"Practice Makes 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 on the Bluff and in Amanzimtoti. All our offices have been purpose built to cater to the personal relationship we have with our clients and to provide the entire team with the optimal environment in which to get the job done.
The People Who Make It Happen
Dave Mc Naught
Founder & Consultant
Dave Mc Naught
Founder & Consultant
Founding attorney and now a consultant with the firm, 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 along with Mark in 2010.
The firm’s director, Mark was born in Benoni in 1984 and attended Nigel Primary School and thereafter the Drakensberg Boys Choir, St Alban’s College 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. In 2019, Mark has taken over as the director of the firm based at our Bluff office.
In addition to being an attorney, Mark is an experienced conveyancer and notary public, assisting conveyancing software providers in formulating documents and providing advisory services to various local councils on property law matters. Mark has a number of select multi-national clients that he serves as legal counsel for, handling their commercial litigation, structuring, contracts and credit security requirements.
Sasha obtained her B-com Law degree and LLB degree from the University of the Witwatersrand in 2008 and 2010 respectively. She was awarded with membership in the Golden Key International Honour Society as well as Deans List status. She was admitted as an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa in 2013, as a Conveyancer in 2014, and as a Notary Public in 2015.
Sasha’s focus lies in property law, conveyancing and notarial related work, where she has a plethora of experience. She is committed to offering a professional, personalised and efficient service to her clients.
Bianca obtained her LLB degree from the University of KwaZulu-Natal in 2015 and was awarded with membership in the Golden Key International Honour Society. She further obtained a certificate in Corporate Law from the University of South Africa in 2019. Bianca was admitted as an attorney of the High Court of South Africa in 2018.
Bianca’s areas of practice have included insurance law, contract law, family law, debt collection and civil litigation. Bianca’s current focus is on property law, family law and civil litigation. Bianca always prides herself on delivering quality work and professional service to clients.
Andre was conferred with his LLB degree in 2016 at the University of the Free State. Having served his articles of clerkship at Strauss Daly Inc, Andre was admitted as an Attorney of the High Court in 2020.
In addition to being an Attorney, Andre has previously represented South Africa in the 2008, 2010 and 2012 Commonwealth Karate Games, where he took 3 gold medals, as well as having competed in the 2011 Karate World Championships.
Andre’s areas of practice and principal services include:
- Commercial Drafting
- Civil Litigation
- Employment Law
- Family Law
- Liquidation and Sequestrations
- Arbitration Proceedings
- Correspondent work
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McNaught and Co. have been internationally recognized in the field of law. These accomplishments were only made possible by hard work and dedication to our clients and our brand, respectively.