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Somerset West, Cape Town

Experienced litigation attorneys

Conveyancing need not be a nightmare

We can assist with the transfer of property ownership whether you are buying or selling.

Do you need a commercial attorney

We can read or draft your contract and then help you manage compliance.

Modern approach to litigation

How we keep up to date with trial developments.

Damages for Negligence

Delictual claims often depend on some negligence by others.Read about it here.

Consultations need not always be a costly affair

But let these pages help you prepare.

Consultations need not always be a costly affair

But let these pages help you prepare.

Matrimonial Dispute?

What are your rights and what is important in dealing with a marriage dispute?

Delictual Claims

Let us advise you on how to choose between claiming, defending or settling.

Risk Analysis and Avoidance

Free up your time to focus on your business expertise. We can assist to take care of the legal stuff.

Community involvement

We actively participate in Legal Profession Development for the benefit of the community.

A little more about us

Read about our 21 years in law.

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What is Litigation


Enforcing or defending your rights
Litigation is the process of taking a person to court to enforce a claim or going to court to defend a claim lodged by another party. The court structure in South Africa is complex. Further information on courts can be found here.
When one is accused of contravening a statute or committing a crime, you are usually charged by the state and the type of court case is referred to as criminal litigation.
When a person wants to enforce a claim against another person, civil litigation is usually used to enforce the claim.
Sometimes a defendant can be involved in the various forms of litigation in different roles. A good example of the various roles is the motor vehicle collision. The reckless or negligent driver, may be charged criminally to account for his/her conduct. He/she may also be sued in the civil courts for damage to the property ‹vehicle› of another party. He/she may also be called as a witness in a trial against the Road Accident Fund ‹which is the statutory third party insurer for motor vehicle collisions.›
Ever since the ancient Romans, proper litigation has required an expert approach and the litigation attorney is a specialist as regards the rules of the various courts. Our attorneys do not only have extensive litigation experience, but have also been engaged as practice orientated lecturers in the fields of Commercial Litigation, court practice and the South African Constitution.

Should the litigation involve employer/employee matters, the Labour Law might play an important role.

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You can view our Matrimonial Law pages by clicking  here

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