WHO WE ARE
MacRobert Attorneys is a national law practice with offices in Pretoria, Cape Town, Durban and Johannesburg , and is therefore in a position to provide legal services throughout the country.
Major local and international clients include automotive corporations, banks and other financial institutions, as well as commercial and industrial 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. A large component of partners and lawyers deals with professional indemnity and medical professional indemnity.
Clients also include bodies representing various professions, transportation companies, research councils and bodies, security firms, property developers and agents, various councils, dairy and agricultural concerns, including other industries. MacRobert Attorneys employs some 50 lawyers and a number of candidate attorneys. Our lawyers vary in experience – from newly admitted practitioners to senior practitioners who have many years’ experience.
A Brief History of MacRobert Attorneys
MacRobert Attorneys celebrated its Centenary in 1996 – 100 years of law practice. This achievement makes MacRobert one of the oldest and longest surviving law practice in the former Transvaal.
MacRobert Attorneys traces its history back to its three founding partners; namely Norman MacRobert, Frederick Lunnon and William Alfred Tindall. These three gentlemen commenced practice in Pretoria, founding the two practices of MacRobert, De Villiers & Hitge, and Lunnon & Tindall. In 1989 the two practices merged to form MacRobert, De Villiers, Lunnon & Tindall. In 2000 the name was shortened (much to the stated relief of clients who had difficulty remembering the long name) to MacRobert. At the Pretoria office, there are consulting rooms named after the founding partners, where old photographs, documents and other memorabilia are on display.
The Johannesburg Times, dated 11 April 1896 reported that on the day FJ Lunnon was admitted as an attorney he also divorced from his wife. Mr Lunnon was a Cambridge graduate who had practised as a solicitor in London. His wife was apparently unable to muster the courage to relocate from civilised London to “untamed” South Africa.
Mr Lunnon practised with his co-founding partner, William Alfred Tindall, for many years. Both Messrs Lunnon and Tindall served on the Council of the Law Society. Mr Lunnon was also Chairman of the Council.
Two Pretoria streets are named after Lunnon and Tindall. These two streets intersect in Hatfield near the campus of the University of Pretoria.