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


Our attorneys have the right of appearance in the High Court.

We offer a wide range of litigation services to its clients including, but is not limited to, the following:

  • •  Civil and Commercial Litigation (High court & Magistrate’s Court)
  • •  Family Law (divorce, custody and access)
  • •  Mediation and Arbitration
  • •  Insolvency, Liquidations, Sequestrations and Rehabilitations
  • •  Interdicts
  • •  Contractual disputes and claims
  • •  Motor Vehicle Accident Claims
  • •  Third Party Claims
  • •  Defamation Claims
  • •  Evictions
  • •  Opinions and General Legal Advice.

Property and Conveyancing

We are geared towards assisting our clients with all of their property and Conveyancing related needs. Our staff includes a total of two qualified Conveyancers and two qualified Notaries who are all experienced in dealing with property related issues. Our expertise includes the following:

  • •  Transfer of Immovable Property
  • •  Drafting and Registration of Mortgage Bonds
  • •  Drafting and Registration of Notarial Bonds
  • •  Transfer of Sectional Title Properties
  • •  Subdivisions and Consolidations
  • •  Real Estate Developments
  • •  Registering of servitudes, usufructs, rights of habitation and
        fidei commissums over properties

Corporate and Commercial Law

We have 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
  • •  All types of Commercial Agreements
  • •  Assistance with the establishment and registration of Trusts, Close
       Corporations, Private and Public Companies.

Trusts and Estates

We provide our clients with assistance and advice on estate planning, and the creation and administration of Trusts of both business and private Trusts. Our services include, but are not limited to, the following:

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

Insolvency Law

We provide services relating to Insolvency and Business Rescue. Our services include, but are not limited to, the following:

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

Family Law

Our 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 the following:

  • •  Divorce Law
  • •  Custody and Guardianship of minor children
  • •  Access / Visitation Rights to minor children
  • •  Maintenance Claims
  • •  Antenuptial Contracts
  • •  Changing of Matrimonial Property Regimes

Debt Recovery

We also have a specialist team with extensive experience in successful and cost-effective debt recoveries country-wide including 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
  • •  Emoluments Attachment and Garnishee Orders
  • •  Suretyships
  • •  Interest and Costs Recoveries.