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Atherstone & Cook

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Atherstone & Cook is a law firm based in Harare, Zimbabwe. The firm offers and renders legal services to clients in Zimbabwe, regionally and internationally. Its clients range from multinationals to individuals.

The firm strives to provide the best legal representation and results to its clients and also supports practical learning, and in this regard on a regular basis offers attachments to students studying in Zimbabwe and elsewhere.
Atherstone & Cook has a reputation for rendering high quality legal service, advice and representation. The firm’s relationships with clients are founded upon mutual trust, respect and understanding. As such, it is favoured with instructions by several leading companies and high-profile individuals, and have enhanced its portfolio with many landmark transactions, cases and matters. The firm’s client base includes diversified commercial and industrial conglomerates, entrepreneurs, local and multinational banks, trade unions, media houses.

Atherstone & Cook specializes in the practice areas of Civil and Litigation, Collections, Insurance, Media, Criminal Law, Commercial and Corporate Law, Tax Law, Company Law and Secretarial Services, and Constitutional and Human Rights Law.

For prices, fees, pricing models, scheduling an appointment, or any other questions, contact Atherstone & Cook.

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Law Firm’s People

Total Headcount:  10 (2018)
Partners:  3
Non-Equity Partners:  
Attorneys:  7
Of Counsels:  
Fee Earners:  
Staff Attorney:  
General Staff:  


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Corporate Law
Criminal Law
Human Rights Law

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Atherstone & Cook (headquarter)


Eastern AfricaAfrica

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  • +263 4 704 244

achievements & recognitions

8 Awards

Atherstone & Cook's list of Awards & Accolades achieved at The Lawyers Global.

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Year Tier Position (band) Region Awarded by
2023 SHORTLISTED The Lawyers Global®
2022 Winner 1 Zimbabwe (Country) The Lawyers Global®
2022 Outstanding 17 Eastern Africa (Sub-Region) The Lawyers Global®
2021 Outstanding 4 Eastern Africa (Sub-Region) The Lawyers Global®
2021 Winner 1 Zimbabwe (Country) The Lawyers Global®
2020 Outstanding 8 Eastern Africa (Sub-Region) The Lawyers Global®
2020 Winner 1 Zimbabwe (Country) The Lawyers Global®
2019 Outstanding 2 Eastern Africa (Sub-Region) The Lawyers Global®
2019 Winner 1 Zimbabwe (Country) The Lawyers Global®