Associate


Phone051 505 6612
Fax051 430 4806
Emailgdutoit@symok.co.za
OfficeBloemfontein
Associate
Gerhard is an Associate in our litigation department. He has experience in general litigation in both the Magistrate’s Court and High Court.
Criminal Matters

Criminal law refers to the body of rules, statutes and regulations that govern social conduct between the State and all its subordinates within the determined jurisdiction.

It is very important to note that criminal law does not always refer to the most common crimes, such as theft and assault, but also regulates any statutory penalties in terms of a specific act, which might be applicable to a client’s business or livelihood. At Symington De Kok we ensure that full knowledge pertaining to any contravention of such penalty, is gathered and the full extent of the risks are provided to our clients.

Furthermore we pride ourselves in providing the correct advice in order to avoid or rectify a potential punishable act.

Our experts have full and proper knowledge of the criminal justice system pertaining to all such matters from governing tribunals to the Supreme Court of Appeal.

In any situation that might cause any penalties or risks, Symington De Kok will assist our clients to protect their rights and to find the most amicable solutions.
Family Law

Family law regulates familial matters and domestic relationships. At Symington De Kok we approach any instructions relating to family law with the necessary sensitivity and diligence in order to assist our clients with any matter relating to:

• antenuptual agreements;
• civil unions;
• matrimonial property law;
• divorce proceedings;
• custody;
• maintenance;
• domestic violence remedies; and
• adoption applications.
Land Leasing and Eviction Law

Negotiating and securing lease agreements of any fixed property, either residential or commercial, is essential and of utter importance in order to ensure a constant cash flow to service this particular asset.

Our tailor-made services include the drafting of lease agreements, advice pertaining to relevant municipal and governing laws, negotiating terms, considering the applicability of the National Credit Act, National Consumer Protection Act and any other advice relating to the lease agreement.

Services also include expert advice on how to proceed to enforce any lease agreement or evictions in order to avoid the minimal interruption of our client’s rights, and more particularly rental income.
Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Litigation is the use of a legal method accompanied by judicial oversight with which disputes between two opposing parties are resolved.

Dispute Resolution on the other hand seeks the same outcome and effect as litigation but provides an alternative method where judicial oversight is absent, in order to conclude an action and resolve disputes in a cost effective and time efficient manner.

Symington De Kok offers a wide range of methods to assist our clients with whatever disputes they might face.

We pride ourselves in our legal expertise relating to both litigation and dispute resolution and we are committed to finding a solution that fits.