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


Careers

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!

Apply here

Insights & Knowledge

Tuesday, May 21, 2024

A buyer's guide to sectional property ownership in South Africa

A sectional title property refers to an individual unit or portion within a complex or development (scheme).

Tuesday, April 23, 2024

The presumption against retrospectivity: elaborating on the distinction between procedural amendments and amendments affecting legislative rights

Whether amendments to existing legislation apply to pending actions, applications or regulatory processes which were initiated before promulgation of the amendments depends on whether the application thereof would have an effect on existing substantive rights. The presumption against retrospectivity acknowledges that amendments to legislation should not deprive parties of rights which existed at the time of the commencement of the action, application or process in question. This article focuses on the lawfulness of the Health Professions Council's retrospective application of the recently amended Displinary Regulations, with reference to relevant case law.

Tuesday, April 2, 2024

Testing the Franchisor's Restraint

Restraint of trade clauses are a common addition to commercial contracts, and are most often included in employment contracts, sale of business contracts and franchise agreements.