, if convened on the requisition of members, shall be dissolved; but in any other case, it shall stand adjourned to the same day in the following week, at the same time and place, and if at the adjourned meeting a quorum of members be not present within fifteen minutes from the time appointed for the meeting, the members then present shall constitute a quorum.

38.

(1) At all general meetings, the chairman of the Society, or in his absence the vice-chairman, shall preside; in the absence of both chairman and vice-chairman, the members of the Society then present shall elect some other member of the Council, or if no member of the Council is present and willing to act some other member of the Society, to be chairman of the meeting.

(2)

The chairman shall have a casting as well as a deliberative vote.

39.

The chairman may, with the consent of the meeting, adjourn the meeting from time to time and place to place, but no business, other than the business left unfinished at the meeting from which the adjournment took place, shall, without consent of the chairman, be transacted at any adjourned meeting.

40.

(1) At any general meeting every question shall be decided in the first instance by a show of hands, when every member present in person shall be entitled to one vote; and unless a poll be (on or before the declaration of the result of the show of hands) directed by the chairman or demanded by at least three members, a declaration by the chairman that a resolution or decision has been adopted or not adopted, or adopted or not adopted by a particular majority, and an entry to that effect in the minutes of the meeting shall be conclusive evidence of the facts without proof of the number or proportion of the votes recorded for or against such resolution or decision.

(2)

A direction or demand for a poll may be withdrawn at any time before the adjournment of the meeting and shall not be given or made in respect of the question of adjournment of a meeting.

41.

A poll duly directed or demanded in accordance with the provisions of regulation 40 of these Regulations shall be taken by means of voting papers in accordance with the following provisions—

(a)

the chairman shall appoint not less than three scrutineers from amongst the members of the Society to receive and examine the voting papers and certify the result of the poll;

(b)

two scrutineers shall be a quorum and the death of one or more of the scrutineers shall not affect the poll;

(c)

if by death, refusal or incapacity to act, the number of scrutineers be reduced below two, a member to fill each vacancy shall forthwith be nominated by the chairman of the Society or (if the chairman shall be prevented from so doing) by the vice-chairman;

(d)

the chairman shall then fix a day to which the meeting, at the conclusion of the other business, shall stand adjourned;

(e)

the secretary shall with all convenient speed after the poll has been granted send a voting paper by post to each member with a specially marked envelope for return;

(f)

the voting paper shall be in such form as the Council may direct and shall contain the following particulars—

(i) a statement of the question on which the poll has been directed or demanded;
(ii) the day (being a day not less than four days before the date of the adjourned meeting) on or before which the voting paper must be returned;
(iii) instructions as to the mode of voting by filling up the voting paper and sending it to the secretary; and
(iv) the name and address of the secretary for the return of the voting paper;
(g)

voting papers shall be returned on or before the day specified therein to the secretary sealed or otherwise fastened up in the specially marked envelope provided, or in an envelope endorsed “VOTING PAPER” in the top left-hand corner thereof, and the secretary shall place all envelopes purporting to contain voting papers unopened in a box (those received after the prescribed day being so marked by him) and so deliver them to the scrutineers, by whom alone they shall be opened and examined;

(h)

any voting paper which is unsigned or is received by the secretary after the prescribed date shall be rejected by the scrutineers, who shall also reject any second or subsequent voting paper signed by a member in respect of whom a voting paper has already been taken into account by them;

(i)

as soon as the voting papers have been examined and the result of the poll ascertained, the scrutineers shall prepare a written report thereon, and the voting papers shall be closed up and under the seal of the scrutineers or any two of them and shall be retained by them for one month after the date of the adjourned meeting and may then be destroyed;

(j)

the report of the scrutineers shall be signed by them and shall contain the following particulars—

(i) the total number of valid votes cast in favour of the question;
(ii) the total number of valid votes cast against the question;
(iii) the total number of voting papers received; and
(iv) the number of voting papers, if any, rejected and the grounds of rejection;
(k)

the report of the scrutineers shall be read to the adjourned meeting and the chairman of that meeting shall declare that the question has been decided by the meeting either in the affirmative or negative accordingly;

(l)

in the case of an equality of votes the chairman shall have a casting vote.

42.

Subject to the chairman’s discretion to regulate the proceedings as he thinks best, the following rules of debate shall be observed—

(a)

in case debate shall arise on any subject, no member shall be permitted to speak more than once on the same question, except that the mover of any resolution shall be allowed to speak in reply after which the debate shall be closed;

(b)

a member who has spoken may, by permission of the chairman, be again heard in explanation; but he shall not introduce new matter, or interrupt a member who is speaking;

(c)

the mover of an original motion shall not, against the evident sense of the meeting as expressed by the chairman, speak for more than fifteen minutes; and no other speaker shall, nor shall the mover in reply, as against such evident sense expressed as aforesaid, speak for more than ten minutes;

(d)

any member desiring to move that the meeting do proceed to take a decision upon either an original motion or an amendment thereto may do so by moving that the question be now put;

(e)

the mover of a motion that the question be now put, or that either the meeting or debate be adjourned, or that the meeting do proceed to the next business, may speak for not more than five minutes, and any such motion shall be seconded without a speech; and one member (the mover of the motion or amendment under discussion to have the preference) may speak for not more than five minutes in opposition to any such motion, which shall then be put by the chairman without debate;

(f)

whenever an amendment of an original motion has been moved and seconded, no second or subsequent amendment to the motion shall be moved until the first amendment has been disposed of;

(g)

if an amendment be carried, the motion as amended shall take the place of the original motion, and shall become the motion of which any further amendment may be moved;

(h)

no member shall move more than once that any one motion be amended;

(i)

the chairman may call the attention of the meeting to continued irrelevance, tedious repetition, unbecoming language, or any breach of order on the part of a member, and may direct such member to discontinue his speech or to leave the meeting.

43.

In all cases of dispute, doubt or difficulty respecting or arising out of matters of procedure or order, the decision of the chairman shall be final and conclusive.

44.

Minutes of the proceedings of every general meeting shall be kept in a book to be provided for that purpose, and, if approved by the next succeeding general meeting, shall be signed by the chairman thereof; and any minutes so signed shall be conclusive and binding on all members of the Society.

45.

If any irregularity occurs in the convening or holding of any general meeting, or in any election or other proceeding taking place at or prior to any such meeting, and it is not objected to at that meeting, then that general meeting, election or proceeding shall be of the same force and validity as if no irregularity had occurred; but if any irregularity is objected to, the chairman shall decide thereon and his decision shall be final and conclusive.

PART VIII – STATUTORY COMMITTEES
46.

The representatives of the Society on the Rules Committee and any other statutory committee (other than the Disciplinary Committee), in this Part called “representatives”, shall be elected by the Society at the ordinary general meeting and shall hold office, subject as provided in these Regulations, until the ordinary general meeting held in the next succeeding calendar year, when they shall retire but be eligible for re-election.

47.

Any member of the Society shall be qualified for election as a representative, whether or not also elected to some other office in the Society, provided that he is proposed and seconded by members of the Society, and his consent to accept the office is signified by him or on his behalf, before, or at the time of, election.

48.

Any representative—

(a)

may resign at any time by giving written notice of his resignation to the secretary without prejudice to his re-election; and

(b)

shall automatically cease to be a representative on ceasing to be a member of the Society; and

(c)

may at any time be removed by special resolution.

49.

Any vacancy occurring among representatives may be filled by the Council, or by the Society at the general meeting (ordinary or special) next following the occasion of the vacancy, or the question of filling the vacancy may, at the absolute discretion of the Council, be deferred until the ordinary general meeting of the Society to be held after the 31st December in the year in which the vacancy occurs:

Provided that no person appointed by the Council to fill the vacancy shall hold office after the next general meeting of the Society following his appointment unless the appointment is then and thereby confirmed.

PART IX – GENERAL
50.

Every member of the Council, or of any committee or subcommittee appointed or approved by the Council, shall be entitled to be reimbursed from the funds of the Society all travelling and other expenses reasonably incurred by him in attending meetings thereof.

51.

The common seal of the Society shall be kept in the custody of the secretary, and shall not be affixed to any document otherwise than pursuant to a resolution of the Council, and in the presence of two members of the Council and the secretary, all of whom shall subscribe their names as witnesses.

52.

All documents made by the Council, other than those made under seal, shall be executed, and all decisions of the Council shall be signified, under the hand of the secretary.

53.

(1) Any dispute between two or more persons, whether or not members of the Society, may be referred to the arbitration of such sole arbitrator, or (at the option of the disputants) of such two arbitrators and umpire, as the Council may appoint.

(2)

On receipt of an agreement of submission to arbitration duly signed, and of such undertaking and security for payment of fees as the Council may consider reasonable, and on being satisfied that the subject matter and terms of the submission are suitable for arbitration by members of the Society, the Council shall invite such member or members of the Society (according to the number required by the submission) as it may in its discretion find available and qualified to arbitrate therein, and, upon receiving written acceptance from the member or members, shall appoint him or them accordingly.

54.

Any notice, voting paper or other communication sent by the secretary to a member at the latest address registered by that member with the secretary shall be deemed to have been duly sent to that member and to have been received by him within forty-eight hours after dispatch.

55.

The Law Society of Kenya Regulations, 1949 is revoked.

LAW SOCIETY OF KENYA (MISCELLANEOUS LEVIES) REGULATIONS, 1984
[L.N. 127/1984.]
1.

These Regulations may be cited as the Law Society of Kenya (Miscellaneous Levies) Regulations, 1984 and shall be deemed to have come into operation on the 1st January, 1984.

2.

The Council having, with the approval of the Society, established a publication to be known as “The Advocate” to be the official journal of the Society shall collect from each member of the Society, on the 1st January in each year, an annual levy of fifty shillings or such larger amount as may be determined from time to time by the Council in consultation with the Editorial Board of the publication.

3.

The Council having, with the approval of the Society, established a fund to be known as “The Society Library Fund” shall collect an annual levy of sixty shillings from each member of the Society on the 1st January in each year.

LAW SOCIETY OF KENYA (ARBITRATION) REGULATIONS, 1997
[L.N. 141/1997.]
1.

These Regulations may be cited as the Law Society of Kenya (Arbitration) Regulations, 1997 and shall come into operation upon publication in the Gazette.

2.

Where a dispute arises relating to the management of the affairs of the Law Society of Kenya—

(a)

between a member or members of the Society and the Society; or

(b)

between a member or members of the Society and the Council of the Society,

such disputes shall be reported in writing to the Council of the Society by the aggrieved party or parties.

3.

The Council shall, upon receiving notice from a member that a dispute exists, refer such disputes for determination to an arbitrator or arbitrators appointed by the respective parties to such dispute:

Provided that the number of arbitrators so appointed shall not in relation to any one dispute exceed five.

4.

In the event that the respective parties to the disputes cannot agree on an arbitrator or arbitrators, the Chairman of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, Kenya Section shall appoint an arbitrator or arbitrators from among members of the Society who are advocates of not less than ten years standing and who are not members of the Council of the Law Society of Kenya.

5.

The arbitrator or arbitrators shall determine the dispute so referred to him or them in accordance with the Arbitration Act (No. 4 of 1995).

6.

The decision of the arbitrator or arbitrators shall be final and binding on all parties to such dispute.