Areas of Practice

 

Family Law:

o   Divorce
o   Custody
o   Maintenance
o   Domestic Violence
o   Enforcing and obtaining of Parental rights and responsibilities
o   Drafting of Parental Rights and responsibilities agreements
o   Drafting of Settlement Agreements in unopposed divorces
o   Rule 43 Applications in the High Court
o   Rule 58 Applications in the Magistrate's Court
o   Children's Court Applications
o   Enforcing of the stipulations of the Decree of Divorce
o   Referral of disputes to the Office of the Family Advocate
o   Spousal Maintenance
o   Settlement Negotiations
o   Claims for Forfeiture in Divorces
o   Calculation of Accrual



General Litigation:

o   Instituting and defending summonses
o   Advice regarding the merits of a matter before proceeding to issue summons
o   High Court and Magistrate's Court litigation
o   Instituting and opposing applications in terms of the Protection from Harassment Act
o   Enforcement of Court Orders
o   Drafting of Bills of Costs


Drafting of Wills and Living Wills:

o   Advise on the contents of a Will
o   Drafting of Will
o   Drafting of Living Will


Drafting of Contracts:

o   General advice regarding  contents and / or validity of contracts
o   Drafting of various contracts such as repayment contracts


Debt Collecting:

o   Assisting Body Corporates in the recovery of arrear levies
o   General debt collecting


High Court Applications:

o   Application for appointment of curato bonis / curator ad litem
o   Eviction Applications
o   Rule 43 Applications
o   Urgent Applications
o   Various other applications

Criminal Law:

o   24/7 Bail Applications
o   Criminal Trials
o   Applications for Firearm Licenses
o   Drafting of Representations to DPP
o   Applications for Diversion / Alternative Dispute Resolutions
o   Assault
o   Assault GBH
o   Breaking & entering of premises
o   Culpable Homicide
o   Fraud
o   Possession of Drugs
o   Dealing of Drugs
o   Sexual Offences
o   Pointing of Firearm
o   Robbery
o   Theft
o   Representation in the Specialised Commercial Crime Court
o   Representation in Municipal Court matters



CCMA and Bargaining Councils Referrals:

o   Obtain necessary documentation to refer the matter to relevant institution
o   Complete and submit documentation to relevant institution on the client's behalf
o   General Labour Law advise and advise pertaining to the client's rights

 

Vicky Botha Bcom Law (University of Johannesburg) LLB (University of Johannesburg)

 

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