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Committed to your legal success

Monetary settlements, Legal strategy, Attention to detail, Boutique services.

Committed to your legal success

Monetary settlements, Legal strategy, Attention to detail, Boutique services.

Labour Law

Restructuring / Retrenchment in Terms of Section 189 or 189 A / Unfair dismissals / Drafting Mutual Separation Agreements / Unfair Discrimination / Employment Equity in the workplace / Independent Contractors / Restraint of Trade issues / Attending at and representation of clients at Arbitrations / Chairing Disciplinary Hearings…

Drafting Of Contracts

Sale of Business / Sale of Shares / Mutual Separation Agreements / Co-habitation agreements and disputes / Employment contracts / Franchise agreements / Loan agreements / Service agreements / Retainer contracts / Sureties / Sale and lease of immovable and moveable property and disputes related thereto / Property disputes

General Litigation

General Litigation in Magistrate Court and High Court. All general litigation relating to contractual and lease disputes, Reviews in Labour Court, appeals in Labour Appeal Court, High Court employment related litigation such as enforcement of agreements and damages caused by break of provisions.

Retainer plans R1 045.00 p/m

Covers up to 30 employees, contracts, policies and disciplinary forms free (t’s & c’s apply)

 

Establishment And Expertise

Du Toit Attorneys and Specialist Labour Practitioners was established in 1999 by the Firm’s Director, Maria Du Toit.

Maria has a passion for the law and has extensive experience in various practice areas. The Firm specializes in Labour Law but does not limit itself to only Labour related matters.

There is a strong interaction between Labour Law and other areas of law, such as criminal law, law of contract and non-legal arenas, such as forensic accounting, which often comes into play in Labour Law matters. The Firm specializes in Labour Law and all of its facets.

The Firm prides itself on being able to address all of its Client's legal matters and providing a boutique service. Our Firm’s success is based on attention to detail, dedication to clients’ matters, regular progress reports and feedback, transparency and fair accounting practices.

Often the successful outcomes are secured by implementing tried and tested legal strategies.

 

Testimonials

Our client's name was cleared and her honour and dignity restored. It was indeed a pleasure to assist the Applicant in this process in order to ensure she received a measure of justice.

We drafted the Application and completed the referral form for him and succeeded in having Condonation granted. We thereafter settled the matter.

The matter was referred to the CCMA for an unfair dismissal. Conciliation failed and we referred the matter to Arbitration.

Our Firm was instructed to oppose the Condonation.

On the second day, after hearing only opening statements by the parties' respective legal representatives, the matter became settled.

Committed To Your Legal Success

 

The Firm’s success rate is excellent (95% plus) and the success stories of clients speak for themselves.

Du Toit Attorneys and Specialist Labour Practitioners have taken on the giants of South Africa such as Transnet, Spoornet, Road Accident Fund, South African Police Services, State Security Agency, Department of Health and Department of Trade and Industry, a major construction and investment company and other companies and non-profit organisations including but not limited to the auditing, fruit industry as well as the formal church sector and reaped major success for their clients.

The Firm has also represented employers in the telecommunications, plastic and other manufacturing industries, pig farming, optometrist and audiologist practices as well as the financial services industry and we have stood firm for our clients to their advantage.

Our representation of both employer and employee allows us to implement legal strategy to the advantage of our clients, irrespective of their status.

Meet The Team

Senior Partner
Maria Du Toit

Senior Attorney
Kylan Oliver

Candidate Attorney
Carla Schutte

Junior Attorney
Lonika van der Walt

Friendly african american woman standing with arms crossed in a modern bright office

Across South Africa

The Attorneys of the Firm do not limit themselves to Pretoria and have travelled as far as Cape Town in the past for mass retrenchments (S 189 and S 189A) and disciplinary hearings.

The Attorneys of the Firm travel to various CCMA Regional Offices and our Attorneys have appeared in Pretoria (Tshwane), Johannesburg, Nelspruit (Mbombela) and Witbank (Emalahleni) in Mpumalanga, Polokwane, Venda in Limpopo, Eastern Cape including Port Elizabeth, Grahamstown, King William’s Town and East London. This list expands daily..

The Firm does not limit itself to appearances in the CCMA alone, but have in the past represented clients in the following Councils with great success:

Transnet Bargaining Council

Safety and Security Sectoral Bargaining Council

Public Service Co-ordinating Bargaining Council

Public Health and Welfare Sectoral Bargaining Council

Frequently Asked Questions

Will I be able to claim back my legal costs at the CCMA/Bargaining Council?

On the whole no, however there may be certain instances where a Commissioner may award costs to a particular party.

I am not happy with an Award granted against me by the Commissioner, what can I do?

You would refer the matter to the Labour Court for an Application to Review. It is strongly advised to engage the services of an attorney and an advocate to draft the necessary papers and appear in Court for your matter. You can seek legal costs in your Application if you are the Applicant, alternatively you can seek costs as the Respondent in the matter should you oppose the Review Application.

I have been unfairly suspended, what can I do?

After lodging an internal grievance with your Employer and them failing to deal with it, you can thereafter refer the matter to the CCMA or relevant Bargaining Council as an unfair labour practice. It is advisable to have us assist you in this process so as to maximize the chances of being very successful in your matter.

Contact us

 

Postal:

Boardwalk Meander A-97, Olympus, 0081
Tel: (012) 809 4461 / (012) 809 0664 Fax: (012) 809 4499
Mobile: 083 282 1166
E-mail: maria@dtattorneys.co.za

Chambers:

Unit 8, Concept House A, 10 Pony Street
Tijgervallei Office Park
Silver Lakes Road
Hazeldean, Pretoria