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Created by Ian McLaren in September 1986, we focus on Commercial Law, Employment Law, Wills Trusts and Deceased Estates as well as Family law.

We are a premium Law Firm in South Africa and our Professional staff comprise of four Attorneys and two candidate Attorneys and three offshore associates.

McLarens is a capable litigator in the High Court, Labour Court, Magistrate Court and Labour Tribunals. McLarens has associate offices in Dubai, Melbourne and Lisboa where it offers services to expat South Africans.

If you have any queries we would like to meet with you to discuss your requirements.

Kindly note that the use of this website is subject to our disclaimer and blog policy.

LEGAL SERVICES

COMMERCIAL LAW

EMPLOYMENT LAW

INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY

LITIGATION

FAMILY LAW

WILLS, TRUST & DECEASED ESTATES

ASSET DEBT-RECOVERY

PENSION PROVIDENT FUNDS

SOUTH AFRICAN ABROAD

CORRESPONDANT ATTORNEYS RANDBURG

PROFESSIONAL STAFF

Ian McLaren

BA LLB (WITS)

Ian McLaren (of the McLaren Clan) was educated at St Johns College, Houghton and graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand in March 1984 with the degrees BA LLB.

Following graduation Ian was articled to Michael Crighton of A Livingston & Co, a distinguished legal firm that represented some of the parties at the now famous treason trials.

General

Educated St Johns College, Houghton.
BA LLB University of the Witwatersrand 1984.
Admitted as Attorney in February 1986
Founded McLaren’s Attorneys in September 1986.
Granted Right of Appearance High Court, October 1996.
Expertise

Commercial Law, Employment Law, Family Law, Pension and Provident Funds, Wills, Trusts, Deceased Estates, Information Technology, Litigation(Commercial, Family, Employment).
Committees/ Trusts

Law Society of South Africa Information Technology Committee.
Board of Educators Verney College.
Board of Educators Cooper College
Trustee Verney College Educational Trust
Other

Transvaal Provincial colours for Practical Shooting.
Third degree Black Belt JKS Karate
Lectured for Continuing Legal Education on Information Technology issues.
Amateur Photographer and off-road Motorcyclist/Racer

Nuno Palmeira

LLB(UJ)

Attorney at McLarens Attorneys

Educated at Reddam House, Johannesburg
LLB (UJ) 2011
Joined Mc Larens February 2012
Admitted as Attorney in the High Court of South Africa 31 January 2014
Expertise

Family law, Divorce Litigation, Parental rights with reference to unmarried fathers and related parties, Parenting Plans, Maintenance inquiries, Litigation ( Magistrates Court, High Court, Labour Court), CCMA(referrals,Rescission Applications, Arbitration’s), Domestic violence orders, mediation referrals,debt and Asset Recovery, Correspondent work.

Other Interests

Reading, Piano, Theater, Information Technology, Movies

Warren Sundstrom

BA (LLB) UNISA

Attorney at McLarens Attorneys

Matriculated at Marist Brothers, Linmeyer
Graduated BA (LLB) at UNISA in 2011
Joined McLarens Attorneys in September 2012
Admitted as an Attorney on 11 August 2014
Granted Right of Appearance High court in November 2014
Obtained Certificate - Advanced Company Law I and II (Wits) in 2015
Joined The South Africa Society for Labour law (Saslaw) in 2016
Areas of Law and interests

Commercial law, Labour Law and CCMA matters, Magistrates Court and Regional Court appearances, High Court litigation, Correspondent work in Magistrates, Regional and High Court matters, Drafting of commercial agreements, drafting and attending to Urgent Applications, Attending to taxations and drafting of Bills of Cost, Drafting of Ante-nuptial Contracts, Drafting and executing Applications for Rescission of judgments and default awards (both Civil and Labour), Maintenance issues and applications, Divorces, Drafting of wills, trust deeds and other testamentary documents, Debt collection, Legal opinions and research.

Other interests

Gym and exercise, Golfing, Sports, Attending social events and seminars, Movies, Gaming.

Holly Hughes

BCOM Law LLB (UJ)

Matriculated at Fourways High School, Johannesburg
BCOM Law (UJ) 2010
LLB (UJ) 2009
Joined McLarens Attorneys in February 2013
Admitted as Attorney October 2013

Expertise
Commercial Law, Labour Law, Wills, Trusts, Deceased Estates, Family Law, Drafting of agreements and other legal documents, legal research,Litigation (High Court, Magistrates Court)

Other Interests

Dancing, reading, gardening, arts and crafts.

Clinton Cuthbertson

LLB(UJ)

Eduane Neethling

Candidate Attorney

Matriculated from Helpmekaar Kollege, Johannesburg (2012).
LLB (UJ) 2016 (with distinction).
LLM (Commercial Law) 2017.
Joined McLarens Attorneys as candidate attorney in January 2018.

Other Interests
Playing the harp, horseriding, reading, gardening.

OFFICE MANAGER

ADMINISTRATION

Gaye Hitge

Office Manager and Practice Administrator

Educated St Agnes Convent
Diploma Tourism Pretoria Technikon
Joined McLarens 2006

Prestige Mhlanga

Administrator

Lungane Sibanda

Administrator

PROFESSIONAL STAFF

Ian McLaren

BA LLB (WITS)

Ian McLaren (of the McLaren Clan) was educated at St Johns College, Houghton and graduated from the University of the Witwatersrand in March 1984 with the degrees BA LLB.

Following graduation Ian was articled to Michael Crighton of A Livingston & Co, a distinguished legal firm that represented some of the parties at the now famous treason trials.

General

Educated St Johns College, Houghton.
BA LLB University of the Witwatersrand 1984.
Admitted as Attorney in February 1986
Founded McLaren’s Attorneys in September 1986.
Granted Right of Appearance High Court, October 1996.
Expertise

Commercial Law, Employment Law, Family Law, Pension and Provident Funds, Wills, Trusts, Deceased Estates, Information Technology, Litigation(Commercial, Family, Employment).
Committees/ Trusts

Law Society of South Africa Information Technology Committee.
Board of Educators Verney College.
Board of Educators Cooper College
Trustee Verney College Educational Trust
Other

Transvaal Provincial colours for Practical Shooting.
Third degree Black Belt JKS Karate
Lectured for Continuing Legal Education on Information Technology issues.
Amateur Photographer and off-road Motorcyclist/Racer

Nuno Palmeira

LLB(UJ)

Attorney at McLarens Attorneys

Educated at Reddam House, Johannesburg
LLB (UJ) 2011
Joined Mc Larens February 2012
Admitted as Attorney in the High Court of South Africa 31 January 2014
Expertise

Family law, Divorce Litigation, Parental rights with reference to unmarried fathers and related parties, Parenting Plans, Maintenance inquiries, Litigation ( Magistrates Court, High Court, Labour Court), CCMA(referrals,Rescission Applications, Arbitration’s), Domestic violence orders, mediation referrals,debt and Asset Recovery, Correspondent work.

Other Interests

Reading, Piano, Theater, Information Technology, Movies

Warren Sundstrom

BA (LLB) UNISA

Attorney at McLarens Attorneys

Matriculated at Marist Brothers, Linmeyer
Graduated BA (LLB) at UNISA in 2011
Joined McLarens Attorneys in September 2012
Admitted as an Attorney on 11 August 2014
Granted Right of Appearance High court in November 2014
Obtained Certificate - Advanced Company Law I and II (Wits) in 2015
Joined The South Africa Society for Labour law (Saslaw) in 2016
Areas of Law and interests

Commercial law, Labour Law and CCMA matters, Magistrates Court and Regional Court appearances, High Court litigation, Correspondent work in Magistrates, Regional and High Court matters, Drafting of commercial agreements, drafting and attending to Urgent Applications, Attending to taxations and drafting of Bills of Cost, Drafting of Ante-nuptial Contracts, Drafting and executing Applications for Rescission of judgments and default awards (both Civil and Labour), Maintenance issues and applications, Divorces, Drafting of wills, trust deeds and other testamentary documents, Debt collection, Legal opinions and research.

Other interests

Gym and exercise, Golfing, Sports, Attending social events and seminars, Movies, Gaming.

Holly Hughes

BCOM Law LLB (UJ)

Matriculated at Fourways High School, Johannesburg
BCOM Law (UJ) 2010
LLB (UJ) 2009
Joined McLarens Attorneys in February 2013
Admitted as Attorney October 2013

Expertise
Commercial Law, Labour Law, Wills, Trusts, Deceased Estates, Family Law, Drafting of agreements and other legal documents, legal research,Litigation (High Court, Magistrates Court)

Other Interests

Dancing, reading, gardening, arts and crafts.

Clinton Cuthbertson

LLB(UJ)

Eduane Neethling

Candidate Attorney

Matriculated from Helpmekaar Kollege, Johannesburg (2012).
LLB (UJ) 2016 (with distinction).
LLM (Commercial Law) 2017.
Joined McLarens Attorneys as candidate attorney in January 2018.

Other Interests
Playing the harp, horseriding, reading, gardening.

OFFICE MANAGER

Gaye Hitge

Office Manager and Practice Administrator

Educated St Agnes Convent
Diploma Tourism Pretoria Technikon
Joined McLarens 2006

ADMINISTRATION

Prestige Mhlanga

Administrator

Lungane Sibanda

Administrator

LATEST NEWS

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Legal update in regards to Employment Law

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08/02/2019 in General Issues

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07/02/2019 in General Issues

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