Cape Town Legal Correspondents

Contact Us on 021 422 4963 / [email protected]

Debt Collections

Contact Us on 021 422 4963 / [email protected]

Civil Litigation

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Divorce & Family Law

Divorce & Family Law

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Litigation and Debt Collections - Cape Town Attorneys

Where litigation cannot be avoided by settling a dispute i.e. by mediation or other forms of dispute resolution options, we pursue litigation across all areas of the law tenaciously and efficiently therefore ensuring that a suitable resolution of the dispute is reached.

Furthermore, where required, we involve the expertise of experienced Advocates, depending on our clients specifics needs. We are geared to provide extensive general and specialist litigation services to all our clients.

Services in this area include:

  • All Legal proceedings in Magistrate Court, High Court, Supreme Court of Appeal and Constitutional Court, as well as support for other formal tribunals and forums
  • Commercial litigation
  • Settlement negotiations
  • Urgent applications
  • Legal opinions
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
    • Mediation and Arbitration
  • Tax related litigation
  • Intellectual property related litigation
  • Matrimonial litigation
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Property Disputes
  • Banking and finance litigation
  • Contract litigation
  • Constitutional, public and administrative law advice and litigation
  • All aspects of defended litigation arising from debt collections
  • Formulation of contractual claims
  • Actions and applications for evictions
  • Interdicts of various kinds
  • Landlord and Tenant disputes
  • Construction and Building disputes
  • Insolvencies and Liquidations
  • Disputes of shareholding or membership of business entities
  • Sale and purchase disputes
  • Enforcement of monetary claims and specific performance

Bailey Haynes Inc. - Cape Town Attorneys

Contact our Cape Town attorneys, for professional legal advice and assistance.



How long is a summons valid for in South Africa?

The Rules of Court no longer provide for a period until a summons will lapse. Previously, a summons would lapse after 12 months since date of issue, or having been served, the Plaintiff has not taken further steps in prosecution.

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Posted by Tayla Beaumont on Monday, November 29, 2021 Views: 6086



What happens if I receive a summons?

A summons is the first process for a legal claim where a Plaintiff has instituted an action against a Defendant.

Once the summons is served via Sheriff, you will have 10 days to respond with a Notice of Intention to Defend or attempt to negotiate a settlement with the Plaintiff.

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Posted by Tayla Beaumont on Friday, November 26, 2021 Views: 4794



Our attorneys explain the Debt collection procedure in South Africa

Many people are unsure of how the debt collection procedure in the South African courts works.

As a result, many people suffer prejudice due to a delay in the proceedings and in some instances the claim becomes prescribed (expired).

Our courts have specific requirements regarding debt collection which can be explained in different stages.

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Posted by Jacques Haynes on Friday, August 30, 2019 Views: 39973