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Who We Are

We are a dynamic law firm offering a specialised array of legal solutions. We provide a high-quality service to meet the multiple and diverse needs of our large and varied client base.

Smit Jones and Pratt attorneys are a group of professionals with different talents and approaches to the law. They, however, also possess striking similarities, starting with the ability to see creative solutions others might miss. Our attorneys are not satisfied until they have met the highest standards of legal service. In every area of the law, we focus on achieving results that benefit you and your business.

Many of our attorneys possess broad practical knowledge gained from years of experience in legal practice. Our firm has the necessary size, credibility and infrastructure to handle a wide range of legal issues effectively, no matter how complex or large.

We are proudly B-BBEE compliant and at present have a level 2 B-BBEE Certificate. We continuously strive to improve on our certification.

Vision

Smit Jones & Pratt seeks to be the premier medium sized provider of specialised legal solutions in South Africa.

Mission

Our mission is to provide high quality, cost effective sustainable legal solutions.

Values

Smit Jones & Pratt is strongly committed to upholding the highest standards of ethical conduct, regulatory compliance and protection of private information. All employees and others performing work on behalf of SJP are expected to adhere to the laws and regulations that apply to their work activities and demonstrate professional ethical behaviour in their conduct, judgment and interactions. Our values provide the foundation for our firm’s practices and standards.

Approach

We strive continuously to:

National Footprint

We have longstanding relationships with key firms in all major cities of South Africa with whom we have worked for many years and from whom we expect excellent service at all times. We are capable of servicing any area within the borders of South Africa to the full extent of what our clients may require.

Our History

We have a proven track record for over 36 years. The partnership of SJP originated in 1984 and has, since then, serviced the needs of an ever growing client base.

In order to provide the best possible level of service to our client base, the firm has evolved and grown over the past three decades. Today we consist of five partners, a consultant, four professional assistants and six candidate attorneys. We have a total staff complement of eighty eight and we proudly regard ourselves as being among South Africa’s premier medium sized law firms. We have achieved this goal through sustained investment in infrastructure, information technology, skills development and the management of these areas. We have created a working culture that enables our staff to offer consistently high standards of client service.

Our reputation rests upon the exceptional talents of our attorneys and their dedication to meeting our clients’ needs. Our diverse law practice provides a comprehensive range of legal services to individuals and virtually all areas of business and industry. Most of all we enjoy what we do and care very much about the business and the personal well-being of those to whom we provide service.

We advise individuals, financial institutions, commercial enterprises and regulatory bodies on complex and critical legal issues. Our aim is to provide consistently high quality advice that combines technical expertise, as well as an understanding of the environment in which our clients operate.

Quality legal solutions are essential for a successful business. Our goal is to provide the best legal solutions available at a reasonable and fair cost to our clients. We are proud of the high legal and ethical standards that are embedded in our firm and the tradition of excellence which we strive to maintain.

Good legal solutions come from good people. A firm is known by its attorneys. Although we invite the best qualified attorneys to practice in our firm, technical competence is only part of what makes a good attorney and a quality law firm. Greatness requires depth, perspective and service to others.

Our commitment to transformation and the need to redress the inequities of the past has been translated into practice. The firm has developed a transformation plan aimed at making it a truly South African law firm.