Melanie Kilian


Cape Town


  • Melanie specialises in normal and sectional property transfers and subdivisions as well as transfers for municipal institutions and low cost housing together with Investec mortgage bond registrations.



Career Overview

  • Melanie served her articles at Burton & White Inc and Jacques Viljoen Attorneys gaining experience in a wide range of law including sales in execution and also civil and criminal litigation. She was interested in conveyancing and gained some experience while working at Miltons Matsemela Attorneys for a while.
  • She then started the conveyancing department at Jacques Viljoen attorneys where she did the conveyancing dealing with developments as well as normal transfers and bond registrations until May 2006.
  • She joined Jooste Marais Inc in June 2006 where she mostly attended to normal and sectional title development transfers until 2010.
  • She joined Fairbridges as a Senior Associate in August 2010. Part of her conveyancing duties included property related work for the City of Cape Town, low cost housing transfers, various other transfers and Investec mortgage bond registrations.


  • B Comm (University of Stellenbosch) (1997)
  • LLB (University of Stellenbosch) (1999)


  • Articles at Burton White Attorneys (1/12/2000 – 28/1/2003)
  • Admitted as an Attorney and Conveyancer (7 February 2003)
  • Miltons Matsemela Attorneys (1/3/2003 – 21/5/2003)
  • Jacques Viljoen Attorneys (1/6/2003 – 31/5/2006)
  • Associate at Jooste Marais Attorneys (1/6/2006 – 31/7/2010)
  • Senior Associate at Fairbridges (August 2010)
  • Admitted as a notary public (1 April 2011)
  • Director at Fairbridges (1 March 2013)