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Areas of Practice

At Vaughan Ulyate & Associates we pride ourselves in providing our clients with a comprehensive range of legal services, including the following:


Vaughan Ulyate & Associates offers a wide range of litigation services to its clients. Its expertise includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Civil and Commercial Litigation (High Court & Magistrate’s Court);
  • Family law (divorce, custody and maintenance);
  • Insolvency, Liquidations, Sequestrations and Rehabilitations;
  • Third Party Claims;
  • Defamation Claims;
  • Evictions;
  • Encroachments;
  • Opinions and general legal advice.


Corporate and Commercial Law

Vaughan Ulyate & Associates has the necessary expertise in all areas of corporate and commercial law, including but not limited to the following:

  • Shareholders and Association Agreements;
  • Purchase and Sale Agreements;
  • Lease Agreements;
  • Loan Agreements;
  • General Commercial Agreements;
  • Assistance with the establishment of Trusts, Close Corporations; Private and Public Companies.


Property and Conveyancing

Vaughan Ulyate & Associates is geared towards assisting our clients with all of their property and conveyancing related needs. Our staff includes a total of qualified Conveyancers and Notaries who are experienced in dealing with property related issues. Our expertise includes, but is not limited to, the following:

  • Transfer of Property;
  • Registration of Mortgage Bonds;
  • Registration of Notarial Bonds;
  • Sectional Title transfers and advice;
  • Registering of servitudes, usufructs and fideicommissums over properties;
  • Township Registrations;
  • Subdivisions and Consolidations;
  • Real Estate Developments.


Trusts and Estates

Vaughan Ulyate & Associates is committed to providing our clients with assistance and advice onestate planning, and the creation and administration of Trusts of both business and private Trusts. Our services include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Drafting of Wills;
  • Administration of Deceased Estates;
  • Registration and Administration of Trusts (including amendments of Trust Deeds);
  • Advice regarding Estate Duty, Donations Tax and Capital Gains Tax;
  • Curatorship Appointments.


Insolvency Law

Vaughan Ulyate & Associates offers services relating to Insolvency and Business Rescue. Our services include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Litigation relating to Liquidations and Sequestrations;
  • Making application for Liquidation, Sequestration and Business Rescue;
  • Advice to clients regarding Voluntary and Forced Sequestrations and Liquidations;
  • Advice to Creditors affected by Liquidations and Sequestrations;
  • Attending Creditors Meetings and Insolvency Enquiries;
  • Lodging Claims and Communication with Liquidators / Trustees.


Debt Recovery

Vaughan Ulyate & Associates has a specialist team with extensive experience in successful andcost-effective debt recoveries country-wide. Our services include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Tracing of Debtors;
  • Financial and property enquiries;
  • High Court and Magistrate's Court claims;
  • Credit risk assessments;
  • Collections of outstanding debts;
  • Acknowledgements of Debt;
  • Emolument's Attachment / Garnishee Orders;
  • Suretyships;
  • Interest and Costs Recoveries.


Family Law

Vaughan Ulyate & Associates' dedicated professionals have extensive experience in all aspects of family law and are able to provide expert personal assistance and legal support in this specialised area of law. Our services include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Divorce law;
  • Custody and Guardianship of minor children;
  • Access and Maintenance;
  • Ante-Nuptial Contracts;
  • Changing of Matrimonial Property Regimes.