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Dorcas Shirichena Chivunze

Mananging Partner

Dorcas is a holder of a Bachelor of Laws Degree, LLB with the University of Zimbabwe having graduated in 2010. She has been with Chidawanyika Chitere and Partners from 2010 to 2019. In 2020 she founded Shirichena-Chivunze Legal Practitioners. she specialises in Commercial Law and drafting of contracts, Mining Law, Criminal and Civil litigation. She is a registered Notary Public and Conveyancer.…

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Doug Coltart


Practice Area:
Family Law – Human Rights Law – Constitutional Law Litigation  – Property Rights Law – Commercial Consultancy – Criminal Litigation 
Work Experience :
Doug Coltart is a registered Legal Practitioner with the High Court of Zimbabwe who holds a Bachelor of Arts and a Bachelor of Laws from the University of Cape Town.…

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Linda Ann Cook

Commercial and Media Law Partner

Practice Areas :
Property Law – Commercial & Contract Law – Media Law
Graduated from Cape Town University with a B.Proc and was admitted as a legal practitioner in 1983 and as a partner in Atherstone & Cook in 1984.  She specialises in property law, including sectional title law, and company, commercial and contract law. …

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Gary M Crosland

Company & Commercial Law Partner

Practice Areas:
Company and Commercial Law – Estate Administration – Property Law – Mining Law
Graduated from the University of Cape Town in 1976 and 1978 with degrees of Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Laws.  He was admitted as a partner in Atherstone & Cook in 1982 and specialises in company and commercial work, both litigious and non-litigious. …

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Tanaka Dambuza


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Modicai Donga


Practice Area :
Competition law expert (mergers/acquisitions/JV/anti competitive trade practices/abuses of dominance) – Corporate Governance – Legal Advice – Business Rescue – Criminal law – DEBT collection





Work Experience :
Cinginkosi joined the firm in 2018 as an associate after obtaining her LLB Honours Degree from the University of Zimbabwe. Cinginkosi is interested in litigation and precise legal drafting. She is especially passionate about Criminal law, Family law, Constitutional and Administrative Justice law, Corporate and Commercial law and is a Humanitarian at heart.

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Lindsay N. Dzumbunu

Partner (Head: Natural Resource and Immigration)

LLBs (Hons) UZ

Head: Natural Resource and Immigration

Practice Areas:

Mining Law, Energy, Agriculture, Commercial Law, Immigration Law, Contract Law

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George Gapu

Head of the Labour law

Practice Area:
Corporate and Commercial Law – Employment and Labour Law – Dispute Resolution and Arbitration – Environmental Law
Work Experience :
George is the head of the Labour law, Dispute Resolution and Litigation departments. A graduate of the University of Zimbabwe, George joined the firm in 2000. He has successfully litigated in the High Court and Supreme Court of Zimbabwe on commercial matters representing some of the biggest corporations in the country.…

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Dunstan Jana

Legal Practitioner

Dunstan is a 2019 graduate from Great Zimbabwe University. His areas are speciality are property law and commercial law. Dunstan also majors in both civil and criminal litigation in both inferior and superior courts of Zimbabwe. His tenacity allow him to venture in all spheres of legal issues.

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Effort Jera

Managing Partner

Effort Jera, who is also the Managing Partner in the firm, holds a Bachelor of Laws (LLB) Degree and a Master of Laws (LLM) Degree both obtained from the University of Zimbabwe (UZ). He holds a Diploma in Insurance obtained in 2008 from the Insurance Institute of Zimbabwe (IIZ).…

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Charlene Jiji

Legal Practitioner

Charlene holds an LLB Degree and a post Graduate Diploma in Corporate Law both obtained at the University of Johannesburg in South Africa . She joined Mangwana and Partners as a graduate intern in 2018 and her areas of interest include but are not limited to Corporate and Commercial Law, Family Law and Administration of Estates.…

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Tanaka Kachara


Work Experience :
Tanaka joined the firm in 2021 as an associate after obtaining her LLB (Honours) Degree from the University of Zimbabwe. She is a registered legal practitioner, notary public and conveyancer. Tanaka is interested in litigation with passion for intellectual property law, medical law and commercial law. During her spare time, Tanaka enjoys travelling, gardening and baking.…

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Raymond Kadani


Work Experience:
Graduated from Rhodes University in 2017 with an LLB (HONS) degree. He joined the firm in 2019 and has been extensively involved in corporate and commercial transactions, general litigation, tax advisory and labour matters. He also has considerable experience in carrying out legal due diligences and feasibility studies for proposed commercial transactions.

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Thakor Ranchhod Kewada


Practice Area:
Corporate and Commercial Law – Conveyancing and Property Law – Estate Planning and Administration 
Work Experience:
Thakor was admitted as a Barrister at Law of the Inner Temple, London, United Kingdom, and also by the High Court of Zimbabwe. He has been practicing as a lawyer in Zimbabwe for 38 years and headed the firm’s Intellectual Property division for many years.…