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Honey & Blanckenberg, the oldest legal firm in Zimbabwe, was established in 1893 and is a full service law firm that caters for large corporates, small and medium enterprises, local authorities, civic society and private individuals.

Debt Collection – How an Acknowledgment of Debt can save a creditor time and money

By |2019-06-12T05:37:34+02:00March 16th, 2018|Corporate & Commercial|

In debt collection matters, the main issues to be decided usually include whether or not the debtor is truly indebted to the creditor in the amount claimed. These issues can be difficult to prove without proceeding to trial even where the parties signed a contract documenting their agreement. Therefore, a party may save him/herself time [...]

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A Run for Your Externalised Money

By |2019-06-12T05:37:34+02:00March 16th, 2018|Corporate & Commercial|

On 13 December 2017, the former Zanu PF Central Committee member, Mr James Makamba returned to Zimbabwe after twelve years of self-imposed exile. Mr Makamba skipped bail and fled Zimbabwe in 2005 after being charged with eleven counts of contravening the Exchange Control Act [Chapter 22:05] as read with the Exchange Control Regulations, 1996 Statutory [...]

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Filing of Trade Marks in ARIPO

By |2019-06-12T05:37:34+02:00March 16th, 2018|ARIPO, Copyright|

Introduction The African Regional Intellectual Property Organization (ARIPO) which was established on 9 December 1976 was originally known as ESARIPO denoting English speaking countries in Africa. The equivalent organisation covering French speaking countries in Africa is known as OAPI. ARIPO is a multi-national organization with headquarters based in the Belgravia suburb of Harare, Zimbabwe. The [...]

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The speech delivered by Honourable Justice Luke Malaba, Chief Justice of Zimbabwe, on the occasion of the official opening of the 2018 Legal Year on January 15, 2018

By |2019-06-12T05:37:34+02:00January 16th, 2018|Featured, Human Rights & Constitutional Law|

Mr Fitches and Mr Prosecutor General: Allow me to recognise and acknowledge the presence of - Salutations, Introduction It is that special time of the year once again on the calendar of the Judiciary, in which we have an opportunity to interact and communicate with the nation. The Judiciary is accountable to the people of [...]

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Was this a coup or not a coup – that is the question?

By |2019-06-12T05:37:35+02:00December 20th, 2017|Featured, Litigation|

I dusted off my ancient Webster's International Dictionary looking for inspiration to an answer for what had taken place on the night of the 14th November, 2017. A coup d'état is defined in Webster’s as: "a sudden decisive exercise whereby the existing government is subverted; or there is an unexpected measure of state, more or [...]

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Changes to contact numbers

By |2019-06-12T05:37:57+02:00July 1st, 2017|H&B|

We wish to advise that our telephone numbers have changed with immediate effect as listed below. New numbers New numbers Area code - Domestic: 024; International: +26324 2251331 2251445 2251334 2251463 2251339 2251480 2251388 2251487 2251412   The following numbers are still operational Area code - Domestic: 04; International: +2634 762552 790013 Fax 791156 792537 [...]

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Admission to Partnership

By |2019-06-12T05:37:57+02:00July 1st, 2017|H&B|

The Partners of Honey & Blanckenberg are pleased to announce the admission of Gloria Tinotenda Nyamayi, Emma Kate Drury, and Lorraine Takaendesa as Partners of the firm with effect from 1 July 2017. Gloria is a Partner in the Litigation & General Work Department. She holds an LLB degree from Rhodes University, South Africa and [...]

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Honey & Blanckenberg Joins Nextlaw Global Referral Network

By |2019-06-12T05:37:57+02:00May 23rd, 2017|Featured, H&B|

Honey & Blanckenberg today announced it has joined Nextlaw Global Referral Network, enabling it to connect its clients to high quality lawyers around the world. Nextlaw Global Referral Network is the largest legal referral network in the world, with more than 300 member firms and 18 600 lawyers covering 160 countries. Senior Partner of Honey [...]

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How to obtain a protection order under the Domestic Violence Act [Chapter 5:16]

By |2019-06-12T05:37:58+02:00May 2nd, 2017|Litigation|

Introduction After many years of lobbying by feminists and women’s rights activists, the Domestic Violence Act [Chapter 5:16] (hereafter “the Act”) was passed into law in 2006 and came into operation on 25 October 2007. The need for such a law was to address the rise of violence against women and children. Resistance to the [...]

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