About Us

Marais Müller Attorneys was first established in 1945 and has since developed a national reputation for providing superior, comprehensive and effective legal assistance. During 2003 the growing firm announced an historic merger with N.J. Yekiso & Associates to establish Marais Müller Yekiso.  Building on its core values of diversity and inclusion, the firm recently introduced extensive restructuring and rebranding to ensure long-term sustainability and accessibility. Part of its rebranding included a new logo and the firm’s name changing to Marais Müller Hendricks effective 1 March 2016.
Marais Müller Hendricks is a full-service law firm with a powerful team consisting of 35 lawyers with a dedicated 100 strong support staff occupying offices in Cape Town CBD, Tyger Valley, Kuils River and Stellenbosch regions. The firm’s reach and expertise is significantly enhanced by its associate membership of Lawyers Associated Worldwide (LAW) which gives it access to over 4000 lawyers located in over 50 countries.


The firm offers a full range of effective legal services that include: 

  • Property Law and Conveyancing (Deeds of Sale, Registration of Transfers, Mortgage and Notarial Bonds)
  • Labour Law (Labour Disputes, Court Representation, CCMA & IMSSA Arbitrations, Contracts, corporate restructuring)
  • Litigation (High, Regional & Magistrate Court Representation, Dispute Resolution and Arbitrations, Criminal Matters)
  • Debt Collecting (In-house dedicated Call Centre)
  • Family Law (Family Mediation, Divorces, Custody and Maintenance Disputes)
  • Commercial Law (Formation of Companies, Business Agreements, Mergers, Shareholders Agreements, MOI's and internal legal documents)
  • Estates (Estate Planning, Drafting of Wills, Trust Formation and Administration, Insolvent Estates)
  • Liquor Law (Applications for Liquor Licences)
  • Insolvency Law (Liquidations, Sequestrations, Deceased Insolvent Estates) 
  • Road Transportation (Appearances before Operating Licensing Boards and Transport Appeal Tribunal)
  • Conservation Law (Establishment of protected areas and environmental offsets)
  • Intellectual Property Law (Registration of Patents and Trademarks)
  • After Hour Bail Applications

BEE Policy:

Much like our clients, it is essential that the firm continue to evolve and align its business with the changing marketplace and the needs of its clients. Black Economic Empowerment (BEE) is a high priority area for both government and the firm's private clients.  

In a concerted effort towards eradicating the inequalities of the past, Marais Müller Hendricks has undertaken to not only providing employment to previously disadvantaged individuals (PDI’s) in positions on all levels of our firm, but to offer training to aspirant black lawyers in becoming competent legal practitioners – an option that was not previously afforded to them. Striving towards this change has earned the firm a Level 2 BEE Contributor rating. 


Our commitment to positive change is mirrored in all aspects of our work as we pride ourselves with the confidence to deal with any challenge, of any nature. As a result of our commitment to professional excellence, our firm has gained the support of various large commercial and industrial corporations, along with several major banks in South Africa. Marais Müller Hendricks is a proud member of the Cape Law Society, a statutory body established to administer and regulate the attorneys’ profession.