Who we are

Established in 1896 as a result of a merger between the two practices of MacRobert, de Villiers and Hitge, and Lunnon and Tindall, we have, since our humble beginnings, grown to be one of the most respected law firms in South Africa.

In addition we also afford recent graduates the chance to complete their compulsory article years with us. Our major local and international clients include automotive corporations, banks and other financial institutions, as well as commercial, industrial and mining corporations.

MacRobert manages law concerns in the following fields: medicine, property, pharmaceuticals industrial engineering, oil, food and beverage, clothing manufacturing and the steel and iron industry.

We are a multi-city law firm with offices in Pretoria (head office), Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg; and are therefore in a position to provide legal services throughout the country.

BBBEE status:
We are a Majority Black Owned, Level 1 Contributor on the Revised Codes

Our People

Gerhardt Van Der Merwe


Gerhardt has been involved in litigation for over 20 years, since his admission as an attorney in 1996.

He spent nine years specializing in criminal law, during which period he honed his Court craft and cross-examination skills as he was required to appear in court on behalf of clients on an almost daily basis.

He has practised as a defendant attorney, representing practitioners in clinical negligence claims, regulatory matters, inquests, labour disputes and criminal cases since he joined the Cape Town office of MacRobert Attorneys in 2003.


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Candidate Attorneys - Applications for articles starting in 2021 are open!

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!

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Insights & Knowledge

Thursday, May 2, 2019

EnviroMac May - June 2019

Legal updates and commentary from our Environmental and Mining Law team for May - June 2019.

Wednesday, January 23, 2019

EnviroMac January - February 2019

Legal updates and commentary from our Environmental and Mining Law team for January - February 2019.

Tuesday, January 22, 2019

Mining Charter - Implementation Guidelines

Mining Charter - Implementation Guidelines