Botha Massyn Attorneys

Botha Massyn Attorneys has a rich heritage since 1952. 
We have an outstanding reputation with our colleagues
and our local Magistrates and Regional courts.

Our firm is people orientated and our clients'
interests are our utmost concern.

ABOUT BOTHA MASSYN ATTORNEYS

(Since 1952 ...)

Our History

Since 1952

Botha Massyn Attorneys was established in 1952 in Kempton Park, where we are still today with an outstanding reputation with not only our colleagues but also with our local Magistrates and Regional courts.

We are situated at the Law Chambers, 61 Kerk Street, Kempton Park, Gauteng, 1620 which is literally two streets away from court. You don't have to travel to Johannesburg wasting travelling time, parking time and risks, as we accommodate free parking and immediate attention. We are also very fortunate to have easy access to the best brains of the BAR in Johannesburg and Pretoria and are able to represent you in any action no matter the complexity thereof.

Mr Hennie Welgemoed served as an attorney for Hellmann Worldwide Logistics (PTY) Ltd, Schenker SA (Pty) Ltd, Heneways Freight Services (Pty) Ltd and Eagle Freight Services (Pty) Ltd for many years, and during this time attained extensive knowledge on freight forwarding as well as the legal needs of the freight forwarding industry.

Our firm is people orientated and our clients' interests are our utmost concern. 

Our Origin

Since 1952

Fritz Massyn founded the firm Botha Massyn & McKenzie in 1950.

P.C Botha joined the following year and Colin McKenzie in 1957. All the above has since passed on. Preceding the recent merger, the other partners were Anton van Wyk de Vries, Hennie Welgemoed, Jan van Rooyen and Leruma Thobejane founded. 

Botha Massyn & McKenzie specialised in Municipal Law, High Court Litigation and Family Law, and had a mentionable Commercial and Conveyancing practise. 
 joined the firm as a Junior Partner on the 1st of November 2016.

Currently the firm practises under the name of Botha Massyn Attorneys and comprises of partners. 

PARTNER
Mr Hennie Welgemoed  (Senior Partner)

The Firm

Since 1952

Our firm is located in the CBD of Kempton Park, and situated at the Law Chambers, 61 Kerk Street, Kempton Park, Gauteng, 1620. Thus you don't have to spend time and endure the traffic to Johannesburg.

Regarding our services it needs to be mentioned that the firm has a history of approximately 50 years of transactions pertaining to property and commercial law on behalf of Building Societies, Banks, and private clients and over 50 years as the corporate lawyers of the Local Town Council. Our most senior attorney, Mr Hennie Welgemoed, has commercial practices, specialising in all types of business transactions and commercial contracts as well as litigation involving a variety of contractual obligations. The firm specialises in Municipal Law pertaining to Town Planning Schemes in the whole area of Ekurhuleni Metro.

Mr Welgemoed is recorded as a court practitioner in civil and criminal courts and this ethos has been maintained. Mr Welgemoed has also developed a strong High Court and Magistrate's Court practise, which involve Local Government matters, divorces and litigation.

Furthermore we have a vested Banking, Industrial and Commercial client base and are at present one of the leading conveyancing firms on the East Rand.

Image of the firm at Law Chambers, 61 Kerk Street, Kempton Park, Gauteng, 1620

Respect is earned. Honesty is appreciated. Trust is gained. Loyalty is returned.

Auliq Ice

SERVICES WE OFFER

Ensuring that your interests are attended to at the highest quality level
Conveyancing

Conveyancing

The branch of law concerned with the preparation of documents for the conveyance of property.

Family Law

Family Law

The law that deals with family matters and domestic relations, including: Marriage, civil unions, and domestic partnerships. Adoption and surrogacy. Child abuse and child abduction.

Commercial Law

Commercial Law

The body of law that applies to the rights, relations, and conduct of persons and businesses engaged in commerce, merchandising, trade, and sales.

Criminal Law

Criminal Law

A system of law concerned with the punishment of offenders.

High Court Litigation

High Court Litigation

The act or process of bringing a lawsuit in and of itself; a judicial contest; any dispute. When a person begins a civil lawsuit, the person enters into a process called litigation.

Municipal Law

Municipal Law

The law specific to a particular city or county (known legally as a "municipality"), and the government bodies within those cities or counties, thatcover a wide range of issues, including everything from police power, zoning, education policies, and property taxes.

Debt Collection

Debt Collection

A company or agency that is in the business of recovering money that is owed on delinquent accounts.

Road Accident Fund

Road Accident Fund

An insurance fund that is supported by the state to compensate victims of road accidents.

Chaos was the law of nature. Order was the dream of man.

Henry Adams

THE TEAM

Our people are focused and orientated around the interest and the needs of our clients which is of utmost concern.

Mr Hennie Welgemoed

Senior Partner

Mr Hennie Welgemoed joined Botha Massyn & McKenzie (as they were known then) in 1982, after completion of his articles at MacRobert de Villiers & Hitge, in Pretoria, and is presently the Senior Partner and associate of the firm, Botha Massyn Attorneys.


Hennie Welgemoed

SENIOR PARTNER

Mr Hennie Welgemoed joined Botha Massyn & McKenzie (as they were known then) in 1982, after completion of his articles at MacRobert de Villiers & Hitge, in Pretoria, and is presently the Senior Partner and associate of the firm, Botha Massyn Attorneys.

Achievements :

  • Admitted as an attorney on 06 July 1982. Practising for 33 years
  • BIUR Degree (1978) University of PTA
  • B.PROC Degree (1981) University of PTA
  • Senior Public Prosecutor (1977 - 1979) Magistrates Court Pretoria North. Gained extensive knowledge of criminal law and extradition matters. Server 8 years in the Department of Justice
  • Presiding Magistrate - 1980 (Magistrates Court Pretoria North & Mamelodi)
  • Commissioner of Small Claims Court in Kempton Park since 1994.
  • Corporate Panel Attorney of Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality and its predecessor from 1982 to 2003
  • Right of Appearance in the High Courts of South Africa in terms of Section 4(2) of Act 62 of 1995 since 2002
  • Registered Professional hunter in Botswana and past director of a Safari Company in Botswana. Gained extensive knowledge of the operation of safari business, Customs and Excise laws, firearm laws and laws concerning wildlife
  • HATAB (past member of Hotel and Tourism Association of Botswana)
  • Appointed by Master of the High Court as Curator Bonis for various patients, managing R27 Million rand
  • Previously personal advisor of the then Executive Director Corporate and Legal Services Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Council, Mr Thom Peeters

Experience

  • Criminal Law as a prosecutor
  • Senior Public Prosecutor and Presiding Magistrate (Magistrates Court Pretoria North & Mamelodi)
  • Administrative Law including Local Government law litigation and arbitration as panel attorney of the EMM and its predecessors
  • Debt Collecting for Ekurhuleni Metropolitan Municipality since 1982 as panel attorney of the EMM and its predecessors
  • Large Debt Collecting practise for Managing Agents
  • Corporate and Commercial Law.
  • Contracts
  • Property Law
  • Conveyancing / Township development
  • Family Law including Divorces
  • Commercial High Court and Magistrates Court Litigation
  • Insolvency Law (Sequestration, Liquidation and Rehabilitation)
  • Expropriation (Representing City Council / Opposed Basis)
  • Ante nuptial Agreements
  • Commercial Contractual Law including Joint Ventures, Profit Sharing agreements
  • Partnership Agreements, Dissolution of Partnerships
  • Sale of membership interests in Close Corporations
  • Sale of shares in companies / Company Law
  • Cession of Rights
  • Suretyship Agreements
  • Merges of companies and businesses
  • Sole distribution agreements
  • Restraint Agreements
  • Extradition Law
  • Customs and Excise Law acting for the Leading Shipping Companies, Hellmann Worldwide Logistics (PTY) Ltd, Schenker SA (Pty) Ltd, Heneways Freight Services (Pty) Ltd and Eagle Freight Services (Pty) Ltd
  • Evictions


Ms Paula De Lorenzo

PROFESSIONAL ASSISTANT

Ms Paula De Lorenzo is a Professional Assistant and a Director of a third generation firm in Pretoria, Klagsbrun Edelstein Bosman de Vries.

Professional Assistant and Director of Klagsbrun, Edelstein and Bosman de Vries Inc.

Speciality

  • Expert Property Law
  • Conveyancing
  • Corporate Law
  • Notary


Achievements

  • B.PROC
  • One of 5 attorneys appointed by the High Court as an Examiner of the attorneys conveyancing examination.
  • Member of the disciplinary committee of the Law Society of the Northern Provinces
  • Diploma Corporate Law



Our lawyers are assisted by highly qualified, experienced and loyal staff members to ensure that our clients receive prompt and satisfying and professional service.

At his best, man is the noblest of all animals; seperated from law and justice he is the worst.

Aristotle

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