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Who We Are

DBM Attorneys is proudly based in Newcastle and our clients regard us as a firm of excellence. As the largest firm of attorneys in Northern KwaZulu-Natal, we provide our clients with efficient and effective legal solutions with integrity and professionalism.

We care

We care for our clients, our staff and our community.

We care

We like to get personal and build relationships of trust with our clients. We invest in our staff and give back to our communities.

Setting the Standard

We set the standard and lead from the front.

Setting the Standard

We set high standards for ourselves and work hard to achieve them and ensure our clients experience top and consistent service throughout the firm.

Expertise

Expertise

We are experts that aim to simplify the complex.

Featured Articles

Can illegal foreigners claim from the RAF after a car accident

22 November 2022

Can foreigners who travel in South Africa and are involved in a motor vehicle collision claim from the Road Accident Fund if they cannot show that they are legally in the country?

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Can you be dismissed for not returning to the office post Covid-19

22 November 2022

With the national Covid-19 lockdown slowly becoming a thing of the past, many employers have asked employees to return to the office, full time or on a hybrid basis. But, employees have become used to working from home and some don’t want to return to the office. What happens if an employee refuses to return to the office and offers to continue to work from home?

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Why you must have an independent trustee on your family trust

22 November 2022

A question often asked by clients is “why must I have an independent trustee on my family trust?” In this article we unpack the reasons for this and how this works.

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The B-BBEE Commission’s view on the pace of transformation

22 November 2022

What should businesses take note of in the recently released National Status and Trends on B-BBEE Transformation Report (Transformation Report) released by the B-BBEE Commission in July 2022?

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Why you should talk to your bank if you can no longer afford your bond payment

22 November 2022

For many home owners, the economic pinch is an everyday reality. Add to this rising interest rates which in turn push up monthly bond payments, and you may easily find yourself in trouble with making your monthly payment. Beware the danger as you can end up losing your home if you don’t take steps to remedy the situation.

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Don’t lose your title deed!

20 October 2022

For home owners it is often an important milestone the day they have paid of their bond. This is followed by the bank releasing the title deed to the owner. But what happens when the owner wants to sell the property but cannot find the original title deed the bank gave back. 

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When should you register your B-BBEE transaction with the B-BBEE Commission?

20 October 2022

Should your business consider an ownership transaction which may affect your ownership recognition for BEE purposes, it will be important to also consider whether this transaction will require registration with the B-BBEE Commission. In this article we briefly unpack what the requirements for registration of a major B-BBEE transaction are.

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Health and safety and the employer

20 October 2022

Are you an employer? If so, do you know what responsibilities you hold for the health and safety of your employees?

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167
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The importance of mediation, adjudication and arbitration in construction disputes

20 October 2022

Parties to construction projects easily get nervous when they see provisions in the agreement that demand that disputes be referred to mediation and/or arbitration. Why have these provisions, and do they water down the enforcement of their rights? In this article, we unpack why clauses such as these have become the norm in the construction industry and should be welcomed.

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183
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How you can get fired for airing an opinion on WhatsApp

15 September 2022

With the prevalence of social media and platforms for sharing information, is it possible that you can get fired for a post or group message you made?

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Your responsibilities as a new home owner

15 September 2022

So many new property owners believe that once the property is in their name all that is left is to enjoy their new home. Unfortunately, there are still a few other important responsibilities that should not be forgotten.

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Be wary of an ‘instant loan’

15 September 2022

Open any newspaper, check your junkmail or read one of the many unsolicited sms or WhatsApp messages and you will find an advertisement from a credit provider offering an instant credit loan, some even going so far as to state you are immediately approved. But how legit are these solicitations? 

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233
Article

Can illegal foreigners claim from the RAF after a car accident

22 November 2022

Can foreigners who travel in South Africa and are involved in a motor vehicle collision claim from the Road Accident Fund if they cannot show that they are legally in the country?

Show more
READ MORE
143
Article

Can you be dismissed for not returning to the office post Covid-19

22 November 2022

With the national Covid-19 lockdown slowly becoming a thing of the past, many employers have asked employees to return to the office, full time or on a hybrid basis. But, employees have become used to working from home and some don’t want to return to the office. What happens if an employee refuses to return to the office and offers to continue to work from home?

Show more
READ MORE
151
Article

Why you must have an independent trustee on your family trust

22 November 2022

A question often asked by clients is “why must I have an independent trustee on my family trust?” In this article we unpack the reasons for this and how this works.

Show more
READ MORE
469
Article

The B-BBEE Commission’s view on the pace of transformation

22 November 2022

What should businesses take note of in the recently released National Status and Trends on B-BBEE Transformation Report (Transformation Report) released by the B-BBEE Commission in July 2022?

Show more
READ MORE
450
Article

Why you should talk to your bank if you can no longer afford your bond payment

22 November 2022

For many home owners, the economic pinch is an everyday reality. Add to this rising interest rates which in turn push up monthly bond payments, and you may easily find yourself in trouble with making your monthly payment. Beware the danger as you can end up losing your home if you don’t take steps to remedy the situation.

Show more
READ MORE
462
Article

Don’t lose your title deed!

20 October 2022

For home owners it is often an important milestone the day they have paid of their bond. This is followed by the bank releasing the title deed to the owner. But what happens when the owner wants to sell the property but cannot find the original title deed the bank gave back. 

Show more
READ MORE
498
Article

When should you register your B-BBEE transaction with the B-BBEE Commission?

20 October 2022

Should your business consider an ownership transaction which may affect your ownership recognition for BEE purposes, it will be important to also consider whether this transaction will require registration with the B-BBEE Commission. In this article we briefly unpack what the requirements for registration of a major B-BBEE transaction are.

Show more
READ MORE
179
Article

Health and safety and the employer

20 October 2022

Are you an employer? If so, do you know what responsibilities you hold for the health and safety of your employees?

Show more
READ MORE
167
Article

The importance of mediation, adjudication and arbitration in construction disputes

20 October 2022

Parties to construction projects easily get nervous when they see provisions in the agreement that demand that disputes be referred to mediation and/or arbitration. Why have these provisions, and do they water down the enforcement of their rights? In this article, we unpack why clauses such as these have become the norm in the construction industry and should be welcomed.

Show more
READ MORE
183
Article

How you can get fired for airing an opinion on WhatsApp

15 September 2022

With the prevalence of social media and platforms for sharing information, is it possible that you can get fired for a post or group message you made?

Show more
READ MORE
420
Article

Your responsibilities as a new home owner

15 September 2022

So many new property owners believe that once the property is in their name all that is left is to enjoy their new home. Unfortunately, there are still a few other important responsibilities that should not be forgotten.

Show more
READ MORE
665
Article

Be wary of an ‘instant loan’

15 September 2022

Open any newspaper, check your junkmail or read one of the many unsolicited sms or WhatsApp messages and you will find an advertisement from a credit provider offering an instant credit loan, some even going so far as to state you are immediately approved. But how legit are these solicitations? 

Show more
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233
Article

Antenuptial Contract

Don't let love cloud your judgment. Draft an antenuptial contract and start your fairytale on the right foot

Let us help you get ready for the biggest transition of your life. We offer a 30% Discount on Notary Fees. Valid until 28 February 2023.
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Antenuptial Contract

Don't let love cloud your judgment. Draft an antenuptial contract and start your fairytale on the right foot

Let us help you get ready for the biggest transition of your life. We offer a 30% Discount on Notary Fees. Valid until 28 February 2023.
CONTACT US

DBM Attorneys

Proud and excited for achieving the Platinum Award for 2021 and 2022!

The Platinum Award is the highest award of the Phatshoane Henney Group to a member firm.

DBM Attorneys

Proud and excited for achieving the Platinum Award for 2021 and 2022!

The Platinum Award is the highest award of the Phatshoane Henney Group to a member firm.