Where You Need to Be

The Right Choice

At Van Wyk Attorneys, we believe in a consistent, patient and professional approach to practicing law, giving each new case the unique attention it deserves.

An integral part of our services is to work closely with our clients so that they can make the right decisions with respect to their legal and economic needs.

We believe that in any legal challenge you should FACE it, FIGHT it and FINISH it.

About the Owner

Marius van Wyk

In 2005, Marius started his career as an assistant control prosecutor at the Magistrates Court, before joining a prominent law firm in Pretoria. During this time, Marius dealt with a wide variety of legal matters, but mostly attended to township establishment and property law matters.

Marius joined SANLAM Retirement Fund Administrator in 2008, where he gained extensive knowledge in corporate law, with a keen interest in corporate governance, compliance and company law.

In 2010 Marius enjoyed a brief stint with a Sandton based advisory services company, where he started and headed up the company’s legal division and gained expert knowledge in wills, trusts and estate planning. Marius also advised the group's financial advisors on matters relating to, inter alia, the FAIS Act.

More recently, Marius’ sights have been set on extensive High Court litigation, working in tandem with fellow legal professionals and senior advocates in achieving and exceeding clients’ expectations.

Our Kempton Park clients can count on our legal team to manage the legal framework to achieve a win. When our lawyers are involved in a case, we help our clients successfully resolve matters as quickly and efficiently as possible.

Property Law

Conveyancing describes the legal procedure whereby ownership of immovable property is changed, or in other words, how ownership is "conveyed" from the existing owner (seller) to the purchaser.

Our Property Services

  • Drafting of commercial and residential leases
  • Transfers of all types of properties
  • Negotiating and drafting agreements relating to the sale of residential and commercial properties

More on Property Law

Our Services

Comprehensive Analysis

Legal Advice

Legal Representation

The aforementioned analysis will determine into which legal block your unique matter falls, which may include one or more of the following:

Association Agreements
Banking
Business Law
Civil
Collections
Commercial
Commercial Drafting
Company Registrations
Competition Law
Construction
Contracts
Conveyancing
Customs & Excise
Deceased Estates
Engineering
Finance (Corporate)
Finance (Structured)
Forensic Investigations
General Practice
High Court Practice
Information Technology
Insurance Law
International Transactions
Internet Law / E-Commerce
Investment Funds
Joint Ventures and Acquisitions
Land Claims
Land Rights
Leases
Litigation (Commercial)
Litigation (Corporate)
Litigation (High Court)
Partnership Agreements
Property Law
Sale of Business
Shareholders Agreements
Taxation
Trade and Industry
Trusts
Wills

Introductory Consultation

An introductory consultation is a meeting between a one of our lawyers and a you prospective client, during which the you furnish us with the facts of your case, after which we explain the legal implications of those facts. Premised on the facts provided, we then furnish you with legal and practical options- taking into account your unique position.

Finally we discuss the probable outcome based on the merit of the matter, and what the matter is likely to cost. At this point, it is completely up to you to decide if an attorney/client relationship is going to be formed. Should you decide to proceed, you will complete and sign a mandate and fee agreement which forms the foundation of our attorney/client relationship.

A consultation is a good opportunity to ask us questions. Anything you think of and subsequently ask might be relative to effectively represent you.

Although an introductory consultation with an attorney does not create an attorney-client relationship, everything that you tell a lawyer during a consultation would be confidential and privileged. Clients should always be open and honest with their attorney knowing that the information would be held confidential. The best type of legal consultations are the ones that are filled with important information in order for the attorney to analyze your case and determine whether he or she should accept the case.

Our Fee Structure

An attorney is entitled to charge a client a fair and reasonable fee for professional legal services. The fee charged by the attorney will depend on a number of factors such as the attorney’s experience and the complexity of the work requested to complete.

There are many different types of fee agreements, but we mostly only enter into hourly based fee agreements with client.

This entails that the attorney and the client would agree to a fee arrangement on an hourly basis. The fee agreement will clearly stipulate what the attorney’s hourly charge is. The attorney is entitled to charge for time spent per hour or pro rata thereof on a particular matter, including but not limited to:

  • research;
  • appearances in court;
  • time travelling to and from court;
  • meetings;
  • time on the telephone with clients and third parties;
  • drafting and perusal of pleadings, documents and letters.

The fee agreement will further indicate and require that all third party payments and an attorneys out-of-pocket expenses, also known as disbursements, be paid by the client. These fees are most commonly advocates fees, sheriff fees and correspondent attorney’s fees. The client’s attorney will be charged separately by the third party for the service provided to them and these fees will be passed on to the client and will be set out in the invoice. This disbursement is added to the attorney’s invoice and the third party invoice is usually attached to the attorney’s invoice when presented to the client for payment.

For more information, kindly contact us and we’ll furnish you with our standard mandate and fee agreement.

Get in Touch

Van Wyk Attorneys

LMI House, 112 High Road Bredell,
Kempton Park, Johannesburg

Telephone: +27 11 394 4489
Mobile: +27 83 304 9141
Fax: +27 86 668 1224
Email: info@vanwyklaw.com