Martin M Changoma

Martin M Changoma

Principal Associate | ALN Malawi | Savjani & Co

Physical Address:

Ground Floor, Hannover House, Hannover Avenue - Blantyre, Malawi

Telephone:

+265 1 824 555 / +265 1 824281

Email Address:

 

 

 

  1. Background

    Martin Chagoma joined Savjani & Co in January, 2011. He handles litigation matters and provides legal advice to corporate clients in various areas of law including insurance, labour and/or employment, torts, criminal, contract, administrative, land/property and commercial matters.

  2. Professional Membership
    • Malawi Law Society
  3. Professional Qualification

    2009: Bachelor of Laws (Honours), University of Malawi, Chancellor College

    2004: Bachelor of Arts (Humanities), University of Malawi, chancellor College

  4. Career Summary

    Jan 2011– Date:  Associate, Savjani & Co

    Jan: Dec 2010: Senior Legal Aid Advocate, Ministry of Justice, Legal Aid Department, Blantyre

  5. Top Matters
    • Defending Monsanto Malawi, a subsidiary of the Monsanto Group, in connection with an employment matter on instruction of Monsanto (South Africa) through Messrs Webber Wentzel of South Africa.
    • Defending Transport Equipment Manufacturers , an authorised and specialised dealer of MAN and VW Trucks, buses and Dropside semi-trailers, in connection with an alleged detinue and/or conversation of the Plaintiff’s MAN Truck and Trailer by TEM. The Plaintiff are claiming damages of approximately MWK 127 million the equivalent of USD 273,000.
    • Defending General Alliance Insurance in connection with an action in the High Court of Malawi, Lilongwe District Registry, involving an alleged breach of insurance contract where the Plaintiff claims indemnity of sum insured under comprehensive insurance cover and consequential loss.
    • Representing GOAL Malawi in the High Court of Malawi (Commercial Division), Blantyre in connection with an action where the Plaintiff was claiming, inter alia, damages for breach of construction contract, retention sum due and payable in excess of MWK 10 million and value of materials left at the project site. We obtained an order of stay of proceedings and referred the matter to arbitration in line with the terms of the Agreement.
    • Representing Eastern Produce (Malawi) (EPL) in the High Court of Malawi, Zomba District Registry, in connection with an action brought by its employee in which they alleged negligence of EPL’s servants leading to employee’s injury at work. i.e. Makwasa Tea Estate belonging to EPL. The Employee’s claim under Workers’ Compensation Act was thwarted and resorted to bringing a common law action in negligence.
    • Acting for Tropha Estates and General Alliance Insurance (GA) in connection with a property damage claim in the High Court of Malawi, Mzuzu District Registry, in an alleged negligence of the driver of GA’s insured leading damage  to the Plaintiff’s motor
    • Defending Southern Bottlers (Malawi) in the High Court of Malawi, Principal Registry, Blantyre, in connection with a product liability claiming which the Plaintiff alleges that he consumed the contents of a coca-cola bottle contaminated with sand bits, dead ants and debris.

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