Constitutional
& administrative law 

Solving your legal challenges.

Although constitutional and administrative matters usually do not include a claim for payment, they do in most instances have the potential to cause a substantial impact on a company’s financial position, as well as of your business as a whole. 

For this reason it iscrucial at the outset of any administrative matter to have a full and proper understanding of the potential impact it could have on your commercial and business realities. 

We can assist you in all areas of constitutional and administrative law including   training, legal opinions or if you wish to pursue or defend a challenge against the conduct of the state or one of its agencies. 

Often the commercial impact is not immediately evident. Our highly qualified team will consult with you at the outset of the matter to obtain a full picture of the issues that concern you. Then we’ll provide you with a detailed analysis of your legal rights, legal risks and associated costs. By identifying a strategy early in the matter, we can assist you in making the right decisions and managing your budget.

We are experienced in challenging and defending the executive, legislative and judicial conduct of the state and its agencies. By keeping up-to-date with the constantly evolving body of law and the application of legal principles, we can ensure that the conduct of the state and its agencies is beyond scrutiny by providing guidance on key legislation, such as: 

  • the Public Finance Management Act 

  • the Promotion of Administrative Justice Act 

  • the Promotion of Access to Information Act 

  • new developments in case law. 

Our advice and training on tenders, procurement and the proper handling of applications for access to information can help you avoid unnecessary litigation, and  the associated costs and risks. 

Should litigation commence, our understanding and knowledge allows us to help you to resolve disputes effectively,  in the courts or through alternative dispute resolution processes.

We can guide you through any other administrative and constitutional law issues to help you find the best solutions thanks to our experience in solving some of the toughest legal challenges in your sector.

Key contact

SJ Thema

Director & Member of the Management Board

D

T

+27 11 286 6900

Practice area:

Commercial litigation, Constitutional & administrative law

Veronica Vurgarellis

Director & Member of the Management Board

D

T

+27 11 286 6900

Practice area:

Constitutional & administrative law, Commercial litigation

  • LinkedIn - Grey Circle
  • Facebook - Grey Circle
  • Twitter - Grey Circle

T. +27 11 286 6900   |  F. +27 11 286 6901  |  Lawtons Africa, 140 West St, Sandton, Johannesburg, 2196

© 2019 LAWTONS AFRICA. All rights reserved.