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On May 3rd 2023, we celebrated a very special milestone, the 30th anniversary of the opening of our firm.

My wife, Michelle, and I, opened the doors of Hugh Raichlin Attorneys on 3 May 1993. We had 3 young children at the time, no guarantee of income to support our family, but went ahead nevertheless to start a legal practice in Grove City Orange Grove Johannesburg

My close friend, who still remains to this day, a loyal and trusted colleague, Stan Orelowitz, invited us to work in his law offices in Palm Grove, Grove City. I consulted with my clients in the boardroom, and Michelle, my secretary, sat at a small desk in an alcove near the boardroom. We had 1 client come in on the first day who needed assistance with a contract with Radio 702!

After a few months, we
moved upstairs to a 50m2 office in the same office block. After a short time, I
bought a house in Norwood, converted it, and some time later, the 2
neighbouring houses into offices which we call “Law Chambers on The Avenue”
where we are still to this day.


It has been a deeply fulfilling journey being of service to the many clients for whom we have acted over the years, in a wide range of legal issues. It is indeed a privilege to be entrusted with matters that are most often of great consequence for our clients, and in each case, to guide them on a journey, very often with various twists
and turns, until we find resolution. The closure, relief and satisfaction brought about by a legal intervention is deeply fulfilling.

Our firm has also made a significant contribution to the development of the common law with some of our reported cases in the Law Reports.

I want to take this opportunity of acknowledging God for His abundant blessings in every sphere of life, to my beloved, incredibly supportive wife and family for embracing the demands which my career has placed on me in terms of time and energy, to my loyal and devoted staff over the years, my colleagues in the profession, and of course, to our many clients for your loyalty and support.

“No man is an island”. May we all continue to be of assistance to one another, and see blessing from all our endevours, in whichever sphere of life we choose to make our contribution to the betterment of society.



Legal Practice Areas

Family Law

With our vast Family Law expertise, we empower clients to make informed
decisions for their family's future.

Divorce Law

We focus on delivering professional,
high-quality legal services, building long-term relationships through exceptional
results, clear communication,
efficiency, and cost savings.

Ante-nuptial Contracts

A prenuptial agreement is a legally binding
contract made between two individuals before their marriage
that outlines the division of assets in the event of death or divorce.

Commercial Law

Our expertise in Commercial Law guarantees
the protection of our clients' interests, enabling them to conduct business with utmost confidence.

Commercial Litigation

With profound expertise in commercial litigation,
we have successfully handled proceedings in the Magistrates Court, Regional Court, High Court, and the Supreme Court of Appeals in Bloemfontein with utmost professionalism.


Our firm takes pride in
our strong foundation of years
of experience. We have two
highly skilled conveyancers who are experts in managing a wide spectrum of
property transfers, including sectional title,
commercial, and residential properties. We provide a professional and efficient service to all our clients.

Insolvency Law

We specialize in the sequestration of individuals, offering expert guidance through
the complexities of personal bankruptcy

Landlord and Tenant Law

Our firm has also made law in South Africa in regard
to the meaning of effective cause in the context of estate agents commission arising out of the sale and
letting of property.

Wills and Estate Planning

Our firm has had extensive
experience in assisting clients with Estate
Planning, and in this regard, we utilise the services of experts in allied fields
, for example,Tax Planning, in providing our clients with tax-effective solutions.


Dear Hugh, I should like to thank you and your Consultant Olga-May Musnitzky for the most professional and efficient manner in which the registration transfer of our Sandhurst Ext 4 property was handled in early December. It was a real pleasure sitting down with Olga-May in one meeting to attend to all the formalities of signing the documents etc. and without any further involvement from me the registration was attended to successfully in less than five weeks from start to finish, and within only two weeks from when the purchaser’s guarantee was presented – I believe somewhat of a record and against doubts of the Selling Agents. I was also most impressed with manner in which Olga-May kept me constantly informed at each step whilst handing all the formalities of the registration of transfer. Without hesitation I will recommend the services of both of you! Kindest regards and best wishes.


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