Innovative, new aged.
A new generation of legal representation.

The Firm

Burrows Attorneys is an innovative and new-aged law firm offering a full range of legal services in South Africa and around the world. Our comprehensive knowledge of the Southern African business environment enables us to adapt and provide comprehensive legal services to clients ranging from internationally listed conglomerates to individuals all while operating at the highest.

Our innovative approach allows for creative business solutions specifically tailored to ensure every client’s individual needs are met. By taking time to understand our client’s needs, we are able to provide consistently notable results.


Our attorneys are well versed in areas of law unique to their skills, and our business model allows for a flexible and adaptive approach while maintaining a superior standard of work – a combination that has seen our clients coming back time and time again.

Areas Of Practice

We offer a full range of legal services to both corporate and individual clients in Southern Africa and the world.

Our Attorneys have the commercial expertise and practical skills to assist anyone who is affected by actual or pending insolvency proceedings. Whether you are an individual or a company suffering financial distress, or a creditor seeking to secure your finances, our knowledgeable professionals know the ropes well in this area of law and will provide top quality legal advice and representation in litigation. For those in financial distress, we will assess your situation thoroughly, explain the available options and offer advice on your optimal course of action. We will assist in negotiations with creditors, the drafting of financial restructuring proposals and ensure that you understand your rights and duties with regard to your creditors.

If you are a creditor yourself, we will determine how valid your securities are over the insolvent entity and assess your standing among the other possible creditors. We will assist in tracking and valuing your debtor’s assets and recommend the best means of ensuring full recovery of your finances.

Should informal attempts at settlement be unsuccessful, we will guide you in instituting insolvency proceedings and robustly defend your rights in a court of law, as creditor or insolvent debtor.

Business rescue and insolvency law

Business rescue and insolvency law.

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CIPC and company registrations

New company registrations and services.

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Civil litigation.

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Mergers, Acquisitions & Commercial law

Our speciality.

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Company secretarial services

Acting as commercial agent for our clients.

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Competition law

Competent and strategic advice to clients across all industry sectors with interests in Africa.

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Specialised legal advice and conveyancing services.

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We provide assistance from bail to trial and guide you throughout.

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Tailor made collections and debt recovery offerings.

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DIRCO and legalization

Authenticating passport copies and signatures on contracts and legal documents.

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Divorce and family law

We understand that divorce is stressful, and the outcome is always critical.

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Employment and labour law

Extensive knowledge and expertise in all
aspects of
Labour Law.

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Immigration and emigration

We are the only Immigration law firm in South Africa that offers a full spectrum of immigration services.

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International law

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Insurance law

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Property law

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Sports and entertainment law

Sports and entertainment law

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Tax law

Tax law

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Wills, trusts and estates

Wills, trusts and estates

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Our People

David Burrows


David is the firms Founder. His early legal experience was at a well-known, international law firm before joining a leading corporate finance and business advisory company where he dealt with JSE listed companies regularly. David specialises in corporate and commercial law with exposure to business rescue and property law.

Qualifications: B.com Law, LLB, Higher Diploma Business Rescue and Admitted Attorney

Julia (Zhang) Le Roux


Julia is a vastly experienced attorney who has worked both locally and abroad. Julia was appointed as Secretary General in 2018 for the China Africa Joint Arbitration Center and works in the International Division of the Arbitration Foundation of Southern Africa. In addition to this and being qualified as an Admitted Attorney she is a sworn translator and interpreter of the High Court of South Africa.

Qualifications: LLB, LLM, MBA, Diploma in Tourism and Admitted Attorney

Brett Landman


Brett is a senior consultant attorney at Burrows Attorneys and holds a BCom, LLB and LLM in Tax Law. Brett is highly experienced in banking and financial services regulation, governance and operations and his varied career has resulted in extensive experience in both private legal practice and as in-house legal counsel, as well as in executive management positions (including board level, as executive officer and key individual) in the banking and financial services industries (for both listed and unlisted financial institutions, as well as large global organisations).

Qualifications BCom, LLB and LLM in Tax Law, Admitted Attorney

Ryan Lane


Ryan is the Head of our Dispute Resolution practice. He has extensive litigious experience and has dealt with multi-million-rand civil disputes. Ryan specialises in several disciplines including general commercial litigation, commercial contracts, insolvency, insurance disputes, alternative dispute resolution and other areas.

Qualifications: B.com Law, LLB, Admitted Attorney

Emma Tratschler


Emma obtained her LLB Degree through the University of Pretoria after having completed her BA Law degree. Emma has been involved in various High Court and Magistrate's Court litigation proceedings, including evictions, divorces, as well as general litigation matters.

Qualifications: BA Law, LLB, Admitted Attorney

Lara Gelderbloem


Lara is a Consultant Attorney and is qualified as both an Attorney and a Notary Public. She obtained her LLB at UJ and gained valuable experience in a wide range of legal areas: notarial services, commercial law, insolvency law, High-and-Magistrates-Court litigation, contract law and conveyancing. A seasoned Notary Public for all Ante-nuptial Contracts, notarial deeds, notarial certification / authentication / attestation, Apostille's etc.

Qualifications: LLB and Admitted Attorney & Notary Public

Jed Behrmann


Jed has been involved in various High Court and Magistrate's Court litigation proceedings, including evictions, divorces, as well as general litigation matters. Jed also has experience with the drafting of wills, administration of deceased estates and labour disputes. Jed has a particular interest in Family Law and has a particular interest in resolving disputes in this area.

Qualifications: B.com Law, LLB, Admitted Attorney

Phillip Demetriou


Phil is a Mining Law specialist and consultant with Burrows Attorneys while working fulltime in the legal department of a well-known mining company. Phil completed his CFA level 1 and has a keen interest in financial aspects of mining law making him invaluable the Burrows Attorneys team when due diligence is required. In addition to specializing in Mining Law, Phil has experience in Litigation and Property Law.

Qualifications: B.com Law, LLB, CFA Level 1, Admitted Attorney

Jonathan Milner


Jonathan obtained his LLB Degree through the University of Pretoria after having completed his BCom Degree. Jonathan specializes in mergers and acquisitions, corporate and commercial law, gambling and regulatory, and commercial litigation and heads up the Mergers and Acquisitions department at Burrows Attorneys

Qualifications: B.com Law, LLB, Admitted Attorney

Douglas Ndlovu


Douglas is our Financial Manager and has been with Burrows Attorneys from inception. He has extensive experience in bookkeeping and accounting and has successfully been a part of a number of small business start-up businesses.

Qualifications: B.com Accounting, Acca Affiliate

Roberto Dos Santos


Robbie is in his final year of his LLB studies. He is a full-time paralegal gaining experience in the various fields of law that Burrows Attorneys has to offer before he begins his articles. Robbie has shown an interest in litigation and matters relating to tax and plans to pursue obtaining his LLM concurrently to completing articles at Burrows Attorneys



Levi is a trainee puppy with the South African Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind who will one day provide services to those who have visual, physical or developmental needs. Levi is currently in his second stage of training and will soon graduate providing someone with independence, mobility and companionship. Levi loves being with people and clients and is always willing to provide a helping hand carrying objects and giving emotional support to all the staff. For more information, please visit the Guide-Dogs Association for the Blind’s website at www.guidedog.org.za

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