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Pravda and Knowles Attorneys (Queensburgh)

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Areas Of Practice:
Access to Children, Adoption, Antenuptial Contracts, Arbitration, Association Agreements, Bail, Bail (24hrs / After Hours), Banking, Bills of Legal Costs, Blacklistings, Business Law, Business Rescue, Cellular Law, Childrens Rights, Civil, Civil Unions, Collections, Commercial, Commercial Drafting, Communications and Media, Company Law, Company Registrations, Competition Law, Construction, Consumer Law, Contracts, Conveyancing, Copyright, Corporate, Credit Law, Criminal, Curatorship / Curator Bonis, Custody, Cyber - Bullying / Defamation / Stalking, Debt Collections, Debt consolidation, Deceased Estates, Defamation, Disability, Divorce, Divorce Mediation, Domestic Partnerships, Domestic Violence, Drunk Driving, Due Diligence Audits, Emotional Will, Employee Benefits, Employment Equity, Employment Law, Energy Law, Engineering, Environmental Law, Estates, Evictions, Family Law, Finance (Corporate), Finance (Structured), Financial Services Law, Fire Claims , Firearm license applications, Foreclosures, Forensic Investigations, Franchising, Fraud, Fraud Recovery, Gay Rights / Same Sex Rights, General Practice, Government Tenders, Health Care, High Court Practice, Human Rights, Immigration / Emigration, Insolvency, Insurance (Marine), Insurance Law, Intellectual Property, International Child Abduction, International Transactions , Internet Law / E-Commerce, Islamic Law, Labour Law, Leases, Legislative Drafting, Liquidation, Liquor Law, Litigation (Civil), Litigation (Commercial), Litigation (Constitutional), Litigation (Corporate), Litigation (Criminal), Litigation (General), Litigation (High Court), Litigation (Insurance), Litigation (Magistrates Court), Maintenance, Maritime Law, Matrimonial, Mediation, Medical Aids / Managed Health Care, Medical Negligence, Mergers and Acquisitions, Mine Health and Safety, Mining, Municipal Law, MVA / Motor Vehicle Accident Claims, Notary / Notaries Public, Occupational Health and Safety, Partnership Agreements, Pensions and Retirement Funds, Permanent and Temporary Residence Permits, Personal Injury, Planning Law, Police Brutality / Assaults, Privatisations, Professional Ethics, Professional negligence, Property Law, Provident Fund disputes, Provincial Government, Publishing, Rehabilitation Orders, Rehabilitations, Retirement Fund Law, Road Accident Fund claim / 3rd Party claim, Sale of Business, Sectional Title, Sequestrations, Servitudes, Sexual Harassment, Shareholders Agreements, Shipping, Social Media, State Negligence, Taxation, Trade and Industry, Trademarks, Transport Law, Trusts, Unlawful Arrest, Water Law, White Collar Crime, Wills, Wrongful Death
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320 Smith Street, 10th Floor, Mercury House, Durban
Kwazulu Natal / Durban
Postal Address:
PO Box 2632, Durban, 4000
Other Offices:
11 Gainsford Place, La Lucia, Umhlanga, Durban

Pravda & Knowles is arguably one of the busiest Family & Commercial Law practices in KwaZulu-Natal, specialising in these fields for over three decades. Although our offices are based in Durban and Umhlanga, these same said legal services are offered to the residents and businesses of the greater Queensburgh area as we offer virtual consultations and our attorneys offer the service of meeting with you at any location of your choosing.

Our dedication to service excellence and success in the Courtroom has earned us the title of being a dynamic law firm with a big heart but a no nonsense attitude against its adversaries.

  • The hallmark of Pravda & Knowles is professionalism and efficiency. Whilst holding a prominent stature in legal circles in Family and Commercial Law matters ,we also deal with a wide array of legal matters due to our large diverse legal team.  View all our Attorneys here    
  • From serving international and local blue chip companies to fighting for an individual voice to be heard, everyone gets the attention they rightfully deserve. The firm offers retainer arrangements for the biggest clients yet still battles it out frequently for the underdog, often times accepting work on a no win no pay basis with compassion for clients who are economically vulnerable to exploitation. We pride ourselves in fighting for our client's rights so much so we routinely enter into contingency fee agreements with those who have winning cases but lack the financial means to get their day in court.
  • Transparent and accountable to our clients, we aim to demystify the law by providing clear  understandable legal guidance and costing. We approach matters with a view of delivering expeditious and efficient results. Setting industry benchmarks over the last 30 years and still positioning ourselves for the future, progress is always the priority. We are renowned for our innovative and unique solutions, often coming to an amicable resolution before costs begin to unnecessarily escalate. The firm boasts of success and dominance, both in the courtroom and boardroom.
  • Offices in Central Durban, Umhlanga, Westville and Johannesburg. We are positioned to assist anywhere when needed in South Africa or abroad, with our Senior Partners often at times being flown out for their expert legal advice and contractual acumen. 
  • The firm is departmentalised with dedicated teams of professionals focusing in specialised areas of law. Each branch is overseen by a partner whilst the firm as a whole is managed and overseen by the senior partner Mathew Pravda. Clients have the luxury of electing an area for their convenience to visit any one of our attorneys. Clients are also able to elect the level of seniority of an attorney depending on the nature of the matter and their affordability. In essence the firm is able to cater for clients from all walks of life - no client is either too big or too small. 
  • The firm prides itself in service attentiveness by delivery of individual attention to its clients. In keeping with service excellence, the firm boasts of suitably qualified professionals to appear in all courts and whilst we work closely with well recognised advocates in various areas of speciality, Mathew Pravda acts both in his capacity as counsel and attorney and is frequently called upon to argue matters in the High Court personally instead of engaging counsel. Our in-depth knowledge of matters when eliciting instructions at times necessitates the papers being drafted in-house which benefits the clients both from a cost point of view and by reason of the attorney being most knowledgeable in the matter. This also helps in facilitating a matter with the least amount of time delay and convenience to the client.
  • The firm further is fully diversified with a  combination of young and hungry attorneys as well as seasoned and experienced attorneys, both of which creates a legal team that keeps abreast of modern changes in the law whilst incorporating  3 decades of practical experience.

No doubt we have positioned ourselves for ongoing growth and development of the firm and would be more than happy to assist you. For a more comprehensive understanding of the firm and the services we offer, we invite you to visit our website at

- Practice Number: 3541 

Contact Person:
Mathew Pravda

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