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Acting as Correspondents of Record

Our offices facilitate acting as correspondents for attorney firms around South Africa. Our areas of jurisdiction include South Gauteng High Court, Germiston, Randburg, Edenvale, Pretoria, Krugersdorp and Roodepoort. We are well equipped to handle any correspondent requirements timeously and have successfully done so for numerous firms over the past 10 years.

Commercial and Corporate Law

We pride ourselves in our expertise and passion for the areas of commercial law. We cater to serve the unique requirements of each client.

Areas of expertise include:

  • Formation of companies and close corporations
  • Acquisition and sale of companies and close corporations
  • Liquidation and insolvency applications.
  • Memorandum of Incorporation in terms of new Companies Act.
  • Trust formation and servicing.
  • Shareholder and Joint Venture Agreements.
  • Lease Agreements.
  • Association Agreements.
  • Partnership Agreements.
Family Law

We take great pride in the personal relationships we establish with our clients. Family law requires much dedication and personal commitment to your client and their specific needs.

Areas of expertise include:

  • Divorce litigation & settlement agreements;
  • Ante-nuptial contracts
  • Maintenance
  • domestic partnerships
  • Guardianship
  • Care and control of children
  • Domestic violence
  • Wills and estates
  • Rights of contact to minor children
  • Parental rights and responsibilities
  • Adoptions
  • Weddings
  • Estate Planning
General Litigation & Taxation

We take great pride in our track record with regard to obtaining satisfactory outcomes for our clients in litigation matters, including taxations. Running a successful litigation practice involves a true understanding of the law and practical knowledge of the rules of court. We have longstanding relationships with the advocates that we select to argue matters, the selection criteria is based on their specialty within each field of law. We adopt a holistic approach to litigation and will always provide the client with the advice best suited in the circumstances. We pride ourselves in ensuring that we advise our clients of all the various options available to them and dedicate ourselves to achieving both a satisfactory outcome and cost effective solution.

Labour law

With a truly unique labour market and labour related problems, South African labour law requires a high level of skill and dedication. Our firm has the necessary expertise to address any labour related matter.

Areas of expertise include:

  • Drafting of any labour related agreements/documents;
  • Employment contracts;
  • Labour dispute resolution;
  • The chairing/defending/prosecuting of disciplinary hearings;
  • CCMA & labour court applications and trials;
Media Law

Our vast media experience has allowed our firm to successfully service the biggest Media house in South Africa for over 10 years. We currently service three national newspaper publications. We have the necessary expertise and experience to handle any media related matter.

Areas of expertise include:

  • Defamation litigation;
  • Press Council complaints;
  • Print, visual and electronic media.
  • Press releases;
  • Media Law courses;
  • All media related queries;
COLLECTION MATTERS

We provide collection expertise to individuals and companies, be it from serving a letter of demand, drafting an acknowledgement of debt or Magistrate Court and High Court litigation. We also provide advice on the National Credit Act.

  • Letters of demand.
  • Drafting of acknowledgement of debt.
  • Advice on the National Credit Act.
  • Magistrate and High Court litigation.
WIDELY REPORTED ACHIEVEMENTS
  • Conclusion of the sale agreement for Mugg & Bean Inc.
  • Successful litigation regarding the estate of Lebo Mathosa.
  • Obtaining of settlement for ex-CEO Solly Mokoetle against the SABC.
  • Successful Magistrate Court, High Court and SCA litigation on behalf of Daily Sun, Sunday Sun and Sondag newspapers.
  • Successful rescission application for Jon Qwelane, the South African High Commissioner to Uganda.
  • Successful defence of Press Code complaints made against Daily Sun, Sunday Sun and Sondag newspapers
  • Complaint on behalf of Media 24 against Zama Khumalo in the Westdene Dam/"Facebook Racist" matter.