The Firm

'Building lasting relationships through knowledge, experience and trust since 1853'

McWilliams & Elliott, acknowledged as one of Port Elizabeth’s Top 50 Companies in 2016 by the Executive Mayor of the Nelson Mandela Bay Metropolitan Municipality, is the oldest legal practice in the friendly city of Port Elizabeth, having been established on 30 June 1853 by William Martin Innes and William Caldwell Elliott. The firm’s name, as it is at present, was changed to McWilliams & Elliott in 1907.

We are a dynamic, client focused law firm which carries on a general practice in most fields of law and which provides legal services to businesses, organisations, financial institutions, government entities as well as individuals.

By integrating over 160 years of experience with progressive thinking, we can provide customised solutions for our clients’ legal and commercial needs.

In 1996 we transformed from a partnership into an incorporated company and at present we have four directors. The directors and staff are all experts in their own field, assuring our clients of the best possible legal service.

By combining good old fashioned expertise with modern and caring customer service and using the latest in computer and internet technology, we continuously strive not only to meet but to exceed our clients’ expectations.

We believe that being friendly and approachable is as important as being competent and professional

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