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. Making Fairbridges Wertheim Becker the oldest law firm in Africa, with its strong values and vision, it 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
- Entertainment Law
- Family Law
- General Litigation and Dispute Resolution
- Intellectual Property
- Medical Law and Insurance
- Property Law and Transfers
- Public and Constitutional Law
Medical band-aid: It is not every payment made in error that entitles the mistaken party to recover paymentLatest News
The Supreme Court of Appeal has upheld a High Court judgment in Gauteng ordering a service provider to repay to Medshield Medical Scheme over R6 million wrongly paid to it by Medshield in the mistaken belief that it was owing. Payments...
The independent rating agency PMR.africa (Professional Management Review) has announced that Fairbridges Wertheim Becker has earned the 2018 Diamond Arrow Award for achieving the highest rating of 4.21 out of a possible 5.00 (84.2%)...
The High Court has ordered a financial adviser to pay back to her the R2 million a widow invested on his advice, plus interest and costs, because he failed to exercise the reasonable standard of care and skill expected of someone in...
While the Western, Eastern and Northern Cape Provinces suffer the ravages of climate change as water resources dry out, in other areas of South Africa flooding causes its own havoc. Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality in the East...
No smoke without fire: We review Dr John Grogan’s third edition of his important employment law book DismissalLatest News
DISMISSAL (Third Edition) By John Grogan (805 pages) Juta & Co (Pty) Ltd www.jutalaw.co.za “Even I regained my freedom with a sigh.” – Lord Byron (1788 – 1824) In American television reality shows...
An understanding of the principles of the law of evidence and how they are interpreted and applied in practice is essential to the proper functioning of our courts. Twenty years after this compilation of cases and statutes was first...
Primarily aimed at students of criminal procedure, this comprehensive guide to the legislation framing criminal procedure in South Africa will also be welcomed by legal practitioners, judicial officers, law enforcement officials and...
The law relating to persons in South Africa, in all its complexity, diversity and intricacy has undergone significant constitutional reform, and continues to develop and respond to present-day cultural and societal changes. This is...
Chambers & Partners, Researching the World’s best lawyers
Fairbridges Wertheim Becker is pleased to be featured in the Chambers & Partners Guide as a notable South African firm seen to be active and accomplished in Dispute Resolution.
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.
With over 1,000 offices and more than 18,000 lawyers, the TerraLex member firms offer our clients global expertise with local knowledge and connections. Member firms are able to collaborate seamlessly across borders with colleagues from other jurisdictions regardless of differences in legal systems and cultures.