Our offices offer Company Secretarial Services on an Ad Hoc basis. We currently are preforming such service for Road Agency Limpopo and have in the past have served as Company Secretary to Gateway Airport Authority Limited
Verveen Attorneys have extensive knowledge in the Land transactions to the extent that we are currently assisting a Municipality in an eviction and illegal land use matter in the High Court as well as other issues involving property rights.
1. LEGAL REPRESENTATION
representation of clients in the Labour Court, CCMA, Bargaining Councils, Disciplinary Hearings and other Labour Related Forum
2. LEGAL ADVICE AND OPINIONS
providing clients with up to date Legal Advice and Legal Opinions in line with current legislation and judicial decisions, and enabling clients to make informed decisions, thus avoiding and curtailing the risk involved in unnecessary litigation;
3. LEGAL AND POLICY ANALYSIS
analysis of all the company's current policies, practice and procedures to identify possible problem areas in the light of current legislation, drafting of employment contracts etc;
4. GRIEVANCE AND DISPUTE RESOLUTION
designing an internal Grievance and Dispute Resolution system to deal with employment equity and discrimination related disputes or adapting existing grievance and dispute resolution processes;
4.1 Management of bid disputes:
Through is expertise in the operation of Local Government, we have expert knowledge in interpretation and application of Municipal procurement policies and procedures. We further have been previously mandated by various Municipalities and Local Government departments to provide legal opinions and institute investigation and disciplinary hearings in respect of acts of misconduct relating to the contravention of supply chain management, procurement policies and procedures, which mandate was successfully completed. We will therefore be able to provide the Municipality with opinions relating to the Interpretation of the MFMA Treasury Regulations and relevant case law relating to supply chain management and procurement procedures.
5. ORGANISATIONAL DEVELOPMENT
advice on implementation of a wide range of initiatives which include diversity training; reasonable accommodation of the needs of the disabled employees and other designated groups; employment development and other best employment practices;
assisting internal parties in the production and submission of an employment equity plan;
7. STRATEGIC REVIEW AND REVISION
diagnostic intervention to assist clients in evaluating existing employment equity initiatives, and in revising strategy and process;
assistance with reports to the Department of Labour on progress made by the company in implementing its employment equity plan;
implementing the consultation process as an independent third party, assisting in resolving disputes between parties internally;
10. MEDIATION ARBITRATION AND INTERVENTION PROCESSES
Internal Mediation and Arbitrating of disputes between parties. Intervening and assisting parties to resolve disputes of mutual interest. Facilitating and drafting of collective agreements between parties.
11. LABOUR AND EMPLOYMENT LAW AND INDUSTRIAL RELATIONS TRANING
Designing, Developing and Presenting Training on various aspects of Labour and Employment Law as well as specific Industrial Relations topics in line with relevant legislation and best practice.
12. INVESTIGATIONS AND PROSECUTION
Investigation into allegations, complying of an Investigation Report and Recommendations, as well as complying of charges and attending to the prosecution of the dispute(s) between parties internally or in the various legal forums.
13. TRAINING OF STAFF
We provide training in respect of Employment Equity, Skills Development and on how to conduct disciplinary hearings to client and their employees. In line with this we unitize the recent changes to labour law using law as well as the clients on policies and procedures in order to demonstrate and teach the client to benefit themselves.
DEBT COLLECTION AND CIVIL LITIGATION
We have extensive experience in the field of debt collecting and civil litigation in both the Magistrates and High Courts.
- Drafting of legal documents such as summons, pleadings and relevant notices involved in the institution and defending of a legal matter;
- Conducting the research on various legal matters;
- Providing legal opinions of prospects of success in a legal matter;
- Legal representation in the relevant legal forums.
Interpretation and application of Municipal Structures Act, Municipal Systems Act, MFMA and similar local government legislation:
We have in the past, through provision of legal opinions and advice, successfully assisted various Municipalities with the Interpretation and application of the Municipal Structures Act, Municipal Systems Act, Municipal Finance Management Act and similar Local Government legislation. By providing Legal Advice and opinions, we keep our clients updated on the latest amendments and case law relating to the above mentioned legislation which will assist the client in complying with the relevant laws. Our services to the client will also include analysing of current policies, practice, procedures and regulations to ensure that the Municipality is compliant with all relevant legislation, regulations, policies and procedures.
Drafting of legal opinions, by laws and policies:
We have previously and currently successfully assisted various Municipalities with up to date legal advice and legal opinions in line with current legislation and judicial decisions, thus enabling the client to make informed decisions, thereby avoiding and curtailing the risk involved in unnecessary litigation. Verveen Attorneys will continue offering these services to the Municipality as and when the said services are required.
Preparation and negotiation of contracts:
Due to its experience in various fields of law, we have previously assisted various corporate clients and Municipalities in the preparation and negotiation of various contracts which include, but are not limited to, employment contracts, sale of property contracts, trust documents, joint venture agreements, agency agreements, shareholder agreements and lease agreements.
General advice and assistance with regard to Public Administration and Local Government:
We have previously assisted Municipalities by providing them with legal advice and opinions in relation to public administration and Local Government. Through its knowledge and expertise in the operation of Local Municipalities, we will continue assisting by providing the Municipalities with up to date legal advice and legal opinions in the current legislation and judicial decisions, and enabling it to make informed decisions, thus avoiding and curtailing the risk involved in unnecessary litigation.