Contract Drafting

Our expertise in drawing up or tailoring any type of solid written contract offers you the convenience of:

  • Ensuring that both parties to the agreement are fully aware of the contents of their agreement
  • Establishing transparency between the parties
  • Creating and maintaining trust between parties
  • Avoiding unnecessary disputes

We can assist with the drafting and execution of the following contracts (without limitation):

  • Antenuptial contracts
  • Cohabitation Agreements
  • Association agreements
  • Licensing Agreements
  • Cession agreements
  • Construction works contracts
  • Contracts of employment
  • Contracts of lease (commercial and residential)
  • Contracts of sale (movable and immoveable property)
  • Franchise agreements
  • Joint ventures
  • Loan agreements
  • Partnership agreements
  • Pledge agreements
  • Service contracts and retainer agreements
  • Shareholder and share sale agreements
  • Surety agreements
  • Terms and conditions of service or sale
Rates for Antenuptial Contracts & Wills

Legal Goalkeeper rates

Special rates for SME’s

* Choosing the “right fit” attorney is an important matter! We fully appreciate this and therefore offer a reasonably priced and commitment free initial consultation (R875.50 VAT included per initial consultation), so you can ensure you have found the “right fit” before contracting legal work! Call us today!

 

Suggested reading and related topics:

Find an Attorney: Contract and delict – short notes on liability

Proxy Representation – The Supreme Court of Appeal’s interpretation of Section 58(1) and 58(3)(C) of the Companies Act, 71 of 2008

As most practitioners are aware, especially those who deal with the drafting of Shareholders Agreements or even Memoranda of Incorporation, we usually insert quite a lengthy clause dealing specifically with proxies, their appointment, their right to vo …

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Contractor Dispute Resolution in terms of the Building Contract

Building disputes happen fairly often and, in many cases, when not settled, end up before an arbitrator due to the provisions of the type of building contract entered into. Sometimes, even before a court of law. The main reason behind this seems to be …

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employment

When am I regarded as an employee?

The signing of an offer of employment generally signifies the beginning of a contractual relationship between an employer and employee in labour law. Legislation that stipulates the rights of both the employer and employee after the signing of the offe …

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terms and conditions

The importance of tailor made T&C’s for your online business

Should you decide to run an online business, it is of the utmost importance that you have a well-drafted and tailor made Terms and Conditions (T&C’s) of sale or service to fit your business’ specific needs. Many businesses, whether they trade on or …

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Co-ownership of immovable property

These days co-ownership is financially appealing to many people, and has over the years become increasingly popular.  It is a good way to acquire property that you could possibly not have afforded to purchase on your own. Co-ownership is a share or a p …

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cohabitation

The myths of cohabitation

In South Africa there is a myth that, if you are not married, but living with (cohabiting) your partner for a certain amount of time, it translates into a “common law marriage” by default.  The truth is: cohabitation or living together is not recognise …

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antenuptial contract

Tips for drafting a Antenuptial Contract when you already have a business– RSG Rand en Sent – 27 March 2016

Nicolene Schoeman-Louw was again featured on RSG’s “Rand en Sent” on Sunday, 27 March 2016.  Following the discussion with an expert on how to save in today’s economy, she discusses important legal tips for correctly drafting your antenuptial contract …

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lease agreement

Rental Housing Amendment Act – How will this impact your lease agreement?

Introduction The Rental Housing Amendment Act (hereafter “the Act”), Act 35 of 2014, has been assented to parliament and signed by the President. The date when the Act will come into operation is yet to be announced. In the meantime, it is important th …

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The Validity of Electronic Wills in South Africa

In South Africa the Master’s Office (the statutory body dealing with the deceased’s estate) will not accept a Will as valid if it does not comply with the formal requirements as set out in the Wills Act 7 of 1953 (hereafter referred to as “the Act”). T …

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What does the construction law say? Additional and or extra work done in the course of construction.

In the South African construction industry the commonly known Joint Buildings Contract Committee (JBCC) agreements have become the standard form for agreements used in the construction industry in South Africa. The agreements are written in plain langu …

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Who inherits if there is no will

Who inherits if there is no will?

Drafting a will is one of the most important things a person can do in his or her lifetime. When a person dies without a valid will, the distribution of his or her estate will be dealt with in terms of the Intestate Succession Act 81 of 1987, which mea …

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Antenuptial agreement

THE IMPORTANCE OF AN ANTENUPTIAL AGREEMENT FOR FOREIGN SPOUSES TO AID IN LEGAL CERTAINTY IN CASE OF DIVORCE

Antenuptial contracts set what we believe to be the cornerstones of successful unions. This, although seeming fairly negative, includes easing the process of dissolving the marriage, in either death or divorce. The problem most globe trotters face thes …

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Contract drafting – Why should I pay for a contract when I can use a template?

In practice as attorneys, we often hear clients ask why they should spend any money to have a contact drafted professionally, when they can simply download a template from the internet. Or obtain a very low cost template from their local news agency. A …

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Legal exceptions– what are those fancy Latin legal phrases and are they allowed?

When entering into a credit agreement the consumer is often faced with an agreement which contains firstly a great deal of legal jargon and secondly Latin phrases which are unknown to the consumer. In this article we will briefly discuss some of the La …

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POPI and marketing your business

We all know privacy is a fundamental human right in South Africa – but here you are with a database full of client information on the one hand and a need to market your business on the other. Taking into consideration the provisions of the Consumer Pro …

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What happens when the heading and body of agreement differ?

It frequently occurs that parties conclude an agreement and upon enforcement of the agreement the discrepancies in the heading and the body of the agreement becomes apparent. One of the requirements for a valid agreement is that the parties needs to ha …

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What’s mine is mine and what’s yours is also mine…

A service provider can in some instances retain your property to secure payment for the services rendered. For example your vehicle goes in for repairs at a service garage and the service garage can refuse to release your vehicle until you have paid fo …

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Does the amended National Credit Act affect your registration as credit provider?

The amendments to the National Credit Act (hereafter “the Act”) was published in June 2014 and came into effect on 13 March 2015. One of the biggest amendments are with regards to the registration of credit providers. Section 40 of the Act read: ‘‘(1) …

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Landlord and tenant: who is liable for the municipal account?

When concluding a lease agreement the amount payable for consumption charges for water and electricity supplied to the leased premises is a factor both parties pay little attention to. Most lease agreements will stipulate that the tenant is liable for …

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The line between lawful disclosures and confidentiality – how businesses and employees should protect themselves

Managing the disclosure of information effectively in your business is not a nicety, but absolutely non-negotiable, in my view. It may prove to be difference between maintaining your ‘’competitive edge’’ and untainted reputation and the failure of your business.

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Generally revising terms and conditions of sale or service and aligning them with the Consumer Protection Act

consumer relations were largely unregulated in South Africa. However, with the inception of the Consumer Protection Act of 2008 (CPA) − which is a law of general application and, therefore, applies to all suppliers and consumers unless expressly exclud …

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The Consumer Protection Act: returns, implied warranties and deposits paid by customers

The Consumer Protection Act of 2008 (CPA) has significant impact on the effect of the implied warranty and related regulations regarding returns. These provisions will affect all businesses regardless of their position in the distribution chain. Althou …

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Fixed term agreements and the Consumer Protection Act

People have entered into fixed term agreements for many years. These agreements may be a cell phone contract, sports or health club membership or lease agreement. They generally do not have an option to terminate before the contract’s automatic expiry. …

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The Consumer Protection Act of 2008 – who does it apply to?

The Consumer Protection Act of 2008 (CPA) was enacted in 2011. Since then, the Consumer Tribunal has been flooded by many complaints that do not fall within the scope and application of the CPA. To ensure that complaints are adjudicated properly and qu …

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