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


Candidate Attorneys - Applications for articles starting in 2025 are currently 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

Wednesday, July 10, 2024


South Africans living abroad but transacting locally are a regular occurrence. Our law provides a legal framework to facilitate instances where “wet-ink” signature of documents remains a legal requirement, such as when deposing to affidavits or providing powers of attorney intended for use within South Africa, and where physical copies of documents need to be authenticated as true copies of the originals.

Wednesday, June 19, 2024

Business Rescue: A Synopsis of the Process and its Effects

The Companies Act 71 of 2008 (the Act) provides a mechanism for entities that find themselves in a precarious financial situation to re-assess their financial situation and find solutions.

Tuesday, June 11, 2024

Collapse Fees and the Taxing Master's Discretion

It often occurs that a matter which has been set down for trial or hearing, does not proceed and is settled, postponed or withdrawn on or before the trial or hearing date.