MUTATU, MASAMVU & DA SILVA-GUSTAVO LAW CHAMBERS

EXPERIENCE YOU NEED, RESULTS YOU WANT

MUTATU, MASAMVU & DA SILVA-GUSTAVO LAW CHAMBERS

About Us

Mutatu, Masamvu & Da Silva –Gustavo was founded in 2019 with a focus of building long term relationships with our clients whilst helping them to achieve their business and personal goals and providing sound legal advice. Our team of qualified legal practitioners have experience in, but not limited to, corporate and commercial law, civil and criminal litigation as well as inheritance law, labour law, conveyancing, mining and estate Administration,
With the world becoming more volatile and complex our clients need a law firm they can trust and that will not only invest in them but will also deliver excellent customer service, energy and experience. We adopt a creative and practical solving approach in our strategy to optimise results for clients. These achievements are possible as we only recruit the best legal practitioners and further develop them to grow professionaly with our firm as a unified team focused on agility, efficiency and high quality services.
We understand that new realities require new and current approaches and with our new generation of legal practitioners we will help our clients grow personally and professionally.

OUR MISSION

Is to provide our clients with the highest level of professional assistance. These are not just words but the value that drives the Attorneys and other professionals in our firm. We are dedicated to obtaining justice for our clients and protecting their emotional well-being during stressful times.

We recognise that each client is important and that the outcomes of their cases seriously affect their future and for that reason we believe in being prepared, working hard and smart ,staying focused and maintaining close relationships with our clients.

Much of our personal satisfaction comes from earning the trust and confidence of our clients and the value in treating every person with the dignity and respect they desrve.

This philosophy guides how we work with clients and we belive it will be the reason why we succeed.

OUR VISION

We aim to be a reference for other law firms whilst delivering reliable legal services and assistance tailored to our client’s requirements within every aspect of practice.

Our Partners

Bruce Israel Masamvu

Bruce Israel Masamvu

LLBS (HONS) MSU

Mr Masamvu is one of the three founding partners of MMD  Law Chambers .  He holds a Bachelor of Laws Honours degree from Midlands State University.

He joined Dube Tachiona and Tsvangirai  in January 2014 and became an Associate Partner in January 2019 . He then teamed up with Mr  Mutatu and Mrs  Da Silva-Gustavo to form MMD Law Chambers.

In his career, Mr Masamvu has practiced law in extensive areas including, but not limited to, landlord and tenancy law, banking law, commercial financial advisory, criminal litigation, debt collection and conveyancing. He currently supervises the conveyancing department and has a wide range of clients both individuals and corporates.

Priscillah Da Silva - Gustavo

Priscillah Da Silva - Gustavo

LLBS (HONS) UZ

Mrs Da Silva- Gustavo is a registered Legal Practitioner and Conveyancer. She begun her practice at Joel Pincus, Konson & Wolhuter Legal Practitioners in 2014. She then partnered with Mr Mutatu and Mr Masamvu in 2019 to form MMD law Chambers as the Managing Partner.

She has experience in conveyancing, corporate law, commercial law, civil law, family law, labour law ,inheritance law and estate administration.

As part of her labour law practice she also gives presentations and lectures when called upon to do by corporate clients and non-corporate organisations. She is also a member of Zimbabwe Women Lawyers Association.

Valentine Matutu

Valentine Matutu

LLBS(HONS) UZ;MBA(MSU);LLM(UNISA)

Completed his law degree in 2006 and was registered as a Legal Practitioner, Conveyancer and Notary Public. He immediately joined private practice and worked with various firms including Makonese and Partners in Kwekwe for a total of five years where he served as a Legal Practitioner, Conveyancer and Notary Public. In 2007 he doubled up his duties as he began lecturing at the Midlands State University Law School (MSU). In  2010 he obtained a Masters in Business Administration.

He resigned from Makonese and Partners in 2011 to establish Mutatu & Partners in Kwekwe where he is the senior partner. He became more entrenched at MSU as he was appointed the Chairperson of the Public Law Department by the Faculty Law. He is also sits in the MSU Senate. Mr Mutatu also achieved a Masters in Law with the University Of South Africa.

In 2019 he Partnered up with Mr Masamvu and Mrs Da Silva-Gustavo to form MMD Law Chambers.

His key areas of expertise include, but are not limited to, Criminal Law, Conveyancing, Labour law and general legal advice.

Associate Attorney 

Sifiso Sithole

Sifiso Sithole

LLB WSU (South Africa)

Miss Sithole is a holder of a Bachelor of laws degree from the Walter Sisulu University and is a registered Legal Practitioner in Zimbabwe. Her main interest lies within the commercial arena particularly commercial law, property law, mining law and civil litigation.

She previously worked with Furusa and Company Legal Practitioners and Magondora and Partners before joining  MMD Law Chambers. She is also a member of Zimbabwe Women Lawyers Association.

Lylod Chimire

Lylod Chimire

LLBS (HONS) UZ

Lylod Chimire, holds a bachelor of law degree having graduated as a Legal Practitioner and conveyancer from the University of Zimbabwe in 2014. He then joined
Muzenda and Partners in 2014- to 2015 as a Professional Assistant where he centered on research, pleadings preparation mainly civil and labor court processes. He then moved to the Judicial Service Commission from 2015 to 2020 where he worked as a Principal Assistant Master of the High Court responsible for the administration of deceased Estates and insolvencies and minors, supervision of estate administrators, preparing Master’s reports for matters before the courts, appearing in all courts representing the masters’ office, presiding over creditors meetings, inter alia) achievements- contributed towards the new Act of Companies and Other Businesses Entities Act. He contributed to various directives and guidance issued within the masters’ office for general use by officers. In 2020 he returned to private practice and joined Liberty Mcijo & Associates as a Professional Assistant where he did court appearances, magistrates court, high court, and supreme court. criminal, civil, and labor).

He joined Mutatu Masamvu & Da Silva Gustavo Law Chambers in March 2021. He is currently working on a guidebook for operations of the office of the Master. He has passion for articles touching or commenting on various issues of law mainly civil, constitutional, and court judgments.

Conrad Nyathi

Conrad Nyathi

LLB (HONS)MSU

Conrad holds an LLB Honours Degree from Midlands State University, Zimbabwe. Currenttly, he is a candidate for an LLM in Comparative Business Law in Africa with the University of Cape Town, South Africa. He is recieving specialised training in doing business in the North Africa  and in the Middle East, Resource Revenue Law, Chinese Law and Investments in Africa, and Regional Economic Law. He is a scholar of the Mandela Institute for Development Studies, a leading prestigious think-tank on African integration and economic development.

Conrad is also an alumnus of and holds a qualification in Business and Entrepreneurship Development from the Young African Leaders Initiative Professionally, Conrad has intended in the legal department of one of Zimbabwe’s top-performing parastatal:Zimbabwe Electricity Transmission and Distribution Company. During his time there, he was involved in high-profile debt collection cases as well as litigation. Presently, he is an Assistant Lecturer with Midlands State University in the Faculty of Law. He assistes with content development and delievery in the Law of Insolvency, International Trade Law, and Tax Law. Overall, owing to his academic, professional, and personal experiences; Corad commits to providing orgarnised,bespoke, and professional advice and solutions to his clients.

 Services

Corporate Law

Company Formation And Due Diligence
Liquidation, Judicial Management and Winding up
Corporate crimes and litigation
Corporate Real Estate
Intellectual Property
Joint ventures and mergers

Criminal Litigation

Money Laundering Offences
Capital Punishment Crimes
Disciplinary or tribunal proceedings
General Crimes

Civil Litigation

Adoption, custody,access and guardianship

Appeals and Reviews
Contract law
Banking and finance
Insolvency
Matrimonial disputes
Labour law
Personal injury claims
Inheritance law and Estate Administration

CONVEYANCING

Agreements of sale
Deed of Donation
Subdivisions
Change of Title Deeds
Placing and uplifting caveats
Placing and Cancelling Mortgage Bonds
Replacing lost Title Deeds

Notary

Registering Trusts
Change of names
Notarising documents

Contact Us

Address

Attorneys, Conveyancers, Notaries, Judicial Managers and Estate
Administrators

Stanbic House

1st Floor, Right Wing 8th Avenue/ JMN Nkomo Street

Bulawayo, Zimbabwe

Telephone: +263292887188 or +263292887362

Cell Phone: +263774800655 or +263772301554

Facebook : @mmdlawchambers

Email: mmdchambers@gmail.com

Website: mmdlaw.co.zw