Articles tagged 'lawyers'

US lawyers slam Zim breakdown of law, order 1 February 2019 HARARE - The American Bar Association (ABA) yesterday said it was deeply concerned about the ongoing unrest in Zimbabwe, arbitrary arrests and the fast-tracking of trials without due process protections. This comes after Zimbabwean lawyers staged a demo at the Constitutional Court on Tuesday t...
Heath Streak refuses to go 14 April 2018 HARARE - Heath Streak has refused attempts by Zimbabwe Cricket (ZC) to terminate his contract as national cricket team coach claiming that the union is hiding behind a “faceless” character now at the centre of the saga. Streak's lawyers, who are also representing batting coach Lance Klusenser ...
Lawyers dump Zanu PF 1 January 2018 HARARE - Lawyers are increasingly becoming reluctant to represent Zanu PF due to non-payment of legal fees. According to the ruling party's central committee report presented to the 2017 special extraordinary congress, some attorneys are owed fees as far back as 2008. This comes as the ruli...
Economic decay ruins marriages 1 October 2017 HARARE - The meltdown gripping Zimbabwe's once-prosperous economy has conspired with stress, and domestic violence to cause a spike in marriage breakups with the High Court in Harare alone registering 42 divorce cases in one week. Legal experts and organisations that work with women told the D...
More lawyers deregistered 25 September 2017 HARARE - The Law Society of Zimbabwe (LSZ) has over the years deregistered 29 lawyers while it is probing 14 others over alleged misconduct, the organisation's latest report revealed. According to the August 2017 report, the highest number of attorneys that were banned from practicing was reco...
Law society condemns rent-a-chair lawyers 12 August 2017 HARARE - The Law Society of Zimbabwe (LSZ) has condemned the rent-a-chair practice — popular in hair salons — which hard-pressed lawyers have turned to, as they struggle to raise money to pay for practicing certificates. According to LSZ, of the 3 000 lawyers registered with the High Court, on...
Serious jockeying for 'Tomana's' job 13 June 2017 HARARE - Before the dust has even settled following the axing of former Prosecutor-General (PG) Johannes Tomana, serious jockeying for the top post has started in earnest, as rival factions within the warring Zanu PF aim to have their preferred candidate land the vacant post. This comes as the...
Mutasa's Range Rover attached over $26k debt 16 February 2017 HARARE - The High Court Sheriff yesterday stormed the Umwinsdale  home of opposition Zimbabwe People First (ZPF) founding member Didymus Mutasa to attach property after he failed to settle a $26 000 lawyers' debt. An armoured vehicle and armed officers is what the Sheriff's department used to ...
3 lawyers deregistered 2 November 2016 HARARE - Three lawyers have been deregistered by the Law Society of Zimbabwe (LSZ) while six others face a ban from practicing following allegations of misusing Trust funds. The deregistered three are Fiona Machekeche, Nyasha Muzuva and Mlamuli Ncube. They were deregistered by a panel which...
Con-Court slams 'incompetent' lawyers 13 October 2016 HARARE - The Constitutional Court (Con-Court) has warned that it will flex its muscle on lawyers that fail to properly advise their clients and threatened to slap them with costs for presenting such cases. Deputy chief justice Luke Malaba said this during the hearing of a case in which the Zim...
Expelled lawyers seek readmission 23 July 2013 HARARE - Two lawyers have approached the Supreme Court seeking reinstatement to the Advocates Chambers after being kicked out for refusing to adhere to new regulations. Taona Sibanda and Sylvester Hashiti were expelled from Advocates Chambers an independent body of legal practitioners after ...
Tough year for lawyers 13 December 2012 HARARE - From arrests to vilification, Zimbabwe s human rights lawyers endured a tough 2012. Lawyers have continually been denied access to their clients while also being subjected to verbal attacks at police stations and in courtrooms for executing their duties, a leading lawyers group has said....