We rely on a full staff compliment of sixty three (63) that enables the Scanlen legal team to deliver services efficiently. The full spectrum of support staff includes Estates management, Intellectual Property management, office management, IT, marketing, human resources and financial administration. The following lead our support staff:
Rejoice Chieza is the leader of the Estates Planning and Administration Department and is also the former Vice‐Chairperson of the Council of Estate Administrators. She provides counselling services to all members of the team which has proven to be highly valuable to the firm. She joined Scanlen & Holderness in 1997 having moved from the office of the Master of the High Court in Bulawayo where she was the Assistant Master. She is an expert in handling deceased estates and estate planning work.
Joseph joined Scanlen & Holderness in 1982 as Head of its Debt Collecting Department (a position he still holds today) after having worked for the reputable firm of Wilson & Morgan as a Senior Debt Collector in Blantyre, Malawi, from 1966 to 1981. He works with Loveness Trusida and the two of them are the principal Credit Controllers for the firm responsible for client liaisons regarding fees due to the firm. He has vast experience in both High Court and Magistrates' courts civil matters and legal procedures pertaining to recovery of debts.
Vorster is the firm's Accountant and he provides leadership in financial matters in the firm. He joined the firm in 1991 as a Dispatch clerk and rose through the ranks to become an Accounts Clerk in the 1990s. He attained a Diploma in Accounting (ACCA), a Bachelor of Commerce degree in Accounting and a Master of Business degree (MBA).
Doreen is a competent, energetic and reliable office manager who is responsible for the administration of the firm. She provides management leadership in respect of all aspects of the business apart from management of delivery of professional services. She worked for various companies and non‐governmental organisations as an Administrator before joining the Firm. She is responsible for, among other things, procurement and human resources aspects of the Firm. She attained a BBA; a Bachelor degree in Business Administration.
Takura joined Scanlen & Holderness in 2010 after having moved from an I.T. consultancy company. He is responsible for the firm's I.T. needs including the networking of our th th computers on the 12th and 13th Floors, repairs, installations, maintenance and e‐mail flow. Takura enjoys playing soccer and is an integral part of the Scanlen soccer team. (Scanlen Eagles).
Tapiwa joined Scanlen & Holderness as a librarian in February 2008. Before joining Scanlen he worked for the Library of Parliament for almost 13 years. He had joined Library of Parliament as a Library Assistant straight from Harare Polytechnic in April 1995 after having acquired a National Certificate in Library and Information Science. In 2005 to 2006 Tapiwa went back to the same college for a Higher National Diploma in Library and Information Science with he attained at the end of 2006. He rose through the ranks to become Principal Librarian. He worked for both the main section and the legal section of the Library of Parliament, where he was responsible for assisting Members of Parliament doing research as well as Officers of Parliament doing research. Tapiwa’s experience in the legislative process has assisted him immensely as a librarian for Scanlen; he was involved in providing information in the legislative process (enacting laws) and now he helps Scanlen’s legal practitioner to access the same statues as they interpret and apply them in Zimbabwean courts of law.