About our firm

Our team has a wealth of experience that will suit your every need. Thomas Kouter Attorneys is an independent and dynamic law firm comprising mainly of women lawyers who provide professional legal services to individuals, associates, groups, private and public companies, and government departments. The firm conducts business primarily in South Africa.

The prospective major client base includes institutional and corporate clients who wish to draw upon the expertise the firm possesses. Accordingly, our clients benefit from the following aspects of our experience in the legal field:

  • Professional legal services of a high standard
  • Informed, practical legal expertise in the commercial sphere
  • Protecting the interest of clients when resolving problems and disputes using both traditional litigation and alternative methods; and offering innovative, practical and cost effective service by combining transactional and dispute resolution skills with the legislation and regulatory capability.
  • We proudly contribute to the upliftment and empowerment of the previously disadvantaged through our: involvement in community development projects, such as low-cost housing
  • Active participation in Non Profit Organizations(NPO) initiatives, especially youth development


Our small highly intelligent, articulate team is hard working, energetic and focused on achieving success for our corporate, entrepreneur and high-net worth individual clients. Despite the highly pressurised and deadline-driven environment in which we work, we always support each other and pay careful attention to detail to ensure efficient and cost effective legal support for our colleagues and clients.


The firm’s business philosophy is to become the country’s preferred independent black women owned law firm by providing superior legal services in all matters.

In certain instances, we believe in strengthening our knowledge and resource base by developing working relationships with other law firms, both locally and internationally either in consortia or association.

We intend to further enhance our firm’s cross-jurisdiction knowledge by seconding staff to international associates’ offices when working jointly on a client project more especially the National Bar Association members, in which the Black Lawyers Association has an exchange programme relationship.

We endeavour to grow our profile internationally on the following basis:

  • Referrals of work on reciprocal basis
  • Referrals of correspondent work
  • Handling of relatively more complex matters, on a joint basis to the mutual benefit of both firms to the advantage of the client
  • Bidding for particular government projects
  • Commercial business

We have requisite skills to advice governments, parastatals and the private sector on the legal structuring of major projects as part of a consortium.


Our scope of duties will be in line with the requirements of the client which includes:

  • Handling of day to day general inquiries
  • Corporate and commercial work, including property law
  • Law of contract and delict
  • Labour law
  • Attendance of coordination meetings to discuss outstanding legal matters and to submit short presentations on developments in the property industry or in general, which affects client and its business
  • Litigation, providing legal opinions
  • Providing updates on legal Acts, articles and reported case law

Professional legal services of the highest standard

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