THOMSON WILKS IN BRIEF
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CHINA AFRICA DEPARMENT
Thomson Wilks is one of the few South African law firms to recognise the growing commercial influence of China in South Africa and to respond by establishing a China-Africa legal desk where professionally skilled lawyers, fluent in Mandarin and English, have been employed to provide legal assistance and advice to Chinese companies investing in South Africa and to South African companies engaging in business with Chinese companies.
Thomson Wilks has embraced the transformation agenda of the Government. It is a majority owned black law firm. It has also established a training program to train young black paralegals, particularly in the area of conveyancing. It provides university funding to certain deserving students who also work as interns during university vacations in order to provide pre-graduation law firm experience.
Thomson Wilks operates in terms of a unique business model to maintain a low overhead. These savings are passed on to our clients through our competitive fee rates. We have excellent offices and office facilities but our attorneys work at hot desks and make use of pool secretaries. Our rates are significantly lower than most other mid and large sized law firms because we have avoided the trappings that create costs and increase fees. Rate cards are available on request.
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