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MacRobert Attorneys Legal Assistance

Candidate Attorneys

Applications for articles starting in 2020 in our Cape Town and Umhlanga branches!


What we are looking for

Although academic results will get us interested, this is not all that we are looking for. We are looking for the EISH factor: energetic, intelligent and self-motivated individuals who are hardworking.

If you think you have the EISH factor, please read on!

Our aim is to recruit well rounded high calibre candidate attorneys, who are committed and suited to the practice of law within the diverse and multi-cultural environment at MacRobert.

What to expect from your articles

During your two year contract of articles, we expect from our Candidate Attorneys to commit to the firm, by living out our values, being:

  • T - Teamwork and effective communicating when interacting;
  • R - Respect, mutual trust and openness in relationships;
  •  I - Integrity, ethics and professionalism in service;
  • P - Passion, commitment and work ethic as attitudes.

We aim to train candidate attorneys for their future roles as lawyers in legal practices and the legal corporate environment, by equipping them with the skills required to fulfil these positions.


Candidate attorneys’ remuneration is competitive and compares favourably with remuneration offered by other leading law firms.

When and how to apply

Applications for articles must be submitted by no later than 28 February 2019 in respect of articles commencing in January 2020. Candidates should please submit their detailed CV, certified copies of full academic records and matric certificate as well as a certified colour copy of their ID document to, in order to be considered for articles for 2020 (Subject: Cape Town Articles 2020) (Subject: Umhlanga Articles 2020).

Intellectual Skills  
Problem Solving Legal & factual issues, advice & follow-up, case analysis & preparation
  Inquiry, research, abstract logical thinking, inductive/deductive reasoning, critical analysis
Research Legal & factual issues, research methodology, present results
Numeracy Skills  
Legal Calculations Calculations for debt collection, apportioning of damages, settlement agreements, maintenance matters
Financial Accounting to clients, financial statements, principles/ethics of costs, draft accounts, draft bill of costs, negotiate/settle bill of costs, tax

Need more information?

Please do not hesitate to contact our Human Resources department on (012) 425 3410 or