1.Before the court for determination is the Applicant’s notice of motion application dated August 18, 2022 brought pursuant to the provisions of order 51(1) of the Civil Procedure Rules and section 51(2) of the Advocates Act. It seeks for orders that; -a.The honourable court converts the Certificate of Taxation issued on August 3, 2022 into a judgement and decree together with interests at court rates until payment in full.b.The costs of the application be provided for.
2.The grounds of the application are that the applicant’s fees was taxed on July 21, 2022 and allowed at Kshs 236,745.56 and a Certificate of Taxation dated August 3, 2022 issued. That the Certificate of Taxation has not been challenged or set aside.
3.The application was supported by the averments in the Supporting Affidavit sworn on August 18, 2022 by Bruce Odeny Advocate, an advocate practising in the applicant law firm and the annextures thereto
4.The application was unopposed. Affidavit of Service sworn by Bruce O. Odeny advocate on February 27, 2023 showed that the Respondent was served with the Application and Hearing Notice.
5.Section 51(2) pursuant to which the application was brought provides that: -
6.I have read the notice of motion, supporting affidavit and annextures thereto. I have also read the court record generally and in particular, the ruling of the taxing officer herein dated 21st July 2022 and the resultant Certificate of Taxation. There being no opposition to the application, the Certificate of Taxation having not been reviewed or altered and given that the retainer is not disputed, I find that the application is merited. I allow the application and hereby enter judgement in favour of the applicant on the basis of the certificate of taxation dated August 3, 2022 for Kshs 236,746.56, interest thereon at court rates and costs of the application.Orders accordingly