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Diversity and BEE

Lawtons Africa subscribes to a policy of gender equality in the workplace. Committed to fair and non-discriminatory employment policies, we acknowledge the validity of the Employment Equity Act and the Black Economic Empowerment Act.

We subscribe to a policy of employment equity and empowerment, taking cognisance of the diversity in broader society. Our commitment is to pursue empowerment strategies that will ensure that the firm’s ownership and staff are representative of South Africa’s demographics.

We are proud to retain our B-BBEE Level 1 Empowered Supplier status as per our latest B-BBEE assessment on the Amended Codes of Good Practice. 

We are a fully diverse and transformed law firm that is representative of the demographics of South Africa. Having set a good foundation, we have worked hard to build an inclusive and diverse law firm that can compete with greater success in the market.

Our focus remains on developing our black lawyers from a management control, professional expertise and ownership perspective, while also placing emphasis on procurement from black-owned businesses, particularly black-owned SMEs, aligned skills development and a commitment to enterprise and supplier development initiatives that lead to job creation. 

 

We base everything we do on equal dignity and respect of all people.

 

View our B-BBEE Certificate in PDF format below.

Shaped by our shared value

Our core values form the foundations of everything we do. They come from deep within, from our staff and from our learnings. They are real - shaping what we do and how we do it.

EMBRACE & CHALLENGE

We adapt to the future by being open-minded. We learn and welcome change.

DIVERSITY

We are committed to a diverse and inclusive collective.

UNITED FAMILY

We work to build cohesive teams that sustain long-lasting relationships with staff and clients

FROM AFRICA FOR AFRICA

We have deep roots in South Africa and will continue to grow further into Africa

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Lawtons Africa and Asafo & Co. tie-up

Joining forces with Asafo & Co. offices across Africa, the Asafo & Lawtons team in Johannesburg has a shared dedication to the continent and to meeting the challenges of Africa’s rapid evolving economies.

 

The launch of Asafo & Lawtons comes as a timely response to current market demands and has transformed the African legal services landscape by creating a unique service offering dedicated to providing top tier legal services on a truly Pan-African basis.

With our combined capacity, Asafo & Lawtons offers a 360° presence throughout Africa: North, South, East and West, comprising both Anglophone and Francophone countries and with extensive experience in both civil law and common law. We bring to the table an integrated team of legal professionals with significant on the ground local know-how and international expertise.

BEYOND GOOD CITIZENSHIP

We pride ourselves on being a diverse team who works with our clients to form trust-based and long-lasting relationships. We are a highly qualified and professional team, backed by considerable resources, to create solutions for African business.

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One firm.
One team.

We pride ourselves on being a diverse team who works with our clients to form trust-based and long-lasting relationships. We are a highly qualified and professional team, backed by considerable resources, to create solutions for African business.