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Civic Law

Conveyancing Principles & Practice

By: Tom Ojienda
Published By LawAfrica
Format: Paperback
Conveyancing-Principles & Practice provides a succinct understanding of the historical and philosophical background of land law and conveyancing in Kenya, a thorough grasp of the legal framework and a simplified concise exposition of the processes and formalities that precede the legal transfer of land. It combines a technical understanding of complex legal phenomenon with some critical awareness of the broader values and preferences which inform the law. The book is alive to the fact that land law and conveyancing impinge upon a vast area of social ordering and expectations, and exert a fundamental influence upon the lifestyles of ordinary people. Most importantly, Conveyancing-Principles and Practice is designed along the new Advocates Training Programme as a core text for students of conveyancing, conveyancers, legal practitioners, real estate investors, estate agents, commercial and banking institutions, auctioneers, Government departments and the citizenry. Dr. Tom O. Ojienda is an advocate and a senior lecturer at the School of Law, Moi University. He holds a Bachelor of Laws (LL.B) degree from the University of Nairobi, a Master of Laws (LL.M) degree from Kings College, London and a Doctorate in Law (LL.D) degree from the University of South Africa, Pretoria. He has served as a consultant for the Commission of Inquiry into the Land Law Systems in Kenya (Njonjo Commission), World Bank Land Law Reform Project (2002) and was part of a team that did preliminary research for the Commission of Inquiry into Illegal/Irregular Allocation of Public Lands (Ndungu Commission). Dr. Ojienda has been part of the legal and technical team that formulated National Land Policy Formulation Process and has been instrumental in land reform in Kenya. His publications include Conveyancing- Theory and Practice (2002); A General Introduction to the new Law of the Sea (2002); Consolidating Kenya’s Democratic Gains (2003); and Anti-Corruption and Good Governance in East Africa (2007). He is a Commissioner with the Kenya’s Truth Commission, and has served as the President of The East Africa Law Society, the Vice-President of the Pan African Lawyers Union and Chairman of the Law Society of Kenya. He sits in the National Environment Tribunal (Net), the council of the International Bar Association (IBA), the Council of Legal Education (CLE). Dr. Ojienda also serves as a member of the Board of the Kenya Industrial Property Institute (KIPI) and the Board of the American Biographical Institute (ABI).


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