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Practice Areas

Aviation

Aviation law is a highly regulated environment dealing with regulations placed on operators, their aircraft and the facilities that are utilised in the conducting of their business. Through our team of expert consultants (including a team with vast experience as pilots, aircraft owners and operators), We provide a comprehensive aviation service. This experience has given us a solid understanding of the aviation industry, which allows us to better understand our clients’ requirements. Due to our firm offering a broad spectrum of legal services, we are able to advise our clients on various aspects of the aviation industry, including but not limited to drafting of various aviation-related agreements and ensuring compliance with the industry’s stringent legislation and regulations.

Administration of Deceased Estates

The administration of an estate refers to the management and distribution of a deceased person’s estate. The Administration of Estates Act 66 of 1965 and the Intestate Succession Act 81 of 1987 regulates the aforementioned. Our office is fully acquainted with these requirements and the internal procedures of the office of the Master of the High Court.

Civil Litigation

Litigation is the process of taking a civil lawsuit (legal dispute) to court either by way of action proceedings (summons) or application proceedings (notice of motion). Our office has jurisdiction in the following courts: High Court of South Africa, Gauteng Division, Pretoria, Pretoria Magistrate’s Court (District & Regional). Having established relationships with correspondent attorneys across South Africa, we are enabled to litigate throughout the entire country. Our litigation department is truly one of our flagship departments. We pride ourselves in our expertise and experience, litigating on behalf of our extensive and diversified client base, including individuals and corporates. In addition, we assist with debt collection i.e. the recovery of all monies due, owing and payable to our clients.

Commercial, Contractual & Corporate Law

Commercial, Contractual and Corporate Law refers to the relevant laws and legislation that determine the rights, relations and conduct of natural and legal persons engaged in commerce, merchandising, trade and sales (to name but a few) and govern disputes arising out of ordinary transactions such as the aforementioned. We assist clients with all commercial and corporate aspects of their business. Our services are not limited to the drafting and settlement of a composite range of commercial contracts but also include advising on the tax and other implications of commercial transactions and conducting due diligence investigations in association with various external consultants and counsel.

Company Secretarial Services

Our legal team has the expertise and experience to take care of the demanding statutory and regulatory compliance requirements of your company to ensure that all obligations in terms of the relevant laws are met. We offer a comprehensive statutory and Company Secretarial function that is tailored according to each client’s expectations. Our services include, but are not limited to: Corporate governance of companies and close corporations Compliance with the JSE’s listing requirements Lodgment of all company documentation at the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission (CIPC) (i.e. formation and registration of new companies, amendments to directors, name changes etc., electronic maintenance of statutory records and registers as required in terms of the relevant laws). We also offer assistance with the structuring and incorporation of foreign companies.

Criminal Law

Criminal Law involves a system of legal rules designed to keep the public safe and discourage and prevent wrongful conduct. We offer assistance in criminal defenses and also have experience in the investigation of commercial crimes.

Debt Collection

Our office assists with the recovery of all monies due, owing and payable to our clients by means of traditional debt collecting procedures, or the institution of litigation proceedings, if necessary.

Employment Law & Labour Disputes

Employment (Labour) Law governs the relationship between employers, employees, trade unions and the government. This field of law is mainly governed by the Labour Relations Act 66 of 1995, the Basic Conditions of Employment Act 75 of 1997 and the Employment Equity Act 55 of 1998. We can be of assistance by reviewing and drafting employment agreements and disciplinary codes, assisting with complaints regarding misconduct (including the drafting of the necessary notices and conducting disciplinary hearings) and representing clients at the CCMA.

Estate Planning & Drafting of Wills

The importance of having an up to date and valid will can never be over-emphasised and is of particular importance where you are the owner of immovable property and/or have minor children. By having a will you are able to leave instructions on how your estate must be distributed and you can name someone as the executor of your will to carry out these instructions on your behalf. If you die without a valid and up to date will or without a will altogether then you will have died intestate. This means that the law of intestate succession will determine how your estate will be distributed. This may include beneficiaries whom you may not have wished to benefit or may exclude persons whom you would have preferred to benefit.

Property Law & Conveyancing

Property Law regulates the rights of people in or over certain objects or things. It is concerned with a person’s ability to undertake certain actions with certain kinds of objects in accordance with the relevant laws. Our firm, in association with a firm purely focusing and specialising in property law, offers a range of property related services, including the marketing and selling of property (commercial or residential), registration of property transfers, property valuations, lease disputes and advising on any property related transaction.