LEXICON ATTORNEYS is a well-established Port Elizabeth legal firm. The firm was founded in 1990 when it was known as MICHAEL WHITE ATTORNEYS. The firm’s name was changed to WHITE AND WILLIAMS but later became known as WHITE AND WILLIAMS INCORPORATED.
The registered name of the firm is still WHITE AND WILLIAMS INCORPORATED with Registration Number: 1993/000766/21, which practises as LEXICON ATTORNEYS.
This firm was instrumental in having the rules of the Cape Law Society amended so as to make provisions for law firms to practise under names, which were not necessarily those of present or previous partners of the law practice.
This was a first for this firm, which is in keeping with our tradition of trying to be innovative and being market leaders in creating new approaches and new products.
Occupies offices at the corner of Westbourne and Clevedon Roads in Port Elizabeth. Our offices are equipped with all the modern facilities and equipment to enable us to offer efficient service to our broad client base.
We serve primarily the area of Port Elizabeth and environs, but we have undertaken extensive work throughout the Eastern Cape Province, including work for developers and local authorities in, inter alia, Plettenberg Bay, Knysna, Aston Bay, Jeffreys Bay, Hankey, Grahamstown, East London, Aliwal North, Queenstown, Cradock, Burgersdorp, Steynsburg, Venterstad, Middelburg, Hofmeyer, Tarkastad and various other local authorities.
Our firm also attends to significant volumes of work for the Eastern Cape Provincial Government and the Provisional Housing Board, as well as the private sector.
We have a long tradition of being involved in the property development sector and has undertaken work for international, national and local property developers.
Our firm attends to the legal aspects of several sectional title, group housing or township developments. We also have a division that attends to the legal aspects of low cost housing.
Our firm also has extensive experience on corporate structuring, trust establishment, company and close corporation formation, structuring and management. We have also attended to the legal aspects of business acquisitions, sales and mergers and Johannesburg Stock Exchange Listing.
On 1 April 2016 Lexicon and Oosthuizen Hazell & Wilmot joined forces.
Oosthuizen, Hazell and Wilmot was established in 1875 and through its directors, who have over 30 years’ experience thus offering a wide range of professional legal services including but not limited to criminal, litigation, civil, administration law, unfair dismissals, arbitration, labour matters, liquidators, trusts, contract law, divorce, tax, mediation, wills and administration of estates.
Our firm further expanded its expertise and welcomed Daniel Saks Inc in November 2016 broadening our litigation, family law and debt collection departments.