Litigation involves the process of taking legal action, as a result of a dispute between two or more opposing parties, in order to either enforce or defend a legal right. Our professionals have thorough knowledge and experience to render excellent service relating to commercial and civil litigation in the High, Regional and Magistrate Court. We can further assist with more amicable solutions and alternative dispute resolution, including settlement negotiations, mediation and arbitration.
At Andrew Duff Attorneys, we appreciate that family law matters are sensitive and very often emotional and as such we strive to ensure that we handle family law matters with the greatest of care to make the process as simple as possible. Our expertise includes: divorce proceedings (opposed and unopposed), interim applications, child contact arrangements, drafting of parenting plans, domestic violence matters, protection orders, adoptions and maintenance applications.
Our dedicated team is able to advise and assist on all negotiations, interpretation and drafting related aspects of contract law. In the complex business world, we further offer a wide range of services relating to commercial law and commercial transactions, including advising on legal aspects and compliance with applicable legislation, facilitating commercial transactions and general aspects such as various types of business entities.
Property law governs various types of ownership of movable and immovable property, incorporeal property and intellectual property, the owner’s rights and aspects of sale and lease. Our professionals specialise in: negotiating and drafting sale agreements and lease agreements, litigation relating to property law, eviction applications and tenant disputes.
Criminal law involves the rules and legislation prohibiting certain conduct, defining crimes and regulating the prosecution of an individual who is accused of committing a crime. We offer specialist criminal law services, including bail application (whether at the police station or court) and all aspects of criminal defence and trial proceedings.
At Andrew Duff Attorneys, we understand most people’s wishes to provide for your loved ones should something happen. Testamentary law governs the rules and methods in which you can managed your assets. We provide specialised services relating to the drafting of Wills as well as the winding-up and administration of estates.
The National Consumer Protection Act (CPA) came into effect on 1 April 2011. The Act is aimed at promoting fairness and good business practice between the suppliers of goods or services and the consumers. Andrew Duff Attorneys are CPA specialist and as such we are able assist both the consumer and supplier to resolve any consumer complaint or dispute and to ensure CPA compliance.
Andrew Duff Attorneys’ office is ideally situated and falls within the jurisdictions of: the Johannesburg High Court, Johannesburg Regional Court, Johannesburg Magistrate’s Court, Randburg Regional Court and the Randburg Magistrate’s Court. We offer reliable, trustworthy and cost-effective correspondent services to attorneys across South Africa. We strive to build long-lasting working relationships with all our colleagues.
Education law is mainly regulated by the South African Schools Act 84 of 1996. The purpose of the act is to provide for a uniform system for the organisation, governance and funding of schools and regulates matters connected therewith. Our dedicated team can assist with all matters relating to education law, school funding disputes, learner’s suspension and expulsion and liability for payment of school fees.
The National Credit Act (NCA) is a comprehensive act aimed at achieving various purposes such as: to promote a fair and non-discriminatory marketplace, to promote responsible credit granting and use, to prohibit reckless credit, to regulate credit information, to provide for registration of credit bureaux, credit providers and debt counselling services and to establish the National Credit Regulator and the National Consumer Tribunal. The NCA has greatly affected both credit providers and consumers. Our professionals are NCA specialist and can assist to resolve any consumer dispute and can advise regarding NCA compliance.
Labour law regulates the complex relationship between employer and employee as well as their respective rights and responsibilities. We offer a vast range of labour law legal services such as negotiating, drafting and interpreting employment contracts, advice relating to disciplinary and court hearings, preparation and representation for CCMA hearings (including conciliation, mediation and arbitration), Labour Court trials and appeals in the Labour Appeal Court. Our professionals are very knowledgeable in all aspects relating to unfair dismissal, disciplinary hearings, statutory obligations and employment contract disputes.
Debt collection involves the legal process of collecting money due and payable for goods sold and delivered and/or for services rendered. Our professionals render debt collection legal services based on a “sliding-fee-scale”, to ensure that each and every client is able to collect the money due to him/her, irrespective of whether the amount is big or small. We specialize in all debt collection aspects, including letters of demand, acknowledgements of debt, instituting legal action by way of summons action, obtaining summary and default judgements and executing judgements by way of either a warrant of execution, Section 65 financial enquiry or a garnishee order.