What we do

Warrick de Wet Attorneys, based on Umhlanga Ridge, practices principally in the fields of company and business transactions, commercial litigation and family law.

The philosophy of the firm is to find a practical solution to a legal problem wherever possible.

Vast court experience in a variety of commercial transactions and in a wide range of industries enables the firm to approach matters with an understanding of the typical difficulties which business owners face and how to overcome them.

This approach extends to anticipating legal problems and proactively customising business systems designed to reduce the incidence of debt and streamline collections.

The firm has strong links with specialists in the fields of financial accounting, taxation, financial planning and investments who bring their expertise to bear in areas either as expert witnesses in court or as advisors. It is therefore not uncommon for the clients of Warrick de Wet Attorneys to be simultaneously attended on by a number of legal and non-legal experts in order to win the best advantage.

Who we are

Warrick de Wet Attorneys is a founding member of the Imber Group of law firms. By means of this network of associated independent law firms Warrick de Wet Attorneys has access to a full service of legal specialists in the fields of labour law; trademarks, patents and intellectual property law;

company law; property law and conveyancing. The firm is a member of the Arbitration Foundation of Southern Africa and is also regularly appointed as arbitrator in commercial matters, chairman in internal disciplinary hearings and mediator in marital disputes.

Where We Are

Our headoffice is situated in Umhlanga Ridge. Through the Imber Group Warrick de Wet Attorneys has a reach across the greater Durban area, with offices at Camperdown, Westville, Durban and Umhlanga, making the firm easily accessible to its clients.

Warrick de Wet Attorneys also has a presence in Johannesburg and Cape Town, where it serves a growing number of clients who find the firm’s problem solving approach to be an attractive alternative.

Our Team

The firm’s director, Mr Warrick de Wet, obtained BProc and LLB degrees from the University of Natal in 1993 and 1994 respectively and took up articles of clerkship immediately thereafter. In 1997 he was admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa and later obtained right of appearance in the High Court. In 2010 he became a member of the Arbitration Foundation of Southern Africa. Warrick de Wet began his career running murder, rape and robbery trials in the criminal courts and processing Road Accident Fund claims. In 2000 he ventured into commercial practise, both litigation and drafting contracts. The litigation work formed the background for his drafting work and he started producing contracts for clients that were specifically crafted around their exposure to litigation, with the intention of avoiding similar litigation in the future.

Mr Warrick de Wet now runs a substantial commercial drafting operation and specialises in the negotiation and drafting of commercial transactions on a national and international scale.

Ms Liza Bagley (LLB) (Senior Associate), Mr Christopher Parsons (LLB) (Associate), Mr Simon Pennefather (BCom; LLB) (Associate), Ms Riona Pillay (LLB) (Attorney); Mr Conor Redman (LLB) (Candidate Attorney), Ms Geena Mechanicos (LLB) (Candidate Attorney) and Mrs Catherine Schmuhl (Snr Paralegal Diploma) (Office Manager) together with three paralegals and administrative staff constitute the balance of the team of hard working and competent professionals.