Vitalis Madanhi was admitted as a legal practitioner, Notary Public and Conveyancer in Zimbabwe in 1992. He worked for a number of reputable firms in Zimbabwe culminating with the establishment of a law firm, Madanhi and Associates now Madanhi, Mugadza and Co in Zimbabwe. He was admitted as a solicitor of the Supreme Court in England and Wales in 2004. He worked for the Refugee Legal Centre before it changed its name to the RMJ. He established Bake and Co Solicitors, Birmingham, England, in 2007 where he is the Principal Solicitor. He is a director in various companies in Zimbabwe. His passion in law is to demystify legal issues and to help people. He is a family man and enjoys spending time with the little ones. Outside the law, he likes farming, ventures and entrepreneurship. He hopes to participate in the advancement of humanity to achieve the common good. He fears God.
Yvonne began her legal practice at the prominent Wintertons law firm in Harare, Zimbabwe. She was privileged to become the first female partner in the firm's 70 year history where she was a respected legal practitioner and women and human rights campaigner. In 2004 she moved to the United Kingdom and obtained a Masters in Development Studies at the University of London. She enrolled as a solicitor in 2009 but has worked as an accredited immigration caseworker and supervisro since 2005. She is a recognised country expert on Zimbabwe and is instructed by law firms and organisations in the United Kingdom. She has also prepared reports for law firms in Canada and the United States of America. She is a Christian and member of the AFM church and worships at Stevenage Assembly. Yvonne is a mother of two.
Dakarayi was admitted to the Roll of Legal Practitioners as a Legal Practitioner, Notary Public and Conveyancer in 1991. Dakarayi has wide experience both in public and private practice. On leaving law school, Dakarayi worked as a Trainee Magistrate during which time he also did a stint for the Public Prosecutor's Office. Dakarayi worked for the prominent law firm Chirunda Chihambakwe & Partners, from 1991 to early 1994. On leaving this firm, Dakarayi went into partnership with Justice Lavender Makoni and they practiced under the firm Makoni Mtisi Legal Practitioners.
Dakarayi has practiced Immigration and Human Rights Law in the UK since 2001. He worked for the eminent Immigration and Human Rights firm Howe & Co Solicitors until 2006. He has also worked with Trott & Gentry Solicitors of Islington, London, TMB Solicitors, Essex, Chipatiso & Co Solicitors, London and Ck Solicitors, London, before joining Bake & Co Solicitors in late 2010. Dakarayi brings with him vast experience in the Immigration and Human Rights.
Yaser Iqbal is a solicitor advocate living and working in Birmingham. He is accredited by the Legal Services Commission as a Senior Immigration Caseworker. He came to live in the United Kingdom in 1986 at the age of 8 years. He graduated in law in 1999 and then trained to be a barrister at the Inns of Court School of Law studying the BVC and a Post-Graduate Diploma in Professional Legal Studies in the same year. He was called to the Bar in 2001. He commenced his career in Immigration and human rights law in the same year working for a busy practice in London. He has extensive experience in all areas of Immigration Law including Asylum, Entry Clearance and Human Rights law. He is passionate about the rights of refugees and has a love for the protection of human rights in general which is what lead to his decision to practice in Immigration & Human Rights law. He is a practicing Muslim and fears God.
Andrew Nyamayaro was admitted as a legal practitioner, Notary Public and Conveyancer in Zimbabwe in 2000. He worked for two firms in Zimbabwe. He has experience in several areas of law which include criminal, family, business, employment and Human rights law. He has vast experience in dealing with Asylum, immigration and Human rights cases. He has assisted clients of different nationalities in their asylum and immigration applications. He has advised clients from initial asylum and immigration applications right through appeals and Judicial reviews. He has further assisted clients prepare and submit their fresh claims. As a Zimbabwean he has been involved with a number of human rights organisations which deal with human rights abuses in Zimbabwe and other countries. His activism is also visible in the UK particularly to matters related to immigration matters of his clients. He has been able to stop deportations on the basis of the ECHR and the Human Rights Act. Client care is Andrew's number one priority.
Andrew is a Solicitor. He is a married man and has two children. He is a committed Christian.
Calvin has extensive and varied legal experience spanning over thirty years, having been admitted as a Legal Practitioner, Notary Public and Conveyancer in Zimbabwe in 1985. He worked in the Office of the Attorney-General of Zimbabwe, in the Prosecution Division for 8 years and prosecuted criminal trials and appeals in the High Court and in the Supreme Court, of Zimbabwe. In 1993 he went into private practice as an Associate with Surgey, Pitman and Kerswell, Legal Practitioners. He left in 1997 to establish Mantsebo and Company, Legal Practitioners, as the managing partner. In 2007 he went to Sierra Leone on engagement as a consultant prosecutor for corruption cases with the Sierra Leone Anti Corruption Commission, under the British Council-managed and DFID-funded Justice Sector Development Programme (JSDP). In addition to the prosecution of high-profile government officials and ministers he participated in the reform of criminal legislation, culminating in the promulgation of the Sierra Leone Anti-Corruption Act 2008. The law set a standard in anti-corruption initiatives in Africa. His work in Sierra Leone has given Calvin an in-depth appreciation of the symbiotic relationship between good governance, accountability, observance of the rule of law, and economic and social justice. With considerable courtroom experience, Calvin additionally brings to immigration and asylum practice, a holistic yet ethnically-nuanced approach to UK migrant issues. Calvin is an avid reader, who is continuously exploring the inter-disciplinary significance of the law, human rights and the political economy. Outside of the law, he finds cosmology to be awe inspiring. He is a Christian.
Calvin joined Bake & Co Solicitors as a consultant in December 2013.