Practice Direction 1 of 2020

By |2020-04-01T16:18:11+02:00April 1st, 2020|Featured, H&B|

Court operations during the 21 day Covid-19 National Lockdown Application This practice direction applies to the Constitutional Court, the Supreme Court, the High Court, the Labour Court, the Administrative Court and the Magistrates’ Courts in Zimbabwe and is issued to cover gaps resulting from the 21 day national lockdown directive to combat the spread of [...]

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Honey & Blanckenberg Covid-19 measures

By |2020-03-25T23:38:19+02:00March 25th, 2020|Featured, H&B|

Please be advised that due to the current COVID-19 pandemic which is having a severe impact globally and has necessitated the declaration of a state of disaster in Zimbabwe, we have instructed our employees to work from home as from Thursday, 26 March 2020, in order to mitigate the spread of the novel coronavirus. Our [...]

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Force Majeure and Contract Law in the time of COVID-19

By |2020-03-25T16:00:57+02:00March 25th, 2020|Featured, H&B|

Much has been said in recent weeks regarding contracts which cannot be performed as a result of action taken in response to the novel coronavirus – COVID 19. A number of clients have asked whether the pandemic is a justifiable reason for breaching a contract, and whether the breaching party would be held responsible as [...]

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RAPE – What are your rights and remedies?

By |2020-03-06T17:02:40+02:00March 6th, 2020|Featured, H&B|

According to the Zimbabwe National Statistics Agency’s (Zimstats) Quarterly Digest of Statistics for the first quarter of 2019, there were 7,738 reports of rape (including attempted rape) made in 2018. In January 2019 alone, there were 636 reports of rape with 625 reports of rape being made in February 2019. This translates to 21 women [...]

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Issues Arising from Cross Border Legal Services

By |2020-02-28T12:03:29+02:00February 28th, 2020|Featured, H&B, Labour Law|

Some members from our team recently participated in a webinar hosted by the International Bar Association, regarding the regulation of the legal profession in Africa. Below is a summation of what was discussed: The topic for discussion centred on the issue of cross border legal services and the need to open up space and regulate. [...]

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Things to look out for when starting your first job

By |2020-02-21T10:00:37+02:00February 21st, 2020|Featured, Labour Law|

STATUTORY OBLIGATIONS Is the contract in compliance with law? The legal requirements for an employment contract are set out in Section 12 of the Labour Act [Chapter 28:01] You can download the Labour Act from the internet. Familiarise yourself with at least the first 18 sections, which will set out the basic provisions (such as [...]

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Vacancy Notice: Accountant

By |2020-01-20T11:45:33+02:00January 20th, 2020|Featured, Vacancies|

Job Description: Accountant Keep books of accounts Prepare trial balance, monthly and quarterly reports Arrange for annual audit Prepare annual budgets Prepare tax returns for the Partners Arrange for payment of QPDs, VAT, PAYE, withholding and other taxes Administer the payroll Arrange for procurement Identify and mitigate risk in the Accounts Department Put in place [...]

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Zimbabwe Intellectual Property Tribunal hands down first judgement

By |2019-06-20T16:31:49+02:00June 18th, 2019|Copyright, Featured, H&B, Patents, Trade Marks|

On 14 February 2018, the Intellectual Property Tribunal (IPT) convened and heard its first matter following its establishment in 2010. The case of Bayer AG v Milborrow Animal Health (Zimbabwe) (Pvt) Ltd (IPT 01/17 was argued and judgment in the matter was reserved and ultimately handed down on 29 May 2019. The IPT was established [...]

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World Intellectual Property (IP) Day

By |2019-06-12T05:37:32+02:00May 7th, 2019|ARIPO, Featured, H&B, Patents, Trade Marks|

World Intellectual Property (IP) Day is celebrated on 26 April each year. It was established by the World Intellectual Property Organisation (WIPO) in 2000 in commemoration of the day the Convention establishing WIPO came into force. The day is celebrated by Intellectual Property Offices, IP lawyers and agents around the world with activities and events [...]

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Information guide to residential property transfer

By |2019-06-20T16:32:54+02:00April 1st, 2019|Conveyancing, Featured|

CONVEYANCING Conveyancing describes the legal procedure whereby the ownership of immovable property is transferred. Property ownership in Zimbabwe is recorded in the Registrar of Deeds’ Office which deals with conventional and sectional title property ownership. Conveyancing is a complex process involving many role-players, all managed by the Conveyancer who is a legal practitioner. The transferor [...]

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