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Who are The Legal Advice Office?

Who are we and what do we do?

What makes us unique?

Why should you use our services?

The answers to these questions can found on our website;; but here is a brief summary.

We are a purely internet based legal firm, owned by a family business Trust, based in the Western Cape, that provides legal advice; and legal services as well as paralegal services throughout the Country (RSA and Sadec.)

We have operated in one form or another since 2005 and have a very good and proud track and success record in furnishing good solid professional legal advice, resolving legal issues and enforcing our client’s legal rights based on their email, sent documentation and telephone instructions to us.

We do everything by email and telephone and are both quick and efficient.

This also saves considerably on legal costs as there is no wastage of time and time is money in the service industry.

We do not normally provide face to face consultations’ except by special arrangement; although Skype interviews can be pre-arranged by specific with us in special circumstances; if needed. We will however be happy to speak to you on the phone to clarify issues and so that we can introduce ourselves personally to you.

Our senior legal consultant is Hugh Pollard who has 40 years’ experience in the legal field both as a previously practicing attorney and conveyancer; and as a legal consultant for the last 12 years.

We have two main functions:

  1. To provide general professional legal and other business/financial advice on all and any legal queries and questions; and
  2. To provide proper, prompt and professional legal services to anyone that sends us an email; if they instruct us to provide those agreed services,

This is however not a free service; although we do sometimes provide answers and solutions to simple straightforward questions at no charge.

As regards our legal services; we work at R 1250.00 per hour and charge for our services on an hourly basis. We will always agree a set fee with you.

Generally our advice function costs anything between R 300.00 and R 1000.00 depending on the complexity of the query, question or problem.

We also will always give you a quote before we provide you whether with advice or when we provide legal, paralegal or any other services.

All our fees are therefore always pre-agreed fees for the advice and the services that we provide to you.

Sending us an email and a query costs you nothing and we reply to all emails received within 48 hours.

Once again; we must stress that it is always advisable for you to seek prompt, proper and professional legal advice and legal services when dealing with factual and legal issues as we reiterate the law and legal issues can sometimes can be confusing and complicated, especially in its correct interpretation; and needs a trained experienced and legal mind to interpret it correctly and as accurately as possible in any given circumstances.

The above summary explains why we feel you should use our services and makes us unique in our approach to legal problems.

If you have experienced difficulties with enforcing your legal rights; contact us at The Legal Advice Office at or send an email to one of our email addresses; either This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

You can also phone us on 082-0932304 and then speak personally to Hugh.

Should you wish to comment on this or any other legal topic; just send us an e-mail; and we will respond within 48 hours; as stated above.

Thank you.

The Legal Advice Office Team.


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Legal Advice Office

South Africa

Kandelaar Street, Vermont, Hermanus
Phone: +27 (0) 82 093 2304