Watson Attorneys is a Cape Town based specialist law firm dedicated to all property and land-rights related matters. Realising clients required an appropriate mix of professional advice, quality work and a personal touch, Watson Attorneys opened in 2012.
With over 17 years of legal experience on the subject, Watson Attorneys provides effective, cost effective and considered legal advice, covering: new leases, issues with leases, property transfers, registration of land rights, servitudes, notarial deeds and estates.
After completing her undergraduate degree at Rhodes University, Reva began her legal career working at Linklaters and Ticketmaster in London. Returning to Cape Town, she started her articles of clerkship in the Conveyancing & Property Development department at Smith Tabata Buchanan Boyes, while also studying her LLB through UNISA. After qualifying as an attorney and working in the industry she began to realise that clients were often treated simply as a number, without a dedicated point of contact, little director involvement, untimely generic updates and low explanation of the legal process. Wanting to offer clients something more, she founded Watson Attorneys in early 2012, built on the principles of:
- Director lead
- The highest quality advice
- Cost effectiveness due to low overhead model
- Real personal service
- Genuine and caring approach
- Richer and more regular updates
- Expectation management and education
- Offer work beyond the transfer itself
Reva Watson believes that gone are the days of complicated legal jargon, as approachability and accessibility are the new necessities in the realm of personal legal counsel. In essence, Reva has “got you covered”. Her intention is to relieve client stresses, navigate them through the process, all the while solving problems, keeping them well informed and offering comprehension and efficiency throughout. Based on this, she is often referred as a breath of fresh air in the world of property law.
Ina completed her LLB at the University of Stellenbosch in 2015 and was admitted as an Attorney in 2018 and a Conveyancer in 2023. Her areas of practice include conveyancing, evictions and commercial law.
Lindsey completed her LLB at the University of the Free State in 2019 and was admitted as an Attorney in 2023. Her areas of practice include conveyancing and notarial work.
Some achievements include:
Involved in the registration of Liberty Grand residential project – at that stage the biggest single registration of a sectional title scheme in the country.
Negotiation and drafting of new club development leases for Virgin Active, breaking the record for the number of new club openings within a calendar year.
Partnering a renewable energy firm involved in the Independent Power Producer Procurement Programme (IPPPP) and securing land rights for the development of wind turbines over farmland in the Western and Northern Cape. New precedents in property law were set to deal with the complexity of the transaction.
Reva of Watson Attorneys gave us exceptional service
Beyond the call of duty, at very competitive rates. We are so happy in our new home and couldn’t believe how easy the transfer process was, thanks to them. We can’t recommend Watson Attorneys enough! Thank you!
Watson Attorneys are amazing!
Their service was professional on every level and approachable at the same, so we could understand the legal proceedings.
Reva’s calm composure ensured that stress levels were kept low.
She always seemed available, regardless of the hour. Reva managed the unforseen curve balls and offered expert advice when we needed some guidance.
G7 renewable energies have been working with Watson Attorneys for just over a year. The past matters were often complicated involving various deeds offices, various other stakeholders with existing interests and transactions triggering numerous legislative requirements. Reva and her team always successfully navigated the process, did not hesitate to go the extra mile and always exceeded our expectations with their excellent service and communication.
Are you looking to buy a house or sell your house? Looking to transfer a property into your name from an estate? Or looking for a legal partner to help you develop a piece of land? Are you needing a correspondent attorney based in Cape Town? Or are you an estate agent looking to partner with a legal professional? Are you a renewable energy company needing quick, sound and affordable advice?
If your answer is “yes” to any one of these questions, please get in touch so we can discuss your specific property matter further.