Who We Are

We are a leading South African law firm. We are the advisors of choice of our clients and use our expertise, innovation and personal touch to provide solutions that give our clients the edge. We are passionate about law and our clients and love what we do! We are a New Breed Law Firm.

We Care

We care about our clients, staff and community

We Care

We like to get personal and build relationships of trust with our clients. We invest in our staff and give back to our communities.

Setting the Standard

We set the standard and lead from the front

Setting the Standard

We set high standards for ourselves and work hard to achieve them and ensure our clients experience top and consistent service throughout the firm.

Phatshoane Henney Group

Founding member of South Africa's Largest Legal Network

Phatshoane Henney Group

The Group is represented by more than 40 law firms across all 9 Provinces with 60 offices and over 500 professionals. Undoubtedly the largest and only truly South African legal network!

Let Us Help You

BEE Advisory

Advice and support in respect of Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) scorecard planning, BEE transaction structuring, equity transactions and ownership models, empowerment funding, BEE compliance in respect of relevant BEE legislation, codes and charters, skills development, centralized procurement and socio-economic and enterprise development initiatives.

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Corporate Structuring

Advice and support regarding effective corporate structuring, entity formation and restructuring, taxation related aspects, reorganising business assets, mergers and acquisitions, takeovers, joint ventures, private equity, corporate unbundling, share structuring, securities, financing, due diligences, commercialisation and all related agreements and documentation.

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Dispute Resolution

Dispute resolution advice and support services across all legal forums, risk and merit assessment, institution and management of legal action, briefing of counsel, lodging of appeals and reviews, legal representation, preparation of documentation, legal opinions and all related support to resolving legal disputes.

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Divorce and Maintenance

Advice, guidance and representation in relation to divorce and maintenance, mediation, negotiation, investigations, drafting of documentation and agreements, initiation of proceedings and all other matters relating to divorce and maintenance.

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Information Technology

Advice and assistance regarding information technology law, regulatory compliance, data protection, technology transactions, licensing, e-commerce, intellectual property, commercial agreements, policies and procedures, and dispute resolution support.

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International Estate Planning

For the client requiring estate planning that includes international estate assets, advice and planning in respect of personal and familial estates that integrates international estate planning into a holistic and efficient estate plan that includes both local and offshore estates. Our team also provides all the necessary support to structure, implement and execute the estate planning strategy and objectives and work closely with professional and corporate trustees of local and offshore estates in the execution of the holistic estate plan. Our advisory team is accessible and focused on building a long-term relationship of trust with clients to ensure continuous assessment of the estate plan and incorporate advice and strategy in jurisdictions relevant to the client and his/her family. Additionally, fiduciary services, entity formation and registrations, taxation, opinions, trusteeships, drafting of documentation and agreements, and other related estate planning aspects also form part of our international estate planning services.

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Labour and Employment

Labour and employment law services, advice and support to private, institutional, corporate and government entities, legal opinions, employment agreements, workplace audits, conditions of service, policies and procedures, health & safety investigations, employment benefits, collective bargaining representation and negotiation, representation at CCMA and labour courts, disciplinary proceedings, retrenchments, dismissals, labour training, and all other labour and employment aspects.

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Property Development Projects

Advice and support regarding property development projects which includes the consolidation and/or subdivision of immovable property, township establishments and sectional title scheme developments, including the preparation and lodging of documentation with the Deeds Office, obtaining all necessary authorities and approvals, engaging with third parties and management of the property development process.

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Tax Advisory

Advice and opinions on taxation in respect of estate planning, commercial and equity transactions, business structuring and restructuring, property developments, mergers and acquisitions.

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BEE Advisory

Advice and support in respect of Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) scorecard planning, BEE transaction structuring, equity transactions and ownership models, empowerment funding, BEE compliance in respect of relevant BEE legislation, codes and charters, skills development, centralized procurement and socio-economic and enterprise development initiatives.

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Corporate Structuring

Advice and support regarding effective corporate structuring, entity formation and restructuring, taxation related aspects, reorganising business assets, mergers and acquisitions, takeovers, joint ventures, private equity, corporate unbundling, share structuring, securities, financing, due diligences, commercialisation and all related agreements and documentation.

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Dispute Resolution

Dispute resolution advice and support services across all legal forums, risk and merit assessment, institution and management of legal action, briefing of counsel, lodging of appeals and reviews, legal representation, preparation of documentation, legal opinions and all related support to resolving legal disputes.

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Divorce and Maintenance

Advice, guidance and representation in relation to divorce and maintenance, mediation, negotiation, investigations, drafting of documentation and agreements, initiation of proceedings and all other matters relating to divorce and maintenance.

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Information Technology

Advice and assistance regarding information technology law, regulatory compliance, data protection, technology transactions, licensing, e-commerce, intellectual property, commercial agreements, policies and procedures, and dispute resolution support.

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International Estate Planning

For the client requiring estate planning that includes international estate assets, advice and planning in respect of personal and familial estates that integrates international estate planning into a holistic and efficient estate plan that includes both local and offshore estates. Our team also provides all the necessary support to structure, implement and execute the estate planning strategy and objectives and work closely with professional and corporate trustees of local and offshore estates in the execution of the holistic estate plan. Our advisory team is accessible and focused on building a long-term relationship of trust with clients to ensure continuous assessment of the estate plan and incorporate advice and strategy in jurisdictions relevant to the client and his/her family. Additionally, fiduciary services, entity formation and registrations, taxation, opinions, trusteeships, drafting of documentation and agreements, and other related estate planning aspects also form part of our international estate planning services.

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Labour and Employment

Labour and employment law services, advice and support to private, institutional, corporate and government entities, legal opinions, employment agreements, workplace audits, conditions of service, policies and procedures, health & safety investigations, employment benefits, collective bargaining representation and negotiation, representation at CCMA and labour courts, disciplinary proceedings, retrenchments, dismissals, labour training, and all other labour and employment aspects.

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Property Development Projects

Advice and support regarding property development projects which includes the consolidation and/or subdivision of immovable property, township establishments and sectional title scheme developments, including the preparation and lodging of documentation with the Deeds Office, obtaining all necessary authorities and approvals, engaging with third parties and management of the property development process.

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Tax Advisory

Advice and opinions on taxation in respect of estate planning, commercial and equity transactions, business structuring and restructuring, property developments, mergers and acquisitions.

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Administration of Estates

Administration of deceased estates, include advice and guidance, holding of 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. Our Administration of deceased estates includes South African estates and international deceased estates.

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Administration of Estates

Administration of deceased estates, include advice and guidance, holding of 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. Our Administration of deceased estates includes South African estates and international deceased estates.

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Administration of Estates

Administration of deceased estates, include advice and guidance, holding of 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. Our Administration of deceased estates includes South African estates and international deceased estates.

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Ilze Strydom in Get It magazine

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Phatshoane Henney Group Transformation Report 2020/21

Leading transformation in the legal industry!
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Leading transformation in the legal industry!
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Is online shopping really the Wild, Wild West?

23 May 2022,  Luhann PrinslooOdirile Matladi

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Phatshoane Henney Attorneys rated Best Free State Law Firm 11 years in a row

23 May 2022,  Magdel Louw

Phatshoane Henney Attorneys has just been awarded the PMR.Africa Diamond Arrow Award for the best law firm in the Free State for the 11th consecutive year.

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How to maximise your training for BEE recognition

19 May 2022

The various types of skills training available in South Africa and the corresponding BEE recognition it provides, has become very technical, resulting in many businesses finding it difficult to decide on and implement the appropriate training program...

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Can a body corporate accept less than full outstanding levies?

19 May 2022,  Cleopatra Mukhari

The recent Covid-pandemic has affected many people financially and body corporates are also regularly confronted with owners that fall behind in their levies and receive requests for reduced payments. But, can a body corporate just accommodate such r...

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Remission of rent and sub-lessees

19 May 2022,  Japie Kruger

The Covid-pandemic caused a major disruption to many commercial rental properties, with lessees claiming remission of rent because of their inability to use and enjoy the rental properties. Although subject to many factors, it is common cause that le...

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Can the proceeds of a sale of property be used to settle arrear maintenance?

19 May 2022,  Dorka Ndhlovu

Maintenance is an emotive issue for many South Africans. On the one hand there is the need of the primary caregiver for the financial assistance maintenance provides, and on the other the financial issues of the spouse required to pay maintenance. So...

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Good corporate governance just makes business sense

19 May 2022,  André van Niekerk

With the business world seeming to move faster and faster and companies apparently only interested in increasing their profits, it can be easy to think your company only has one goal, namely to make money. But is this true? Are companies expected to ...

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The huge implications new court ruling has for marriage and divorce in South Africa

17 May 2022,  Ilze Strydom

A new High Court judgment has far-reaching implications for parties getting divorced and married out of community of property in South Africa. The effect will be that all parties married out of community of property without inclusion of the ac...

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Generation of electricity – The ‘current’ state of events

12 May 2022,  Candice ReyndersJohnny Davis

International investors have identified South Africa as a potential renewable energy generating hub, with South Africans also waking up to the opportunities that may accompany the renewable energy sector.But what is renewable energy and how is the ge...

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Cryptocurrency – hero or villain?

12 May 2022,  Luhann PrinslooMark le Riche

While it can be relatively simple to engage with the various crypto trading platforms, it remains an extremely difficult concept for most to comprehend and understand the risks and challenges relating thereto. So, where does this leave cryptocurrency...

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Should you bother with a shareholders’ agreement?

06 May 2022

Despite the Companies Act introducing a number of developments such as the Memorandum of Incorporation or “MOI”, we find that many of our clients are still uncertain about the relationship between an MOI and shareholders’ agreement ...

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Is online shopping really the Wild, Wild West?

23 May 2022,  Luhann PrinslooOdirile Matladi

Most South Africans would agree that online transacting has become a highly preferable option for most consumers - an even expected option. That said, even if only a fleeting thought, a consumer cannot be blamed for wondering how safe all this online transacting is and what really protects us from being taken for a ride when shopping online.

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Phatshoane Henney Attorneys rated Best Free State Law Firm 11 years in a row

23 May 2022,  Magdel Louw

Phatshoane Henney Attorneys has just been awarded the PMR.Africa Diamond Arrow Award for the best law firm in the Free State for the 11th consecutive year.

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Client Testimonials

My experience as a client of Phatsoane Henney Attorneys is that, they are professional, understands our business needs and will always give the best legal advice even if it is not in your favour on the face of it. They are trustworthy and will always be available to assist and advise at all times.

Valentine Rantsoareng, CEO, ITEC Free State
ITEC Free State

Phatshoane Henney Attorneys has been our attorneys for almost a decade. We always receive the best professional service and advice from Meyer Volschenk and his team.

De Waal Boshoff, Manager Labour Relations and Legal Matters
Ruwacon (Pty) Ltd

I wish to express my sincere gratitude to the Phatshoane Henney Attorneys team. Our requests have always been prioritised even then the deadlines were tight. Thank you for going beyond the call of duty. We look forward to your continued support and building on this great relationship.

Juby Govender, Acting Senior Manager, Unit for Development
Central University of Technology

I cannot even begin to quantify the ways in which Ilze Strydom's legal aid has helped my made my ongoing child maintenance case. She dazzled me with her communication skills and courage, and I was blown away by her integrity and endless hard work that went into making that day a win for us. Thank you for being a passionate voice on my children's behalf and for accepting the role to fight for their rights. You have been a great support guiding me through the legal process.

Drien Erasmus,

Phatshoane Henney Attorneys have rendered very professional service to Senwes Ltd for a number of years. Thank you for your excellent service.

Jaco Steyn, Legal Advisor
Senwes

We are pleased to be associated with Phatshoane Henney Attorneys as we always receive the highest standard of professional service. Irrespective of what we present them with - varying from from highly technical advice to litigation and any other commercial or legal matter related to our group of companies - the teams tending to our matters are always able and ready to assist. We can highly recommend their services as it is always timeous and professional, and their legal guidance of the utmost quality.

Dirk du Plessis, Head of Corporate Services
Digicentral

Our business is a long standing self-built company that has evolved into a complicated and multi-faceted Commercial Vehicle Group. We needed progressive solutions to move with the times and embrace the new South African business environment. Phatshoane Henney Attorneys provided practical advice to assist us in restructuring in a responsible manner to move our business forward. They are a great team of professionals that are always available to assist.

James Moore, Chief Executive Officer
Fleet Dynamics Group

Phatshoane Henney Attorneys is without a doubt my preferred choice in transfer attorneys, always ensuring a hassle-free transfer process. Libo van Aswegen and his team are very efficient and professional in their work and always willing to go the extra mile. When any disputes arise, they solve it with professionalism and taking all parties’ interests to heart. The agent, seller and buyer are all kept up to date with the progress of transactions, and I can always count on receiving positive feedback from my clients.

Elri van Jaarsveld, Estate Agent
Pam Golding Properties

Phatshoane Henney Attornys is the preferred supplier for legal, fiduciary and structuring advice for our company. They are innovative and always stay abreast of the latest legal requirements and changes, and ensure they fully understand our clients’ needs so their team of experts can provide effective solutions in any situation. Having this relationship has been a significant competitive advantage for us.

Magda van der Merwe,
Classic Private Wealth

Over the years I have found Phatshoane Henney Attorneys' level of service, professionalism and attention to detail to be far above any I have experienced before. Thorough and caring about client requirements and deadlines, I am kept up to date on all matters and developments on an almost weekly basis. Their insight and understanding of the transactions and transfer matters I presented them with were outstanding and have exceeded my expectations. I have no hesitation whatsoever in referring them and I am proud to be their client.

Woutri Mugglestone , Estate Agent
Aguila Real Estate

As estate agent for over 17 years, my heart is in my business and I strive to always deliver the best service to my clients. For that reason, I always recommend Phatshoane Henney Attorneys. They deliver outstanding, friendly service and are always prepared to go the extra mile, giving thorough weekly feedback regarding registration processes. Their property department is specialist in what they do and always do their utmost to assist buyers, sellers and agents alike.

Dirk Swart, Estate Agent
Realnet

Phatshoane Henney Attorneys has been an invaluable partner to us in every aspect of our business. Their comprehensive offering of legal services, along with a dedicated client relationship team, have made them an integral part of our business and a truly trusted advisor in everything we do.

Katlego Tlale, Chief Financial Officer
Letsema