About Us




Vaughan Ulyate & Associates

Vaughan Ulyate & Associates

is an established law firm, which incorporates a unique mix of independent and free thinking individuals, and aims to provide an unprecedented level of service to its clients. All of our attorneys and candidate attorneys have LLB degrees from the major universities in South Africa, and our dynamic team strives for service excellence. Our attorneys are also qualified as Notaries and Conveyancers.


The firm was founded on 1 April 1994 and is situated in the Tyger Waterfront, Bellville, near the Tyger Valley shopping centre in the Northern Suburbs of Cape Town. Our firm provides an extensive range of legal services including Litigation, Corporate & Commercial Law, Property Law and Conveyancing, drafting of contracts and agreements, Employment and Labour Law, Trusts and Estate Planning, Insolvency Law, Debt Recovery and Family and Matrimonial Law.


Our main focus is to provide our clients with a professional service which offers them assurance and peace of mind when they need it most. We aim to ensure that we handle our clients’ personal matters with the same amount of care and attention as we would afford our own.


We are proud of our large number of loyal clients, with whom we have developed excellent working relationships and who continue to instruct us in all fields of law. We have found that word of mouth and referrals by clients is the best way to market the firm, and we strive to give the best possible service to each client, no matter what the nature or extent of the matter is.


Each attorney and candidate attorney takes immense pride in his or her work, and continues to keep abreast of changes in the law to enable us to advise our clients properly and efficiently on the problems and matters that they face. We give personal attention to our clients and their needs, as we understand that each person is an individual with his or her own problems, needs and/or requirements.


Firm Mission

We pride ourselves in offering a personal and dedicated service, and in doing so, have made the following commitments:


  • To at all times uphold the integrity of the law;
  • To maintain high levels of professionalism;
  • To ensure that our staff remain updated with the ever-changing law;
  • To develop and establish life-long working relations with our clients;
  • To listen and follow through with the wishes and decisions of our clients;
  • To provide our clients with value for money and costs efficient service.

Fee Structure

We mostly work according to competitive ‘hourly rates’ which depends on the seniority of the person attending to the matter, the degree of responsibility and skill involved, the urgency and complexity of the work, as well as the type of matter involved; in terms of our ‘hourly rate’ fee model, certain items (for example short e-mails) are charged on a per item basis instead of in accordance with the actual time spent on such items. We, however, do also work according to a more fixed fee structure in respect of some types of matters, such as the drafting and registration of antenuptial contracts, certain unopposed applications/litigation matters, the administration of deceased estates as well as the transfer of immovable property. Use our Transfer/Bond Costs Calculator to get an estimate of conveyancing fees.