ABOUT

VFV Attorneys is a legal firm that provides a wide range of commercial legal services to its clients.

At VFV Attorneys, our legal law firm personifies integrity, excellence in service, and an unwavering commitment to justice. Our partners and associates strive to ensure favourable tailor-made resolutions in partnership with our clients. We adhere to ethical standards and strive for value-driven solutions in a cost-effective manner while honouring the highest levels of integrity.

Our philosophy is simple…if our advice keeps our clients in business, they will keep us in business.

Whether you call us attorneys or lawyers, we have you covered.

OUR PEOPLE

Founded in 1979, our law firm embraces 6 partners, 2 consultants and has an employee compliment of around 75 people. As we continue to grow, we remain focused and disciplined to our core values from cultivating and maintaining relationships with clients and partners to our daily interactions with team members across the firm. We are driven to continually develop, enhance, and apply our knowledge and skills to guarantee a satisfactory outcome for all clients.

PRACTICE AREAS

The firm has adopted a new growth path that is aimed at making it truly South African in its profile, its staffing, the clients that it services and services rendered.

The firm mainly represents business clients and entities, our key focus is on commercial work, family law and general litigation.

Our services include commercial agreements and advice, incorporation of these entities, selling and purchasing entities and stakes therein, advising clients when disputes arise, representing clients in various dispute resolution forums, insolvency and business rescue.

We also have a Conveyancing and Notary Public department that specialises in
property transfers, township establishment and development, registration of sectional titles, sectional title and property development, registration, cession and cancellation of bonds, registration of notarial bonds, registration of servitudes and antenuptial contracts

AREAS OF SPECIALISATION

Our lawyers include commercial lawyers, family lawyers, labour lawyers, immigration lawyers, medical negligence lawyers, civil litigation lawyers, intellectual property lawyers, wills and estates lawyers, copyright lawyers, conveyance lawyers, insurance lawyers, trust lawyers, eviction lawyers, insolvency and business rescue lawyers.

  • Acquisitions, Mergers and Take-overs
  • Business Rescue
  • Commercial Contracts and Joint Ventures
  • Commercial Entities
  • Company Law
  • Compliance and Corporate Governance
  • Competition Law
  • Empowerment Transactions
  • International Trade
  • Children’s Rights
  • Divorce Proceedings
  • Maintenance and contact disputes
  • Parental Rights and Responsibilities

Mediation has long been an underutilised and underestimated dispute resolution tool. With the advent of a new Rule of Court, rule 41A, it has so become a mandatory pre-action requirement to consider mediation prior to instituting action.

This requirement, together with the obvious savings in time and legal costs, has pushed mediation to the forefront.

The firm is fully equipped to attend to mediations, both in representing parties, as well as acting as mediators. Schalk van der Merwe and Geoff Ferreira are accredited mediators with Conflict Dynamics, and founding members of TIMA, the Tshwane Independent Mediation Association. The firm also has sufficient facilities and boardroom space to host mediations.

  • Administration of Estates
  • Estate Planning
  • Trusts
  • Wills
  • Conveyancing
  • Commercial and residential developments
  • Expropriations
  • Notarial Practice
  • Mining and Mineral Law
  • Sectional Title Development
  • Customs and Excise disputes
  • Dispute resolution in terms of the Tax Administration Act
  • Income Tax
  • VAT

INSURANCE DEPARTMENT

VFV Attorneys offer a Call Centre solution for pre-legal and legal insurance and general commercial services for a wide variety of clients.

Due to the various methods employed and the system driven environment, we can tailor make your solution.

Our expertise includes traditional collections for the medical fraternity, Insurance Industry on liability matters arising from motor vehicle accident claims, as well as commercial claims and recovery of professional fees and penalties.

SERVICES

MANAGING DEBTORS

We advocate management of debtors, rather than collection of bad debt. As a result, first contact is always a customer service exercise on behalf of our client and we focus on effectively communicating the magnitude of the problem of arrear accounts, whilst at the same time providing an affordable solution to the debtor. Our success on early management of debtors effectively reduces bad debt write-offs as well as proves to retain customers for the continuation of a long-term relationship.

LEGAL PROCESS

In those instances where it is required, either as instruction from our client, or as a result of truly delinquent accounts, the legal process is initiated. Until a matter becomes formally opposed however, it remains in the call centre, where follow up communication with the debtor takes place through telephone calls, sms messages and e-mails.

CONTINGENCY BASED SERVICES

The Insurance Department operates on the principal of no success, no fee, and accepts instructions on a contingency basis.

COLLECTIONS TEAM:

Partner – Jan van Wyk

Partner – Thys van Wyk

Attorney – Bernelee Venter

Head of Department – Lanie de Beer

Ligation Manager – Naomie Schoeman

Uninsured Recoveries – Dries de la Rey

Recoveries and Liabilities Manager – Tebogo Hlakudi

Insured Manager – Neo Motale

BOARDROOM FACILITIES FOR HIRE

We offer a range of aesthetically pleasing and functional boardroom facilities for hire.

Our comfortable and designer boardrooms are fully equipped with audiovisual
equipment, catering options, and facilities support to embrace collaboration and improve productivity.

We offer the following boardroom seatings:
• 19 Seater.
• 8 Seater.
• 6 Seater.
• 4 Seater.

Contact Hemisha Gihwala (hemisha@vfv.co.za) for a swift booking.

CAREERS

Our candidate attorneys have the opportunity to grow and develop their legal skills in our firm with the support of the partners, consultants and associates.

Prospective candidates seeking Articles of Clerkship should send the following
documents to hemisha@vfv.co.za by 30 July each year:
• Application letter
• CV
• Full academic record
• Matric Certificate/National Senior Certificate
• Two written references

Communication will only be entered into with short-listed candidates.

CONTACT US

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