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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.

Practice Areas

Corporate & Commercial

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.

Real Estate/ Conveyancing/ Notarial Practice

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.

Litigation

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.

Labour Consultancy

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.

Estate Planning & Administration

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.

Compliance & Corporate Governance

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.

Our Team

Knowing the team you work with is the most important part in choosing a lawyer.


Maureen Chitewe

Partner

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 has undertaken arbitration in numerous labour disputes as Arbitrator; and has represented parties in such disputes. She has successfully undertaken forensic investigation, heading the legal teams in such investigations. 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 FMCG manufacturing company, a private financial services company; and in the past she has served on the boards of a private university, a private voluntary organisation, a state enterprise and a statutory commission.

Innocent Mandongwe

Associate

Innocent graduated top of his class from the University of Zimbabwe in 2019. He was awarded the University of Zimbabwe Book Prize, University of Zimbabwe Vice Chancellor Academic Excellence Award, and the Law Society of Zimbabwe Book Prize. He joined the Firm as a Legal Intern in 2018 and was elevated a Associate upon registration as a Legal Practitioner, Notary Public and Conveyancer in January 2020. Innocent has developed extensive expertise in research, drafting, legal opinions and is a keen litigator, with experience in commercial law, company law and labour law matters.

Pretence Gonyesa

Legal Intern

Pretence is a knowledgeable and results-driven Legal Intern. She joined Chitewe Law Practice in October 2015. She holds a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of South Africa, which she attained in 2020. She also holds of a Bachelor of Arts Honours Degree in English from the University of Zimbabwe, which she attained in 2014. Over the years, she has acquired extensive experience and expertise in Debt Collection; conducting detailed legal research in various areas of the law; drafting legal opinions, court process and pleadings in civil and criminal litigation; and has experience in undertaking legal forensic investigations.



Administration Team

Our Legal Practitioners are adequately supported by a very dedicated, professional, competent and hard-working Admin team, comprising of: Ms. Eneresi Chirimuuta, Legal Secretary and Conveyancing Clerk (far left); Ms.Tendai Buka-Nyakwima Receptionist, (second from left); Ms. Masiyiwa Gwanzura, Finance and Administration Officer (middle); Tinashe Mudzvatangi, Clerk/Caretaker (second from right); and Bothwell Zvirehwi, Messenger (far right).

Legal Fees

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.

Get in Touch

Get in touch with us today to discuss your case in confidence.

Landline: (+263 242) 333769/333779/307383
Mobile: (+263) 732 211 189

Chitewe Law Practice
No. 36 Harry Pichanick Drive, Alexandra Park
Harare, Zimbabwe

Postal Address: P.O Box A211, Avondale, Harare, Zimbabwe