Civil

Hi-Plast ordered to pay lawyer Sh18 million

The Director of Hi-Plast Limited Mahesh Dodhia has been ordered by a Nairobi Court to pay lawyer Eddy Orinda Sh18 million that he owes him for services rendered.

The lawyer has represented the company and the businessman in a sh2 billion compensation suit against the government which brought losses to his business due to the plastic ban.

Mr Mahesh Dodhia has failed to pay lawyer Orinda in six other representation and also tried to stop the payment through a court. He had filed an application seeking to set aside the proceedings and order that the matter be set down for determination on merit.

Orinda responded by stating that there was a contractual relationship between him and Mahesh as he took over the debt between him and company and executed the contract.

He agreed that Mahesh made one payment before he defaulted and had tried to negotiate but failed.

I&M Bank and Hi-Plast Limited

In an earlier case, the lawyer has represented the businessman to stop an auction of his Industrial Area bags factory and Westland properties valued at more than Sh500 million after defaulting on an I&M Bank loan.

The court granted Hi-Plast Ltd protection from creditors after allowing the firm to go into administration, which provides a cover against property auction.

The documents said Mahesh undertook, in his personal capacity, to pay Orinda Sh18 million in 27 equal instalments of Sh400,000 beginning October 25, 2019.


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