Our main areas of expertise are:
Litigation and dispute resolution, commercial - and contractual law, labour law and immigration law
We value many longstanding relationships with several of our clients, ranging from large corporations, financial institutions and insurance houses to the small- and medium sized businesses and private individuals.

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

We will always explore alternatives to litigation in an effort to resolve matters quickly and cost effectively.

However, when litigation becomes inevitable, you may feel assured that the seasoned and experienced litigators of O’Connell Attorneys will protect and guide you every step of the way.

We have extensive experience in all fields of commercial- and private litigation and deal with each matter according to its specific facts and the client’s requirements

Commercial - and Contractual Law

Poorly drafted or misunderstood agreements often give rise to very costly and disruptive disputes. Contracts are intended to protect the parties’ interest and we are there to make sure that your interests are looked after.

We advise and assist private and corporate clients regarding various contracts and transactions, which include agency agreements, service provider agreements, confidentiality agreements, distribution agreements, sale agreements, hire and hire purchase agreements, loan agreements, lease agreements, equipment rental agreements, employment agreements, media agreements, product supply agreements, services agreements, terms of business etc.

Labour Law

Labour law remains one of the fields of law that changes and evolves most frequently. Therefore, as a business owner or employee you need to stay abreast of developments in this field.

Our services include, labour litigation and dispute resolution (CCMA, Bargaining Councils and Labour Court), conducting disciplinary enquiries, drafting of employment-, restraint of trade- and incentive agreements, drafting and advising upon disciplinary codes and procedures, forensic investigation etc.

Immigration Law

Immigration law is a very specialist field in which we are well versed.

We provide immigration services to several cross border companies and ensure that their employees’ procurement of work Visa’s, permanent residency applications and general permits are attended to in terms of the Immigration Act and its Regulations.

We also offer additional client services in ensuring that the Department of Home Affairs provide just, fair and efficient administrative action. It often happens that the Department of Home Affairs fails to adjudicate over matters within a reasonable time frame or disputes arise relating to applications. When this happens we are specifically geared to approach the High Court in order to ensure that the Department provides timely outcomes to applications and where necessary to challenge decisions and findings of the Department.