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At Sihawu Attorneys our mission is to provide high quality legal services with integrity, professionalism and respect for our clients and the community. In doing this, we enjoy and strive for a collegial group practice while recognizing that our principal goal is to serve our clients effectively. We work daily to enhance the supportive attitude, common bond and complement each other. The special working atmosphere will be a hallmark of our firm. Our firm will endeavour to meet and exceed the expectations of our clients in all aspects of legal services.

Medical Neglegence Law 70%
Family Law 50%
Deceased Estates 60%
Road Accidents Claims 80%

About US

Sihawu Attorneys is a 100% black-owned law firm based in Durban KwaZulu –Natal. The company has an operational footprint across in South Africa with regional offices in Eastern Cape, Gauteng and head officed in KwaZulu Natal. The firm covers many areas of legal services such as medical negligence claims, administration of estates, road accidence claims, employment disputes, matrimonial and other areas. Since its establishment in 2019, we have assembled a team of passionate and determined attorneys, ready to defend you.

Our mission is simple: provide high-quality legal services with integrity, professionalism and respect for our clients. Since our inception, Sihawu Attorneys strives provide a supporting and complementing environmental for our clients. Through collaboration with other well-established legal practitioners and firms around the country we ensure that our clients receive the best possible care and maintain a high stand service.

Our vision is to respond with solutions to our clients’ needs. With us there is no matter too small or too big, we strive to handle each matter with accountability and responsiveness it deserves. Our team of legal practitioners focus their solutions to the clients short and long-term goals, helping them find lasting solutions.

Managing Director

Mr Sihawu Melisizwe (LLB, WSU)

Mr Sihawu is a Managing Director and attorney with a LLB Degree from WSU and certificate in Practical legal training from University of KwaZulu Natal.
He specialises in Civil, Criminal Law, and Corporate Law Litigation. He has an interest in Constitutional Law and has been involved on evictions. He also concentrates on the drafting of commercial instruments, Opinions and Pleadings and Litigation in various courts of law.

Our Practice

We are determined to find a solution to your problem. Sihawu Inc provide services and represent customers in a number of legal areas!

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General Litigations

We know our client's needs and financial concentrates that why we pay extra attention to each client’s needs. Litigation has high-cost implications, an important aspect of our professional services is to evaluate whether litigation can be avoided by solving or advising in respect of litigious issues early and pre-emptively.

Civil Litigations

Civil matters are the most common cases in the country ranging from small disputes between neighbours to major contractual matters. Our teams have invested a lot of time in understanding these matters and find out the best possible response for your needs. We will give you advise on the interpretation whenever the need arises.

Labour Disputes

We strive to provide you with expert advice, to help facilitate and resolve your employment related disputes in an effective manner and within the provisions of our Constitution. We will help you with Occupational Health matters, Conciliation, Arbitration, Alternative Dispute Resolution,drafting/reviewing contracts of Employment.

Matrimonial Matters

Family matters such as mcivil unions, divorce and annulment, child custody, maintenance, child abuse and domestic violence can be sensitive matters. Often parties involved want these matters resolved effectively, therefore working with other professionals in the field our clients with the best possible care they can afford.

Wills, Estates and Trusts

Sometimes Wills, Estates and Trusts appear as complex matters which must pass through the court processes. However, with the right knowledge, the process can be smooth allowing you to distribute your wealth according to your wishes. In the event of any challenge having law firms, such our can assist in handling any disputes.

Medical Negligence

Often victims of medical negligence do not know when victimized and often suffer alone without any help or compensation. Medical negligence is a field of personal injury or death resulting from a medical error, incompetence and/or following of incorrect procedures. We can help you get compensation for your matter.

Road Accident Claims

Whether you are a pedestrian, driver, passenger, cyclists and motorcyclists you can claim from the Road Accident Fund (RAF). The RAF provides compensation to those injured in motor vehicle accidents, provided they are responsible for the accident. If you or your family member has been a victim of a road accident, contact us now for legal help. See if you have a claim!

Debt Collections

We provide legal advice to small, medium and big corporations on how to recover their debts and how to mitigate the impacts of unpaid debts on its overall finances. When handling these matters, we maintain absolute confidentiality and employ data-driven solutions underpinned by high ethical values to protect your business from non- compliant debtors.

Property Law

The process of selling or buying a home can sometimes be full of uncertainties. We established this department to assist you to make informed decisions about your property. We provide services which include advice on the relevant laws and regulations affecting the transfer of properties, property transactions, sectional title transfers and registration of mortgage bonds.

Commercial Matters

With the introduction of the new Companies Act, small, medium and large organizations need to ensure compliance with all legal requirements. The Commercial Law side of the practice works closely with the other departments.We are able to offer a range of legal services and have a deep understanding of the problem facing our clients.

Drafting and vetting

At our firm we draft contracts, review, vet, negotiate and finalize legal documentation. All of the above are the most frequently encountered in practice, with each contract customised according to the circumstances of each case and / or subject matter of the contract, understanding the relevant building blocks of the contract.

Intellectual Property

Our team of layers, with the assistance of our network partners, can help you with identifying, protecting and exploiting intellectual property right. Whether it is patents, trademarks and designs, we have significant experience litigating all kinds of IP cases. Take responsibility of your innovation.

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