Cavanagh 726 Richards Attorneys


Cavanagh & Richards Attorneys, situated in Centurion, Randburg and Witbank, is a dynamic premier labour and commercial law firm that was established in 2009 and founded by Juan-Henry Cavanagh and Daniel-Ross Richards.

Our team currently comprises of one director, three associates, six professional assistants, with three candidate attorneys and other support staff.

We offer a wide range of specialist practice areas organised under the Corporate and Commercial, Property, Litigation, Labour, Insolvency and Criminal law departments.

We have years of experience and proudly represent clients across multiple sectors including JSE listed companies, Finance, Insurance, Mining, Information Technology, Pharmaceutical, Real Estate, Manufacturing, Construction, Media and many more. We are also on FNB Law on Call, Clientéle Legal, LIPCO and Legal & Tax’s legal panel


Cavanagh & Richards Attorneys strive to be a prosperous and renowned law firm in Gauteng, South Africa. We are passionate about what we do and therefore provide our valued clients with high quality legal services. Our innovation and ambition are our drive to be the preferred professional legal service provider in Gauteng and other parts of South Africa.


The mission of Cavanagh & Richards Attorneys is to provide commercial companies and the individual South African citizen with specialized commercial, corporate, civil litigation, criminal and labour law assistance. We exist to attract and maintain clients and to support our clients in their best interest at affordable rates. Our goal is to be a recommended law firm by our clients, in that we provide a professional and efficient legal service to all clients in need of legal assistance.

Cavanagh & Richards Attorneys strive to achieve results that exceed expectations through our commitment to our clients, adding maximum value to their business and personal legal needs. We will strive to handle complex and sophisticated matters locally, nationally and internationally and to be accessible, efficient responsive and technologically sophisticated.

Cavanagh & Richards Attorneys also focus on promoting active involvement and leadership through our commitment to ourselves and we strive to satisfy and resolve our clients’ legal needs through diversity and teamwork.



Cavanagh & Richards Attorneys, assisted by a team of Advocates, specialise in Labour, Criminal, Contract, Commercial and Corporate Law. Within these categories we provide the following


We provide the following legal assistance to our clients in respect of all Labour Law needs:

  • On-site consultations and facilitating access to representation at the CCMA or other Bargaining Councils.
  • On-site Labour Law Advice / Industrial Relations Audits
  • Employment Contracts
  • Disciplinary Hearings / Retrenchments
  • Incapacity hearings
  • Union Negotiations
  • Labour Court Litigation


We regularly represent our clients in proceedings before certain statutory bodies. These include:

  • The Competition Commission and Competition Tribunal
  • The Financial Services Board
  • The Securities Regulation Panel
  • The Human Rights Commission
  • The Commission on the Restitution of Land Rights


These legal services will include, but are not limited to:

  • Shareholders Agreements
  • Partnership Agreements
  • Sale of Distribution Rights
  • Memorandum of Understanding
  • Lease Agreements
  • Service Level Agreements / Supplier Agreements
  • Information Technology and Software Agreement
  • Various forms of Sales Agreements (including Sales of Goods Agreements)
  • Various Advertising Media Marketing Agreements Liquidations and Sequestrations
  • Rehabilitation Applications


In the area of real estate law, we offer specialist dispute resolution advice and solutions – litigation, arbitration and mediation. Our services include:

  • Disputes arising out of lease agreements
  • Evictions (whether in accordance with PIE, SETA or the common law)
  • Disposals
  • Regulatory matters
  • General contractual arrangements and documents pertaining to property


  • Drafting of sale of property agreements
  • Registration of transfer of residential, commercial and sectional title property
  • Opening of sectional title registers
  • Establishment and registration of township developments
  • Property development
  • Registration, consolidations and subdivisions of land
  • Antenuptial Contracts


  • Divorce Matters
  • Protection Orders
  • Access to Minor Children
  • Maintenance Matters


  • Opinions: Merits, Quantum and Repudiations
  • Professional Indemnity Insurance Disputes
  • Medical Insurance Claims: Claims based on Health Policies , Disability Policies and Medical Malpractice Claims
  • Insurance Dispute Resolutions
  • High Court and Magistrates Court Insurance Litigation


  • Civil Claims
  • High Court and Magistrate Court Litigation


  • Company Restructuring
  • Competition Law
  • Information Technology Law
  • Corporate Governance
  • Company Secretarial Services
  • Copyright and Trademarks
  • Mergers & Acquisitions


Cavanagh & Richards Attorneys has a Criminal Law department specialising in inter alia, murder, rape, fraud, theft and assault etc. These services include but are not limited to:

  • After Hours Bail Applications
  • Unlawful Arrest Claims
  • Criminal Trials
  • Appeals
  • Petitions
  • Expungement of Criminal Records
  • SAPS Clearance Certificates
  • Military Law

Our experience in Criminal Law includes:

  • Effective and timeous analysis of a case
  • Case history investigations
  • Excellent management skills portrayed in managing of crucial cases within a short time limit in respect of preparation of pleadings and motions
  • Insightful negotiation and argument skills: a significant number of cases were resolved which involved pre-prosecutions, arbitrations, diversion applications and out-of-court settlements


We also render legal services within the following fields:

These services include but will not be limited to:

  • Road Accident Fund Claims
  • Medical Negligence Claims
  • Advertising and Marketing Law
  • Estates and Trusts
  • Debt Collection
  • Wills and Testaments
  • Administrative Law


We are extremely proud to present our clients with the option of a tailor-made, cost-effective retainer whereby we provide the client with an all-inclusive legal assistance package at a cost-effective monthly fee. Each package is discussed with the client and tailor-made according to the client’s needs and requirements. For more information please see link

Our Location

CB Centre, East Building, 75 Durham Road, Clubview, Centurion, 0014

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