OUR PRACTICE AREAS

At Louw & Da Silva Attorneys in kathu, we offer a wide range of legal services including:

  • Commercial Law And Contracts

  • Mining And Mineral Law

  • Mergers And Acquisitions

  • Arbitrations

  • General Litigation

  • Conveyancing

  • Divorces

  • Family Law​

  • Criminal Law​

  • Child Care Law​​​​​​

  • Property Law​​​​​

  • Debt Collection​

OUR PRACTICE AREAS

At Louw & Da Silva Attorneys, we offer a wide range of legal services including:

  • Commercial Law And Contracts

  • Mining And Mineral Law

  • Mergers And Acquisitions

  • Arbitrations

  • General Litigation

  • Conveyancing

  • Divorces

  • Family Law​

  • Criminal Law​

  • Child Care Law​​​​​​

  • Property Law​​​​​

  • Debt Collection​

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MAIN AREAS OF LEGAL SERVICES

Mining and Mineral Law

Our practice has assisted several clients with legal advice and commercial legal services, as well as litigation services in this area of the law.

Included in our portfolio of services rendered, is the negotiation and drafting of mining services agreements, plant hire agreements, joint venture agreements, sale of mining companies, mining asset sale agreements, exploration and drilling agreements, rail transport capacity- and transport agreements, sale of minerals agreements, empowerment transactions etc.

We are well positioned to assist clients in this area of the law.

Contract and Commercial Law

Our practice has vast experience in the drafting of commercial contracts, including sale agreements of almost any nature, hire agreements, partnership, shareholders and association agreements, mineral law related agreements, creation of trusts, black economic empowerment transactions and much more.

Due to the rapid development of the mining industry in our area, our exposure to and experience in this area of the law has taken our firm to new levels, positioning us to deliver such services to mining clients.

Conveyancing and Property Law

Our conveyancing department is known for consistently offering our corporate and private clients practical and case specific legal expertise and these services include: 

  • Sale Agreements;
  • Option Agreements;
  • Residential, Agricultural and Commercial Property Transfers; 
  • Consolidation and subdivision of land; 
  • Registration of Mortgage Bonds for ABSA Bank, Firstrand Bank and Nedbank;
  • Cancellation of Mortgage Bonds for ABSA Bank and Firstrand Bank; 
  • Antenuptial agreements;
  • Lease agreements; 
  • Advice on the relevant laws and regulations affecting zoning and land usage; and 
  • General advice on property transactions.

 Our experienced attorneys and staff deal with almost every type of transfer of property on a daily basis, and we are constantly in contact with the relevant deeds offices directly or through our network of correspondent attorneys conveniently situated close to the relevant deeds offices.

Civil Litigation

Our team is experienced in delivering litigation services to clients in civil matters in the High Courts, Magistrates Courts, CCMA and private arbitration forums. 

We also provide services for the chairing of labour related disciplinary matters, and represent clients in prosecuting specified disciplinary matters, such as serious school related disciplinary enquiries etc.

Our professionals deliver mediation and arbitration services. Such services are becoming more popular, due to the fact that the time to finalise same is dramatically shorter than in the Courts (and as one can mostly determine who your arbitrator will be).

We fearlessly and professionally represent clients with a view to protecting their rights and interests in all the Courts and forums we appear in.

Criminal Law

We deliver a wide range of criminal law services, which range from representing accused persons in matters such as murder-, assault-, drunken driving-, reckless and negligent driving cases etc.

Our experienced attorneys are able to provide you with proper representation in this regard.

Family Law

Our attorneys all have experience in this area of the law and we continuously assist clients with matters in this regard, ranging from divorces, adoptions, maintenance claims and opposing thereof, family violence interdicts, custody (care) applications etc, which we deliver in the Children’s Court as well as the relevant High Courts, as the case may require.

Administration of Deceased Estates

Our estate department is experienced in the administration of all stages of the various types of estates and these services include: 

  • Administration of deceased estates; 
  • Registration of testamentary and inter vivos trusts; and 
  • Drafting of wills and codicils.

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