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Top tier law firm in Zimbabwe – Scanlen & Holderness


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 through our continued involvement in landmark cases which have set precedent in many areas of law. In 2013 two of our lawyers again set new precedents in Zimbabwe in the following areas of law:

  • electronic service of court papers for un-located debtors
  • private prosecution in criminal matters and
  • damages arising out of rape-pregnancy.

Team Scanlen has a track record of innovative transactions and market-firsts. In 2014 we celebrated 120 years of continued professional legal service. Although we have a rich heritage, our thinking is 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.

Practice Areas:

  • Corporate and Commercial Law
  • Conveyancing
  • Property Law
  • Constitutional Law
  • Administrative Law
  • Criminal Law
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Litigation
  • Employment Law
  • Labour Law
  • Environmental Law
  • Estate Planning
  • Family Law
  • Immigration and Citizenship
  • Intellectual Property
  • Licensing Compliance
  • Regulatory Law
  • Mining and Energy Law


Ranked Band 1 for General Business Law – Zimbabwe

Sternford Moyo ranked for General Business Law – Zimbabwe

Sternford Moyo Co-Chairs the IBA African Regional Forum

Downloads on Zimbabwe:

Guide to doing business in Zimbabwe

Insolvency and Debt Restructuring in Zimbabwe

Guide to Mining in Zimbabwe

Guide to Foreign Money Judgments and Arbitral Awards in Zimbabwe