3 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY About Us M.R. PHALA Attorneys ( Phala Attorneys ) is a 100% black-owned law firm established in 1997 by Mr Motladi Raymond Phala, an admitted attorney of the High Court of South Africa. During 1998 Mr Kubane Bophelo Malapela joined the Firm as a Professional Assistant and in 2001 he became a Director. The firm has a staff compliment of three professional staff (all admitted to practice as attorneys), two candidate attorneys, two legal secretary, two administrative secretaries, filing clerk and one messenger. We offer a full range of legal services to a diversified client base, including government, on all aspects of the South African law. Our collective experience and expertise in the area of multi-jurisdictional floations is commendable. Our services to clients are of exceptional quality and perhaps beyond. Our firm is distinguished by the depth and scope of its legal advisory services and an unmatched understanding of business cultures in South Africa. The firm s lawyers have combined decades of experience in multi-jurisdictional issues in numerous legal matters. In particular the firm has a strong practice group that specialise in contract law and personal injury claims. We have extensive experience in the negotiation, drafting and reviewing of commercial contracts as well as handling litigation in that field. M.R. Phala Attorneys, specialises in Personal Injury Claims, Labour Law, Commercial Law, Criminal Law, Civil Litigation and Matrimonial Law. Our association with Diale Attorneys and Mojelele and Associates Attorneys has proven beneficial in that our clients interests are best taken care of with absolute precision. Our staff compliment is capable of undertaking any job, big or small. We are a professional and competitive law firm that believes in giving our outmost attention to clients so that we could achieve best and quality results. Our pricing structure is affordable. We take pride in the work we do and we never compromise on quality and results.
4 EXECUTIVE SUMMARY Empowerment We are 100% BEE compliant and believe in the principles espoused in the Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment Act. Our Vision To be a leading world class law firm in South Africa, Africa and the World Position Statement / payoff line Quality legal services at affordable value Our mission Our mission is to: Deliver service excellence; Achieve best results; Provide valuable solutions to our clients; and Render a professional service with a personal touch. Values Respect We treat our team members, associates and clients with the respect they deserve. Integrity We are honest and truthful in all our engagements Teamwork We value all our member contribution and believe that together we can achieve more. Excellence We are committed to excellence in the work we do.
5 OUR SER VICES We offer the following services to our client: Labour law Sport Law We represent our clients at the CCMA, Arbitration, labour courts as well as other administrative tribunals in respect of all labour related matters. The provision of legal advice and opinion in respect of labour related matters is ancillary to the offered in this field. The increasing commercialisation of sport has given rise to a need for quality, specialised legal advice in this area. Sport lawyers must combine technical knowledge with an appreciation of the impact that a highly competitive and rapidly changing environment requires of advisors. Our firm represents and advises sport club and sportsperson. Bankruptcy and insolvency Liquidations are no longer just about companies that cannot pay their debts, as it has become sophisticated tool of strategising and restructuring and the need for legal advice is important and will increase with the introduction of the Business Rescue dispensation. The Bankruptcy and Insolvency practice covers all aspects of liquidation and insolvency, both corporate and personal, and ranging from applications to liquidate companies, sequestrations and voluntary surrender of an individual `s estate. We have litigation experience in liquidation and sequestration and can advise clients on the most expedient method of corporate recovery (such as liquidation or sequestration). Forensic Investigation The investigation of economic crimes such as a fraud, corruption, money laundering and financial misconduct (in terms of the Public Finance Management Act) requires specialised forensic legal skills as well as an understanding of the criminal justice system and relevant legislation. Our approach to forensic investigations aims to reduce, control and prevent business related or white collar crime like fraud and false pretences, theft, breach of trust, offences against the government, corruption of public officials, counterfeiting and the insolvency process. Our team has the experience and knowledge in the applicable law of evidence and investigative legal procedures and possess the necessary interrogation and litigation not only to investigate but also to institute civil, disciplinary or criminal proceedings and to recover whatever losses may be sustained.
6 OUR SER VICES Litigation Constitutional and Administrative Litigation Our litigation department is a full service department covering all areas of litigation. Our Attorneys have the right to appear in the High Court of South Africa. We represent clients in litigation at arbitrations, the Magistrate s Court, the High Court and Labour Court. We have established considerable relations with a number of advocates in chambers for purposes of representation and we negotiate pricing with the latter with the aim to provide our clients with quality services at affordable prices. The commitment that we give our clients is to identify and pursue the most effective means possible of avoiding or resolving disputes. Our team of lawyers are well placed to analyse commercial litigation disputes and identify creative solutions, which wherever possible, to prevent disputes from escalating to the point where they have to be resolved by a court. If court-based litigation is ultimately unavoidable, our approach remains to attempt to resolve any dispute in a cost-effective manner aimed at generating results which are commercially relevant to our clients` needs. South African law has been transformed since the transition to democracy and the introduction of the new Constitution and its Bill of Rights. Our lawyers are equipped in advising corporate clients and other bodies on the interpretation and application of laws and administrative actions. We further advise clients on the range of other matters such as requests for access to information held by government and private bodies and on procurement of goods and services by organs state. With the dawn of democracy this branch of has become extremely essential. We are equipped to provide litigation support to our clients on all aspects of the constitutional law. Administration of Estates Our Administration of Estate lawyers are equipped into administering the deceased estate in terms of the Administration of Estates Act, 1965, drafting of Wills and Testament and safe keeping them on behalf our clients.
7 OUR SER VICES PRICING STRUC TURE Networked Experience Our knowledge, like our clients` interests, transcends traditional areas of legal work. All of our clients have access to the expertise our lawyers and the firm`s network of associates, wherever they are based. In this world of instant communication our lawyers function as an integrated team and are liked by constant interaction that allows us to bring to every client the wealth of experience of our firm and its network to serve our clients` needs promptly and efficiently. Resources We have a well resourced and comprehensive library which is updated from time to time so as to provide you, our client, with informed legal services. Our pricing structure is hourly based. We also offer services to clients on a retainer fee basis and subject to the rules of the Law Society of South Africa.
8 OUR DIREC TORS Mr. Motladi Raymond Phala Mr. Kubane Bophelo Malapela Motladi, a qualified Attorney, obtained his B.Proc and LLB degrees from the University of the North (now University of Limpopo). He served his article of clerkship with T.P. Moloto & Co. Ltd, employed as a Legal Advisor with Legal Wise and as a PA with F.J. Smuts Attorneys. Bophelo, a qualified Attorney, obtained a B.Proc and LLB from the University of the North. He served his article of clerkship with Raphael Kurganoff Attorneys. He continued to establish the firm in Motladi is a member of Black Lawyers Association and is actively involved in the organisation. He previously served as the member of the Legal Aid Committee in the East Rand (Ekurhuleni) overseeing seven towns. He is the former chairperson of Benoni Attorneys Association. He is a member of the SADC Lawyers Association and a member of CLA (Commonwealth Lawyers Association). He is currently the First President of Benoni Chamber of Commerce and Industries (BCCI), an Executive Board member of the Professional Board for Psychology of the Health Professions Council of South Africa (HPCSA), a Executive member of Mopani Village Body Cooperate in Benoni and a board member of School Governing Body of Rynfield Primary School in Benoni. Motladi specialises in personal injury law, commercial, Civil and criminal law and litigation. After being admitted as attorney in 1997, Bophelo was employed at Raphael Kurgenoff Attorney as Professional Assistant until he joined Phala Attorneys in He is also a member of Black Lawyers Association. Bophelo has been on the panel of Commissioner of the Small Claims Court for the Magistrate of Benoni and Daveyton since 2008 to date. He is a member of SADC Lawyers Association and a member CLA. He is the current deputy chairperson of the Benoni Attorneys` Association. He also serves on the current Task Team of the Ipelegeng Community Centre. Bophelo specialises in civil and commercial litigation, matrimonial, personal injury law, drawing and taxing of bills of costs.
9 PORTFOLIO The firm has been on the panel of attorneys for: 1. Benoni Justice Centre; 2. Legalwise;and 3. Scorpion Legal Protection (Pty) Ltd. Amongst the clients which the firm has served and continues to serve are the following: (a) (b) (c) (d) (e) (f) (g) (h) (i) (j) (k) (l) (m) (n) (o) (p) Dumehlezi Warehousing Transportation (PTY) LTD SAMWU (South African Municipality Workers Union) Ekurhuleni Branch Nichom Business Consulting and Trading Phaahle-A-Bauba Projects (PTY) LTD Eastrand Dry Cleaner (PTY) LTD Marumo Trustees Cidars Football Club Tricor Sales Spot-a-dent Morekuri Trading cc Tepa Properties & Services cc Golden Bay Properties cc Sizadawn Marketing cc Setsing Wellness Clinic (NPO) Benoni Taxi Association Sekhukhune Taxi Association CONTACT US 74 Cranbourne Avenue Benoni 1500 Direct Tel: /2 Fax: Fax to Alternative Fax: Tel:
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