About Us

‘Building lasting relationships through knowledge, experience and trust since 1853’

 Looking for legal services you can trust? McWilliams & Elliott offers professional and expert conveyancing, attorney and notarial services backed by a team of dedicated, compassionate and experienced attorneys.

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.

McWilliams & Elliott is a dynamic, client-focused law firm providing legal assistance in most fields of law including legal services to businesses, organisations, financial institutions, government entities as well as individuals.

By integrating over 165 years of experience with progressive thinking, we are able to provide customised solutions fit for our clients’ unique legal and commercial needs to ensure that they receive the most favourable outcome in a case every time. 

Our service offering includes:

In 1996 we transformed from a partnership into an incorporated company. The directors and staff of competent attorneys are all experts in their respective fields guaranteeing our customers the best possible legal service and legal advice be it in conveyancing, notarial services or other attorney services.

By combining good old-fashioned expertise with modern and caring customer service, and using the latest in computing technologies, we strive not only to meet but exceed our clients’ expectations when providing legal assistance.

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