van der Want Attorneys: We specialise in commercial law and commercial drafting, mining law, family law and litigation. We approach every client, whether a company or an individual, with energy, diligence and integrity. We take pride in providing responsive, quality legal services at affordable rates.
Matthew van der Want started van der Want Attorneys in February 2014. Previously a partner in large commercial law firms, he has fifteen years' experience in the negotation and implementation of commercial transactions, commercial drafting, mining law, banking and securities services law, contractual disputes and family law.
Matthew is also a specialist in South African mining law and the Mineral and Petroleum Resources Development Act, 2002 and related legislation and regulations and has been ranked by Chambers as an expert in this field.
Our firm also provides legal advice and assistance in family law matters, (divorce, contact, parenting plans, applications for the acquisition of parental responsibilities and rights, relocation applications, domestic violence and maintenance claims). We approach these matters, which transpire at what is often the worst time of a client's life, with compassion and understanding and we adopt a strictly child-focused approach. We also adopt a concilliatory and sensible approach in these matters whenever possible, while knowing that it is sometimes necessary to deal with unacceptable, selfish behaviour and bullying. When this is required, we represent our client's and the children's position with vigour. Professor Philippa Kruger, a respected expert in family law, is a consultant to our firm in all family law matters.