About Us


Esselens Engelbrechts is a long-established law firm. As attorneys, notaries, conveyancers, and appraisers, we specialize in property law, property development, commercial law, conveyancing, property registrations, bond registrations, notarial agreements, family law, divorces, ante-nuptial agreements, immigration law, water rights, municipal law, High Court Litigation, and related legal matters. We have offices in Malelane and  Komatipoort, and lodge our own deeds in Nelspruit under lodgment number 32. We attend to the preparation and registration of transfers and bonds for our own offices, and for other attorneys throughout the country. We serve as panel attorneys for ABSA, Standard bank, FNB Homeloans and FNB Cancelations (Homeloans) and will also act as attorneys for Grindrod Bank. Dedicated staff members offer assistance with clearance certificates, SPLUMA certificates, and town planning and development advice at Nkomazi Municipality, and with court matters at Tonga Court.

 

We are and have been involved in several property developments, including the formalization of Matsulu B (1800 stands), Mtoma Estates (Malelane), Nelspruit extension 37 (Manderin Grove – Golfview), Mjejane Eco Estate (attending to legal issues with Nkomazi Municipality). The directors are also co-directors and license holders of Fine and Country Real Estate, and have real estate offices in Nelspruit, Malelane, Marloth Park and Komatipoort. Fine & Country is the fastest growing and most dynamic group of high quality estate agents specializing in the sale of residential property in the upper quartile of the market place. With over 300 offices across the UK and in locations across the world, Fine & Country is well placed to deliver the ultimate service whether customers are buying, selling or letting your home.

 

Both directors are admitted attorneys, hold masters degrees is law, both completed diplomas in Local Government Law, both have each more than two decades experience as practicing attorneys, served in leadership positions and as advisors in the business chambers of Malelane and Komatipoort, and both serve as members of the Nkomazi Municipality Planning Tribunal. Jan Engelbrecht is the chairperson for Nkomazi Tourism and Commerce Association in Komatipoort. Chris Engelbrecht was chairperson of the Malelane Chamber of Commerce between 2006 until 2009 (and in this period the chamber won the award for the best Small Town Chamber of Commerce), and still serves as a member of the Chamber.

 

The legal services offered by Esselens Engelbrechts incorporate the following:

 

  • Property Law & Property Development
  • Conveyancing & Notarial Practice
  • Real Estate Law, Land Usage Amendments, Rezoning and related matters
  • Commercial law; Law of Contract; Water Rights, Land Claims
  • Immigration Law; Family law; Civil Litigation
  • Estate Planning; Wills & Trusts
  • Administration of Estates
  • General practice & Collections

Directors

CJ Engelbrecht

JC Engelbrecht

Professional Qualifications

  • Admitted Attorney, Notary, Conveyancer
  • Appraiser
  • Practicing Attorney (since 1996)
  • Principal of Estate Agency (Fine and Country – Mbombela & Nkomazi)

Academic Qualifications & Training

  • BA (Bachelors Atrium: Psychology; International Relations) PU for CHE 1988 cum laude
  • LLB (Bachelors Legum) PU for CHE 1990
  • NDF (Post Graduate Diploma Philosophy) PU 1990 cum laude
  • LLM (Magister Legum: Philosophy of Law & Civil Procedure) PU for CHE 1994
  • Admitted as Attorney  1994
  • Admitted as Notary  1995
  • Admitted as Conveyancer  1995
  • Doing business in South Africa (Course)
  • ILPA course (Life Insurance and Estate Planning)
  • Trust Law Course
  • PLGL Certificate: Local  Government Law UNISA 2001 (similar to Town Clerks diploma)
  • Admitted as Debt Counsellor 2013
  • Land Claims (Course)
  • Immigration Law Course (Midrand)
  • NQF5   PDE5  Master Practitioner in the Real Estate (MPRE)
  • Advance Trust Law & Estate Planning (2016 LSSA Course)

History

  • Part time lecturar: Potchefstroom University 1992
  • Director: Law Firm
  • Chairperson: Malalane Sakekamer (prestigiously  awarded best chamber 2008)
  • Trustee (Protector) Offshore Trust (Isle of Mann)
  • Board Member: Riverview Prep School
  • Founding member and advisor: Beacon College (Malelane)
  • Member:  2010 MLCG (Malelane Land Claims Group)
  • Director: Real Estate (Estate Agency)
  • Debt Councellor (2013-2015)
  • Member: Nkomazi SPLUMA  -Nkomazi Local Municipality Planning Tribunal
  • Advisory Trustee (several Trusts)
  • Advisor Mpumalanga Newshorn newspaper

Present relevant positions

  • Director Law Firm (Esselens Engelbrechts)
  • Director Estate Agency (Fine and Country)
  • Advisory Trustee (several Trusts)
  • Management Member 2010 MLCG (Land Claims)
  • Trustee: Canis Minor Trust (Investments)
  • Management Malalane Sakekamer
  • Member: Nkomazi Local Municipality Planning Tribunal

Interests

  • Continental Philosophy
  • Psychoanalysis
  • Creative writing
  • Movies

Professional Qualifications

  • Admitted Attorney, Notary
  • Appraiser
  • Practicing Attorney
  • Principal of Estate Agency(Fine and Country – Mbombela & Nkomazi)

Academic Qualifications & Training

  • BA (Bachelors Atrium) PU for CHE 1988 cum laude
  • LLB (Bachelors Legum) PU for CHE 1990
  • NDF (Post Graduate Diploma Philosophy) PU 1990 cum laude
  • LLM (Magister Legum: Philosophy of Law & Criminal Procedure) PU for CHE 1994
  • PLGL Certificate Government Law UNISA 2001(similar to Town Clerks diploma)
  • NQF5 PDE5 Master Practitioner in the Real Estate (MPRE)
  • Estate Planning (course)
  • Advance contract law (course)

History

  • Part time lecturer: Potchefstroom University 1992
  • Director: Law Firm
  • Part time lecturer UNISA Nelspruit
  • Part Time Lecturer:  Damelin
  • Founder: Nelspruit Youth Chamber of Business
  • Member: Youth Commission Mpumalanga Government
  • Vice chairperson: Nkomazi Municipal Audit Committee
  • Advisor Mpumalanga Newshorn newspaper
  • Founder and Convener Neccta (Nkomazi East Combined Commerce and Tourism Assosiation)
  • Vice-Person Nkomazi Local Municipality Planning Tribunal
  • Chairperson CMR (Christelik Maatskaplike Raad) Nkomazi
  • Vice-chairperson School Governing Body Komati Akademie
  • Chairperson Mpumalanga Biathlon
  • Various leadership positions in church

Present relevant positions

  • Founder and Convener Neccta (Nkomazi East Combined Commerce and Tourism Assosiation)
  • Vice-Person Nkomazi Local Municipality Planning Tribunal
  • Chairperson CMR (Christelik Maatskaplike Raad) Nkomazi
  • Vice-chairperson School Governing Body Komati Akademie
  • Chairperson Mpumalanga Biathlon
  • Various leadership positions in church

Interests

  • Family life
  • The science of persuasion and progressive development
  • Theology
  • Reading
  • Selective bioscoping
  • Ultra sports – biathlon, open water swimming
  • Philosophy

 

 

 





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