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Van der Spuy & Partners is the proud recipient of the Diamond Arrow 2023, which has been awarded to our firm by PMR Africa, where we achieved 1st place in the Medium size Law firm category in the Western Cape Provincial Survey . 

The Phatshoane Henney Group has well-established Group Standards to which all member firms must aspire and which underpin the vital Group Values member firms must adopt to be recognised as a New Breed of Law Firm™.

Only members of the Phatshoane Henney Group can be a New Breed of Law Firm™ as it personifies the drive of the Group to position each member firm not only as a leading law firm in its region, but also as a compliant, well-managed and diversified South African law firm - a New Breed of Law Firm for South Africa.

To claim the status of being a New Breed of Law Firm™, member firms must progressively implement best practices at their firm, ranging from client service, marketing, strategic planning, staff satisfaction, firm practices, training and development, regulatory compliance, risk management, transformation and more. These best practices have been meticulously designed by the Group to provide a robust foundation for the practices needed by a leading law firm.

To establish compliance, the Phatshoane Henney Group conducts a comprehensive survey of each member firm every two years, measuring compliance with over 60 best practices using an evidence-based audit to determine the individual Group Standards Scorecard for each firm.

To reward firms that excel in their audit, the Group has introduced the ne breed Law Firm Awards. These awards reward firms for exceptional results with recognition and the opportunity to showcase their exceptional performance to staff and clients. Each award is valid for two years from date of award and confirms to the public the quality of firm they are working with.

The New Breed Law Firm award is centred around the 5 Group Values of Caring, Standards, Innovation, Expertise and Diversity, with each colour in the award logo reflecting a related value, and by award to a firm, confirming that the firm has fully adopted these values and is worthy of being recognised as a New Breed of Law Firm™.

“We congratulate Van der Spuy & Partners on their outstanding compliance with the Group Standards and on receiving our highest accolade, namely to be recognised as a New Breed of Law Firm. We are proud to have Van der Spuy & Partners as a member firm of the Phatshoane Henney Group and believe the award confirms their status as a leading law firm,” says Douglas Henney, Phatshoane Henney Group Chair.

Van der Spuy & Partners is the proud recipient of the Diamond Arrow 2023, which has been awarded to our firm by PMR Africa, where we achieved 1st place in the Medium size Law firm category in the Western Cape Provincial Survey . 

The Phatshoane Henney Group has well-established Group Standards to which all member firms must aspire and which underpin the vital Group Values member firms must adopt to be recognised as a New Breed of Law Firm™.

Only members of the Phatshoane Henney Group can be a New Breed of Law Firm™ as it personifies the drive of the Group to position each member firm not only as a leading law firm in its region, but also as a compliant, well-managed and diversified South African law firm - a New Breed of Law Firm for South Africa.

To claim the status of being a New Breed of Law Firm™, member firms must progressively implement best practices at their firm, ranging from client service, marketing, strategic planning, staff satisfaction, firm practices, training and development, regulatory compliance, risk management, transformation and more. These best practices have been meticulously designed by the Group to provide a robust foundation for the practices needed by a leading law firm.

To establish compliance, the Phatshoane Henney Group conducts a comprehensive survey of each member firm every two years, measuring compliance with over 60 best practices using an evidence-based audit to determine the individual Group Standards Scorecard for each firm.

To reward firms that excel in their audit, the Group has introduced the ne breed Law Firm Awards. These awards reward firms for exceptional results with recognition and the opportunity to showcase their exceptional performance to staff and clients. Each award is valid for two years from date of award and confirms to the public the quality of firm they are working with.

The New Breed Law Firm award is centred around the 5 Group Values of Caring, Standards, Innovation, Expertise and Diversity, with each colour in the award logo reflecting a related value, and by award to a firm, confirming that the firm has fully adopted these values and is worthy of being recognised as a New Breed of Law Firm™.

“We congratulate Van der Spuy & Partners on their outstanding compliance with the Group Standards and on receiving our highest accolade, namely to be recognised as a New Breed of Law Firm. We are proud to have Van der Spuy & Partners as a member firm of the Phatshoane Henney Group and believe the award confirms their status as a leading law firm,” says Douglas Henney, Phatshoane Henney Group Chair.

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

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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?

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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?

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