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Chitewe Law Practice (CLP) is an award-winning law firm whose vision is to provide its corporate and individual clientele with legal advice and tailor-made solutions to issues affecting all aspects of their existence and activities. Our core business is the provision of corporate as well as individual client-focused legal services. We have capacity to serve as external counsel to corporations in all sectors of the economy, both privately owned and publicly listed, as well as parastatals and non-profit organisations. The experience and knowledge base of the CLP team gives us the cutting edge to efficiently serve the needs and expectations of our clients at all times. As testimony to the firm's expertise, the firm has received international recognition through awards from the MEA (Middle East Africa) Markets for the Best Commercial Transactions Law Firm – Zimbabwe; and Corporate Attorney of the Year 2017 – Zimbabwe.
Our corporate and commercial practice covers a wide range of transactions, such as contractual transactions between business entities, business formation and acquisition, as well as litigation as required. We have the expertise to serve and adapt to the needs of our national and international clients, in all their diversity.
We offer services to various financial institutions, banks and building societies, property development companies, real estate agencies, landlords, tenants, lenders, investors, corporations and sellers and purchasers in a wide variety of real estate transactions and litigation matters. We have an efficient conveyancing department which works with a quick turn-around in the registration of transfers and securitisation i.e mortgage and notarial bonds.
Our litigators have wide experience and can effectively initiate and defend legal action from the onset to finalization of appeal, covering a full range of legal problems common to corporates and individuals, including commercial disputes, personal injuries claims, family law matters, construction disputes, defamation suits, employment, corporate governance and civil and criminal matters. Where appropriate, alternative dispute resolution mechanisms are recommended to clients in order to ensure expeditious resolution of matters in a cost-effective manner.
We offer labour consultancy services, encompassing the drafting of employment contracts, codes of conduct and constitutions, representation at all levels of hearings, as well as labour arbitration and litigation, employee share ownership schemes, fair labour standards, employee rights and related issues. We also undertake tailor-made training for corporate clients in the handling of disciplinary matters.
Our services also cover the individual’s wealth management needs during and after life. In this regard we provide estate planning services for our individual clients, incorporating drafting, registration and safe custody of wills and family and other trusts, as well as deceased and insolvent estate administration.
We are able to offer comprehensive technical advice and training on best practices in the fields of corporate governance, company secretarial practice, regulatory and legislative compliance relevant to industry, the financial sector, start-up businesses and the not-for-profit sector.
We are committed to making an impact and adding value to our select clientele in their distinct individuality and requirements. In discharging our mandate to our clients, we are guided by excellence, integrity, diligence and professionalism.
Knowing the team you work with is the most important part in choosing a lawyer.
Maureen is a registered Legal Practitioner, Notary Public and Conveyancer, having graduated from the University of Zimbabwe in 1994 (LLBS Hons.); the University of Dundee in 2000 (LLM); and obtained a Post-Graduate Diploma in Labour Law jointly conferred by the Universities of Cape Town, Zimbabwe, Namibia and the National University of Lesotho in 2004. She has a wealth of experience in commercial law and banking and financial services regulation, encompassing advice and legal opinions, drafting and litigation, with a strong bias towards international business transactions and natural resources law and policy. She also has a wealth of experience in media law practice, estate planning and administration, and arbitrated in various labour disputes. Maureen is an accomplished Toastmaster, and served as President of Engineers Toastmasters Club in the year 2015-16. She also served as Club Secretary for the Rotary Club of Msasa in the year 2015-16. Among her board seats are a private manufacturing company, a private financial services company, a private voluntary organisation, a state enterprise and a statutory commission.
Corious is a duly registered Legal Practitioner, Notary Public and Conveyancer. He graduated with a Bachelor of Laws Honours from the University of Zimbabwe in 2014 where he served as the Executive President of the Zimbabwe Law Students Association and sat on the Board for the Faculty of Law. Prior to joining the firm in July 2017, Corious worked as an Associate with Wilmot & Bennett Legal Practitioners in Harare where he gained experience in debt collection and settlement negotiation, Property Law in general and Landlord/Tenant Law in particular. His interaction with business has helped him to develop expertise in Corporate Law and Governance as well as Civil Litigation in all the courts in Zimbabwe. Corious has a keen interest in Intellectual Property Law and is a member of the Zimbabwe Institute of Patents and Trademark Agents. His other areas of interest are Environmental Law, Media and Entertainment Law, Mining Law and Construction Law. He is a member of Toastmasters International.
Kundayi Gerald Kanyemba is a young and ambitious 2016 Bachelor of Laws Honours graduate from the University of Zimbabwe and is a Registered Legal Practitioner, Notary Public, and Conveyancer. Since joining the firm straight after graduation, he has gained solid skills in legal research, and enterprise in drafting, legal opinions and litigation in his favoured fields of Commercial, Banking and Company Law. Kundayi is a member of Toastmasters International, and has, in the past, volunteered for the United Nations in various community development activities.
We strive to deliver quality service and provide good value for money. In general, our fees are based on time spent on the job, the complexity of the matter and the responsibility carried. We use the Zimbabwe Law Society tariff of fees as a guide, and have in force an internal charge out rate for non-litigious work, which is reviewed periodically in line with market and economic changes.
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