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Welcome to Ashersons Attorneys

Our professional team of lawyers are ...

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, Fatima, 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

Beware the “Common Law Marriage” Myth
Beware the “Common Law Marriage” Myth
April 1, 2020
If you live as a couple, avoid the trap of believing the myth of the “common law marriage”. It’s a very persistent myth, possibly because some other countries do indeed give formal recogniti
Your Neighbour Builds Without Plans – Can You Get a Demolition Order?
Your Neighbour Builds Without Plans – Can You Get a Demolition Order?
April 1, 2020
“Neighbour problems” are as old as civilization itself, and an all-too-common cause of conflict is construction work. When your neighbour’s new house/extension/outbuilding impinges on your s
COVID-19: Small Businesses, Employment Laws, and Survival Support
COVID-19: Small Businesses, Employment Laws, and Survival Support
April 1, 2020
We can only guess at how the COVID-19 coronavirus outbreak will end, but let’s all take whatever concrete steps we can right now to lessen its impact on our personal lives, on our businesses
Has your lawyer informed you about Mediation?
Has your lawyer informed you about Mediation?
April 1, 2020
Legal Practitioners have recently been turned away from the High Courts when requesting their Summonses and Applications to be issued by the Registrar, not because of the COVID-19 epidemic, ...
How to Stop an Ex-Director from Competing With You
How to Stop an Ex-Director from Competing With You
March 4, 2020
What happens if relations between you and your fellow company directors sour to the extent that a director leaves? Can he or she immediately open up a new business in direct competition to y...
Watch What You Say on WhatsApp – The Case of the R20m Lottery Win and the R1m “Offer”
Watch What You Say on WhatsApp – The Case of the R20m Lottery Win and the R1m “Offer”
March 4, 2020
As WhatsApp use grows exponentially we all need to be mindful of the risks that come with it. One of them is the danger of committing yourself inadvertently to a binding legal obligation. ...