Civil litigation and dispute resolution

Burger | Potgieter Attorneys are well-equipped to assist its clients with dispute resolution and litigation across various areas of the law, including:

  • Contractual disputes
  • Claims for damage to property
  • Divorces
  • Custody and maintenance disputes
  • Liquidations and sequestrations
  • Claims based on professional negligence
  • Defamation
  • Protection orders
  • Disputes with neighbours
  • Evictions
  • Claims against defaulting debtors
  • Unfair dismissal and unfair labour practices
  • Claims based on unfair consumer practices
  • Contested wills
We regularly represent our clients’ rights in the following forums:

  • Supreme Court of Appeal
  • High court
  • Magistrates’ courts
  • Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (CCMA)
  • Private arbitrations
  • Disciplinary hearings
  • Tribunals

Commercial law

Trying to make sense of the many recent changes to the commercial law landscape is a daunting task for directors, shareholders and entrepreneurs alike. Our attorneys are familiar with recent legislative and regulatory changes, including the new Companies Act, Consumer Protection Act, National Credit Act and Competition Amendment Act.

We can assist you and your business with:

  • Company registration and administration
  • Drafting memorandums of incorporation and shareholders’ agreements
  • Sale and transfer of shares
  • Sale and transfer of assets or businesses
  • Drafting of resolutions
  • Amendments to legal entities and shareholders
  • Commercial agreements
  • License and distribution agreements
  • Lease agreements
  • Conducting due diligence investigations
  • Restraints of trade
  • Non-disclosure agreements
  • Drafting of disclaimer notices
  • Compliance training
  • Reviewing standard terms and conditions

Family and matrimonial law

Burger | Potgieter Attorneys provide sensible but sensitive assistance with:

  • Marriage contracts
  • Divorce proceedings
  • Mediations
  • Violence interdicts
  • Maintenance matters
  • Custody disputes
  • Protection orders
  • Reviewing agreements with wedding service providers

Criminal law

A criminal prosecution and conviction can have disastrous personal and financial consequences. Burger | Potgieter Attorneys has a proven record of success in swiftly resolving criminal cases and protecting our clients’ right to procedural fairness.

Our attorneys will assist you with:

  • Bail applications
  • Court-ordered mediations
  • Trials

Property law

Burger | Potgieter Attorneys' team boasts extensive knowledge of property law and the property industry. The firm maintains valued relationships with many major role players in the property industry.

Our property team can assist with:

  • Conveyancing (general)
  • Bond applications
  • Bond and deed registration
  • Property transfers
  • Sale agreements
  • Lease agreements
  • Sectional title schemes
  • Drafting of notarial deeds
  • Developments
  • Conveyancer certificates

Wills and Estates

We take great care in administering deceased loved ones’ estates in an efficient manner.

Contact Burger | Potgieter Attorneys for assistance with:

  • Drafting of wills
  • General estate planning
  • Administration of deceased estates
  • Disputes around wills and signatures, including the use of handwriting experts
  • Trust registration and administration

Competition law

South Africa’s competition authorities are imposing ever-increasing administrative penalties on businesses that engage in cartel behaviour or other forms of anti-competitive conduct. Burger | Potgieter Attorneys are able to assist with the mitigation of risk arising from cartel conduct, joint venture agreements and mergers.

George Miller has also advised clients on transactions involving the competition authorities of Botswana, Namibia, Swaziland, Mozambique, Zimbabwe and Zambia, as well as the COMESA competition law regime.

Consumer law

Although the Consumer Protection Act has created a potentially powerful weapon for consumers, businesses can take steps to ensure that their products and services comply with the law.

Burger | Potgieter Attorneys can assist with:

  • Terms and conditions in client-facing documents
  • Franchise agreements
  • Marketing practices
  • Promotional competitions
  • Auctions
  • Complaints to the consumer authorities

Regulatory advice

Burger | Potgieter Attorneys provides prudent advice in relation to a broad spectrum of regulated industries, including:

  • Liquor
  • Estate agents
  • Telecommunications

Administrative law

We are able to assist with review proceedings in terms of the Promotion of Administrative Justice Act. Burger | Potgieter Attorneys also provides advice regarding compliance with the Promotion of Access to Information Act.

Contact Us

Tel: +2721 421 2761 | +2721 421 2760

Address: 4th Floor, Imperial Terraces, Carl Cronje Drive, Tyger Waterfront, Bellville
Email: info@burgerpotgieter.co.za
Fax: 0866374702

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