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Tips For Young Advocates on How to Manage Imposter Syndrome

What is Imposter Syndrome? Imposter syndrome involves doubting your abilities and feeling like a pretender. It manifests in high achievers who often question their accomplishments or the stature others have accorded them; and wonder if they are deserving. Imposter syndrome can result from family expectations to always emerge the best, societal pressure to overachieve in […]

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Legal Insights

Tax Insight: Emerging Operational Issues with the Upgraded ETR Machine

What is an Electronic Tax Register? An electronic tax register (ETR) is a cash register that records sales and issues ETR receipts to persons who purchase vatable goods and services in Kenya. The ETR stores VAT-related data created each time a vatable supply is made. The Value Added Tax (Electronic Tax Invoice) Regulations 2020, requires […]

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What You Need To Know About A Pay Slip

Section 74 (1) of the Employment Act requires an employer to keep a written record of all its employees. Such records should indicate statutory deductions,[i] house allowance,[ii] salary or wages paid out to the employees. The record is what employers commonly refer to as the payslip. A payslip is a document given to employees upon […]

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Legal Alerts

Data Protection Alert: Jurisdiction of the Data Protection Commissioner and who is a Data Subject

Introduction The High Court in Mwangi & Another Vs. Naivasha County Hotel T/A Sawela Lodges: Petition E003 of 2021 [2022] KEHC 10975 (KLR) established that the Petition was barred by the doctrine of exhaustion because the issue of using personal data without the Petitioners’ consent is extensively covered in the Data Protection Act thereby within […]

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Legal Mentorship

Where Do I Go From Here?

Most law students dream of the day they will graduate with their LLB, go to Kenya School of Law and finally get admitted. But for many, the reality of what to do with their legal career dawns on them upon admission. They are plagued with questions like: What should I specialize in? Where should I […]

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Legal Mentorship

Virtual Meeting Etiquette

Everyone always looks forward to a prompt, productive and seamless virtual meeting. It is therefore important for one to have virtual meeting etiquette as it contributes to the promptness, productivity and seamlessness of the meeting. It also gains one respect as they appear professional and put together. The following tips will help you maintain virtual […]

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Legal Articles

Should the Paternity Leave Period in Kenya be Increased?

What is Paternity Leave? Paternity leave entitlement has been the subject of controversy after a Nakuru surgeon petitioned the High Court to increase paternity leave to three months. Paternity leave is the duration of absence granted to a male employee after or shortly before the birth of their child. This article aims to demonstrate the […]

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Legal Alerts

Data Protection Watch: Digital Platforms

Data protection is something that the European Union (EU) takes seriously, especially where its citizens are concerned. Under article 8 of the Charter of Fundamental Rights of the European Union, every EU citizen has the right to have their personal data: There have been recent developments in the EU over the infringement of the General […]

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Legal Articles

Is It Time To Regulate The Social Media Influencing Space?

Who is a Social Media Influencer? Social media influencers have the ability to make the most ordinary things trend worthy. It is no secret that they play a vital role in advertising, marketing and making sales in the digital space. This is attributed to their social media following and their ability to influence their followers’ […]

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Common Mistakes Made By Employers During Summary Dismissal

What is Summary Dismissal? The conventional meaning of summary dismissal is: terminating employment with less notice or no notice due to gross misconduct. However, this definition does not apply to the Kenyan context where sections 44 (1) and 41 (2) of the Employment Act (2007), require the issuance of a notice and a fair hearing […]

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