+27 (0) 21 100 6183 bevan@leeattorneys.co.za
Cape Town

We are in the business of helping good people overcome bad situations!


Our practice provides comprehensive legal services in all areas and aspects of South African law, focusing particularly on the following areas:


Family, Divorce and Matrimonial Law (Specialisation)

We offer a wide variety of family law services. Due to the sensitive nature of our work, we treat each matter respectfully and with the utmost confidentiality. We endeavour to protect and preserve our client’s interests and those of their children. Our services include:

  • Divorce Law
  • Ante-nuptial agreements
  • Proceedings related to care / custody and contact/access to children
  • Settlement agreements
  • Parenting plans
  • Facilitation and mediation
  • Maintenance matters
  • Rights of unmarried fathers
  • Child relocation and co-habitation agreements
  • Variation of matrimonial property regimes
  • Child abduction
  • Same-sex (gay and lesbian), transgender and heterosexual rights
  • Customary marriages
  • Domestic violence matters and protection orders
  • Adoptions
  • Surrogacy Law

Conveyancing and Property Law

Our experienced team of property law experts are here to assist clients with all property-related transactions. With each transaction, we communicate with our clients to keep them up to date with every step of the transaction. This way, we avoid any unnecessary surprises and complications. Our services include:

  • Property transfers
  • Notarial deeds
  • Sectional title and township developments and registration
  • Property development consulting
  • Sales and leasing of immovable property
  • Sub-divisions
  • Consolidations
  • Bond registration
  • Evictions

Corporate and Commercial Law

We pride ourselves on delivering invaluable, comprehensive and tailor-made commercial legal solutions to our clients. We provide services to a diverse range of clients, ranging from small businesses to listed companies and institutions found in various sectors. Our services include:

  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Business structuring and formation
  • Partnership agreements
  • Association agreements
  • Joint venture agreements
  • Co-operation agreements
  • Shareholders agreements
  • MOI’s
  • Loan agreements
  • Confidentiality and non-disclosures
  • Cessions and pledges
  • Buy-and-Sell agreements
  • Service level agreements
  • Business Law
  • Franchising
  • Liquor licences
  • Contract law and commercial drafting
  • Compliance
  • Corporate Governance
  • Trademarks and copyright
  • Tax law and related matters
  • Construction Law
  • Insurance Law
  • Maritime Law
  • Commercial legal opinions

Wills, Trusts and Deceased Estates

The death of a loved one is always an emotional time. Our team of attorneys treat these matters with the utmost compassion and sensitivity to efficiently deal with the legal implications of death, whilst you can grieve the loss of your loved one. Our team of experienced attorneys will help you plan and structure your estate in such a way that your loved ones are cared for in the future. Our services include:

  • Deceased estate administration
  • Estate planning
  • Drafting of wills, codicils and living wills
  • Trusts (testamentary, inter vivos and charitable)
  • Trust administration and advice
  • Estate litigation

Insolvency Law

Our highly experienced attorneys work closely with our clients to determine the best strategy forward. Our goal is always to minimise hardship and maximise recovery. We do our utmost to resolve insolvency issues and manage the client out of their financial crisis to prevent liquidation or sequestration. We tend to all aspects of Insolvency Law, such as:

  • Compositions & Compromises
  • Rehabilitation applications
  • Sequestration applications
  • Voluntary surrenders
  • Liquidation by Special Resolution
  • Liquidation by application to Court
  • Attendance of creditor meetings
  • Insolvency inquiries
  • Strategic restructuring

Labour and Employment Law

Our firm represents both individuals and company in labour law matters. We represent small companies to large scale listed companies and institutions. We advise on all aspects of employment law from labour legislation relating to employment and dismissals (including retrenchments) to labour requirements which should be adhered to when entering commercial transactions which involve the disposal of business units or entire businesses. Our services include:

  • All aspects of unfair dismissal disputes
  • Prosecuting and defending a breach of restraint of trade undertakings, unlawful competition and confidentiality provisions
  • Discrimination in the workplace
  • Unfair labour practices
  • Collective labour issues and collective labour bargaining
  • Preliminary advice on strikes and lock outs
  • Negotiations with union representatives
  • Drafting and implementing employee share option schemes and plans
  • Drafting employment policies, manuals and codes
  • Drafting of executive, standard, fixed term and temporary employment agreements
  • Drafting restraint of trade and confidentiality agreements
  • Drafting independent contractor agreements and letters of employment
  • Drafting opinions in respect of labour legislation and case law
  • Drafting various policy documents as required by Statute on behalf of Employers
  • Assisting an employer with enforcing disciplinary procedures within a company or business including the conduct of disciplinary enquiries and arbitrations as well as chairing disciplinary hearings
  • Defending or instituting claims in the CCMA as well as certain Bargaining Councils
  • Labour court litigation

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Our team of experienced litigators use their litigious knowledge to efficiently resolve any legal dispute in the shortest time and in the most cost-effective way. We approach each matter based on settling the matter using alternative dispute resolutions were possible, and as a last resort, institute matters in the following courts:

  • Magistrate’s Court
  • Regional Court
  • Maintenance Courts
  • Divorce Courts
  • Children’s Court
  • Labour Court
  • High Court
  • Supreme Court of Appeals
  • Constitutional Court

Notarial Deeds

We provide both South Africans and foreign nationals with notarisation, apostille and legalisation services, which usually include notarising and/or certifying copies for a host of different legal documentation. Our Notary Public attends to the legalisation (apostille or authentication) of documents for use both locally and internationally, advises clients and attend to the drafting and registration of various notarial deeds. We provide businesses, corporate companies and individuals with notarial services. Our notarial services include:

  • Attending to legalisation of documents
  • Apostille
  • Authentication
  • Drafting and registration of antenuptial and postnuptial contracts
  • Drafting of cohabitation agreements
  • Drafting and registration of notarial deeds
  • Advising and assisting with South African Embassy Legislation

Debt Collections and Commercial Recoveries

Unrecovered debt can cripple a business or even an individual’s estate. One often has to consider litigation and other legal remedies to recover monies due, and this often requires the help of an attorney. We assist our clients with recovering debts effectively, in a timeous fashion, whilst mitigating costs. We cater both for small monetary claims and large-scale commercial recoveries.