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.

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Insights & Knowledge

Tuesday, February 13, 2024


We have endured lockdowns at various levels during the Covid-19 pandemic, which have limited the movements of citizens throughout the world, including South Africans. We had to change the way in which we, as attorneys, practised and find alternative ways of ensuring that we could continue to practise our profession without undue disturbance. This included holding virtual consultations, pre-trial conferences and trials, as well as the electronic services of documents.

Thursday, February 8, 2024

Do suretyship agreements guarantee creditors their money back?

To attain certain goals and opportunities, people or businesses frequently require direct funding through credit. This need is met by credit agreements ranging from, but not limited to, loan and overdraft agreements.

Tuesday, February 6, 2024

The Urgent Nature of Review Applications in the Labour Court: Consequences of Non-Compliance with Prescribed Time Periods

The Labour Court plays a crucial role in handling review applications, particularly emphasising the urgency of these matters. This urgency is underscored by the strict adherence to prescribed time periods outlined in the Practice Manual. Non-compliance with these timelines can have significant consequences for both the party launching the application and the responding party. This article explores the implications of not adhering to prescribed time periods and the ensuing consequences.