Phone051 505 6600
OfficeCape Town
Dieperink specialises in Dispute Resolution and more specifically in Commercial Litigation.

His experience includes commercial recoveries, notarial bonds, contractual disputes, interdicts, liquidations, sequestrations and general litigation. He also heads the Supreme Court of Appeal division with the dedicated assistance of Lazyja Venter.
Dieperink started his career at Symington De Kok as a candidate attorney in 2006 and was appointed a Director in 2016.
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.
Constitutional Law

Constitutional law is a body of law which provides the legal foundation for the existence of the Republic, sets out the rights and duties of its citizens, and defines the structure of the Government.

The Constitution of South Africa is the Supreme Law of the country and the Constitutional Court is in turn the highest court of appeal in the country. The Constitutional Court has the jurisdiction to determine not only constitutional matters but also any other matter, if the Constitutional Court grants leave to appeal on the grounds that the matter raises an arguable point of law of general public importance which ought to be considered by that Court.

Symington De Kok attorneys can provide assistance and advice to clients in order to utilise the Constitution to protect and enforce their rights. Through our Litigation Department and by utilising our countrywide network of advocates and correspondents, we are able to attend to any matters related to Constitutional Law.
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.
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.
Supreme Court of Appeal Litigation

The Supreme Court of Appeal (SCA), which is situated in Bloemfontein, is the highest appeal court in South Africa on matters that do not relate to constitutional issues.

The SCA proceedings are regulated by its own separate court rules - which can be daunting to the uninitiated.

To support our clients in this regard, Symington De Kok offers a wide range of specialised services to correspondents from all over the country to assist them in their Appeal Court cases.

Our Appeals department at specialises in dealings with the Supreme Court of Appeal and is able to assist and advise any colleague or client on the correct procedure when applying or opposing any appeal court proceedings.

We also specialise in the drafting of the necessary cost accounts according to the correct Appeal Court Fees scale and taxation on costs before the Registrar of the Supreme Court of Appeal.