Grove Attorneys are a boutique law firm specialising in: Labour/Employment Law; Insurance & Motor Vehicle Collisions; Civil Litigation (including High Court and Magistrate’s Court) and Criminal Law. However, we are not limited to these areas of the Law.
Our Law Firm has a thirst for success and assist our Clients in a professional and efficient manner to ensure the ideal outcome for their matters.
We have a progressive approach to the law, our practice and how we run our firm. We believe that certain laws must conform and change as we change, and we accordingly constantly challenge the core and the limits of law.
Christoffel Gerhardus Grové cultivated a prosperous career as an Attorney. He graduated from the Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education (currently known as North West University) and was admitted as Attorney of the High Court on the 4th of December 1998 and has remained on the practicing Roll of Attorneys ever since.
LABOUR & EMPLOYMENT LAW
We are experts in Labour and Employment Law, representing both employees and employers respectively. When it comes to Labour litigation, we are able to assist our Clients from the inception of a dispute right through to Litigation in the Labour Court, High Court and Labour Appeal Court without the need of appointing legal counsel (unless specifically requested), saving you time and money.
CCMA & BARGAINING COUNCIL PROCEEDINGS
We represent and assist employees in referring and arguing matters at the CCMA or Registered Bargaining Councils, be it at Conciliation or at Arbitration. We thoroughly consult and prepare with our Client’s so as to ensure that their best version is put forward and the optimum results are achieved.
When it comes to representing and advising employers, our vast experience in this field can prevent any unnecessary disputes arising from disciplinary action. We also defend employers against any claims brought by their current or erstwhile employees.
Where our firm is appointed to chair disciplinary hearings, we ensure that such processes are conducted in line with all of the relevant laws, preventing any procedural disputes from being argued against the employers at a later stage.
We also assist employees in preparing for their disciplinary hearings, or assist them at hearings where legal representation is allowed. We equip them with the necessary tools to present their case in the best light, with confidence.
LABOUR COURT LITIGATION
We regularly litigate in the Labour Court and Labour Appeal Court, and accordingly keep abreast in this ever changing and highly specialised area of the law.
Whether you need employment contracts drafted from scratch, or whether your existing contracts need to be revised and amended, we ensure that your interests as employers are protected and upheld within the bounds of the law, preventing any unnecessary litigation.
LABOUR MANAGEMENT AND ADVICE
We offer expert advice in industrial relations and Labour Management.
In circumstances where retrenchment becomes necessary, employers must be especially cautious in the implementation of their retrenchment processes as there are numerous formal requirements which must be met in order circumvent unnecessary or frivolous litigation. Whether the majority of the workforce is unionized, or whether it is a small to medium firm or company, we can assist you in following the correct procedures. We ensure that the retrenchments are procedurally and substantively fair.
A retrenchment is a form of dismissal due to no fault of the employee, and in light of the flaws prevalent in many retrenchment processes, we also represent employees in challenging unfair retrenchments.. We can assist employees with any CCMA or Bargaining Council referrals where the employer failed to follow due procedure or where there was no reason to dismiss the employee based on the operational requirements of the employer.
LITIGATION (GENERAL; CIVIL; INSURANCE; COMMERCIAL)
Our experienced legal team have a vast array of litigation experience. We understand the High Court and Magistrate Court processes and procedures and have extensive knowledge and experience in applying legislation, case law and the rules of court to the
unique facts of a particular case. We conduct our own trials and motion proceedings and strive to ensure that our Clients receive the best possible outcome.
We have extensive experience in most fields of litigation, including, but not limited to: disputes arising from contracts; claims against insurers; claims on behalf of insurers; claims against Government Departments or Organs of State; Corporate/Commercial matters.
NATIONAL CREDIT ACT (NCA)
Consumer credit regulation in South Africa should be straightforward, clear, predictable and commercially implementable. Our interest in this specialized legal field lead to multiple successful judgments in our favour. Whether you want to send a letter of demand in compliance with the NCA or whether you want to add services fees to your credit agreement, our professional legal team have the experience to assist you. We also do High Court Litigation and Appeal court litigation arising from issues pertaining to the National Credit Act.
Our knowledge in this field can also assist in drafting pre quotation agreements and proper affordability assessments, in line with the National Credit Act, so as to ensure that your business runs flawlessly from the onset.
MOTOR VEHICLE COLLISSIONS
Motor vehicle accidents are an all-too-common occurrence on South African roads. Motor vehicle accident law is a complex area of the law, and includes traffic laws, personal injury law and product liability. For many we have assisted clients in successfully defending or instituting matters arising from motor vehicle collisions,
If you have been charged with an offence in South Africa, you need a criminal lawyer. Our legal team will utilize our collective experience to assist you. It is important to remember that when charged with a criminal offence you are presumed innocent until proven guilty beyond reasonable doubt by a competent Court. When one faces the justice system alone, it may not feel as though you are presumed innocent, and defending yourself in Court may be an impossible task. We prepare and consult thoroughly, ensuring that the best defence is put forward in order to achieve a just outcome.
Given our extensive experience in civil litigation and in fields regulated by the National Credit Act, we are well equipped in presenting Applications to be placed under debt
review in the Magistrate’s Courts’, and in opposing such Applications on behalf of Credit Providers.
FORMAL LEGAL OPINIONS
Legal Opinions can be extremely useful in assessing the risks or benefits involved in instituting or defending legal proceedings. Our experienced team can provide you with an in depth analysis of your legal problem, with reference to legislation, case law and our practical experience, ultimately providing a thorough framework on how to solve your legal issue.
We run an expeditious correspondent practice, assisting attorneys in running matters in Courts situated in areas beyond their jurisdiction. Our firm is situated in an area which falls within the jurisdiction of the following Courts; Johannesburg Labour Court; Johannesburg Central Magistrate’s Court; the Gauteng Local Division of the High Court (Johannesburg Central); Randburg Magistrate’s Court; Roodepoort Magistrate’s Court; Protea (Soweto) Magistrate’s Court, Alexandra Magistrate’s Court, Newlands Magistrate’s Court and: Pretoria Magistrate’s and High Court (via our Centurion satellite office)
WILLS AND ESTATES
Wills are multifaceted legal documents which must meet a number of formal requirements. In order to ensure that your loved ones are protected, you require the assistance of a legal team with the requisite knowledge and experience in this field. We consult thoroughly and draft a tailor made will thereafter in order to address your concerns and provide you with peace of mind
Running a business of performing your duties can be time consuming, and you may not have the time or expertise necessary to collect debts or defend frivolous claims. Given our experience in litigation and Credit Law. We are able to attend to any action that must be instituted or defended on your behalf. We can draft any required correspondence, pleadings, notices or agreements, and defend or pursue matters in the Applicable courts should litigation ensue.