De Wet Leitch Hands




Jon obtained his LLB at the University of Cape Town in 1982 and was a Public Prosecutor for one year, he then joined Laurie C Smith Inc where he initially served his articles and was then a Director for 12 years. He then became a founding Senior Director of De Wet O'Dwyer Leitch Inc.


Specialising in Litigation, Commercial Law, Collections, Labour Law and Sectional Title Law, Jon is also active in the local community.


He is a directory of Umuzi Wethemba Kwa-Jesu S21 Company (a local AIDS charity) and as Legal Advisor to the Umhlali Country Club.


Jon is married to Susan and has two sons and a daughter, all still at school, his hobbies include golf, league hockey and hiking. He is a regular in the Drakensberg and climbed Kilimanjaro in 2005.




Having completed her BA LLB at UCT in 1973, Ray worked as a State Prosecutor for a year before completing her articles with Bowman Gilfillan & Babcock in Johannesburg.


She founded and managed her own practice in Melmoth, Zululand. The family moved to Salt Rock in 1986 and in 1990 she opened a specialist conveyancing practice in Shakas Rock. In 2001 she joined Jon de Wet's practice and has been the Partner heading the Property Law Department since then.  In May 2007 she completed a UCT – Paddocks Sectional Title Scheme Management course as highest scoring student with distinction.


Ray was married to Noël Leitch and they have 2 sons and 2 daughters.  She is a Lay Minister in the Anglican Church and her hobbies are literature, writing and swimming.





Michael obtained his BA from the University of Natal in Durban in 1961. in 1962 he commenced articles with Shepstone & Wylie in Durban, while studying part-time for his LLB which he obtained in 1964. he was admitted as a partner to Shepstone & Wylie. From 1969 to 1982 he manages the firm while maintaining a busy professional practice.  From 1975 to 1985 he was head of the litigation department. He then began to specialize in local government law, town planning and media law and latterly in administrative and constitutional law. 


Michael retired from Shepstone & Wylie in February 2007 and joined Jon De Wet's practice as Senior Associate, specializing in town planning, environmental and local government law, and operating as in-house counsel to the firm's clients. He was admitted to the practice De Wet Leitch Hands Inc, as a Director in August 2007.


Michael is married to Yvonne and they have 2 daughters and 2 grandchildren. Michael is a keen follower of sport of all descriptions and enjoys music, reading and walking. He is a crossword puzzle fanatic.

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