• services

The firm caters for the full spectrum of legal services and is accordingly able to satisfy the needs of a wide variety of clients:

Labour Law, Tax Law, debt collection, administration of deceased estates, marriage contracts, Divorce and Family Law, property transactions, claims for personal injuries (third party claims), Supreme Court and Magistrate’s Court litigation, drafting of contracts, the National Credit Act, the Consumer Protection Act, drafting of wills, registration of trusts and estate planning, Sport Law, Criminal Law and Black Economic Empowerment.

Van Velden-Duffey does not, however, merely provide the widest possible range of services to its clients. The firm also maintains service excellence and constantly strives to rise above mediocrity. In many respects, the rendering of exceptional quality service cannot be readily measured. Enquiries with our existing clients, colleagues and for instance the advocacy will, however, vindicate our assurance in this regard.

Please click on any of the links below for more information on our specialized departments:


Property Law




Volker Kruger


Francois van Wyk

Christoph Meyer

Our Property Law Department is headed by Volker Krüger and Christoph Meyer, who are also assisted by Francois van Wyk, if need be. All three of them are admitted conveyancers. Volker Krüger and Francois Van Wyk are also admitted notaries. They are certainly experts in the field.

All the banks have in the last couple of years since the global financial crises reduced their panel of attorneys. We are, however, proud to say that we are still on all the panels, including, Standard Bank, Absa Bank, Nedbank, First National Bank, FNB Housing and Investec. Where we therefore receive an instruction to attend to the transfer of a property, we will in most cases also be attending to the bond registration, which certainly helps to expedite the transfer and registration process.

We also have our own in-house bridging facility, called Randman, with which we are able to bridge the municipal clearance figures and the transfer duty and to pay advances to sellers and estate agents.

Rustenburg has been growing quite rapidly in the last 15 years and we have in that time period attended to the establishment and proclamation of various townships for our developer clients.

Estate agencies, that regularly refer sellers to us for their transfers, and banks, which keep statistics in this regard, will be able to confirm that we have in the last few years been one of the top performers, if not the top performer, in the North West Province in terms of turnaround times and other criteria.


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Frikkie Pretorius



Johannes Mokotedi


Tshepo Lekokotla


Wesley Keeny


Willem van der Merwe


Est-Marie McCallaghan

We boast with a well-established Litigation Department, which provides proactive litigation services to meet each client’s ultimate requirements and needs. Due to the diversity of our exceptionally qualified litigants, we are able to offer clients outstanding advice and efficient legal services. We deem ourselves one of the pre-eminent litigation firms in the Republic and strive to meet each client’s needs with pioneering solutions.

Due to Rustenburg’s location, we mainly practise in the North West High Court. We, however, also assist clients in other High Courts across South Africa, the North and South Gauteng High Courts being the most prominent.

We have established our renowned reputation on our ability to offer extensive legal advice and services across a variety of legal fields, the following of which are noteworthy:

  • Commercial Litigation;
  • Civil Litigation;
  • Family Law;
  • Municipal Law;
  • Contractual disputes;
  • Delictual claims;
  • Personal injuries;
  • Sport Law;
  • Criminal Law;
  • Municipal Law;
  • School Law;
  • Labour Law;
  • Intellectual Property Law;
  • Constitutional Law;
  • Credit Laws; and
  • Consumer Law.




 Wills, Trusts and Deceased Estates



Volker Kruger

Volker Krüger has over the years established himself as an expert on estate planning, drafting of wills, registration of family trusts and administration of deceased estates. He is ably assisted by Igna Klynsmith and Francois van Wyk.

Volker has written many articles, most of which can be found under the FAQ section on this site, presented radio programs on the topic and wrote the portion of one of our director’s book, Wat sê die Prokureur? Regsake wat jou raak, on this topic.

As opposed to the trust companies of the banks and insurance companies, we can guarantee you personal attention and service with all these matters.



Commercial Law



Francois van Wyk


Volker Kruger 

Francois van Wyk is in charge of our Commercial Law Department with more than 30 years’ experience. He is ably assisted by Volker Krüger. Both of them hold the LLB degree. Francois also holds a Diploma in Tax Practice and a Postgraduate diploma in Corporate Law and Rokshana a MLB degree.

They are ready to assist with all matters pertaining to the drafting of agreements and Company Law, including registration of companies, Black Economic Empowerment Law and other Commercial Law matters.



Third Party Claims





Our Personal Injury Department is headed by Martin Bezuidenhout, who has more than 30 years’ experience in the personal injuries field, 19 of which was with the Road Accident Fund and its agents.

The Department, inter alia, attends to the recovery of accident related hospital and medical expenses from third parties, such as the Road Accident Fund, on behalf of medical schemes such as Platinum Health Medical Scheme and Impala Medical Services, since 2001. From 2003, the department has also been attending to the recovery of past hospital and medical expenses, temporary total disablement and permanent disablement incurred by the Rand Mutual Assurance Company Ltd in terms of the Compensation for Occupational and Injury Diseases Act (COIDA) and a Commuting Journeys Policy, as a result of motor vehicle accidents.

Our recoveries are done on a contingency fee basis: if a recovery should be unsuccessful, we will not be entitled to any fees and will also write off any disbursements incurred during the recovery process!

We certainly have the necessary expertise backed by the latest state of the art information technology, to guarantee results to our client’s without exposing them to any risk as far as fees or disbursements are concerned. Make sure you contact us should you have been injured in a motor vehicle accident for a free consultation!



Debt Collection






We believe that specialisation leads to better service. Managed by Waldette Ryan, 17 collection secretaries, four filing clerks and our tracers, we have a debt-collection department that specialises solely in collections. Apart from investing a great deal of time in personnel training, we endeavor to improve the speed and efficiency of our service by using the latest technology.


With the help of our own IT manager we have made considerable investment in developing a modern IT system. We are currently using an advanced computer collections program, Ghost, which not only performs most of the steps in the collections process automatically, but also directs immediate attention to any questions submitted by clients or debtors.

Up to 999 new instructions can, for example, be loaded electronically into our database literally with the press of a button. The files are then opened and letters of demand and summonses merged automatically.

We also have access to the database of the Deeds Office, enabling us to perform searches on immovable property owned by any debtor. Using the CIPC company search facility in Windeed, we can search for companies, close corporations or organisations registered in South Africa and receive statutory details on directors or members. We also have access to all credit bureau data on any debtor listed.


Because our secretaries receive continuous training and specialise solely in debt collection, we have developed a highly effective team.

With a combination of this expertise and experience, allied to our performance-based salary packages, clients are assured of personnel who are totally focused on results. In addition, they have been trained to treat each debtor with the utmost respect.

We have a very good relationship with the local sheriffs of court and are very proud of the fast and effective service of our tracers, who often succeed in convincing debtors to sign an acknowledgement of debt, which expedites matters considerably. Their remuneration is also based on the "no success, no fee" principle.


Apart from traditional debt-collection methods used by attorneys to collect debt, namely summonses, sales in execution, emolument attachment orders, garnishee orders and Section 65 financial enquiries, we have worked extremely hard to adapt our system to enable us to use alternative methods of collecting debt, normally associated with debt collectors, in appropriate cases.

Apart from using letters of demand, sms’s and phone calls, we also have five collectors working in the field, who visit the work or home address of debtors in an effort to convince the debtor to pay the outstanding balance or alternatively to sign an acknowledgement of debt with a reasonable monthly instalment. These collectors also report to us regarding the prospects of successful execution steps by giving us an idea of what assets the debtor owns that could be attached and sold.

We believe that we have succeeded in effectively combining the methods of debt collectors and the methods of attorneys thereby offering our clients the best options available in terms of debt collection.


We furnish monthly collection reports, which we adapt according to the client’s needs. Should clients, however, require any interim reports or have any questions on a specific matter, they are obviously welcome to contact us at any time.


We do most of our debt collection on a contingency basis. The client will therefore never have to pay any accounts and we will not charge any fees for unsuccessful collections.

Should we, however, succeed in collecting a debt, an apportionment with regard to the capital and interest will be made. The percentage is negotiable and depends on the profile of the debts. All payments made by the debtor will be divided 50/50 between covering our expenses and fees on the one hand and your claim for the capital and the interest on the other. Half of the debtor’s payments are therefore paid over to the client from the first payment until our costs and expenses are dispensed with, after which all payments will go to the client.


The most important question is whether this system of ours works. Our clients’ statistics prove that this is indeed the case and these will be supplied on request together with references, which can be contacted.



Criminal Law



Johannes Moktedi


Tshepo Lekokotla

Our Criminal Law Department is headed by the experienced Johannes Mokotedi and Frikkie Pretorius, both of whom worked as prosecutors for about five years before they joined the firm and became directors soon thereafter. They are assisted by Tshepo Lekokotla.

Having been on the other side certainly gives them an edge to meticulously test the State’s case to ensure that none of our clients is found guilty without all the evidence required by our Law having been presented to the court and having been tested by proper cross-examination. Johannes and Frikkie both also gained national prominence when they represented the SAPS at the Marikana Commission of Inquiry.

You are welcome to contact us for bail applications, also after hours.


Bail applications: 073 891 5695 or 082 403 5471



Labour Law



Johannes Moktedi


Tshepo Lekokotla
Johannes Mokotedi is also in charge of our Labour Law Department and is assisted by Tshepo Lekokotla. Apart from representing various employers, such as mining companies and state or semi-state institutions, they have also won numerous cases on behalf of employees for unfair labour practices, unjustified dismissals or retrenchments.  


Mining & Environmental Law


Donett Havenga