Mr Douglas Chinawa
Douglas is the firm's team leader. He holds an LLB (Hons) degree from the University of Zimbabwe and was admitted into legal practice in 1999. He is a former partner with Kantor and Immerman Legal Practitioners where he remains indebted for the mentorship he received in shaping him into a highly specialised Investments and Commercial Legal Practitioner. He has some wealth of experience as a Commercial Law Lecturer at the University of Zimbabwe in addition to being a resource person for many companies, trustees, embassies and Non Governmental Organisations in Zimbabwe and abroad.
Mr Takunda Emmanuel Gumbo
Takunda graduated from the University of Zimbabwe with an LLB (Hons) degree in 2008. He was admitted as a partner with the firm when he joined in April 2013. He has general litigation practice with an inclination towards Labour Law, Intellectual Property as well as Commercial Law. He also has experience in alternative dispute resolution with particular emphasis on arbitration. He is a member of the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights and International Bridges to Justice. He is currently pursuing a Masters in Commercial Law.
Ms Anna Mapanzure
Anna holds an LLB (Hons) degree from the University of Zimbabwe where she graduated in 2005. She was admitted as a partner with the firm in May 2013 when she joined the firm. Before her admission as a partner she worked for Kantor and Immerman Legal Practitioners where she gained her wealth of experience and exposure in various aspects of the law such as Corporate Law, Employment, Property, Civil Litigation, Family Law and International Law. She is the Managing Partner of the firm.
Advocate Taona Sibanda
Advocate Taona Sibanda is a graduate from the University of Zimbabwe where he obtained an LLB (Hons) degree. In 2009 and in 2010 he worked as an intern at Gill Godlonton & Gerrans where he obtained vast knowledge and exposure in the nuances of Corporate Law, Labour and Intellectual Property Law. He is a published author of a book entitled “The Atomic Anatomy of The Legal Profession” (ISBN978-38465-1346-0) – a text that was published in his final year of study in 2010. In 2011, he was admitted and commenced his practice of law as an Advocate of the High Court and Supreme Court of Zimbabwe, with special interest in Corporate Law, Litigation (labour, Contractual, Commercial, Environmental and Planning Law) and Constitutional Law and Parliamentary Affairs. He is a member of the Zimbabwe Lawyers for Human Rights, and a member of the Institute of Chartered Secretaries and Administrators of Zimbabwe. He is also a part-time lecturer for the Uhuru Institute of Management and Training in Africa, an institution based in Cape Town, South Africa. In 2012 he was appointed as a board member and the founding principal officer of the Microfinance Industry Pension Fund. He joined Chinawa Law Chambers in 2013 as an internal Advocate to the team.
Blessed graduated from the University of Zimbabwe in 2013 with an LLB (Hons) Degree and was admitted as a Professional Assistant in the firm when he joined in August 2013. In 2012 he worked as an intern at Kantor and Immerman where he obtained vast knowledge and exposure in the nuances of Corporate Law, Labour and Intellectual Property Law. He joined the firm as an intern in April 2013 before finalising his studies. He has a general practice with an inclination towards Labour Law, Intellectual Property Law and Commercial Law. He also has interest in Alternative Dispute Resolution and in litigation of all kinds. He is also a part-time lecturer for Trust Academy, an institution based in Zimbabwe.
Bongani is a Conveyancing Executive. She has vast knowledge and experience in business development, general administration and conveyancing. She has vast conveyancing experience having done conveyancing work for various entities such as City of Harare, Standard Chartered Bank, Mashonaland Holdings Limited, Chegutu Municipality, Stanbic Bank, ZB Bank, various companies and individuals. She has over 20 years experience in both the private and public sectors most of which was in the legal fraternity in the private sector.
She holds an Institute of Administrators & Commerce Diploma (IAC) and she is a full member of the Institute of Administrators & Commerce (FIAC) and a registered member of the Public Accountants Association Board (PAAB). She is currently a final year Bachelor of Laws (LLB) student with the University of South Africa (UNISA). She joined the firm in July 2013 from Honey & Blackenberg Legal Practitioners.
Zivanayi Welcome Makwanya
Zivanayi holds an LLB degree with University of Kwazulu - Natal Pietermeritzburg Republic of South Africa. After graduating from the UKZN in 2009, he joined the Attorney General's office in 2010 where he was appointed to the position of a Law Officer working as a Public Prosecutor, where he gained vast experience in Criminal Law. He later joined the Civil Division of the Attorney General's office in 2012 where he was exposed to Civil Litigation and Labour in superior Courts as well as administrative procedure in the Administrative Court. In 2013 he joined M.E Motsi & Associates where he was in charge of Labour Law, Civil and Criminal litigation and that marked the beginning of his career in private practice. Zivanayi joined Chinawa Law Chambers in 2015 as an Associate Attorney. He has vast experince in both criminal and civil litigation as well as research. He has passion for Labour and Commercial law. Zivanayi is also a Board member of Zimbabwe United Passenger Company (Private) Limited (ZUPCO).
Precious holds an LLB degree & a Bachelor of Social Science degree both from Rhodes University South Africa. She joined the firm as a Legal Assistant in 2014 and became an Associate in 2015. Before joining the firm, she was a Legal Intern at Muvingi and Mugadza Legal Practitioners were she got vast experience in Debt Collection and Family Law. She has a passion for Labour Law and has a keen interest in Criminal Law and Intellectual Property Law. Precious also sits as a board member for the Zimbabwe Young Women in Business Organization (ZYWIB) and the Brighter Hope for Child Justice Organization (BHJC).