Established in 1920 by Raphael Asherson, Ashersons has become well known as a general practice offering its clients integrity and loyalty. The Cape Town based firm has throughout remained compact and presently comprises three partners, two associates, four candidate attorneys, and a number of support staff - all of whom commenced their careers with the firm. Ashersons is a boutique practice catering for an exclusive range of both corporate and high nett worth individual clients throughout South Africa, Africa, Europe, America and Australia. Ashersons’ attorneys and staff pride themselves on delivering a comprehensive, personal and tailor made service to its clients. With fast turn around time, focus and attention to detail, Ashersons has maintained its reputation as a leading South African law firm.
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Selwyn Zackon, a Partner at Ashersons, joined the firm in 1985. Selwyn’s expertise lie in commercial law, franchising, property and litigation. His extensive understanding of company law and commerce has enabled Selwyn to become an astute commercial and property lawyer,…

Rafi Weiner, a Partner at Ashersons, joined the firm in 1981. Rafi was admitted as an attorney in both South Africa and Lesotho in 1983, and in 1989 in Namibia (then South West Africa). Rafi was awarded a B.Proc degree by the University…

Andrew Goldschmidt, a Partner at Ashersons, joined the firm in 2007. He has experience in contentious as well as non-contentious corporate and commercial matters ranging from the drafting of commercial contracts to commercial litigation, with particular regard to corporate and contractual…

Apart from the Partners at Ashersons (listed to the left), Ashersons has a large professional team that assists in the practice, which team includes associates, candidate attorneys, conveyancing staff, and a number of professional consultants, and are well positioned to assist you with…

Selwyn provides a brief introduction to Ashersons Attorneys.

Do You Need an “Advance Directive” or a “Living Will”?

If you don’t want to be kept artificially alive – without your consent and perhaps in pain and distress – long after your medical condition becomes hopeless, you need to communicate your decision now to the doctors, hospitals and loved…

Security Complexes: Can You Use Telkom Ducting for Fibre?

Optic fibre is bringing “superfast broadband” to an exponentially-increasing number of South African homes and businesses.  And competition in the field is fierce.  Which is great for us as consumers, but if you live or work in a “community scheme”…

Small Businesses and POPI:  Not Crying Wolf This Time?

POPI (the Protection of Personal Information Act) will provide welcome protection for our personal information – our names, ID numbers, addresses, medical histories and so on, but the other side of the coin is that it will expose small businesses…

How the “Historical Rates” Judgment Affects You

“It is declared that, upon transfer of a property, a new owner is not liable for debts arising before transfer from the charge upon the property …” (Constitutional Court Order) How does the recent Constitutional Court decision [Jordaan and Others…

Let our professional team assist you in ensuring that your franchising business's legal requirements are taken care of, so that you can concentrate on growing your business Ashersons has significant experience in the specialised area of commercial law that is franchising law. Our team of lawyers can assist you in all aspects of franchising law, including advising on and drafting a franchise agreement and any ancillary documents required at the start of a franchise relationship between franchisor and franchisee, settling disputes between franchisor and franchisee, and the termination or cancellation of franchise agreements.
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“Please Sir, Can i have some more?” The need for more consumer protection when it comes to food safety

Consumer protection, which includes being given access to a safe and dependable supply of food, is a fundamental requirement of any society. In transforming the South African food landscape, there …

The R1m Buffalo That Died:  A Lesson in Passing of Risk

We buy and sell things every day, and no doubt most of us assume that it is only when we become the owner that we take the risk of our …

7 Myths About Making a Will

If you haven’t made your will yet, get it done now.  Why is that so important and how should you go about it? To answer that let’s debunk a few …

Expired Firearm Licences: High Court to the Rescue

Whilst our law quite correctly treats unlawful possession of a firearm as a most serious offence – you could go to prison for 15 years if convicted – law-abiding citizens …

Family Law, Estates and Trusts The Family Law department can assist clients with: Anti-Nuptial and Post-Nuptial Contracts Divorces Maintenance matters Variation of existing divorce orders, where possible Protection orders Advice on separation of parties involved in cohabitation relationships General family law advice Estate Planning and administration of deceased estates Trust formation and management
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Sexual Offences: No More Time Limit to Prosecute

Victims of sexual abuse are often so deeply traumatised and intimidated that they either never report the crimes, or take decades to go to the police. And that, until now, has been a major source of injustice in our legal…

Verbal Agreements – The Property Perspective

A recent High Court judgment of Abigak 1 General Trading & Investment CC v Gani and Another; Gani and Another v Balkin and Others (1184/16; 6620/16) [2017] ZAGPJHC 126 is yet another reminder of how essential it is to comply…

We’ll draft a will for you for free during Wills Week

Ashersons Attorneys is proud to announce that we are taking part in the Law Society of South Africa’s National Wills Week which is held annually from 11 to 15 September 2017. Why must you have a will? By making a…

Evicting Your Troublesome Tenant: More Problems with PIE

“The effect of PIE is not and should not be to effectively expropriate the rights of the landowner in favour of unlawful occupiers.  The landowner retains the protection against arbitrary deprivation of property.  Properly applied, PIE should serve merely to delay…