Tier 1

  1. BCHC

    We are a team of highly regarded lawyers with extensive experience in advising clients on complex legal matters, litigating in various forums and drafting legislation. We also have a strong academic influence with two law professors on our team.

    Our clients include multi-national companies, large corporates, medium sized businesses, government departments, municipalities, state owned enterprises and universities . Although Cape Town based, our clients are spread across South Africa and we regularly appear in matters in other provinces.



Tier 2

  1. ENS Africa
    ENSafrica is Africa’s largest law firm, with 12 fully integrated offices operating as one firm across the continent: in Ghana (Accra), Kenya (Nairobi), Mauritius (Port Louis), Namibia (Swakopmund, Walvis Bay and Windhoek), Rwanda (Kigali), South Africa (Cape Town, Durban, Johannesburg and Stellenbosch) and Uganda (Kampala).
    Through our in-country and regional expertise, combined with our network of high-quality correspondent firms, we are able to assist you with all your legal and tax requirements, no matter where in Africa you choose to do business.

Tier 3

  1. LabourNet


    LabourNet pro-actively instils best practices and procedures throughout the entire employee life cycle, all within the required legislative frameworks with one goal in mind – improving your bottom line! 

    The trusted market-leaders to 6000+ businesses in providing pro-active, client-focused compliance solutions! No upfront costs or joining fees! 

    LabourNet instils best practice and procedures in industrial relations, mitigating your employment related risk and liability, whilst at the same time improving workplace relations and increasing staff productivity

    Our innovative, professional, and client-centric approach provides you with affordable and effective assistance through a solution, provided by your very own dedicated team. Our solutions are flexible enough to provide a tailored service to your unique and specific business requirements.

    Contact details: 087 758 0000
    Email: marketing@labournet.com


  2. Webber Wentzel

    Webber WentzelWith over 150 years of experience and industry knowledge, Webber Wentzel is one of the leading full-service law firms on the African continent.  We combine the collective knowledge and experience of our firm to provide clients with seamless, tailored and commercially minded business solutions within record times. If there is a dominant theme in the history of Webber Wentzel, it is a theme of change and transformation. We are an accredited Level 1 broad-based black economic empowerment (B-BBEE) contributor.

    Through our alliance with Linklaters and our deep network of relationships with outstanding law firms across Africa, we can provide our clients with the best available expertise wherever they do business.

    Contact Details:
    Johannesburg: 011 530 5000
    Cape Town: 021 431 7000



    About Fasken Labour & Employment Legal Services

    Keeping good employees happily motivated and engaged is an ongoing challenge for employers. Fasken’s Labour, Employment & Human Rights group provides proven legal advice to help clients maintain an efficient workplace and focus on achieving their broader business objectives.

    We have a large practice group with a long history of representing employers in all aspects of labour and employment law, including offering strategic and tactical advice. We have a solid track record of successfully representing our clients before the CCMA, bargaining councils and in the Labour Court. However, in many situations we are able to defuse tensions by providing practical, innovative business solutions and timely advice.

    Our team is comprised of recognised leaders in the field who represent employers from all facets of industry and government. We have in-depth and up-to-date knowledge of all legislation affecting employers and decision makers.


  4. Labourteq Solutions

    Labourteq Solutions reimagines the way in which Employee Relations (ER) is approached in South African workplaces, by facilitating a human-centred digital journey. We offer a powerful, intuitive and secure Cloud solution that drives legal compliance, operational efficiency, business insights, and ultimately, fairer workplaces. Employers are able to empower their HC teams and line managers, save time, and reduce ER risks and costs. Comprising dynamic workflows, the solution is all about a proactive approach to managing ER issues, versus reactive data capturing of case outcomes. Its founders have in-depth experience of employee relations and best human resource practices and build authentic relationships with every client.  


  5. SGV Attorneys

    Salijee Govender van der Merwe Attorneys is a preeminent small black women owned legal practice. 

    We specialise in Employment Law, Commercial and Corporate Law, Pension Law, Administrative and Procurement Law, Municipal and Public Law.

    Our mission is to provide cost-effective, high quality, creative, and result-oriented legal services with integrity and professionalism. We serve as strategic partner to our clients’ business.

    Our practice is client-centred and known for its expertise and quality of services, understanding our clients’ needs and providing solutions that proactively prevent litigation, and learning and understanding how our clients operate. We are out-of-the-box thinkers and creative problem solvers.



Tier 4

  1. Bowmans

    Bowmans helps its clients manage legal complexity and unlock opportunity in Africa.

    With over 500 lawyers and offices in five countries, Bowmans’ advice uniquely blends expertise in the law, knowledge of local markets and an understanding of clients’ businesses. The firm has been at the forefront of employment law in Africa for many years. It offers a breadth and depth of knowledge and experience in the fields of industrial relations, employment, employee benefits and pensions law that is hard to match.

    Services range from engaging and moving employees to business transfers, outsourcing and restructuring, and extend to investigations and employee risk management, industrial relations and collective bargaining, and dispute resolution.

    Contact Details: +27 11 669 9527
  2. Cheadle Thomson Haysom Inc.


    CTH’s employment law department includes highly skilled and experienced lawyers who practice in every facet of the employment relationship, and who have represented a wide range of employers (from the private and public sector, both local and international) and employees in connection with employment and benefits related litigation, corporate and governmental investigations, internal disciplinary and grievance proceedings.  We are perhaps the only firm that can claim to have both practised labour law and drafted most of the legislation in this sector.  We are therefore able to provide both local and multinational businesses with a coordinated solution to all of their employment needs.  Our lawyers are known for their creative, business-savvy skills, and their results driven highly successful litigation practice.

    Contact Details:
    Johannesburg: +27 11 403 2765
    Cape Town: +27 21 418 2278 


  3. Cowan Harper Madikizela Attorneys

    Our firm was founded in 2009 and has since established itself as a well-known and respected name in the provision of professional legal services, particularly in the areas of employment law, industrial relations and litigation.

    Following the merger of Cowan-Harper Attorneys and MNA Incorporated in 2018, Ms Nobanzi Madikizela-Nyati became the chairperson of the firm. The merger allowed us to grow our service offering which now includes public law, corporate governance, risk, commercial, corporate and compliance. We have also recently established commercial, property and conveyancing practices.

    Our firm is committed to transformation and has been recognised as a level one B-BBEE contributor since 2018. This is an important milestone in our firm’s history and has allowed us to provide our clients with even greater value, while maintaining the high quality of personal and professional legal services that have always been a hallmark of our firm.

    Contact Details: 
    Johannesburg - 011 048 3000
    Cape Town -087 183 2249


  4. Global Business Solutions

    Global Business Solutions

    Global Business Solutions (GBS) is a leading Labour Law, Human Resources and Labour Relations consultancy offering a diverse range of services customised to meet the bespoke needs of the client. GBS is unashamedly client centric and uses design thinking principles in crafting solutions. GBS is a business of consequence with a wealth of experience and expertise spanning more than 30 years since its establishment.  View our services here

    With a closely integrated national footprint of offices across South Africa and with partners in other global geographies, GBS is well-positioned to respond quickly and effectively to clients’ needs by providing practical and sustainable solutions. Our client base includes the full range of private, public, governmental and para-statal organizations from large blue-chip multinationals to small and medium size enterprises as well as start ups.

    Contact Details: 011483 3722


  5. SALLR

    THE SOUTH AFRICAN LABOUR LAW REPORTS (SALLR) – your career-long learning partner


    The 39TH SALLR ANNUAL SEMINAR will this year be jointly hosted by the SALLR and CCMA. Read more

    The requirement that professionals keep up-to-date with the knowledge and skills necessary to execute their functions is the cornerstone of all recognised professions.  Simply put, an out-of-date practitioner is not a competent practitioner.  This commitment to career-long learning is termed ‘Continuous Professional Development’ (CPD) and the SALLR proudly drives this process.

    In respect of the hottest topics in labour law, employee relations, human resources and remuneration, the SALLR team on an annual basis ensures:

    • that you are provided with insightful questions and practical, customised solutions
    • the correct identification of trends
    • a comprehensive legislative update
    • cross-referencing to publications, judgments, awards, rulings, etc
    • the categorisation of the content in a user friendly manner   

    Contact Details: Taryn van der Merwe - (041) 373 4322


  6. Shepstone & Wylie

    Shepstone WylieOur Employment Law team specialises in representing management in many national and multi-national corporations, financial institutions, tertiary education institutions, public utility bodies, parastatals and small businesses which includes:

    • Collective bargaining issues
    • Contracts of employment and terms of engagement of executives
    • Discrimination in the workplace
    • Due diligence exercises to assess legal risks associated with transactions relating to transfers of businesses, employees and retirement funds
    • Grievance, disciplinary and other procedural agreements
    • Interdicts for strikes and managing strikes
    • Litigation in the Labour Court and Labour Appeal Court
    • Lockouts
    • Restraint of trade agreements
    • Restructuring 
    • Running arbitrations in the CCMA and bargaining councils in relation to dismissals and alleged unfair labour practices
    • Wage negotiations

    Contact Details: 011 290 2540


  7. Solomon Holmes Attorneys

    solomonholmes is a specialist firm of attorneys offering advice in employment law across all sectors of the economy.

    At solomonholmes, we believe that in a complex regulatory environment such as South Africa, employers require advice from specialist attorneys who not only have an in-depth knowledge of their field, but are able to provide practical and efficient solutions to every day operational issues. We offer our clients the benefit of a full service employment law practice ranging from restraints of trade to wage negotiations, strike management to dismissal procedures – see our services for more information.

    All our attorneys at solomonholmes have all had substantial experience in the practical application of employment law. We understand the rigours of the workplace and are able to provide solutions to fit your changing needs. Labour and employment issues can often prove disruptive to the conduct of normal business and at solomonholmes we strive to ensure our clients arrive at an effective resolution with minimum interruption to operations.

    Contact Details: 011 646 4235