Jurie Grobler – Intellectual Property Law
|Office Contact Person:||Frieda Jackson|
|Telephone:||013 745 3200|
|Fax No:||013 752 7079|
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|Physical Address:||Law Chambers, Van Niekerk Street, Nelspruit, 1200|
|Postal Address:||Postal Address: PO Box 4030, Nelspruit, 1200|
|DU TOIT-SMUTS & MATHEWS PHOSA ATTORNEYS is a well-established Law Practice situated in Nelspruit, the capital of Mpumalanga Province. We provide highly specialised legal services in all legal fields, and we are proud to be the largest legal firm in the province.
The practice of Du Toit-Smuts Attorneys was established in 1976 by founding members and friends Wiekus Du Toit and Adriaan Smuts, at a time when there were only a few local attorney firms in Nelspruit. It was initially run from the Les Vos building and started off with a total staff complement of four people: two attorneys, a translator and a typist who also served as a receptionist.
The Late Sam Pretorius joined the firm in the early 80â€™s, and in the 90â€™s Schalk Rheeder , Leanda Cilliers and Johan Oosthuizen came on board. The firm then grew steadily with the appointment of attorneys Arnoldt Cilliers and Jozua Scheepers, in 2000 and 2001 respectively. The year 2001 also marked the year that Dr Mathews Phosa joined the firm. This was after he had served as the first premier of Mpumalanga from 1994, and his retirement from government politics in 1999 to pursue a career in business.
In 2001 the partnership of Du Toit-Smuts was incorporated as a company and underwent the name change to Du Toit-Smuts And Mathews Phosa Inc.
Of the current partners, Khadija Dockrat joined the firm in 2003 as a Candidate Attorney, and Pieter Van Zyl and Josef Schabort joined the firm in 2004 as Professional Assistants. In 2008 Tertius Boshoff and Jurie Grobler joined the firm as Professional Assistants.
In 2009 Wiekus Du Toit decided to pursue other interests. After a transitional period where he remained as a Consultant, Mr Du Toit opened his own firm as a sole practitioner.
Since 2009 Schalk Rheeder has taken over the reigns as Chief Executive Officer of Du Toit-Smuts And Mathews Phosa, and the firm has continued to grow from strength to strength.
After playing an active role in the Firm for more than 20 years, Leanda Cilliers stepped down as Partner in 2013 in order to pursue other business interests.
Since March 2014, the firm is conducted in partnership under the name Du Toit-Smuts And Mathews Phosa Attorneys.
With its magnitude and its principle of implementing specialised legal services, this Firm has become a force to be reckoned with. This is confirmed by the accumulation of awards the Company has collected over the past few years.
It was nominated twice as one of the top 300 empowerment companies in South Africa for its contribution to the Provinceâ€™s economic growth and development. It has been honoured by the Attorneysâ€™ Fidelity Fund for exceptional contributions every year since 2000, and it has received numerous PMR awards over the years.
The firm has also been involved in sponsoring various schools, communities and charity projects, and has registered a non profit organisation in conjunction with The Lowvelder. The Du Toit-Smuts & Mathews Phosa Attorneys and The Lowvelder Charity Fund was formed with the main objective of creating a fund for charitable and educational purposes to be applied in Nelspruit and its surrounding areas.
We have one of the most extensive legal libraries in Mpumalanga Province with publications dating back over a century. The library consists of over 1650 individual publications and includes all the Law Reports published since 1885. No law firm can function without a proper and extensive library, and we ensure that we keep abreast of all developments in the law.
We aim to tender a specialised and professional legal service, which we trust should guarantee complete client satisfaction.
You are most welcome to visit our offices or to call us at any given stage, should you require our legal services.
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