Guthrie & Theron Attorneys

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The Team

André du Toit (Snr)


André was educated at Paul Roos Gymnasium, Stellenbosch, Afrikaans Hoër Seunskool, Pretoria and University of Pretoria. He was admitted as an Attorney in 1973. André joined the firm Guthrie & Theron in 1972 and became a partner in 1976. He was the senior partner of the said firm from 1984 to 2011 when he left the partnership and joined Guthrie & Theron as consultant. André specializes in all aspects of property law, contracts, trusts, estate planning and administration of estates.

André was very active in the community of Hermanus and served as Chairman of the following:-
Hermanus Primary School Governing Body, Hermanus High School Governing Body,
Hermanus Business Chamber, Hermanus Hospital Board, Hermanus Cricket Club,
and the Hermanus Tennis Club and also plays golf on a regular basis.

Johan van Rooyen

Senior Partner

Johan obtained a BLC degree in 1985, the LLB degree in 1987 from the University of Pretoria and was admitted as an attorney in 1992. He joined the Guthrie & Theron team in 1990 as an articled clerk and became a partner in 1995.

He is a conveyancer and notary and oversees the conveyancing and deceased estates departments in the Hermanus branch of the firm, after the retirement of mentor and partner Andrè du Toit. He holds an LLM in Property Law (UNISA), an Advanced Diploma in Labour Law RAU), and a Certificate in Deceased Estates (UNISA).

Like most of the partners in Guthrie & Theron, Johan is deeply involved in the community, having served a term as Chairman of the Hermanus Chamber of Commerce and did stints on the governing bodies of SOFCA, Hermanus Pre-Primary School, Hermanus Primary School and Hermanus High School. Johan is a member of the Hermanus Golf Club (12 handicap), the Walker Bay Ski-Boat and Angling Club and the Hermanus Old Boys Club. Johan currently serves as the firm's Senior Partner.

Areas of Practice: Property & Conveyancing, Commercial Law, Deceased Estates, General Practice, Notarial Law, Liquor Licences, Tax law

André du Toit (Jnr)

Senior Partner

Andre du Toit (jnr) obtained a BA law degree in 1998 and the LLB degree in 2000 from the University of Stellenbosch and was admitted as an attorney in 2003. He is studying part time at Unisa for a LLM degree.

During his studies at Stellenbosch University he played for Wilgenhof's First Rugby and Cricket Team. André did his articles at Jan S de Villiers Attorneys now incorporated by Werksmans and joined Guthrie and Theron during 2002 where he became a partner during 2007 André oversees the firm's Property Law and Conveyancing Department at the Kleinmond branch and specialises in all aspects of property law, contracts, trusts, estates and civil litigation. André plays golf, cricket, tennis and squash and also enjoys mountain biking and fishing. He is also the chairman of The Kleinmond Cricket Club. And serves on the Kleinmond Primary School Governing Body.

Jacques du Toit

Senior Partner

Jacques Du Toit was educated at Hermanus High School and the University of Stellenbosch BA LLB. He did his articles with Werksmans Attorneys whom was at that stage known as Jan S De Villiers Attorneys. He was admitted as an attorney in 2001. He joined Guthrie & Theron with his late older brother, Julian Du Toit, and father André Du Toit in 2001 as a PA and became a partner in 2005. Jacques oversees the firm's commercial, civil and criminal litigation, family law, third party claims and evictions.

Being a true bred local, Jacques is involved in various fields of the community having served on the Cricket Club Committee, Golf Club Committee, NGK Onrus Council, Hermanus Business Chamber, Hermanus Round Table (Chairman in 2005).

He is a current member of the Hermanus Golf Club (15), Hermanus Tennis & Squash Club and Hermanus Round Table. Jacques currently serves as partner with Johan Van Rooyen in Hermanus.

Areas of Practice:
Commercial Law, Civil and Criminal Litigation, Family Law, Third Party Claims, Evictions

Charl Cilliers

Senior Partner

Attended Durbanville High School and went on to obtain a BA LLB degree from the University of Stellenbosch. After completing his degree he filled the position of State Prosecutor and also District Prosecutor in Vryburg and was founded as an attorney in 1997.

He joined Guthrie & Theron in 1998 and became a partner in 2005. He was founded as a Conveyancer in 2006 and an Appraiser in 2009. Charl manages the Gansbaai and Caledon Offices. His areas of expertise are: General Practice, Property and Conveyancing and estates. He spends his free time in Nature. He is a member of the Hermanus Yacht Club and a member of the Gansbaai Business Chamber.

Liana Swart

Professional Assistant

Liana grew up in Caledon and matriculated from Overberg High School, Caledon in 1994.She joined the firm in 1995 and was employed in an administrative capacity. After a few years decided to broaden her horizons by following a degree course through the University of South Africa (Unisa) obtaining her LLB in 2008.

Liana completed her articles with Guthrie & Theron and was admitted as an attorney in 2010 Liana is a professional assistant at the Caledon branch responsible for the wills and estate department.

Areas of Practice:
Wills & Estate Planning, Administration of Deceased estates & Family law

Johan Krogg


Johann Krog obtained his B.Comm LLB Degree from Stellenbosch University and was admitted as attorney in 1979. He was appointed as Partner at Du Toit Hawemann Attorneys on 1980. Johann spesialises in Contract Law, Family Law, Civil and Criminal Litigation.

He served as Deputy Mayor of Durban in 1993, and currently is Chairman on the Governing Body of High School Hermanus.

Johan has been working as Consultant for Guthrie and Theron Attorneys since 2015.

Wihan Jansen van Rensburg


Wihan grew up in Namibie and was educated at Windhoek High School, and the North West University of Potchefstroom ( PUKKE ) while attending Caput Mens Hostel. He joined the firm’s Hermanus branch in April 2016.

Wihan obtained a Bcom Entrepreneurship & Business Management Degree in 2008, a Bcom Law & Business Management Degree in 2010 and his LLB Degree in 2012 from the North West University of Potchefstroom ( PUKKE ) and was admitted as an Attorney in 2014. While practicing as an attorney, he was also employed as a part time Law Lecturer at Varsity College Midrand.

Areas of Practice:
Commercial Law, Civil Litigation, General Practice, Criminal Litigation, Divorces, Third Party Claims, Evictions, Collections

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