ABOUT US

Simbisa means ‘to strengthen’ and ‘to empower’ in Shona, a local Zimbabwean language. This is our purpose. We exist to empower you and your business with the legal expertise and high performance coaching to build thriving businesses.

MEET THE TEAM

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RUGARE GOMO, FOUNDER & MANAGING DIRECTOR

Rugare brings over 10 years experience as a lawyer and entrepreneur. He has practised in a top law firm in Melbourne and was the General Counsel of a high performing international business, responsible for the negotiation of cross-border multi-million dollar contracts.

Rugare is the Founder and Managing Director of Simbisa Law and he is passionate about empowering business owners to fulfil their dreams and live their purpose.

He is also the Founder and a Director of the Gomo Foundation, an award-winning not-for-profit organisation which provides education scholarships for African women.

Rugare is admitted to practice in the Supreme Court of Victoria. He obtained degrees in Law and Arts (Honours) at Monash University.

In his spare time, you may find him dancing to Beyoncé.

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LEO HUTCHINGS, PARALEGAL & RELATIONSHIP MANAGER

Leo is the Paralegal & Relationship Manager at Simbisa Law. He is responsible for bringing your business ideas to life with solid legal foundations.

Leo is a law graduate from the UK who completed his LLB law degree at the University of Nottingham in 2016.

In 2018 he completed his Master of Laws at the University of Melbourne, mainly focusing on finance related law.

He has a keen interest in the intersection between technology and finance, and loves sampling all Australian gins.

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CAROLE JABBOUR, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT MANAGER

Carole joined Simbisa Law after working with Rugare at the Gomo Foundation. She is thrilled to represent such a conscious and transparent law firm for start ups and entrepreneurs.

With a background in Biochemistry, Carole has global experience within health education, marketing and business development, across large, boutique, private and not-for-profit organisations.

In her spare time, you can find Carole sharing her passion for mother nature’s essential oils and looking after her daughter Julia.

If you would like to chat about a potential partnership with Simbisa Law, get in touch with Carole: carole@simbisalaw.com.au


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