Fairbridges attorneys is the oldest law firm in Africa, established in 1812 with offices in Cape Town and Johannesburg. It is a full-service practice with a diverse team specialising in every aspect of local authority law.
Fairbridges appeared in the very first reported case involving a municipality in 1864. The firm has maintained and expanded its leadership in this area. Its expertise has been recognised internationally by being selected as Administrative Law Firm of the year in South Africa by both Global Law Experts 2013 Practice Awards and Corporate INTL Legal Awards Winner 2013.
Fairbridges is the exclusive South African member of the global network of independent law firms, TerraLex, with 160 leading firms comprising 17000 attorneys in over 100 countries. It also won the PMR.africa Diamond Arrow Award as the best rated law firm in its category for 2013, the fourth time in five years it has won this prestigious accolade.
Fairbridges has an enviable record of success in complex precedent-setting contested actions and applications in the High Courts, Supreme Court of Appeal and Constitutional Court, involving legislation, regulations, by-laws, policies, practices and procedures affecting local authorities. Our teams of specialist attorneys dealing with labour law, litigation, environmental issues, land and property rights, commercial development, corporate and tax compliance, debt recoveries and intellectual property provide the back-up support for our municipal clients in the public sector. Contact us to be included in our circulation list for our complementary Law Letter, now in its 25th year of publication, to keep you up to date with relevant, readable and informative developments in the law.
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