Reparations - About Us

Tandem Law

Tandem Law is the Lead Solicitor in the Group Litigation Order (GLO) for claims made against the United Kingdom Foreign and Commonwealth Office and HM Government in relation to the atrocities committed against Kenyan nationals during the state of emergency in 1950s Kenya.

Our Team

The firm’s Reparations Team is led by Freddie Cosgrove-Gibson, supported by Laurence Goldstone. In addition to its UK office, Tandem Law has a permanent presence in Kenya, providing on-the-ground assistance to clients from offices in Nairobi.

Since the summer of 2011, the Reparations Team has worked meticulously to collect detailed client statements, which form the basis of the bespoke litigation.

Our Clients

Tandem Law acts for over 20,000 victims of the reparations litigation, including Eloise Mukami Dedan Kimathi, the widow of the former Mau Mau leader, Field Marshall Dedan Kimathi. The firm is also instructed by General Waweru James Karanja Nyoro.

Our Experience

Tandem Law’s Reparations Team has a detailed knowledge of the legal process behind the Kenyan Emergency Group Litigation and its experience is unparalleled. The firm is committed to bringing about a satisfactory conclusion to the litigation process and ensuring its clients receive the justice they deserve.

Antony Hodari Legal Services

Tandem Law is a trading name of AVH Legal LLP, a subsidiary company of the group trading as Antony Hodari Legal Services  ( The group includes the following law firms:

Paul Rooney Solicitors LLP (

AVH Legal LLP (

Antony Hodari LLP (

Collectively, the group specialises in personal injury litigation and financial services mis-selling. All firms within the group are regulated by the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

Paul Rooney Solicitors LLP

Paul Rooney Solicitors has been offering personal injury legal services for over 30 years. Solicitors within the firm are members of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel and the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL). 


A dedicated litigation practice specialising in financial mis-selling compensation claims, AVH Legal deals with right to buy mis-selling, mortgage mis-selling, unfair consumer credit agreements, in addition to medical negligence and continuing care home claims. AVH Legal provides client protection through the Solicitors Regulation Authority Compensation Rules 2011 and the Solicitors Indemnity Insurance Rules 2011 schemes.

Antony Hodari LLP

Founded in Manchester in 1984, Antony Hodari Solicitors practises in personal injury litigation services. The firm is a member of the Association of Personal Injury Lawyers (APIL), the Motor Accident Solicitors Society (MASS) and employs solicitors who are members of the Law Society Personal Injury Panel. In August 2013, the firm became a Limited Liability Partnership.