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Van Heerdens Attorneys (Port Elizabeth)

Phone Number:
086 537 7711
Email address:
Areas Of Practice:
Access to Children, Antenuptial Contracts, Business Law, Business Rescue, Childrens Rights, Civil, Civil Unions, Collections, Commercial, Commercial Drafting, Company Law, Company Registrations, Construction, Consumer Law, Contracts, Conveyancing, Corporate, Criminal, Curatorship / Curator Bonis, Custody, Debt Collections, Debt consolidation, Deceased Estates, Divorce, Divorce Mediation, Drunk Driving, Estates, Evictions, Family Law, High Court Practice, Insolvency, Labour Law, Leases, Liquidation, Litigation (General), Litigation (High Court), Litigation (Magistrates Court), Maintenance, Matrimonial, Medical Negligence, MVA / Motor Vehicle Accident Claims, Personal Injury, Professional negligence, Property Law, Road Accident Fund claim / 3rd Party claim, Sale of Business, Sequestrations, Trusts, White Collar Crime, Wills, Wrongful Death
7 Bird Street, Central, Port Elizabeth
Eastern Cape
Port Elizabeth
Postal Address:
PO Box 12592, Central, Port Elizabeth, 6006
How to find us:
Our offices are located across the road from the High Court

Van Heerdens Attorneys is dedicated to excellent client service, providing a full range of legal services. We are ideally situated and configured to deliver the highest quality service to our clients, regardless of the complexity of the legal issue.

At Van Heerdens Attorneys we are constantly testing the boundaries of conventional methods of practising law whilst maintaining efficiency and exceptional levels of service. We understand the meaning of building long term relationships with our clients and therefore treat each client’s case in accordance with our own personal values of professionalism, honesty, integrity, respect and compassion.

Our firm provides professional legal services in various areas of law, mainly:

  • Civil litigation in High Court and Magistrates’ Court
  • Personal injury law and Road Accident Fund (RAF) matters
  • Family law (divorce and custody)
  • Marital contracts
  • Wills and estates
  • Debt recovery and evictions
  • Blacklistings & Rescission of Judgments
  • Corporate and commercial law
  • Consumer Protection Act
  • Property law
  • Business Rescue & Insolvency law
  • Criminal litigation


We provide general legal advice and cover all aspects of litigation (which is formal court action). Court procedures take a long time to finalise and the outcome is never guaranteed. We, however, aim to use creative methods to settle disputes and to prevent lengthy legal battles.

Personal Injury Law and Road Accident Fund (RAF)

We provide legal assistance with:

  • Medical Negligence claims
  • Road Accident Fund Claims
  • Motor Vehicle Accidents
  • Loss of Support Claims
  • Slip and Fall Claims
  • Dog Bite Claims
  • Assault Claims
  • Product Liability Claims
  • Aviation, Boating & Rail Accidents
  • Wrongful death

Family Law

We provide a variety of family law services, such as: uncontested & contested divorces, pre- and post-marital contracts, and custody and access issues.

Wills and Estates

Everybody should have a Last Will and Testament. Even if you have nothing right now, the time will come when you will accumulate assets. If you die without a will, your assets will be dealt with according to the law of intestate succession, irrespective of what you might have wanted to happen to your assets. If you have a Will you can appoint someone to deal with your assets according to your instructions.

Debt Recovery and Evictions

We provide debt recovery services whereby we pursue payments of debts owed to our clients by individuals or businesses. Often the bad debt is in respect of a lease agreement, whereby our clients may also elect to evict the defaulting tenant from their property.

Corporate and Commercial Law

We provide corporate and commercial advice on:

  • Contract Law Disputes
  • Commercial Contracts
  • Commercial Leases
  • Business Trusts, and
  • Companies, Close Corporations and Partnerships

Consumer Protection Act

The Consumer Protection Act has had a profound effect on the way we conduct business in South Africa today. Businesses are forced to undergo substantial changes so as to ensure compliance with the Act. The Act imposes stringent penalties on companies that do not comply, which has resulted in many companies having to review and redraft their business contracts.

Property Law

Conveyancing and Property Law covers a vast area of the law. We assist clients in the acquisition, disposal, or leasing of a wide range of property whether it is personal or business. We act for either the Purchaser, Seller, Lessor or Lessee and can assist you with:

  • Conveyancing
  • Sale or Purchase of fixed property
  • Sale or Purchase of a business or shares/membership in a business
  • Drafting of agreements
  • Leases
  • Developments

Criminal Law

If you or a family member have been arrested or charged with a crime, you should contact an attorney immediately. We will assist in protecting your best interests throughout your experience with the criminal justice system, from time of arrest to finalisation of your matter.

Louis van Heerden (LLB)

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