One of the major benefits to our clients is that we have considerable experience in the drafting and interpretation of a wide variety of contracts. Especially when it relates to rental and eviction law. So at a time when issues arise, we offer both landlord and tenants advice and assistance in all matters related to rental agreements, disputes related to such agreements and collection of arrear rental at an affordable attorney and own client rate.
Accidents do happen, but when they are a result of negligence, Michael Matthews & Associates is well equipped to help you through this legal battle.
ADMINISTRATION OF ESTATES
One of our specialities is the drafting of Wills and Trusts, the administration and winding-up of deceased estates, curatorship applications and Estate Planning advice.
CONTRACTS AND COMMERCIAL LAW
Our considerable experience in the drafting and interpretation of a wide variety of contracts has benefitted our clients. These include but are not limited to, Partnership and Association Agreements, Shareholders’ Agreements, Agreements for the sale of businesses and property, Licence and Agency Agreements, Franchise Agreements and Contracts of Employment.
Our debt collection department is able to effectively and efficiently pursue debtors in a cost effective manner. We will advise you as to your chances of success in recovering amounts due to you, and whether instituting proceedings will be financially viable or otherwise. We are also prepared, at the outset, to negotiate an affordable attorney and own client rate to suit your circumstances.
Michael Matthews & Associates is able to assist you with the motivation and application of firearm licenses, as well as appeals against the refusal of firearm licenses, and with the accreditation of business or sport shooting bodies with the South African Police Services.
HIGH COURT & MAGISTRATES COURT LITIGATION & ARBITRATION
With the wide range of contractual and delictual claims and disputes, including claims for services rendered and goods supplied, money lent, building disputes and other commercial breaches of contract, Michael Matthews & Associates are highly experienced to offer you and your business the correct legal advice.
If you are looking for the best advice in all aspects of insolvency law, including the liquidation of Companies (as defined in the new Companies Act), sequestrations of natural persons, voluntary surrender, compromises and distributions, then our experienced team is ready to take you through this process.
Our expert team is available to offer you both employer and employee advice on labour-related issues, including dismissal and retrenchment issues, unfair dismissal and the proper formulation of CCMA claims.
At Michael Matthews & Associates, we understand the sensitivity around these services and our aim is to focus on making the process as smooth as possible. We advise on and draft ante nuptial contracts, institute divorce proceedings, deal with matrimonial property and issues of maintenance of and contact with minors.
To offer clients a potential and often considerable cost saving opportunity prior to the implementation of the litigation or arbitration process, we manage highly effective mediation processes, at a time when you need objective advice.
Our services include agreements for the sale of immovable property, attending to the transfer of immovable property, assisting in applications for mortgage loans/bonds, drafting and vetting Life Right Agreements and dealing with property disputes in general.
RENTAL AND EVICTION LAW
One of our specialities is rental and eviction law. So at a time when issues arise, we offer both landlords and tenants advice and assistance in all matters related to rental agreements, disputes related to such agreements and collection of arrear rental at an affordable attorney and own client rate.
We also offer services in relation to eviction of unlawful tenants or prevention of eviction of lawful tenants, all in accordance with the Prevention of Illegal Eviction From and Unlawful Occupation of Land Act (better known as the PIE Act).
THIRD PARTY CLAIMS
Accidents do happen, but when they are negligent, Michael Matthews & Associates are well equipped to help you through this legal battle. Not only do we prepare and lodge negligence claims (including medical and professional malpractice claims) and claims for injuries sustained by persons injured in motor vehicle accidents, but we also claim, where appropriate, for past & future hospital and medical expenses, past and future loss of earnings, funeral expenses and general damages for pain and suffering, loss of amenities of life, etc. If you would like to discuss any issue and your prospect of success, we offer a consultation, without cost or obligation.