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The Phatshoane Henney Group is the largest association of independent law firms in South Africa. The group, currently comprising of 41 law firms with 55 offices in 9 provinces and over 500 professionals, continues to grow year-on-year and expand its presence to major centres across South Africa.

The group was founded by Bloemfontein firm Phatshoane Henney inc. in response to an identified need of law firms to strategically position themselves for the future and access the economies of scale of a national group with national visibility and brand awareness. Membership provides firms with a range of benefits ranging from vital support services, marketing infrastructure and strategic partnerships that create value, cost savings and business opportunities for firms.

Group firms are each dynamic and prominent law firms in their respective regions and subscribe to the group values of quality, service delivery, black economic empowerment and training and development.

The group brand has also grown strongly since its establishment and has obtained recognition as a brand in the legal profession. The group brand is a complimentary brand to that of individual firms and strengthens the firm brand by adding differentiation and referencing the value and quality components of the group and the cascading benefits it holds for clients serviced by group firms.

Group members pool their resources and expertise to foster a national service directory and network of firms and professionals that can assist clients across South Africa, in addition to providing opportunities for candidate attorneys and professionals to work at firms in most major centres.

Although not contractually required of any firm, strong relationships and referral networks are naturally encouraged between member firms, providing additional benefit to member firms.

The group addresses the strategic need of firms to address their BEE profile, increase their firm visibility and differentiation in their respective regions and nationally, access high-quality support services, enhance negotiating power with financial institutions, leverage cost reductions and position themselves strategically for growth.

For more information on the Phatshoane Henney Group, its values, membership structure, partnerships and more, please visit the group website at www.phfirms.co.za.
The Phatshoane Henney Group is the largest association of independent law firms in South Africa. The group, currently comprising of 41 law firms with 55 offices in 9 provinces and over 500 professionals, continues to grow year-on-year and expand its presence to major centres across South Africa.

The group was founded by Bloemfontein firm Phatshoane Henney inc. in response to an identified need of law firms to strategically position themselves for the future and access the economies of scale of a national group with national visibility and brand awareness. Membership provides firms with a range of benefits ranging from vital support services, marketing infrastructure and strategic partnerships that create value, cost savings and business opportunities for firms.

Group firms are each dynamic and prominent law firms in their respective regions and subscribe to the group values of quality, service delivery, black economic empowerment and training and development.

The group brand has also grown strongly since its establishment and has obtained recognition as a brand in the legal profession. The group brand is a complimentary brand to that of individual firms and strengthens the firm brand by adding differentiation and referencing the value and quality components of the group and the cascading benefits it holds for clients serviced by group firms.

Group members pool their resources and expertise to foster a national service directory and network of firms and professionals that can assist clients across South Africa, in addition to providing opportunities for candidate attorneys and professionals to work at firms in most major centres.

Although not contractually required of any firm, strong relationships and referral networks are naturally encouraged between member firms, providing additional benefit to member firms.

The group addresses the strategic need of firms to address their BEE profile, increase their firm visibility and differentiation in their respective regions and nationally, access high-quality support services, enhance negotiating power with financial institutions, leverage cost reductions and position themselves strategically for growth.

For more information on the Phatshoane Henney Group, its values, membership structure, partnerships and more, please visit the group website at www.phfirms.co.za.

Featured Team

Featured Team

Anya George

Director

Anya is a Director in the Commercial and Conveyancing Department at Van der Spuy & Partners. She commenced her articles... at Van der Spuy & Partners in 2016 and was admitted as an Attorney in March 2018 and as a Conveyancer in August 2020

anya@vdslegal.co.za
021 860 1240

Gerrit Stofberg

Director
gerrit@vdslegal.co.za
021 860 1240

Ian van Zyl

Director
ian@vdslegal.co.za
021 860 1240

Leigh de la Querra

Director
leigh@vdslegal.co.za
021 860 1240

Natasha du Preez

Director
Cape Town
natasha@vdslegal.co.za
021 424 1917
086 666 8038
082 262 1648

Ritz de la Bat

Director

Anya George

Director

Anya is a Director in the Commercial and Conveyancing Department at Van der Spuy & Partners. She commenced her articles... at Van der Spuy & Partners in 2016 and was admitted as an Attorney in March 2018 and as a Conveyancer in August 2020

anya@vdslegal.co.za
021 860 1240

Gerrit Stofberg

Director
gerrit@vdslegal.co.za
021 860 1240

Ian van Zyl

Director
ian@vdslegal.co.za
021 860 1240

Leigh de la Querra

Director
leigh@vdslegal.co.za
021 860 1240

Natasha du Preez

Director
Cape Town
natasha@vdslegal.co.za
021 424 1917
086 666 8038
082 262 1648

Ritz de la Bat

Director

Featured Articles

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Exploring the new Property Practitioners Act

21 March 2022

Most estate agents by now know that the new Property Practitioners Act has come into effect. Yet surprisingly, there is... still a lot of confusion about how the Act will affect Estate Agencies and their agents. To help, we have unpacked some of the key points to be considered by any estate agency and property practitioner.

READ MORE
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Article

Can you dismiss an employee for refusing to be vaccinated?

21 March 2022

Many companies are struggling with the question of whether they can make it mandatory for their employees to be vaccinated... against the Covid-19 virus and, if necessary, even take disciplinary steps against an employee who refuses to be vaccinated. So what does our law say about this?

READ MORE
407
Article

Hybrid work arrangements are great, but is your business information safe?

21 March 2022

Your business was forced to enable staff to work remotely during lockdown. Surprisingly, it worked so well for both staff... and your business that you have continued with a hybrid working environment with staff working from home and the office on a rotational basis. Productivity has not been affected and staff appreciate the flexibility that the hybrid work arrangement provides. A nagging issue though is the question of whether your business information is as secure with staff at home as it is in your secure office environment?

READ MORE
670
Article

To post or not to post? When is privacy violated?

21 March 2022

Your neighbour has been piling heaps of rubbish on his sidewalk. You’ve raised the issue with him but to no... avail. Now you’ve taken photos of the mess and want to post them on Facebook to try and get other neighbours to also put pressure on him to clean up the mess. However, you pause and wonder about whether you can post the photos and identify your neighbour. Is it an invasion of privacy, or in the public interest?

READ MORE
468
Article

Is Preferential Procurement really important for your business?

21 March 2022

As much as B-BBEE legislation and scorecards have become a general part of the business landscape for many companies, the... procurement aspect remains a difficult one for businesses to get right and understand how important it is to their overall scorecard result. Below we unpack the Preferential Procurement Element of the B-BBEE Scorecard in more detail to illustrate how careful a business should be not to ignore this crucial element in their planning.

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