Claire Smidt

Senior Associate

Claire specialises in criminal law and has defended matters ranging from but not limited to reckless and negligent driving, driving under the influence (DUI), murder, culpable homicide, fraud and various assault cases to name a few. Claire through her experience in police and after hour bail attendances has and continues to  build strong working relationships with important stakeholders such as Police Officials, National Prosecuting Authority Representatives and Court Officials.

Prior to joining the firm Claire worked at Legal- Aid Mthatha Justice Centre which is recognised as one of the largest Justice Centres in South Africa. Claire has gained experience in an array  of civil litigious matters including divorce, maintenance, and domestic violence matters.

Claire has built a niche in advising and representing Clients in both criminal and civil matters within the Eastern and Western Cape. She firmly believes in the spirit of UBUNTU and regards respect, professionalism, integrity and determination as key attributes in the legal fraternity.

Criminal Litigation

  • Police and After hour bail
  • Opposed and Unopposed bail
  • Attending to an array of trials

Civil Litigation

  • Drafting and defending of Summonses
  • Drafting and defending various interlocutory applications

Family Law

  • Launching and Defending Maintenance Applications
  • Instituting and defending Divorce Applications
  • Instituting and defending domestic violence Applications

Wills & Estates

  • Estate planning and advice
  • Drafting of Wills and Codicils

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Head Office

We’re located in the heart of Bellville

26 Hofmeyr Street

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Tel: +27 82 826 6327
Fax: +27 86 691 4998