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About Us

Since 1948, when Louw and Heyl Attorneys was established, it has stood as a beacon of legal expertise and unwavering commitment to our clients. We are more than a law firm; we are a trusted partner in your legal journey. With a rich legacy of delivering exceptional legal services, our aim is for our firm to be a pillar of support and guidance for our valued clients.

A History of Excellence

With over 75 years of dedicated service, Louw and Heyl Attorneys has earned a well-deserved reputation for excellence. Our firm proudly sits on the panels of South Africa's four major banks, fostering close relationships with each of them. We also have strong bonds with the leading estate agencies in the Johannesburg Metropolitan area.

Your Trusted Legal Partner

Our commitment goes beyond providing legal services; it's about building connections with our communities, clients, and people. We are dedicated to supporting you through legal challenges and opportunities, and we take pride in giving you sound advice.

A Passion for Legal Education

At Louw and Heyl, we are driven by our passion for helping and educating individuals and businesses on legal matters. We believe in creating a deeper understanding of legal issues, ensuring that our clients, and society as a whole, are well-informed and able to make wise decisions.

A Client Centric Approach

At Louw and Heyl Attorneys, our clients are at the heart of everything we do. We believe in building lasting relationships founded on trust, respect, and open communication. We take the time to understand your specific circumstances and tailor our legal solutions to match your objectives.

A Forward Thinking Vision

In a world where change is constant, Louw and Heyl Attorneys embraces innovation and a forward-thinking vision. In today’s fast-paced digital age, we leverage cutting-edge technologies and contemporary legal practices to better serve you.

Expertise That Matters

Our team of experienced attorneys brings a wealth of knowledge and expertise to the table. We specialise in a diverse range of legal areas, ensuring that we can address your unique needs, whether you're an individual seeking legal guidance, or a business navigating the intricacies of corporate law.

Comprehensive Legal Services

We offer a wide spectrum of legal services, including but not limited to corporate law, real estate, family law, intellectual property, and more. Our commitment to staying at the forefront of legal developments allows us to provide you with insights and strategies that are in sync with the ever-evolving legal landscape.

Your Legal Journey Starts Here

Your legal journey, whether personal or professional, starts with us. Let Louw and Heyl Attorneys partner with you in achieving your legal goals, protecting your interests, and finding solutions that empower you. Your success is our success, and we are here to guide you every step of the way.

Thank you for considering Louw and Heyl Attorneys as your legal partner.
We have your best interests in mind and look forward to the opportunity of serving your legal needs with diligence and expertise.

The Team

Louw and Heyl Partners

Danie and Martin are experts in their industry and have a wealth of experience and knowledge behind them. They are passionate about offering exceptional legal services and advice and have curated a team of passionate individuals with strengths that reflect that.

Danie Potgieter


Danie Potgieter obtained his B.Com and LLB at RAU University and did his Master’s Degree (LLM) in Income tax, specialising in tax avoidance and tax evasion. He obtained his postgraduate diploma in Labour law and became a partner at LOUW & HEYL ATTORNEYS in 1982.

He has served as a Commissioner of the small claims court since its inception in 1986 and is presently serving on the Legal Practice’s Council Disciplinary and Examination panel, which he has been doing for approximately 25 years.

Specialises in: Labour law, Property law, Matrimonial law and Law of Contracts.


Martin Strydom


Martin Strydom obtained his B.Proc and LLB at RAU University. He was admitted as an Attorney and Notary on 17th December 1987 and was a State prosecutor in Boksburg from 1983-1985. He has served as a commissioner of the small claims court for the past 25 years and obtained his diploma in Trust law, and Insolvency Law.

He became a partner at LOUW & HEYL Attorneys in 1990 and passed his conveyancing examination in 1991.


Specialises in: Conveyancing, Sectional Title Development and Property law.



Jaco Van Staden

Qualifications: Jaco obtained his LLB on 3 October 2012 and was admitted as an attorney on 11 August 2014. He obtained his right of appearance in the High Court of South Africa on 23 January 2015.

Specialises in: Evictions, Rental Claims, Levy Collections, General Litigation, Commercial Litigation, Drafting of Commercial Agreements, Trusts, Family Law.


Chanika Gray

Qualifications: Chanika obtained her LLB from North-West University on 16 February 2016. She was admitted as an attorney in March 2018 and as a Notary Public in November 2020. 

Specialises in: Family and Matrimonial law, High Court and Magistrate and Civil Litigation, Commercial law, Drafting of Agreements and Third Party and Injury Claims. 


Danelle Van Byleveld

Qualifications: Danelle obtained her LLB from the University of South Africa in 2015. She was admitted as an Attorney in 2017 and as a conveyancer in 2019. 

Specialises in: Property Transfers, Bond registrations and Bond cancellations. 

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Charmaine Teasdale

Public Relations Officer

Krugersdorp Branch

Louw and Heyl in association with Serena Chetty Incorporated Attorneys

Qualifications: LLB (RAU); LLM (UNISA)

Serena specialises in labour relations and employment disputes where she has assisted the likes of the National Union of Metalworkers SA and the National Union for Mineworkers with disputes concerning large scale retrenchment, mass strike actions, pension fund and workplace discrimination. She also maintains vast experience in Road Accident Fund claims and litigation as well as commercial disputes.


Serena Chetty



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