Hon. Mr. Justice Charles Chanda obtained his LLB degree in 1996 and a Postgraduate Diploma in Human Rights Law in 2003 from the University of Zambia. He was admitted to the Bar in November 1996 and actively practiced law in private practice beginning with Messrs EBM Chambers, moved to Messrs Phoenix Partners in 1998 until 2003 when he set up his own practice under the name and style of CC Chambers which later merged and became Messrs Chanda Chizu & Associates.
In 2007 he undertook Advanced Training in Trial Advocacy in the Republic of South Africa and in 2008 he was admitted and enrolled as a Legal Practitioner of the High Court of the Republic of Namibia where he worked as a Deputy Government Attorney in the Government Attorney’s Office from 2011 to 2013.
Throughout his career, he has contributed to the development of law when he sat on the Law Reform and Research Committee as well as the Human Rights Committee of the Law Association of Zambia. He was actively involved in law reform as he participated in the review of proposed repeal, amendment and enactment of legislation and made representations to the National Assembly on behalf of LAZ.
From 2003 to 2007 he served as a Part-time Tutor in Commercial Law at the University of Zambia, School of Law. He also served on the Board of the Foundation for Democratic Process (FODEP) as the Chairperson for the Legal Sub-Committee and Legal Advisor from 2003 to 2011.
He was appointed Judge of the High Court in 2014 and in 2017 became an Associate Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators.