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Hugh Raichlin Attorneys

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Hugh Raichlin Attorneys, Notaries and Conveyancers

hugh raichlin celebrating 30 years

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.

About Us

Hugh Raichlin Attorneys was established in 1993 and enjoys a sound reputation with colleagues and clients. The firm has been successful in a number of reported judgements which have contributed significantly to the development of South African Common Law. We pride ourselves on providing focused legal services of a high quality to both private and corporate clients.

We provide legal services in a wide area of commercial contracts and commercial litigation in the High Courts and Magistrates Courts across South Africa, as well as all aspects of family law, including divorce, maintenance, the drafting of parenting plans, ante-nuptial contracts and wills, as well as the registration of family and commercial Trusts. We have a very experienced conveyancer for property transfers, attend to the winding up of deceased estates, provide the full spectrum of labour law services, as well as extensive experience in all aspects of landlord tenant law, including the drafting of agreements of lease, as well as acting for property brokers in the recovery of estate agent’s commission.

SABC talks to Hugh Raichlin about South Africa’s high divorce rate

In a survey commissioned by the Marriage Foundation, results show that 60% of couples are happy in their relationship for one year prior to their break up. According to the study, boredom and a lack of communication are some of the main culprits that ultimately lead to divorce.

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Law Chambers on the Avenue, 1 The Avenue, Norwood, Johannesburg, 2192

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