Associate


Phone0515056600
Fax0514304806
Emailjdonnelly@symok.co.za
OfficeBloemfontein
Associate
Jess is an Associate practicing in our litigation division in the Bloemfontein Branch. Originally from Cape Town, she began her clerkship as a candidate attorney with Symington De Kok in 2017. She was admitted as an attorney in 2019 and practices as a civil litigant with a special interest in commercial litigation.
Arbitration & Mediation

Mediation is the art of finding an amicable solution for two opposing parties in such a way that the solution can be implemented practically.

Mediation and arbitration can be utilized in a variety of ways in order to achieve settlement in a more structured form than would be the case by means of ordinary negotiation.

The professional mediators at Symington De Kok are committed to resolving problems in a cost-effective manner.
Commercial Law

Commercial law encompasses the body of law that regulates the rights, relations and conduct of persons or entities involved in commercial undertakings.

Before undertaking a new business venture or entering into any contractual agreements it is of the utmost importance that sound legal advice be obtained in order to ensure that the rights and obligations of all parties concerned will be regulated and protected.
Insolvency Law, Business Rescue & Debt Recovery

Given the current financial climate and the increased risks involved with business activities, insolvency is a prevalent risk that could have an effect on any business or private individual.

Symington De Kok can assist with all aspects associated with insolvency such as :

• Sequestrations;
• Liquidations;
• Business Rescue Plans and Procedures ;
• Securing claims against an insolvent estate;
• Perfection of Notarial Bonds; and
• Debt Recovery.
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.