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GELDENHUYS & JONKER ATTORNEYS
Geldenhuys & Jonker Attorneys is one of the oldest law firms in the West Coast / Western Cape of South Africa, specializing in conveyancing, criminal matters and civil litigation, as well as offering a complete range of other legal services to business entities and individuals.
We are a law firm that accommodates every client with the same degree of respect and enthusiasm, despite the nature of their matter.
Strong relationships ensure positive interaction between our attorneys, the estate agents, originators, banks, consultants, purchasers and sellers, and ensures the quick registration of various rights relating to immovable property in deeds offices all over South Africa.
We understand how daunting becoming involved in a legal matter is and, not only will we will provide legal advice, but ceaselessly promote your interest through out the entire process.
We offer high quality work at reasonable prices- your business does not have to be a prominent company to afford high-end legal services.
We strive to be a law firm that offers the caliber of work and professionalism that clients expect of major firms without sacrificing the personal service and reasonable rates of a smaller firm.
With your personal interests in mind, our ultimate aim is to implement measures that protect the results of your hard work as effectively as possible.
WHAT WE OFFER
• Providing our clients with superior, personal services in the best traditions of the legal profession;
• Continuously developing and expanding our expertise to effectively satisfy our clients’ requirements;
• Maintaining unquestionable standards of honesty and integrity;
• Creating opportunities for our personnel to achieve their full potential and effectively serve all members of the community in which we operate.
• We are committed to building Geldenhuys & Jonker Attorneys into a brand that is nationally recognised within the legal fraternity and business community as a market leader that provides superior, specialised legal services to an ever-expanding base of satisfied clients across the Western Cape.
• We will be an active contributor to shaping law and legal process in South Africa to the benefit of all citizens.
• The way we do business will demonstrate our integrity and be a guiding light for others in our industry to follow.
• Work efficiently, which means we shall: communicate clearly with all parties at all times;
• Ensure that lawyers with relevant experience are tasked to handle the various aspects of your case
• Refer you to another firm, should your requirements fall outside our area of expertise;
• Make every effort to ensure that our fee estimates are fair, through:
• Providing accurate estimates by using established, structured methods
• Should the circumstances change during the process of handling your case, we shall communicate this to you at the earliest possible opportunity.
ABOUT OUR TEAM
MR SP GELDENHUYS
Director | Attorney
MR G JONKER
Director | Attorney
MEET OUR TEAM
Director | Attorney (B.Proc)
As a respected and well-known attorney in the West Coast, SP Geldenhuys continues to lead his team of selected professionals to new heights of achievement, focusing on a continued commitment to service excellence.
He obtained the degree B.PROC. at the University of Stellenbosch in 1984. Geldenhuys has experience in most major fields of law and he currently specialises in family law, contractual law, Criminal Law, general litigation and commercial law.
He also provides his services to numerous correspondent attorneys and he is on the panel for Scorpion Legal, First National Bank and Clientele.
Director | Attorney & Conveyancer (B.Proc) (LLB)
Gerhard Jonker studied law on a part-time basis at the University of the Orange Free State and registered for a B.Proc. degree in 1985. He obtained his degree in Desember 1988 and was presented with his certificate on the 17th March 1989. During this time he was employed by the Department of Justice and appointed as a Judge Secretary for the Honourable Justice Justice J W Edeling.
During May 1991 he joined Hill McHardy and Herbst, a Bloemfontein attorney practice as an article clerk. During his articles he registered for the the LL.B. degree and obtained same in December 1992 and was presented with his LL.B. certificate on the 19th March 1993.
He was admitted as a practicing attorney on the 28th day of October 1993 in the Supreme Court of South Africa, Orange Free State, with right of appearance in the Supreme Court. He acted as a director at Hill McHardy and Herbst and was admitted as a conveyancer in January 2002. On the 1st of August 2005 he joined Geldenhuyse Inc. and became a director in 2006. Gerhard is a hardworking, dedicated and focused practitioner with an end result driven personality. With 25 years of experience in most of the major fields of the law he now mostly specializes in estate planning, administration of estates, contractual and commercial law, property law and conveyancing.
Amelia joined the team in 2010 and has over 17 years experience at the Department of Justice where she handled all civil as well as criminal matters. She is well versed in divorces, estates, maintenance, RAF and collections. She strives to provide the best possible service in her field of expertise and loves working with her team members.
Senior Conveyancing Secretary
Elna Laubscher started her career at Geldenhuyse Inc, Vredenburg (now Geldenhuys Jonker Inc) on 7 October 1997, and specialises in Conveyancing, which includes:
-Registration of property transfers as well as registration of bonds for Nedbank, Absa Bank, Std Bank & FNB;
– Drafting of all Contracts, relating to:
-Sale of businesses and;
-Other commercial contracts;
-Antenuptial Contracts, and;
-Correspondent transactions including Transfers and Bonds.
– Consultations with clients and attending to signature of all transfer documents, bond documents, all Contracts and Correspondents’ documents (being transfer and bond documents).
Senior Converyancing Secretary
Anneke Erwee started her career in 1988 at a Legal Firm in Bellville, and joined Geldenhuys Inc. (now Geldenhuys Jonker Inc.) in 2013. She specialises in Conveyancing which includes the following :
-Registration of property transfers;
-Drafting of contracts, Antenuptial contracts and;
Financial Manager | HR | Bookkeeper
Amanda has joined the Geldenhuyse Incorporated group in 2014 as the Financial Manager. Bookkeeping is her passion and she has been working for 30 years in this field, of which 20 years has been in Law Practice. It is a privilege to be part of such a stable law firm as Geldenhuys & Jonker Incorporated.
Litigation & Debt Collection Secretary
Marlize joined Geldenhuys & Jonker Inc. in August 2019 and attends to Debt collection & Litigation Matters while gaining valuable practical Legal experience. She is currently studying towards a LLB degree at UNISA. In addition to her degree she is currently completing a Legal Secretary qualification at Oxbridge Academy. Marlize is a hard working individual ready to assist in any way possible.
Litigation, Debt Reviews & Collections
Wian joined our team here at Geldenhuys & Jonker during 2018 and tends to our Debt review, Collection matters and drafting of our Bill of Costs . He is currently studying towards an LLB degree at UNISA and gaining valuable practical legal experience whilst completing his degree. Wian is an ambitious individual striving to gain more knowledge in the Legal field.
HENNIE LE ROUX
Attorney (B.Juris) (LLB)
Hennie started his legal career in The Department of Justice at the beginning of 1988. During his service in the Department of Justice, he was both a prosecutor and a Magistrate in the District- and Regional Divisions of the Court. Hennie joined the defence side middle of 2007, first as Advocate of the High Court, before being admitted as Attorney in 2009. During his time as Advocate and Attorney, he was involved in litigation in both the Lower Courts and the High Court, including the Labour Court. Hennie specialize in criminal, civil, family law and general practice litigation. He has obtained 29 years of relevant legal experience.”
Attorney, Notary & Conveyancer (LLB)
Christa started out as a legal secretary in collections, civil litigation, assisting in estates and other legal matters during the course of November 2006. In 2009 she did her Basic Diploma in Conveyancing and from there started her secretarial duties in conveyancing. In 2014 she moved to the West Coast / Western Cape where she joined a law firm in Vredenburg and enrolled to study through UNISA in 2015 while working full-time. She simultaneously entered into and registered a five-year articles of clerkship contract with the former Cape Law Society. During the course of 2018 / 2019 she successfully wrote and passed her admission exams, completed her LLB degree through UNISA and also sat and passed her conveyancing examination in September 2019. Furthermore, she continued to write and pass her notary exams through the course of November 2020. Christa is now an admitted attorney, conveyancer and notary public and will continue her career at the Langebaan office of Geldenhuys & Jonker Attorneys.
LOUIS VAN ZYL
Candidate Attorney (LLB)
Louis grew up, and matriculated, in Gauteng, mainly Johannesburg and Pretoria. From a very young age, he believed in the following phrase (notwithstanding fallacious grammar):”move forward always”. This very phrase made Louis decide to study law. He examines each and every situation, hunting for the solution. Once one has the solution, one can move forward. Louis, amongst other things, believes in building relationships with people, as well as mastering the art of people skills. Louis obtained his law degree at the North-West University Potchefstroom and is currently in practice in the West Coast, with an interest in Family Law as well as Wills and Estates. However, Louis will assist you in any legal/non-legal matter as this is the principles he lives by.
J. BRAND 1978
H.C. GELDENHUYS 1979
E. VAN ZYL 1984
S.P. GELDENHUYS 1986
L. HICKMAN 1989
MR SP GELDENHUYS
G. JONKER 2006
In 1977, being one of the very first Attorney firms in Vredenburg, the Company started out as Brand Attorneys, with Mr J. Brand at the helm of things. During 1979, Mr H.C. Geldenhuys joined the team and the name was subsequently changed to Brand & Geldenhuys Inc.
It was in 1984 that Mr E. van Zyl joined the group and the name changed to Geldenhuys & Van Zyl. During 1986 when Mr S.P. Geldenhuys joined the group the name changed to Geldenhuyse Inc. and since the beginning of 2017, the Company is now known as Geldenhuys & Jonker Attorneys.
Building on the strength of their friendship and the firm’s well-established reputation, Mr S.P. Geldenhuys and Mr G. Jonker continue to build this typical country practice into a 14-employee strong, dynamic firm that now offers the best of services.
At Geldenhuys & Jonker Attorneys, we work tirelessly to deliver practical legal solutions to resolve matters quickly, efficiently and cost effectively for the most favourable outcome for each client and aim to build longstanding relationships with every client and to add a personal touch to each case that is entrusted to us.
PHOTOGRAPH 1984, VREDENBURG
Geldenhuys & Jonker’s expertise and personal approach ensures an in-depth understanding of each client’s unique circumstances. Our range of family law services demands trusting client relationships and this is met with the highest levels of customer services.
Our services include:
Pre and Post divorce proceedings;
Ante nuptial Contracts;
The conveyancing department specialises in property transfers, bond registrations and cancellations, township planning, sectional titles and low cost housing developments, as well as all forms of notarial work.
The department is spearheaded by the firm’s directors and its services include:
The conveyancing department specializes in property transfers, bond registrations and cancellations, township, sectional title and low cost housing developments, as well as all forms of notarial work.
The department is spearheaded by the firm’s directors and its services include:
Drafting of security documentation;
Drafting of complex sale and lease agreements;
Registration of commercial and residential mortgage bonds;
Transfers of expropriated and delegated land;
Development of residential, commercial and low cost housing townships; and
Registration of servitudes, notarial ties and ante nuptial contracts.
Geldenhuys & Jonker Inc. offers expertise in commercial transactions on behalf of individuals and micro and macro businesses and specialize in Magistrates’, Regional and High Court litigation of a commercial and civil nature including inter alia:
Drafting, negotiating and vetting commercial agreements;;
Litigating on banking law matters; and;
Incorporation of companies and amendments of company documentation.;
Property related matters;
Civil litigation matters;
Short-term and long-term insurance claims; and;
Rentals and evictions, etc.
The department also attends to a large number of correspondent matters including the administration of urgent applications, appeals and other matters.
Geldenhuys & Jonker Inc. offers expertise in a wide variety of General litigation services, from litigation on a personal matter to complex business matters.
Defamation of character;
Personal injuring claims.;
Property damages claims.
The administration of estates requires expertise in managing and winding up estates, as well as the sensitivity to support clients that have recently lost a loved one. Geldenhuys & Jonker’s team of estate specialists is highly experienced in administration of all the stages of the various types of estates.
Services from this department encompass:
Registration of trusts; and
The drafting of wills.
Geldenhuys & Jonker Inc. offers labour law services for employees and unions as well as employers and employers’ organisations. We participate in labour disputes in the various Bargaining Councils, Magistrates’ Courts, Labour Court, Labour Appeal Court, and the High Courts of South Africa.
Services include conciliation, mediation, negotiation, arbitration and litigation, incorporating:
Disciplinary procedures and processes;
Labour dispute resolution;
Employment contracts; and
Geldenhuys & Jonker Inc. provides specialised debt recovery and collection services. Our team’s experience encompasses all aspects of commercial collections including litigating against debtors overseas and debtors taking matters on appeal.
Our comprehensive skill set and application of the National Credit Act delivers peace of mind to our clients that we can adequately meet their requirements. The department:
Is well-versed in the processes and relevant legislation for the High, Regional and Magistrates’ Courts;
Utilises sophisticated software to optimise debt collection processes and deliver market-leading turnaround times;
Maintains an open communication policy;
Treats each matter with respect, urgency and significance;
Has developed proven procedures and methodologies that enable the processing of large volumes of matters in an efficient and cost effective manner.