We’re here to help you handle your legal challenges with respect, honesty and competence.
We are a specialist Law Firm situated in Pietermaritzburg, KwaZulu-Natal. Our strength lies in the intellect, creativity and tenacity of our legal team and our experience in applying those strengths to achieve the best results.
The partners are Clive Wills who specialises in conveyancing and property law and Ruth Pieterse who specialises in deceased Estates and notarial work.
The firm was established as a partnership in 1987 by Jonathan Anthony Hardwicke Lowe and Clive Anthony Wills, under the name of Jonathan Lowe & Company.
Prior to that Jonathan worked for his father, Frederick Hardwicke Lowe, at FH Lowe & Company. Frederick Lowe, a Secretary of the Natal Law Society for approximately 30 years, formed the firm of FH Lowe & Co (circa 1946) when he returned from the Second World War.
When Jonathan retired in 2006 due to ill health, Ruth Lydia Pieterse (who joined the firm in 1994) became a partner.
With the closure of the firms of Bales Attorneys (Est.1878 under the name of Bale, Greene & Morcom) and Richard Power Inc. (Est.1989) long serving staff employed by these firms, joined Lowe & Wills. As both firms were specialists in agency conveyancing this brought a new dimension into our already thriving agency department.
We have the answers you need in a wide range of areas of law
We specialise in agency conveyancing, drafting of sale agreements, local property transfers, sectional title developments, subdivisions, consolidations and private bonds.
This includes marriage contracts as well as the certification and authentication of documents for use in or outside of South Africa.
We draft Wills and give advice on Estate planning. We also assist with Living Wills and Powers of Attorney.
Administration of Deceased Estates
We wind up Deceased Estates under the auspices of the Master of the High Court either in terms of a deceased’s Will or, where there is no Will, in terms of the Intestate Succession Act.
We assist with the creation and administration of both Inter Vivos Trusts (formed during a lifetime) and Mortis Causa Trusts (formed in terms of a Will).
We prepare commercial contracts which include contracts for the sale of businesses and contracts for the sale of shares.