Who we are
Carelse Khan Attorneys have retained the legal expertise of highly skilled, experienced and motivated attorneys.
We recognize that these attributes are key to effective litigation. We endeavor, by exploring all possible avenues for early resolution, to effectively and efficiently resolve disputes without the risk or expense of a Trial, however taking the matter to Trial may often be the necessary and only solution.
We specialise in:
Civil and Commercial Litigation
Our civil and commercial litigation team is headed by Andre van Greunen and Michele Engela. We have extensive litigation experience in the High and Lower Courts, as well as the various dispute resolution forums available in our legal system including mediation, arbitration, forums determined in terms of a public body.
We specialize in litigation arising from municipal law and by-laws, shareholder and member disputes, building and construction disputes, Sectional Titles Act and related legislation, evictions, administrative and public law matters, property law, contracts and landlord and tenant disputes. In addition, we deal with various forms of personal injury and public liability claims on behalf individuals, public bodies and insurance companies.
When it comes to labour law, it pays to have a strong team on your side. Our labour law team is headed by Reynhard Carelse who has extensive experience in labour law with a well-established and robust reputation as an expert. We service clients on a national basis, focusing mainly on employers. We provide a practical approach by assisting businesses to solve legal issues and to provide comprehensive, professional advice on all human resource and industrial relations matters including (but not limited to) chairing of disciplinary hearings, drafting company policies and procedures, following fair retrenchment and disciplinary procedures, CCMA, Bargaining Council Arbitrations and related issues and disputes, while remaining affordable and cost-effective. Our service in the labour law market is complete and comprehensive, we take care of all your staff issues allowing you valuable time to concentrate on your core business. As your labour law team we make the effort to get to know you and your business, with on-site consultations to deal with hot issues for to create and prepare the best solution/s for your business and staff.
Insurance law touches on various parts of our law, including claims arising from injuries, medical malpractice, death, public liability, professional negligence, construction and engineering, recoveries from third parties, regulatory compliance, to name but a few.
Our Michele Engela heads our insurance law department, which assists our clients, in resolving disputes arising in various forums, as well as interpreting policy wording and conditions to ensure compliance to the policy of insurance.
Commercial and ICT Law
Our team offers the full spectrum of corporate and commercial legal services, including authentication of documents, structuring of business ventures, contracts and government-related agreements. We advise on Consumer Protection Act and the National Credit Act as well as the lifecycle of the corporate or commercial enterprise, from Non-Disclosure and Non- Circumvention Agreements and Memoranda of Understanding through to conducting due diligences, mergers, acquisitions, disposals, transactions including the restructure, sale or acquisition of Companies and Close Corporations, drafting Trust Deeds, Black Economic Empowerment Trusts, Share Sales, Sale of Businesses and Business Assets Agreements, commercial and residential leases, partnerships and joint ventures, commercial and residential lease agreements, and indemnity provisions to protect businesses appropriately.
Our Information and Communication Technology expertise extends to the development and structuring of domain name transfers and related agreements, full or partial ICT outsource agreements, Service Level and Operation Level Agreements, intellectual property disputes, retention and transfer, as well as escrow arrangements.
Brenda Munro heads the Conveyancing Department. We offer property law advice as well as Notarial services. Our aim is to make the process of property transfers smooth as well as accessible and relatable for clients.
Brenda Munro also specializes in the Administration of Deceased Estates and advice on estate planning. We assist with the drafting of Wills and ensure that clients have their unique wishes and requirements specifically covered.