DAVID MATTHEWS NDLOVU (LLB) U.B
David has, thus far, been in private practice all his professional life. He graduated with a Bachelor of Laws Degree from the University of Botswana in October, 2009 where he was the second highest graduating student in his class.
David was admitted by the High Court of Botswana to practice as an attorney in 2009 and subsequently as a Notary and Conveyancer in 2010.
He consciously decided to pursue a career in private legal practice after having interned at a private law firm during the course of one of his undergraduate years.
Prior to the founding of Ndlovu Moitshepi & Co David was a Junior Partner and Head of Litigation Department at one of the largest Law firms in Botswana where he worked for four and a half years.
As a private practitioner, David has been widely exposed to different areas of legal practice. He has assisted clients in criminal, civil, public and private law practice with particular bias to commercial and labour law. David has conducted litigation before the Industrial Court, High Court and Court of Appeal and has also been involved in drafting different types of property transactions involving banks and individuals alike. He has written opinions for various clients and most recently advised the Botswana Nurses’ Union on the possible impact of the proposed Health Professions Bill, 2005 on the nursing and midwifery professions.
David is currently pursuing, on a part time basis, a Master of Laws Degree at the University of Botswana majoring in International Trade, Investment, Finance and Advanced Labour Law.
JONES AONE MOITSHEPI (LLB) UB
Jones has also been in private legal practice all his professional life thus far. His experience in law practice virtually covers almost all predominant litigation areas in our jurisdiction (Botswana). He has assisted and conducted criminal defencein matters involving charges such as murder, rape and road traffic offences, fraud, to mention a few.
However a significant part of Jones’ practice has been in the area of civil law where he has advised, instituted and defended civil cases (trials and motions) for such major entities as Cresta Marakanelo Limited, Kgalagadi Breweries (Pty) Ltd, First Sun Alliance Insurance Brokers and Copyright Society of Botswana (in respect of which he has handled matters and rendered opinions in the relatively less explored area of Intellectual Property law). He has successfully represented entities such as Stuttafords Stores (and some of the above named entities) in various labour disputes as well as had extensive involvement in debt collection (mostly large scale) and foreclosure endeavours of such significant players in the market as Botswana Building Society. He has handled numerous divorces (including one with Private International Law dimensions as well as a claim for alimony), varying civil causes of actions including fairly unpopular ones such as Accounts and Debatement, emotional shock and interdicts. He has represented two practising attorneys (sole proprietors) whose suspension and disbarment, respectively, were sought by the Law Society of Botswana at the High Court and in professional misconduct cases. He has also appeared at such forums as the Land Tribunal in respect of land disputes’ cases as well as successfully represent a client in arbitration proceedings. In fact for a period spanning over at least 2 years of his practice Jones was, at his last place of employment, responsible for almost 100 % of all the litigation cases handled by his then firm. He has also undergone a short course in Trial Advocacy for which he holds a Certificate.
Jones has also done extensive advisory work such as contract reviews, drafting of contracts and Memoranda of Understanding (mostly commercial agreements for Botswana Breweries (Pty) Ltd – before its amalgamation into and with Kgalagadi Breweries (Pty) Ltd, and Cresta Marakanelo Limited) and rendering advice relating to varying legal instruments. He has also been involved in estate distribution issues, drafted wills, company constitutions and shareholders’ agreements. Most memorably, in this regard, he travelled to Zambia to assist a client (a locally registered company which sought to extend its operations to Zambia by incorporating a sister company there) in negotiating and drafting a Shareholders’ Agreement between the Botswana shareholders and their Zambian counterparts.
He is, simultaneous with legal practice, interested in pursuing a course in arbitration.
Jones is also an admitted Notary and Conveyancer (having been admitted as such by the High Court of Botswana in 2010).