“Practice does make perfect” …
…quips Dave Mc Naught who founded the firm on 1st March 1984. Joined by Partner Mark Leathers in 2010, the firm has grown from a small 2-roomed office in the Durban city centre at 320 West Street, to a decentralised practice which has offices at 555 Bluff Road, Bluff and 313 Kingsway Amanzimoti, both having been purpose-built as specialised conveyancing offices.
Dave was born in Durban and has lived in the greater Durban area all of his life, from Amanzimtoti to Kloof, the Bluff, Hillcrest and Berea. Dave studied at the University of Natal where he graduated with B.A. and LLB. Degrees in 1979 and 1981 respectively.
He founded Mc Naught and Company fresh out of Articles in 1984 and in-between running his legal office served as City Councillor of Durban for 8 years, as Deputy Mayor of the City 1994/5 and as Transitional Metro Councillor during the changeover of the National Government. In addition to practising as an Attorney and Conveyancer and being enrolled to appear in the High Court of South Africa, Dave also qualified and was admitted to practice as a Notary Public with his partner Mark in 2010.
Mark was born in Benoni in 1984 and attended Nigel Primary School and thereafter the Drakensberg Boys Choir and Hoërskool Johan Jurgens. He attended varsity at the Potchefstroom University for Christian Higher Education (PUKKE) and graduated with his undergraduate degree from UNISA in 2009 and his Master’s degree in private law in 2015.
Mark served his articles of clerkship at Mc Naught and Company from July 2006 and in 2010 was admitted as an Attorney, Notary and Conveyancer and became a partner at Mc Naught and Company. He now heads up the Bluff Office.