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With much of our experience gained within the corporate spheres of the major cities of Southern Africa, Spangenberg Attorneys provides specialised services in the following areas of practice:

  • Commercial Law
  • Debt Recovery
  • Property & Real Estate Law
  • Civil Litigation
  • Criminal Litigation
  • Family Law
  • Wills & Estates
  • Labour Law
  • Noterial Practice
 

Commercial Law governs business transactions and is often considered to be a branch of Civil Law, as it deals with issues of both Private Law and Public Law. It also overlaps Real Estate Law when dealing with landlord-tenant, mortgages and other property issues.

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Debt Recovery deals with the collection of outstanding money / fees for products or services delivered to an individual or organisation. It involves official communication with the defaulter, with the goal of obtaining a time frame by which payment can be expected.

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Property or Real Estate Law governs the various forms of property ownership (land and buildings), within the Common Law legal system. In the Civil Law system, there is a division between movable and immovable property.

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Civil Litigation is a legal dispute between parties (individuals or organisations) that attempt to compensate a victim, honour an agreement or settle a dispute, rather than criminal sanctions – affecting the legal status of individuals.

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Criminal Litigation refers to a trial in criminal court. Criminal Litigation is a lawsuit brought by the state against an individual or organisation, while a private lawsuit between parties is called Civil Litigation.

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Family law deals with family-related issues and domestic relations, including marriage (the nature or termination thereof), domestic partnerships, property settlements, abuse (spousal or child), adoption or surrogacy, and even child abduction and parental responsibility orders.

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A will or testament is a legal, documented declaration by which a person (testator), names one or more persons to manage his / her estate and provides for the transfer of property at death. Historically a “will” was limited to real property, while a “testament” applied to personal property.

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Labour Law governs the administrative rulings and precedents which address the legal rights of (and restrictions on) working people their associated organisations. It mediates many aspects of the relationship between employers, employees and trade unions.

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Notarial Practice involves performing acts in legal affairs – in particular witnessing signatures on documents and administering or taking oaths and affirmations.

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