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!

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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 complian...

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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,...

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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 rev...

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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 al...

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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 agreemen...

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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 plann...

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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 se...

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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 devel...

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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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New Breed Art Webinars

A series of virtual conversations with contemporary South African artists

Presented by Phatshoane Henney Attorneys: Supporting art through mentorship
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New Breed Art Webinars

A series of virtual conversations with contemporary South African artists

Presented by Phatshoane Henney Attorneys: Supporting art through mentorship
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Phatshoane Henney Group Transformation Report 2020/21

Leading transformation in the legal industry!
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Phatshoane Henney Group Transformation Report 2020/21

Leading transformation in the legal industry!
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Our Latest Insights

New Breed Art Webinar with Ben Orkin

05 July 2022

Grab the opportunity to join in the second of our series of New Breed Art Webinars - presented by Phatshoane Henney Attorneys and sponsored by Absa: a thought-provoking conversation with South African contemporary sculptor Ben Orkin, led by...

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What to know when buying from a deceased estate

05 July 2022,  Natalie Steenkamp

As you sign the deed of sale of your newly bought property, you realise that the seller is the executor in a deceased estate. What should you look out for when buying from a deceased estate and what is the process?

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Title Deed Conditions: Municipal building clause containing reversionary right in favour of a municipality

05 July 2022,  Libo van Aswegen

The practical implication of a recent Constitutional Court ruling is that should a Title Deed contain a similar condition affording a Municipality the right to claim re-transfer of a property within a certain period of time, the right will not b...

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The tax benefits to crypto currency losses

04 July 2022,  Tanya Strauss

Markets have experiencied a 50 to 60% slump in prices from the heights of the crypto currency boom. This has left many high-risk investors deflated, with many realising significant financial losses in recent months, and raising a relatively new quest...

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So what are crypto assets really?

04 July 2022

There is still huge uncertainty about crypto assets and what their true nature is – especially after the use of the term cryptocurrency was replaced with crypto assets. Are crypto assets really money, or is it something else?

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Vacancy: Marketing Assistant

30 June 2022,  Chrizelmi Bothma

Phatshoane Henney Attorneys has an exciting opportunity for a Marketing Assistant in Bloemfontein to join our team. The candidate will be required to work closely with our Marketing Manager by providing marketing coordination and logistical support, ...

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Medical malpractice claims – is it a get-rich-quick scheme?

30 June 2022,  Japie Kruger

Medical malpractice claims are complex, notoriously difficult to win and very, very lengthy before any payout is achieved, should you be successful. So does this mean you should not pursue a valid medical malpractice claim? Of course not! It just mea...

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Car accident? How the Road Accident Fund can help you

23 June 2022,  Elani van Coller

Motor vehicle collisions occur on a daily basis in South Africa. With the school holidays approaching, it is important to take note of a few aspects should you and/or your family be involved in a motor vehicle collision.

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New Breed Art Webinars: supporting South African art

20 June 2022,  Magdel Louw

Through a series of New Breed Art Webinars presented by Phatshoane Henney Attorneys and sponsored by Absa, insightful conversations with contemporary South African artists open the door of mentorship to up-and-coming artists across the country. 

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Judge sets the standard by ordering therapy for child rape victim

15 June 2022,  Dorka Ndhlovu

In light of Youth Day, it is important to reflect on the fact that in all matters relating to the care, protection and wellbeing of a child, the child’s best interest is of paramount importance. Be that as it may, how often do we actually see t...

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Can you be fired for a WhatsApp message?

14 June 2022,  Justin Boikanyo

With so much communication happening via WhatsApp these days, even between employee and employer, it raises the question as to whether an employee can be fired for a WhatsApp sent to his/her employer?

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Constitutional Court confirms Department had no duty of care for faulty swing

14 June 2022,  Neo Madlala

In a saga that has traversed the Western Cape High Court, Supreme Court of Appeal and eventually the Constitutional Court, the Constitutional Court has now finally confirmed the position of Government in respect of its responsibility for the safety o...

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New guidelines set for surrogacy

14 June 2022,  Ilze Strydom

Acting as a surrogate is a selfless and generous act towards parents who cannot conceive their own child. But what about existing children of a surrogate mother and the impact surrogacy may have on them? Should this not also be considered?

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B-BBEE in state tenders done?

14 June 2022,  Kitso Tshipa

With all the media attention around the Supreme Court of Appeal’s ‘scrapping’ of the regulations around preferential procurement at the end of 2020, and recent media statements by the Democratic Alliance that they wish to have B-BBE...

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New Breed Art Webinar with Ben Orkin

05 July 2022

Grab the opportunity to join in the second of our series of New Breed Art Webinars - presented by Phatshoane Henney Attorneys and sponsored by Absa: a thought-provoking conversation with South African contemporary sculptor Ben Orkin, led by Miró van der Vloed, 2021 New Breed Art Competition Merit Award winner and member of the Free State Art Collective.

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Event

What to know when buying from a deceased estate

05 July 2022,  Natalie Steenkamp

As you sign the deed of sale of your newly bought property, you realise that the seller is the executor in a deceased estate. What should you look out for when buying from a deceased estate and what is the process?

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Article

Title Deed Conditions: Municipal building clause containing reversionary right in favour of a municipality

05 July 2022,  Libo van Aswegen

The practical implication of a recent Constitutional Court ruling is that should a Title Deed contain a similar condition affording a Municipality the right to claim re-transfer of a property within a certain period of time, the right will not be valid in perpetuity of time for it is not a registrable real right.

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The tax benefits to crypto currency losses

04 July 2022,  Tanya Strauss

Markets have experiencied a 50 to 60% slump in prices from the heights of the crypto currency boom. This has left many high-risk investors deflated, with many realising significant financial losses in recent months, and raising a relatively new question: Will the South African Revenue Service grant any relief for crypto currency losses incurred?

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So what are crypto assets really?

04 July 2022

There is still huge uncertainty about crypto assets and what their true nature is – especially after the use of the term cryptocurrency was replaced with crypto assets. Are crypto assets really money, or is it something else?

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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