David Coltart’s Law Firm Ordered To Pay Client Over $12 000 For Mishandling Case

Webb, Low and Barry Legal Practitioners where David Coltart is a senior partner was ordered by Supreme Court judge Justice Francis Bere to pay a client more than $12 000 for mishandling a case. In his application David Addenbrooke cited David Coltart, Josphat Tshuma and Norman James Pattison as defendants.

He sought an order directing the trio to compensate him after the sale of his property following a default judgment entered against him due to an act of negligence by Webb, Low and Barry Legal Practitioners.  Addenbrooke lost property worth $10 300 after it was sold in execution as a result of the mishandling by Coltart’s law firm.

Justice Bere ordered the defendants to compensate Addenbrooke $10 300 including $2 507 being legal fees he incurred in the lawsuit. In August 2011, Addenbrooke was involved in an accident in which one Ms Portia Mhere sustained injuries. He was arrested, convicted of negligent driving and fined $400. Mhere through her lawyers Majoko and Majoko Legal Practitioners approached the High Court seeking $15 000 compensation for the injuries she sustained during the accident. Addenbrooke engaged Coltart’s law firm to defend the claim against him.

More: Chronicle

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David Coltart is a Zimbabwean lawyer, human rights advocate and politician. he is a member of the MDC party led by Welshman Ncube.In January of 2018 Senator Coltart issued an apology for his role as a member of the British South African Police in sustaining... Read More About David Coltart

Francis Bere is a Zimbabwean lawyer and a judge of the Supreme Court of Zimbabwe and a former Judge of the High Court of Zimbabwe. He was appointed to the Supreme court bench in 2018. Justice Francis Bere was elected president of the Sadc Administrative... Read More About Francis Bere

The Supreme Court of Zimbabwe is the highest court in all matters in Zimbabwe, which are not constitutional in nature. It is the court of last resort and the highest court of appeal in Zimbabwe. Its operations are governed by the Constitution and the Supreme... Read More About Supreme Court

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