Areas Of Practice:
Access to Children, Administrative Law, Adoption, Antenuptial Contracts, Anti-discrimination, Arbitration, Association Agreements, Black Empowerment, Blacklistings, Capital Gains Tax, Childrens Rights, Civil, Collections, Commercial, Commercial Drafting, Company Law, Company Registrations, Constitutional, Constitutional Class Actions, Consumer Law, Contracts, Conveyancing, Copyright, Corporate, Criminal, Custody, Debt Collections, Deceased Estates, Disability, Divorce, Divorce Mediation, Drunk Driving, Employee Benefits, Employee Share Incentive Schemes, Employment Equity, Employment Law, Estates, Evictions, Family Law, Finance (Corporate), Finance (Structured), Firearm license applications, Foreclosures, Fostering, Franchising, Fraud, Gaming Law, Gay Rights / Same Sex Rights, General Practice, Health Care, High Court Practice, Human rights, Industrial Law, Insolvency, Insurance Law, Labour Law, Land Claims, Land Rights, Leases, Licensing, Liquidation, Liquor Law, Litigation (Civil), Litigation (Commercial), Litigation (Constitutional), Litigation (Corporate), Litigation (Criminal), Litigation (General), Litigation (High Court), Litigation (Land Claims Court), Litigation (Magistrates Court), Litigation (Tax), Local Government Law, Maintenance, Matrimonial, Mediation, Medical Negligence, Mineral Law/Rights, Municipal Law, MVA Claims, Notary / Notaries Public, Occupational Health and Safety, Partnership Agreements, Patents, Personal Injury, Planning Law, Professional negligence, Property Law, Provincial Government, Rehabilitation Orders, Rehabilitations, Road Accident Fund claim / 3rd Party claim, Sale of Business, Sectional Title, Sequestrations, Sexual Harassment, Shareholders Agreements, Smoking Law, Sports, State Negligence, Taxation, Town Planning, Township Establishment, Trademarks, Transport Law, Trusts, White Collar Crime, Wrongful Death
Joseph Lovius founded the firm in 1911. It was a one-man show and Louis Shtein later joined him. After the death of Louis Shtein, Joseph Block joined the firm in approximately 1955.
Thereafter the firm amalgamated with Cecil Meltz in 1965 and was known as Lovius-Block Meltz & Cowan. In 1968, Peter Yazbek joined the firm as a clerk and the firm thereafter changed its name to Lovius-Block.
The firm at present, with our junior partners, was constituted in 1995.
We are a firm that concentrate on Litigation, Conveyancing, Insolvency Law, Estates, Estate Planning, Labour Law and Debt Collecting. Recently Labour Law has become quite an important facet of an attorneys' office and one of our partners specialises in this field. Herklaas Venter [Professional Assistant] specialises in Criminal Law.
On the litigation side, the firm conduct litigation in the Supreme Court of Appeal [the old Appeal Court], the High Court as well as In the Magistrate's Court. The Insolvency Law is practised in the offices of the Master of the Supreme Court where the firm also attends to the winding up of deceased estates.
Our firm's motto is to render services to our clients in the most efficient and professional manner and to build up a reputation of a good firm of attorneys and is equipped with up to date modern computer technology, facilitating speedy and accurate drawing and completion of all needed documentation.
The firm has a broad network of correspondents throughout South Africa and is furthermore a member of MSI Global Alliance giving the firm access to correspondents and international attorneys throughout the world.
The staff in all departments are highly trained and possess all skills required. The firm at present, with our junior partners, was constituted in 1995.