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Who we are

We are an award-winning law firm with offices situated in Somerset West and Stellenbosch, and serve local, and international, private individuals and corporations.

Award-winning

We are a proud recipient of the New Breed Law Firm Platinum Award 2023.

Award-winning

This award recognizes our above 90% compliance with the Phatshoane Henney Group Standards in 2023.

Results-driven

We work hard and smart to find solutions that fit.

Results-driven

We pride ourselves on the accessibility of our practising attorneys and our supporting staff, who all focus on delivering the best results.

Phatshoane Henney

We are a member of the Phatshoane Henney Group of Associated Law Firms.

Phatshoane Henney

The Group is the largest legal network in South Africa with more than 40 law firms situated across all 9 provinces.

Administration of Estates

Administration of deceased estates, include advice and guidance, executorships, preparation of all documentation for submission to the Master of the High Court, preparation of agreements, management of estate assets and liabilities, and all related aspects to ensure a successful administration of a deceased estate.

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Appeal

Appeal and review support and assistance in all appropriate forums, risk and merit assessment, preparation and lodging of appeal documentation and records, case management, legal representation, briefing of counsel and all related support services.

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Bond Registration and Cancellation

Advice and support regarding the registration and cancellation of mortgage bonds, drafting and preparation of securities, engaging with financiers, preparation and lodging of documentation with the Deeds Office, engaging with third parties, obtaining all necessary authorities and approvals, management of the registration or cancellation process.

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Administration of Estates

Administration of deceased estates, include advice and guidance, executorships, preparation of all documentation for submission to the Master of the High Court, preparation of agreements, management of estate assets and liabilities, and all related aspects to ensure a successful administration of a deceased estate.
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Appeal

Appeal and review support and assistance in all appropriate forums, risk and merit assessment, preparation and lodging of appeal documentation and records, case management, legal representation, briefing of counsel and all related support services.
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Bond Registration and Cancellation

Advice and support regarding the registration and cancellation of mortgage bonds, drafting and preparation of securities, engaging with financiers, preparation and lodging of documentation with the Deeds Office, engaging with third parties, obtaining all necessary authorities and approvals, management of the registration or cancellation process.
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Meet our new Candidate Attorneys

Meet our new Candidate Attorneys

 

Ethan Du Toit

Candidate Attorney

Ethan du Toit is a candidate legal practitioner in the litigation department. He is an energetic and vibrant young professional... with a positive outlook on life. Throughout the course of his law degree, he was a law mentor, public speaker and worked within the various leadership structures of the University of Stellenbosch in Student Governance. He shows compassion to clients, works with diligence, and works well with others. He always aims to deeply understand the nature of a client’s problem through attentive listening to provide a tailored solution. He has a strong interest in labour law, property law, deceased estates, and the motor vehicle accident fund claims. 

Somerset West
ethan@mblh.co.za
021 840 8000
021 840 8088
 

Victoria Matthews

Candidate Attorney

Victoria Matthews is a Candidate Legal Practitioner within the litigation department. Her focus areas include labour and employment, divorce and... maintenance, and alternative dispute resolution. She is dedicated to ensuring her clients feel supported and handling matters in an approachable and professional manner.

Somerset West
victoria@mblh.co.za
021 840 8000
021 840 8088

Ethan Du Toit

Candidate Attorney

Ethan du Toit is a candidate legal practitioner in the litigation department. He is an energetic and vibrant young professional... with a positive outlook on life. Throughout the course of his law degree, he was a law mentor, public speaker and worked within the various leadership structures of the University of Stellenbosch in Student Governance. He shows compassion to clients, works with diligence, and works well with others. He always aims to deeply understand the nature of a client’s problem through attentive listening to provide a tailored solution. He has a strong interest in labour law, property law, deceased estates, and the motor vehicle accident fund claims. 

Somerset West
ethan@mblh.co.za
021 840 8000
021 840 8088

Victoria Matthews

Candidate Attorney

Victoria Matthews is a Candidate Legal Practitioner within the litigation department. Her focus areas include labour and employment, divorce and... maintenance, and alternative dispute resolution. She is dedicated to ensuring her clients feel supported and handling matters in an approachable and professional manner.

Somerset West
victoria@mblh.co.za
021 840 8000
021 840 8088

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