About Our Law Firm
1. COMPANY INTRODUCTION
Mahlokwane Attorneys was established in October 2017 by Ignatious Marekolle Mahlokwane. We are a newly established law firm, existing in interesting times. Young as we are, we are robust, informed and abreast with the changing laws as well as the legal developments.
We are believers of the word, which we tightly hold unto.
We remain kind, respectful and diligent in our work as legal practitioners. For us age is irrelevant to our understanding of the law.
We draw a leeway, motivation and courage from the biblical reference in the book of Job 32: 6 – 9 where the young Elihu said “……. I am young in years, and you are old; that is why I was fearful, not daring to tell you what I know. I thought age should speak; advanced years should teach wisdom.
But it is the spirit in a person, the breath of the Almighty, that gives them understanding.”
2. OUR FOCUS AND APPROACH
We are a human oriented professional business. We try by all means to ensure that all our clients receive personal attention. We treat all clients as individuals who deserve nothing but most of our expertise, time and attention. Our focus is steered by the needs, demands and interests of the variety of clients we serve. We aim to be responsive law firm, which its growth will involve the clients who want to grow with us.
We enjoy great deal of community claims. Particularly communities based in remote areas of Limpopo Province, who have experienced the worst nightmare, injustice and violations of fundamental rights, colonialism and apartheid. Our focus has been nothing but great participation, legal advice, and legal services which seek to bring about redress to the past injustices, for our people to enjoy the rights, responsibilities and privileges of their fundamental rights. Our approach is to ensure that all community resources are safely kept, invested and regulated for the benefit of all the community members instead of handful members, who isolate themselves from the collectiveness.
Mahlokwane Attorneys is 100 % Black Owned law firm and one of the law firms headed or owned by a youth.
The Director of the firm is Ignatious Marekolle Mahlokwane who holds LLB from the University of Venda. Mr Mahlokwane hails from a place called Ga-Mahlokwane. He obtained his LLB qualification in 2014, articled his articles of clerkship at the firm of TP Moloto & Company Incorporated under his principal Mr Thokwane Phineas ‘Post’ Moloto, whom he calls ‘mohlaloga’. He was admitted as the attorney of the th High Court of South Africa on the 25 August 2017 and after brief stay at the TP Moloto, he went to open his own practice.
Meet Our Team
Frequently Asked Question
Frequently Asked Questions
We are in an age of specialization. As times have changed, no attorney can possibly keep up with all areas and complexities of the law, and that is why our team is comprised of the top legal minds, each with their own area of practice. Our firm is also unique in that while we all specialize in various aspects of the law, the size of our legal team allows us to offer counsel on nearly any facet of the law.
You are entitled to know, to the extent that we can reasonably inform you at your first visit, what your fee will be. We encourage a frank, open discussion about our fees with each client at the time of the first interview.
Lawyers are paid under various fee arrangements.
On an hourly fee basis, fees are based on an hourly rate for services rendered. A detailed, itemized bill will be given to you showing all work done on your case. This explanation may come monthly or at the end of your case, whichever way you choose to be billed. Unless otherwise agreed, the hourly fee basis will be the presumed fee arrangement.
On a flat fee basis, your legal fee is a stated sum for agreed upon services. No accounting will be made.
On a contingency fee basis, your legal fees will be based on the amount of recovery we get for you; no recovery, no fee. You may have the option of choosing this plan in lieu of hourly charges. Not all cases qualify for the contingency basis; we will tell you if yours does. In either case, we will prepare for you an employment agreement setting forth the fee arrangement.
Other potential fees:
A pre-payment will often be required in order to begin to process your matter and you will be kept advised as to how that pre-payment is being used. Bills will be sent to you periodically showing your charges and payments.
Certain cases may have a minimum fee. This means that no hourly accounting will be made unless excess time is expended.
We try to keep legal fees as reasonable as possible. The amount of services required, however, is not fully within our control. We discuss with our client options for services and the benefits of services. Sometimes, however, services are directly related to an opposing party’s action or inaction. Please feel free to discuss fees with your lawyer.
We are interested in your questions and we want you to ask them. Sometimes we are required to be out of the office, even for days at a time. When in the office, we meet with clients, complete research, review documents, or prepare contracts, briefs or pleadings. For the most efficient and quickest response please contact one of our legal assistants, as they have a working knowledge of all aspects of your case. If the assistant cannot answer your question, every attempt will be made get the answer for you, or arrange to have your attorney contact you as quickly as possible as we understand your concerns and issues. Above all, leave a message so we know your concern in advance. If you do that, we will always try to get an answer back to you even if your attorney is out of the office when you call.
We understand the importance of communication and transparency between attorney and client. Although we would like to talk to you weekly by telephone, that would be neither practical nor productive. Legal matters have a way of stretching out over long periods of time. To you, it may often seem like ages have gone by without activity, however, in fact, much behind-the-scenes work is being completed so that on the day your matter is ready, nothing will be overlooked. In order to keep the cost of legal services down while maximizing communications, we will strive to keep you informed when anything important happens and to respond to your questions in a reasonable time. In addition, we will inform you when your presence is required, either in our office or in court.