Attorneys in Somerset West Cape Town

 Legal Practitioner Litigators,Conveyancers, Estates.

Ettienne Barnard Attorneys

is the trade name of Barnard Labuschagne Inc company reg no. 1999/015298/21

Conveyancing need not be a nightmare

We can assist with the transfer of property ownership whether you are buying or selling.

Do you need a commercial attorney

We can read or draft your contract and then help you manage compliance.

Modern approach to litigation

How we keep up to date with trial developments.

Damages for Negligence

Delictual claims often depend on some negligence by others.Read about it here.

Consultations need not always be a costly affair

But let these pages help you prepare.

Consultations need not always be a costly affair

But let these pages help you prepare.

Matrimonial Dispute?

What are your rights and what is important in dealing with a marriage dispute?

Delictual Claims

Let us advise you on how to choose between claiming, defending or settling.

Risk Analysis and Avoidance

Free up your time to focus on your business expertise. We can assist to take care of the legal stuff.

Community involvement

We actively participate in Legal Profession Development for the benefit of the community.

A little more about us

Read about our 21 years in law.

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About Us

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Our Mission

We have made it our mission to ADD LEGAL VALUE by rendering thorough and comprehensive legal services, economically.

Company Profile
Established in November 1993, we celebrate our Twentieth anniversary in 2013 together with that of the South African Constitution and ten years of democracy.

logoAs we are situated in the beautiful Helderberg Basin the colours of blue and green depict the sky, ocean and the mountain ranges that surround us. The royal blue colour symbolizes how we regard our clients.

The triangles depict :
  • the alpha letter signifying the first
  • the scales of justice in a modern form.
  • Arrow heads pointing upwards, representing our progressive spirit.
  • the breathtaking height of a mountain.
  • One of the strongest engineering/geometrical shapes because of the three sided support.
The waves represent :
the ocean and the continuity of our relationship with our clients.
Ever so beautiful, Table Mountain is only 30 minutes drive from our offices. The Helderberg forms part of the greater Cape Town Metropole. We operate in and around the city and the surrounding country side. We can represent you at the Deeds Office, the Master of the High Court, the High Court, the Receiver of Revenue, Financial Institutions and Commercial Entities.
The scenic province is at the southern tip of Africa. It is surrounded by two oceans, the Atlantic Ocean on the West Coast and the Indian Ocean on the East Coast. The Orange River forms the Northern border. There are many superb tourist destinations in the province and it serves as a gateway to the rest of Africa. It is surrounded by the Northern Cape Province, the Free State and the Eastern Cape.
The Bay is known for its beauty and long golden beaches. It is one of the homes of the Great White Shark. Gordons Bay, The Strand, Macassar, Muizenberg and Simons Town line it, with Somerset West, Stellenbosch, Hermanus and the Northern and Southern Supburbs of Cape Town nearby.
Our Staff
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Ettienne Barnard
Since completing the BA Law degree at Stellenbosch University and the LLB degree in 1990, and his articles as candidate attorney, he has practiced in Somerset West. In 1993 he was admitted as an attorney and conveyancer and specializes in commercial law.
Sonja Labuschagne
In 1995 Sonja Labuschagne joined the firm as an attorney. She studied at UPE and completed her BSc degree in Marine Biology in 1986. In 1990 she obtained her LLB degree at Stellenbosch. From the end of 1990 to 1993 she was a candidate attorney at Attorneys Steenkamp, Du Plessis, Mey and Partners in Johannesburg. She was admitted as an attorney in 1993 and spent the remainder of 1993 and the beginning of 1994 in Europe. In the middle of 1994 she started to work at Consilium Legis, legal advisors to the Department of Transport, until she joined Ettienne Barnard Attorneys.
Clive Rutherford
Associate Attorney, Estate Planner and Administrator of note.
Aldrin van der Bank
Candidate Attorney, graduate of Stellenbosch University.
The dedicated support staff consist of in-house and associate paralegals, secretaries, assistants and messengers.

under the tree of justice

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This beautiful exotic Jacaranda Mimosifolia has for many years been part of the premises on which our firm offices are situated. It is a deciduous tree with striking lilac flowers. Although now regarded as an invader species in South Africa, it creates stunning lines of decorations in South African cities such as Pretoria (Gauteng Province) and Kimberley (Northern Cape Province). The tree is not so common in the Helderberg but forms a land mark above our logo signage in Audas Street, Somerset West. This photo was taken by our Office Manageress, Karen Barnard.

It was taken in 2008 when both our firm and the Constitutional Court were celebrating their 15th anniversaries. Sonja Labuschagne, our Constitutional Law expert, was quick to point out that the firm logo under the tree reminds one of the Constitutional Court architecture and symbolism depicting JUSTICE UNDER A TREE. View some photo's of the Constitutional Court and read about the Justice Under a Tree design winners here.

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Ettienne Barnard: Diirector, Attorney & Conveyancer. Ettienne is admitted to practice in the High Court and is also an accredited lecturer for Legal Education of South Africa. In this capacity he has presented many training sessions for the Law Society of South Africa (LSSA). He is a member of the Coastal Winelands Attorneys Circle of the Cape Law Society (CLS) and serves on the council of the CLS as Vice -President and as a councillor of the LSSA. He likes Kayaking, playing chess and the piano.

Sonja LabuschagneSonja Labuschagne: Director and Attorney. She is admitted to practice in the High Court and is also an accredited lecturer for Legal Education of South Africa. In this capacity she has presented many training sessions for the LSSA. She Chairs the Coastal Winelands Attorneys Circle of the CLS and the Helderberg Small Claims Court Advisory Committee. She likes music and the creative arts and has created different works of art. Sonja often presents law training sessions and updates on Matrimonial Law.


Aldrin van der Bank, Candidate Attorney and Stellenbosh University graduate.


You can view our Matrimonial Law pages by clicking  here

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