"Engineered to serve our corporate clients through out all economic sectors, we tailor advice that is suitable for our client's problem or goal, always aiming for a smooth and sound outcome"

"Our mining law department is credited with having navigated many local and foreign corporations through the legal and regulatory aspects of this extractive industry and understands the changes that the industry has gone through as well as the challenges it faces"

"Our labour law department is capable of handling all employment related issues and has vast experience in smoothing and resolving disputes in employment relationships"

"The firm has traditionally fearlessly fought many human rights legal battles prior to the crystallisation of constitutional law in Zimbabwe in its current form"


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We congratulate Sternford Moyo, the Chairman and Senior Partner of Scanlen and Holderness on his election and assumption of office as the International Bar Association President. He will serve as President of International Bar Association for a two year term up to 31st December 2022. He is the first president of African descent in the organisation’s 74 years of existence. This accomplishment is well deserved and is a just recognition of his illustrious practice of law, which he so loves.

Scanlen has a history of producing leaders and we are proud to be associated with Sternford Moyo. We wish him a successful term as IBA President.

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Scanlen & Holderness is a premier Zimbabwean law firm offering you a full circle of legal services whether you are a local, regional or international client. Our quality of expertise consistently earns us and our lawyers a top ranking in both local and international legal surveys. 

Throughout history Team Scanlen has proudly influenced jurisprudential development in Zimbabwe. Our continued involvement in landmark cases sets precedent in many areas of law. 

Team Scanlen has a track record of innovative transactions and market-firsts. With over 127 years of continued professional legal service we have a rich heritage, but our thinking remains progressive.

We have our hand on the pulse of the law in Zimbabwe and over the years a number of our lawyers have been elevated to bench of the High Court and Supreme Court.

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