“ Legal Practitioners Powered by Passion ”

While we are all about the law, our passion lays in providing specialist legal services in the fields of commercial and property law as well as the administration of deceased estates. What this means is that we will provide you with high end legal advice in various fields, but we surprise even ourselves in our areas of specialty.

— Salmaan Fredericks


Corporate and Commercial

Our Corporate and Commercial team comprises of some of the most experienced corporate attorneys in the Eastern Cape having worked on domestic and cross-border transactions. Our philosophy is that we are more than just lawyers but rather business partners providing innovative and strategic legal solutions to complicated problems.

Property law

Our property team offers a wide range of legal services in all areas of property law, conveyancing and notarial practise. We advise on a variety of transactions, including residential and commercial real estate acquisitions, disposals as well as notarial long term leases. We also service all the leading banks in respect of registration of notarial bonds, mortgage bonds, surety bonds and continuing covering bonds.

Estate Planning and Administration

Estate planning is the arrangement, during your life, of the management and disposal of your estate during your life and after death, while minimizing estate duty. The administration of deceased estates involves the executor of the estate validly disposing of the property of the deceased which often is a complex process.

Employment and Labour Law

Our firm has knowledge and experience in both corporate and dispute related employment law. We have advised local and foreign corporates on their work place policies as well as employment of local and foreign nationals and advised employers on resolving workplace disputes.


We pride ourselves on the level of service and commitment we render our clients. In our everyday strives for excellence and achievement we forget the little things in life – people. We offer a human touch in an otherwise inhuman atmosphere. Choose us as your progressive legal partner for life.

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Wide Range of Legal Solutions

Fredericks Incorporated is an innovative boutique law firm which offers a wide range of legal solutions to clients in both the private and public sectors.

While we are all about the law, our passion lays in providing specialist legal services in the fields of commercial, property and employment law as well as the administration of deceased estates.

Personalised Service

With efficient and personalised service, all transactions are attended to by our highly trained and experienced personnel ensuring that all transactions receive the personal attention that they deserve.

Getting to know you and your business is our priority in ensuring we provide you with innovative legal solutions that support your strategic and operational requirements.

Saving You both Time and Money

Lawyers know better than anyone else that no one really wants to pay legal fees.
Our commitment to you is to get the job done in the most efficient manner possible thereby saving you time and money.

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Passionate  about Start-ups

At Fredericks Inc we are passionate about assisting start-ups get off the ground. We understand that launching your own business may be exciting but is challenging as well. We know that the future success of your business requires careful planning from the outset. Our team will take care of setting up your business so that you can focus on your passion, getting down to business.

We guide you with everything you need to help start-up your dream. From choosing the appropriate entity that suits your requirements, company registration, memoranda of incorporation shareholders’ agreements and employment contracts.

Frequently  asked Questions (FAQ) :

  • Top ten reasons to hire a lawyer

    The law is complicated. If you are not a lawyer you probably have no business acting like one in certain instances. Even experienced lawyers typically do not represent themselves in court. A solid case can quickly unravel without the help of a trained and emotionally detached attorney.

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  • Why you should hire a lawyer with specialised skills ?

    When you find yourself facing the legal system for any particular reason, the best solution would be to consult with an attorney before serious legal issues arise. Hiring a board-qualified attorney means that you will be receiving advice from an expert who is skilled in his or her respective area of law. A lawyer will provide you with all the possible options that are available to your case, as well as evaluate all the advantages and disadvantages of each option.

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  • When and why you should hire a business lawyer ?

    It has been established that there are generally two professionals that a business will need at inception: an accountant and a lawyer. While the reasons to hire an accountant are pretty obvious (preparing charts of accounts, reviewing financial and tax returns), the reasons for hiring a business lawyer, however, may not be so apparent. Whether you are going into business alone or with a partner, your business needs abide by the laws at all times, and it needs to be protected for the future.

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  • AE Sinomach
    AE Sinomach
    Our experience with the Fredericks Inc team has been delightful. They went beyond the call of duty to accommodate our individual needs.

    Their commitment to nurturing a relationship of trust and reliability has been the pick of our experience. They certainly assisted a great deal in helping us establish our business in South Africa.
  • NOH Ngonyama Okpanum
    NOH Ngonyama Okpanum
    It is without hesitation or qualification that we are able to recommend the services offered by Fredericks Incorporated. We have recieved the highest order of advice and leadership through complicated (and ultimately sucessful) litigation. On smaller matters where we have worked together in consortium or sought direction to assist in critical decisions, we have found not only a direct personal interest but a sense of urgency that we have expreinced only rarley in dealing with attorneys from practices smaller or larger than Fredericks Incorporated. For our needs, we have found Fredericks Incorporated are able to perfectly balance of "hands on" care and attention with the scale and national network required to tackle the most significant of challenges. Our wish is that they are able to continue their culture of excellence well into the future.
  • GNR Solutions
    GNR Solutions
    One of the finest law firms in Port Elizabeth is Fredericks Incorporated. This law firm combines great legal skill with exceptional business acumen. Our experience with Fredericks Incorporated has been a pleasurable and satisfying one. Integrity and dedication are the two words that best describe this great law firm.
  • Fain
    Fredericks Incorporated is our law firm of choice. Not only are its practitioners passionate about the law but, more importantly, its clients as well. With focused areas of practice, we are always assured that are our matters are meticulously attended to by attorneys that are more than just lawyers but people we can call friends.