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Welcome to Ashersons Attorneys

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Proud to be part of a 100 year old firm
Ashersons was established in 1920 by Raphael Asherson. Since then, Ashersons has grown into a full service boutique legal practice. All of our professional team commenced articles at the firm. Our faithful receptionist, Tiemie, has been at the firm for over 40 years and Golda, our conveyancing specialist who has since retired, worked at the firm for just less than 50 years!
Passionate about the law
In the same way that our bookkeepers are passionate about bookkeeping, our receptionist is passionate about communicating with people, and our tea lady is passionate about tea - all of our staff (professional and our amazing support team) are passionate about the law and about providing the best legal service possible to clients.
More than happy to go the extra mile
Going the extra mile is defined as doing more without being asked. We believe that going the extra mile for clients is important and sets us apart from the average law firm. We understand that people who are happy in their career are not only more productive, but they are more likely to go the extra mile - even when it is not asked or expected of them.
Aware that time is money and people are cost sensitive
According to the old proverb, “time is a valuable resource, therefore it's better to do things as quickly as possible.” We believe that being able to deliver a quality product at a reasonable fee is of utmost importance in ensuring a long-term relationship with clients. Doing something properly the first time saves not only time, but also money and patience.

Recent articles by our team

January is “Divorce Month”: Beware the Dangers of DIY
January is “Divorce Month”: Beware the Dangers of DIY
January 13, 2020
The festivities are over, the bills are coming in and everyone is returning to reality. Couples who for most of the year only have to live with each other after work hours, have suddenly spe...
Your Written Contract Should Cover Everything – No Oral Evidence Allowed!
Your Written Contract Should Cover Everything – No Oral Evidence Allowed!
January 13, 2020
Here’s another warning from our courts to make sure that all your contracts are properly drawn to reflect both accurately and fully what you have agreed to. The problem with leaving anyth
Must You Pay Tax on Your Rental Income?
Must You Pay Tax on Your Rental Income?
January 13, 2020
Letting out property can give you an excellent “annuity” income, and if that concept appeals to you and a buy-to-let property comes your way at the right price put an offer in right now; bef
Property Owners, Buyers and Agents: Lost Title Deeds and Bonds
Property Owners, Buyers and Agents: Lost Title Deeds and Bonds
December 9, 2019
In January 2019 new amendments to Regulations for the replacement of lost title deeds (and similar documents like mortgage bonds and notarial bonds – see below) were published. They were ver
Visiting South Africa with Kids Just Became Easier
Visiting South Africa with Kids Just Became Easier
December 9, 2019
With the Festive Season (and our Summer Holidays!) well and truly upon us, you may be inviting family or friends to visit you from overseas with their children, or perhaps you are a foreigne...
Property Sales and Trusts: Demand Proof of Trustee Authority
Property Sales and Trusts: Demand Proof of Trustee Authority
December 9, 2019
Selling property to a trust comes with a particular risk, and it’s one that - although easily avoidable - still seems to catch sellers unawares on a regular basis. Not checking that the t