Practice Areas

Administrative and Public Law

Administrative law regulates the conduct of public bodies exercising public powers. When administrative decisions are taken unlawfully, they can be reviewed by a court of law.

We provide expert advice and assistance in:

  • Expropriation claims and disputes
  • Judicial review of administrative decisions
  • Valuation appeals

Corporate and Commercial Law

Corporate law regulates companies, close corporations, cooperatives and other business structures, such as trusts, partnerships and sole proprietorships. Commercial law includes a broader range of practice areas that regulate the commercial relationships between parties.

Dr Oosthuizen obtained his doctor's degree in company law and specializes in corporate and commercial law. We are uniquely positioned to offer a full spectrum of corporate and commercial law services, including:

  • Corporate law
    • Incorporation of companies
    • Shareholder agreements, memoranda of incorporation and association agreements
    • Corporate governance
    • Mergers, acquisitions and other fundamental transactions
    • Liquidations, compromises and business rescue
  • Trusts and estates
    • Formation of trusts
    • Drafting wills
    • Administration of estates
  • Partnerships
  • Business structures and joint ventures
  • Contracts (including notarial contracts)
  • Competition law
  • Consumer law
  • Building and construction law
  • Intellectual property law
  • Insurance law

Conveyancing and Property Law

Conveyancing is the part of the law concerned with the transfer of ownership of immovable property or the granting of encumberances, such as mortages or servitudes. Property law is the area of the law that regulates the rights of persons in immovable and movable property.

We offer expert personal services in fields such as:

  • Conveyancing
  • Registration of notarial leases, bonds and servitudes
  • Contracts of sale, donation and exchange
  • Options
  • Lease agreements, including partiarian lease agreements
  • Expropriations
  • Evictions

Debt Recoveries

Debt recovery is the process of pursuing payments of debts.

We provide effective debt recovery services, including:

  • Repossessions
  • Litigation
  • Liquidations and applications for sequestration
  • Applications for business rescue
  • Interrogations

Dispute Resolution

Dispute resolution is the process of resolving disputes between parties. In broad terms, three forms of dispute resolution can be utilized namely, internal dispute resolution, litigation and alternative dispute resolution (such as conciliation, mediation, or arbitration).

We have extensive experience in all matters and aspects of internal dispute resolution, alternative dispute resolution and litigation in the Magistrates Court, High Court, Supreme Court of Appeal, Constitutional Court, CCMA, Bargaining Councils, Labour Court, Labour Appeal Court, Competition Tribunal and Competition Appeal Court in fields such as:

  • Administrative law
  • Banking law
  • Company law
  • Commercial law
  • Competition law
  • Constitutional law
  • Construction and engineering law
  • Consumer law
  • Contractual matters
  • Corporate law
  • Credit law
  • Delicts
  • Divorces
  • Employment law
  • Environmental law
  • Family law
  • Human rights
  • Insolvency law
  • Insurance law
  • Maritime law
  • Matrimonial law
  • Medical malpractice
  • Professional negligence
  • Property law
  • Trusts
  • Wills and estates

We also act as Port Elizabeth correspondents for a number of attorneys.

Employment Law

Employment law regulates the relationships between employers and employees.

Our areas of expertise include:

  • Employment contracts and policies
  • Disciplinary proceedings
  • Collective agreements
  • Strikes and lock-outs
  • Restructuring and retrenchments
  • Restraint of trade agreements
  • Representation in CCMA, bargaining council and arbitration proceedings
  • Litigation in the Labour Court and Labour Appeal Court

Family Law

Family law is the area of the law that deals with family matters and domestic relations.

We offer expert advice on, and assistance with all aspects of family law, including:

  • Antenuptual contracts
  • Divorces
  • Child and spousal maintenance
  • Custody/care and access/contact issues
  • Cohabitation or life partnership agreements