A group of Zimbabwean lawyers has established an online Legal firm, the first of a kind in Zimbabwe, that is composed of lawyers from 25 African countries with clients from about 15 countries in the African continent to enhance easy online access to legal services.
The firm, under the banner of “Lawbasket“, was co-founded by a number of Zimbabwean lawyers to offer free client relationship technology to its lawyers as well as online Payment processing for domestic and multi-jurisdictional payments for its legal services.
Founded in December 2018 by a group of entrepreneurs who had previously run the successful Lexware Inc, which was viewed as a major success in legal technological space in Africa, Lawbasket has now become a major force to reckon with in online Legal consultancy in the entire African region.
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In a recent interview, the co-founders of Lawbasket said the law firm was composed of Simba Mubvuma and Blessing Makuni, who are prominent lawyers with notable 4-year experiences of working with prominent law firms in Zimbabwe. The finance department is headed by Morton Mabumbo who has CCA qualification that is equivalent to CPA, the technical department is headed by Destiny Samkange who is an IT technician as well as a weekend radio personality and the Marketing and International business department is headed by Nyasha Makamba with marketing qualifications attained from the United Arab Emirates.
In the interview, two of the co-founders Simba Mubvuma and Nyasha Makamba said that Lawbasket is a credible alternative to traditional law firms, providing solutions to getting legal aid for the ever-growing crusade of small businesses and start-ups in the African region. The company also decongests the process of creating and managing payments for lawyers as well as provide a simple portal for the processing of multi-jurisdictional payments for the services that it provides to its clients.
Since its inception in December 2018, the company’s sole funding had been from its founders and the company has a clear path to revenue generation and profitability for a whole year, with revenue expected on commission for the jobs that the company provides, premium membership as well as payment processing fees through the company.
With over 130 lawyers from 23 African countries so far, Lawbasket has established an impressive traction and currently is the most rapidly growing and diverse legal platform in the entire continent so far and it multiplies the largest law firm in Zimbabwe 10 times in growth terms whilst it also falls short of only 40 lawyers to surpass the largest law firms by lawyer in South Africa and Nigeria. With a clientele base derived from organic marketing and General user engagements, Lawbasket has more that 60 clients including small businesses and start-ups.
In terms of markets, Lawbasket has lawyers derived from over 25 countries in the African continent and clients from over 15 countries in the region. The legal services payment aspect of the business operates in 25 countries in Africa which includes Nigeria, Zimbabwe, South Africa, Senegal, Botswana, Zambia and others.
The company can also connect lawyers and businesses in more than 25 counties in Africa in relation to the online Legal services marketplace. Moreover, the company Is planning to increase its subscribers both on the client’s side and on the lawyer side in the current markets with plans to recruit lawyers from the lusophone and Francophone markets within a period of one year.
One of the main challenges Lawbasket is facing is the challenge of mind sets since it is a new player in the market and still needs to establish itself and be wholly accepted by both lawyers and clients but however the company founders strongly believes that the entire Lawbasket offering is a game changer and it is only a matter of a short time before both lawyers’ groups and clients fully embrace this initiative.