WELCOME

Welcome to the McLarens Attorneys official Website. McLarens was established in September 1986 and has proudly served its clients for the past thirty-three years.

McLarens Attorney’s was established in September 1986 by its founder Ian McLaren.
McLarens proudly serves its clients with five Attorneys, one Para-Legal and three associates situated in UAE, Lisboa and Melbourne.

For a full list of our services see below.

If we can assist you in any way we would be happy to meet with you at your convenience.

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

LEGAL SERVICES

TRUSTS

MIGRATION

ASSET DEBT-RECOVERY

PENSION PROVIDENT FUNDS

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)

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

NEWS

SECTION 18(3) ESTATES

| Trusts / Wills & Estates | No Comments
Section 18(3) of the Administration of Estates Act, 66 of 1965 (“the Act”) sets out: “If the value of an estate does not exceed the amount determined by the Minister…

Rights of Unmarried Fathers Secured

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The Children’s Act of 2005 (The Act) has made many changes to the laws relating to children and their parents. The Act repealed many of the old laws which regulated…

VARIATION AND RESCISSION OF CCMA ARBITRATION AWARDS

| General Issues | No Comments
Many Employers find themselves on the receiving end of an Arbitration award made against them at the CCMA or other Bargaining Council. What’s even worse is that an Arbitration award…

THE CCMA’S JURISDICTION

| Labour Law | No Comments
In order for the Commission for Conciliation, Mediation and Arbitration (hereinafter referred to as the CCMA) to entertain a dispute, the party referring the matter must ensure that the CCMA…

S189 LRA, Dismissals based on Operational requirements / Retrenchments

| Labour Law | No Comments
There have been a significant amounts of dismissals based on Companies Operational requirements (retrenchments) over the last few years as well as a definite rise in CCMA referrals by employees…

Employment – Probation

| Labour Law | No Comments
Probation refers to a specified period of time a person (employee) is employed before becoming permanent. This period is referred to as a Probationary period the purpose of which is…

Spousal Maintenance

| Family Law, Maintainance | No Comments
A consequence of marriage is that the reciprocal duty of support arises between husband and wife. This support is also referred to as maintenance and comprises of food, clothing, shelter…

The Reciprocal Duty of Support between Parents and their Children

| Family Law, Maintainance | No Comments
In accordance with the Childrens' Act 38 of 2005 both parents share equal rights and responsibilities in respect of their child. Thus, both parents must support their child, according to…

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