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Probate and Administration Law

Plass Law > Probate and Administration Law

Succession related disputes are often emotive. We approach succession disputes with a mediative approach with view to offer practical solutions. We advise on the best practice to administer and safeguard estates to avoid or forestall succession disputes within families. We advise and prepare wills for efficient administration of our clients’ estates when they pass on. Where necessary we also handle litigation related to probate and administration.




  • Represented the third wife of the Deceased and her children in the distribution of an estate comprising more than 600 acres of land in Kajiado County. The transaction involved subdivision of land and transmission of sub-plots to beneficiaries and multiple purchasers who had bought informally subdivided portions from the Deceased.
  • Represented the children of the first wife of the Deceased who owed a vast estate valued at more than 100 Million. In the matter, the second wife of the Deceased had fraudulently obtained transfer of the Deceased’s shares in a company that owned prime properties to herself. The said second wife had also fraudulently transferred the shares of some shareholders in the company to the effect that properties proportional to her shareholding were not subject to succession.
  • Successfully represented a family in the annulment of a grant issued to a distant relative of the Deceased over a vast estate in Nyeri County. In the matter, the family had been cited to apply for grant the distant relative but inadvertently failed to take action.
  • Represented the second wife of the Deceased that had been disinherited by the first wife in annulment of grant issued to the first wife and redistribution of the estate. In the matter, the first wife petitioned for a grant of representation without involvement of the second wife.
  • Represented a family in setting aside a distribution mode that had become impossible to implement. In the matter, the problematic mode of distribution required the vast estate which included land and buildings to be subdivided equally among the beneficiaries of the estate.
  • Advised and represented children of a deceased in proceedings for proof of dependency and for reasonable provision. In the matter the first wife of the Deceased and her children had denied that our clients were children of the Deceased.
  • Represented the administrators of an estate where some prime properties of the deceased had been registered in the name of the spouse. The spouse had insisted that the properties are not subject to succession.





Joseph Rituga