This encompasses the buying, selling and encumbrance of urban and rural immovable property, conveyancing, notarial law, planning and development of land and the environment.
As attorneys and conveyancers we specialize in this field and have comprehensive knowledge of experience in the matters of land conversion, development and planning, in areas ranging from low cost residential developments and land redistribution to high-end developments. This implies an intimate knowledge of land, its value and issues relating to infrastructure.
WA Christopher and IW Gracie as Senior Directors of one of Ladysmith’s largest attorneys firms, have experience and skills and the organization and management of projects with commercial clients. They have a comprehensive knowledge of the district and its farming communities. They act for all the Farmers Associations, and have already played facilitating roles during the roll out of the new property rates systems in areas not formerly rated.
IW Gracie in particular has many years experience in the field of valuations, and has conducted many valuations both within Ladysmith and in the wider district extending as far as Estcourt and the Berg. He is an Appraiser.
We have a large conveyancing practice with three conveyancers
(W A Christopher, E W Cameron and I W Gracie).
Advising of individuals in relation to wills, the protection of wealth, the minimizing of estate duty, the creation and administration of trusts, and the administration of deceased estates.
This includes advice, the settlement of disputes and land claims, litigation in the High Court, Land Claims Court and Magistrate Court in respect of inter alia the Constitutional Protection of Property Rights; the Restitution of Land Rights Act 22 of 1994; the Land Reform (Labour Tenants) Act 3 of 1996; the Extension of Security of Tenure Act 62 of 1997 and the Prevention of Illegal Eviction from and Unlawful Occupation of Land Act 19 of 1998.
Establishment and formation of business entities, companies and close corporations, commercial agreements, business plans, banking and finance and securitization.
All matters concerning employment and services, industrial relations, human resources in the commercial, industrial and agricultural sectors.
Including International Arbitration, trade agreements, contractual matters, letters of credit, carriage of goods, bills of lading and the like.
In the High Court and Magistrate’s Court.
High Court and Magistrate’s Court litigation for corporations and individuals, including family law, personal injury matters, motor vehicle accidents, debt collections.