OUR SERVICES

We specialise in estates work & succession law

WILLS

  • drafting of Wills
  • preparation, advice & execution of Wills
  • usufructs, usus, habitatio, fideicommissa, massing
  • estate planning & wealth structuring
  • estate duty planning & structuring of secondary estate planning instruments
  • challenging / opposing validity of Wills
  • holistic planning of worldwide distribution, freedom of testation vs foreign forced heirship rules

ESTATES

  • administration of deceased estates
  • compilation of claims against estates

HIGH COURT LITIGATION

  • challenging / opposing validity of Wills
  • interpretation of Wills
  • application for amendments of Trust Deeds

TRUSTS

  • Testamentary Trusts & Inter Vivos Trusts
  • preparation and registration of Charitable Trusts
  • amendments to Trust Deeds & change of Trustees
  • formal amendments to Trust Deeds and change of Trustees
  • preparation of initial Trustees Minutes
  • drafting of resolutions

OPINIONS

  • consultancy work to other members of the legal profession
  • opinions & advice to clients
  • furnishing of written Opinions

CURATORSHIP MATTERS

  • applications to High Court for appointment of curator
  • acting as curator bonis & administering Patient’s financial affairs

CONVEYANCING

  • private transfers
  • estate transfers / endorsements
  • negotiation, preparation & drafting of Offers to Purchase & Sale Agreements
  • freehold and sectional title properties
  • residential, industrial & commercial developments
  • land consolidation & subdivision
  • servitudes – registration & cancellation
  • registration & cancellation of usufructs, usus, habitatio
  • drafting of loan agreements
  • private mortgage bonds
  • notarial mortgage bonds

NOTARIAL WORK

  • explanation and advice to couples regarding matrimonial systems
  • preparation, drafting & registration of Antenuptial Contracts
  • general notarial work
  • notarial deeds of cession
  • certificates of signature & authenticitication of documents

DRAFTING OF CONTRACTS

  • sale agreements, lease agreements, loan agreements
  • partnership agreements
  • options & pre-emptions
  • sale of business agreements
  • co-habitation agreements

  • general and special powers of attorney
  • pledges and undertakings
  • acknowledgements of debts

TEACHING, TRAINING, SEMINARS

  • in-house training on Wills & administration of estates for legal firms & private tuition
  • preparation for attorneys admission estates examinations
  • national seminar presentations on Estates and Wills for LSSA LEAD