Fairbridges Wertheim Becker
Our proud history – Fairbridges Wertheim Becker was formed by the coming together of two longstanding, respected law firms, the first being Fairbridges established in 1812 in Cape Town, the second Wertheim Becker founded in 1904 in Johannesburg. This merger makes Fairbridges Wertheim Becker the oldest law firm in Africa, with its strong values and vision, it also makes them the perfect legal partner to assist you in achieving your business objectives.
- Commercial Disputes and Litigation
- Corporate and Commercial Law
- Criminal Law
- Deceased Estates and Trusts
- Education Law
- Employment Law
- Family Law
- General Litigation and Dispute Resolution
- Intellectual Property
- Medical Law and Insurance
- Property Law and Transfers
- Public and Constitutional Law
From herding cattle as a young boy in the Eastern Cape to moving into the top echelons of Africa’s oldest law firm, Fairbridges Wertheim Becker, is the journey Zamuxolo has taken. Zamuxolo was born in Engcobo, to a father who...
Melanie Kilian, a conveyancer with heart from Fairbridges Wertheim Becker Attorneys in Cape Town, is an inspiration to her colleagues and clients. Her passion is to help and to give great service to people of all budgets,...
Felicia is an associate lawyer at Fairbridge Wertheim Becker, the oldest law firm in Africa. Born in Ladysmith, Kwazulu-Natal (KZN), she spent her early childhood in Mpumalanga before relocating back to KZN, in grade five when...
On the 27 November 2018 President Cyril Ramaphosa signed various amendments to labour legislation into law. These amendments have introduced additional parental leave benefits for fathers, adoptive parents as well as commissioning...
The new National Minimum Wage Act 9 of 2018 (NMWA) has been in the pipeline for quite some time and was finally signed into law by President Cyril Ramaphosa coming, into effect on 01 January 2019. The Act seeks to address unfair labour...
In the 2016 case of Euphorbia (Pty) Ltd t/a Gallagher Estates v City of Johannesburg, the City of Johannesburg (“the City“) instituted action against Euphorbia for arrears in respect of water supply, effluent and incidental...
TERRALEX – Our Global Reach
Fairbridges Wertheim Becker has since 1999 been the exclusive South African member of TerraLex, a leading international network of top independent law firms in over 100 countries worldwide. TerraLex has recently been selected as the Global Network of the Year for 2017 by The Lawyer, one of the key citations was their African Affiliate Programme an initiative proposed, developed and implemented by Fairbridges Wertheim Becker.