This describes a wide range of types of law which focus on securing the Human or Constitutional rights of individuals and groups, usually against government or large companies.
All issues arising from the employment relationship are covered, including collective (union) matters, unfair dismissals, restructuring of staff, and representing clients at the CCMA or in the Labour Court. We also assist with disciplinary hearings and ensuring employers comply with the relevant Labour Laws.
We attend to the purchase, sale and transfer of all forms of property; domestic (homes), farms and commercial properties, including all matters such as rental claims and body corporate issues related to such property.
These areas of law cover the establishment of trusts, whether as a result of estate planning, by an individual or by a community desiring to apply for a sum of money for a particular purpose in the future. This area of law ensures wide protection of assets, as well as the drafting of wills and the winding up of deceased estates.
All types of cases where indivuduals or companies are aggrieved, and need to litigate in order to recover damages from others. This requires experience and skill in commercial and contractual matters, and in damages claims.
We assist clients who suffer damages from motor vehicle accidents to process and prosecute their claims for compensation against the Road Accident Fund. We further assist clients with claims for damage to motor vehicles arising from motor vehicle accidents which requires experience and skill in damages claims.
These areas of law involve the protection of the interest of clients involved in a wide range of commercial activities. The issues may stem from contractual agreements or other documents, and involve accurate drafting to prevent unnecessary recourse to litigate. Also included is litigation relating to contractual disputes on behalf of individuals and other legal entities.
Disputes between landlords and tenants are governed by the contract of lease, which requires sound advice to prevent litigation.
Our firm has a proud history of representing communities and individuals, using the many Acts drafted to bring about land reform. These include the Restitution Act, the Communal Properties Act, the Extension of Security of Tenure Act, and others. This area of law is one of our important areas of focus.
We have a strong history of intervention in environmetal cases, in which we generally respresent groups or communities in ensuring that environmental issues relating to development are protected.
This area of law applies where individual rights are detrimentally affected by an administrative action, usually by a sphere of government. We have considerable experience challenging unfair or unprocedural government action.
We represent clients in divorce actions, maintenance claims as well as care and contact rights of parents, ensuring that the rights, not only of clients, but also of children are protected.
We are particularly active in the field of ADR, which includes Arbitration, Mediation and other interventions aimed at solving disputes without the time and expense of civil litigation.