BA LLB (UCT)
David Coltart is the Senior Partner of Webb, Low and Barry. After completing his law degree at the University of Cape Town in December 1982, David returned to Zimbabwe and began practice with Webb, Low and Barry, being admitted to practice law in February 1983. He became a partner of Webb, Low and Barry in 1984 and became its senior partner in April 1998. David established the Bulawayo Legal Projects Centre in 1987 and was a Trustee of its parent body, the Legal Resources Foundation, for 21 years. David has been one of Zimbabwe’s leading human rights and constitutional lawyers in his 34 years of practice. He played a major role in the development of Zimbabwe’s new Constitution, initially as co-chair of the Parliamentary Committee set up to develop it, and then as a member of a seven person Management Committee which negotiated the Constitution’s final contents. Between 2009 and 2013 David was Zimbabwe’s Minister of Education, Sport, Arts and Culture in the inclusive Government. David sits on a variety of Boards and is the Chairman of the Petra Schools Trust
NORMAN JAMES PATTISON
BA LLB (UCT)
Norman Pattison is the Managing Partner of Webb, Low & Barry. Having graduated from the University of Cape Town in 1982, he joined the firm in 1983. He was admitted as an Attorney that same year and became a partner at Webb, Low & Barry in 1985. In addition to commercial litigation, he oversees the Accounting and Estates Departments.
BL (Hons) LLB (UZ)
Josephat Tshuma graduated from the University of Zimbabwe in 1984 and joined Webb, Low & Barry in early 1985. Josephat became a partner of the firm in 1990 and is the firm’s Staffing Partner. Josephat was the recipient of the Human Rights Lawyer of the Year Award in 2003 and has contributed to the legal profession through his fifteen year service as a Councillor of the Law Society of Zimbabwe. He served as President of the Law Society in 2009 and 2010. Josephat is a director of a number of companies and a member of the Board of Governors of Christian Brothers College, Bulawayo. He was a technical advisor in the drafting of Zimbabwe’s new Constitution and now serves as a Commissioner of the Judicial Services Commission. Josephat practices both civil litigation, specializing in the areas of commercial and corporate law as well as criminal litigation in the High Court and Supreme Court.
Chetna Lutchman obtained her Bachelor of Law Degree from Rhodes University in 2004. She joined the firm of Ben Baron & Partners in 2005 and was admitted as a Legal Practitioner, Notary and Conveyancer in the High Court of Bulawayo in 2010. Since 2007 she has headed up the Conveyancing Department at the former Ben Baron & Partners and now Webb, Low and Barry. In March 2016 she was admitted as the fourth partner to the firm’s partnership. Her specialty areas of practice include transfer of property, subdivisions and consolidations of property, sectional title, estate transfers, registration of mortgage bonds and Notarial work. She assists the Estates Department with the drafting of wills, administration of deceased estates and estate planning.
BSocSci LLB (UCT)
Stephen graduated from the University of Cape Town in 2011. He joined Webb, Low & Barry in 2012 and completed his conversion exams the same year. He was admitted as an Attorney in January 2013. He serves on the Bulawayo Legal Practitioners Association Committee as the Treasurer. Stephen handles a range of civil litigation matters in both the Magistrates Court and High Court.
Sharon Mbondiya graduated from the University of Witwatersrand with an LLB Degree with distinction, attaining the Dean’s List for three years. She joined the firm in May 2017 as a Professional Assistant and has written her conversion exams for admission. She currently assists the firm with legal research, drafting and opinions.
John is the Practice Manager of the firm. He is an Associate member of the Chartered Institute of Secretaries in Zimbabwe where he was admitted in 1997. John is a repository which the Partners, Associates and Professional Assistants draw on for advice related to tax, liquidations, judicial management and investments. His primary tasks are to ensure the smooth running of the administrative and financial functions within the firm.
Augustine heads the Webb, Low & Barry Deceased Estates Department having joined the firm in the year 2008. He is a member of the Council of Estate Administrators and is in charge of the winding up of deceased estates. Augustine works hand in hand with the Litigation and Conveyancing Departments.