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SME Legal Services
Being a small or medium-sized business does not mean that it should be run with a small or medium mindset. Running a business, big or small, requires the same input, if not more, in the case of a small or medium-sized business, and small or medium-sized business is exposed to the same risks of a large business. However, a large business can generally absorb much more risk.
Larger businesses rely on staffed legal departments to cater for their legal needs, but small and medium business usually neglect the legal side of their business, simply because they don't have the resources to employ full-time legal professionals.
We at Botha Bezuidenhout Attorneys Inc understand the legal risks of small and medium businesses because we fall into the same category. We not only understand the risks, but we can also relate to the concept of "limited resources". That is why we developed the SME Legal Assistance product, which is aimed to provide an affordable solution for small and medium-sized businesses, to cater for all their legal needs.
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From the registration of your new company to the negotiating and sealing the biggest deals, Botha Bezuidenhout Attorneys Incorporated will be by your side every step of the way.
With our flexible and negotiable retainer agreements, you can use and abuse us for a fraction of the cost of an in-house attorney.
Compliance with the law in South Africa is becoming a big headache for most businesses with all the new rules, regulations, policies and procedures. Our clients find that by shifting the compliance burden over to us, they can focus on doing the business and not waste time on legalising the business.
Probably the most evolving subject of the law over the past decade or two.
The employer-employee relationship was never under so much scrutiny,
Employees are more and more protected, maybe with good reason.
Employers feel that employees have too many rights these days, but with a full understanding of the labour legislation, that is not the case.
With a proper application of the labour laws and by following a fair procedure, the labour law protects both the employer and the employee, in proportion to their bargaining power.
Whether you are an employer or an employee, we are willing to assist you in the interest of justice and to correct a wrong.
Wills & Estates
A Will is the written record of your last wishes and this is how you will be remembered.
For a Will to be valid, it has to comply with all the statutory requirements, which can be overwhelming to some people.
A will can also become complex when you have specific wishes about your legacy, especially where minor beneficiaries are involved.
Unless a trust is created in a Will, the inheritance of minor children is paid into the state's Guardians Fund until the minor child reaches the age of 18 years.
Getting the inheritance paid out from the Guardians Fund can in some instances be a tedious task, which can be prevented by creating a trust.
We also deal with the administration of Deceased Estates and are open to negotiate on the fees.
Litigation is what fills the courts, why Attorneys and Advocates exist and how disputes are resolved. Attorneys and Advocates alike, especially in Pretoria, deal with litigation on a daily basis.
Even the best commercial contract can end up in court when the deal goes south, and that is where the choice of attorney will make or break you.
Will you choose an attorney that sells his pride to you, or will you choose us, whose only goal is to get you what you want.
Litigation can be avoided or if not avoided, expedited, if the attorney knows what to do in particular circumstances. Don't assume that all attorneys are alike. Without a personal approach, litigation can become costly, time-consuming and fruitless. Justice does not only lie in the outcome of a matter. Getting the desired result in the most effective (cost and time-wise) way ensures justice.
For a brief explanation on the pitfalls of litigation, kindly read this article.
With a whole set of rules, regulations and judgements on how much attorneys can bill for their services, Legal Costs evolved as a practice field in its own right.
We are not out to make the attorneys' profession look bad or to make other attorneys out as greedy, but when attorneys' fees are regulated by law, it must be adhered to.
If you feel that the bill from your attorney is excessive, come see us and we can advise you thereon. Our fees for this service are also within the perimeters of the relevant legislation, meaning you only pay us a percentage of the amount you save on the bill.
We also tax and oppose bills of costs on behalf of other firms of attorneys and the outcomes we obtain are satisfactory.
Collecting money from debtors can prove to be a difficult or even impossible task.
Your debtors' cash flow problems become yours and next thing, your cash flow problems cause your creditors to take action.
Why wait until you foresee cash flow problems before you hand over your debtors for legal collection? If a debtor doesn't pay you, he is not a worthy client to keep.
With our tailor-made solutions for the collection of debt from debtors, we have a solution that will suit your needs, whether you want to keep the client or liquidate him.
Reduced tariffs are negotiable on large volumes (number or amount).