METCALFE ATTORNEYS LAWYERS WITH BITE

"Justice delayed is justice denied"
- Martin Luther King Jr

About US

Metcalfe Legal Practitioners was established in September 1995 by Richard Metcalfe. Before he established the law firm Metcalfe Legal Practitioners, Mr Metcalfe worked as Legal Manager for ABSA Bank, one of the largest banks in South Africa. He worked for ABSA Bank from March 1989 until December 1992. Thereafter he briefly joined the Directorate of Legal Aid, before he left to establish himself in private practice as an Advocate. He practiced in Windhoek as an Advocate until 31 August 1995. The decision to establish a law firm was prompted by the introduction of The Legal Practitioners Act 15 of 1995 which effectively abolished the distinction in Namibia between attorneys and advocates (which was inherited from South Africa) and made all such persons legal practitioners.
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About

During May 2010, Metcalfe Legal Practitioners changed its name to Metcalfe Attorneys as a result of the split up of the Partnership at the time. Mr Metcalfe has been involved in a number of high profile matters in which outstanding results have been obtained for clients.

As from 1 June 2015, Metcalfe Attorneys was split into Metcalfe Attorneys Windhoek and Metcalfe Attorneys Walvis Bay. Metcalfe Attorneys Windhoek is managed by Mr Florian Beukes, who is the managing partner and Metcalfe Attorneys Walvis Bay is managed by Mr Metcalfe. The two law firms however operate in association with each other.

Mr Metcalfe in his zeal to develop young legal practitioners and ensure growth of the legal professional, promoted Mr Beukes to Managing Partner of the Windhoek Office, effective as from 1 June 2015.

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'It is our mission to provide our clients with honest service of the highest quality at all times and to continue to strive to be one of the leading law firms in Namibia and to maintain our international profile'

OUR SERVICES

Metcalfe Attorneys provides general legal services over a broad spectrum which is accentuated by the qualifications and the diverse backgrounds, experiences and skills possessed by the various legal practitioners at Metcalfe Attorneys.

It should, nevertheless, be noted that special emphasis is placed on commercial work, more particularly on labour law, company law, competition law, intellectual property law, international trade law, banking law, administrative law, local government law, family law, property law, the law of contract and criminal law.

As a result of the public’s perception of the quality of the professional service rendered at Metcalfe Attorneys, the firm has achieved one of the highest public profiles in Namibia. It currently has a client base of over 3 500 clients, which includes multi-national companies, corporations, individuals and local authority councils and municipalities. 

Areas of Practice and fee structure

Our corporate fee ranges from N$ 1000.00 – N$ 2 000.00 per hour depending on the nature and complexity of the work and seniority of the legal practitioner. This fee excludes VAT, the cost of counsel and all disbursements (such as telephone, fax, email, postage and petties etc).

Disbursements are billed in accordance with the Law Society of Namibia fee guidelines.Prior to engaging counsel, fee estimates are obtained and these are approved by the client prior to such engagement.

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Banking & Insurance Law
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Administrative & Labour Law
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Contract & Company Law
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Criminal Law
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Family Law

MANAGING PARTNERS PROFESSIONAL PROFILES

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MR RICHARD METCALFE

Mr Metcalfe is an admitted Advocate of the High Court of South Africa where his services are regularly used in high profile criminal matters as a consultant.  Due to time constraints he has ceased direct representation of clients in South Africa.  He however regularly attends to corporate matters in South Africa.

Mr Metcalfe’s international credentials extend to the extent that he was approached to become the Honourary Consul of the Czech Republic in 2000.  After due diligence by the security apparatus of both Namibia and the Czech Republic he accepted the appointment as Honourary Consul of the Czech Republic to the Republic of Namibia.  He served in such position from 2001 to 2005 when he resigned as a result of work pressure.

Mr Metcalfe in his zeal to develop young legal practitioners and ensure growth of the legal professional, promoted Mr Beukes to Managing Partner of the Windhoek Office, effective as from 1 June 2015.

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MR FLORIAN BEUKES

Mr Beukes holds a B-Juris and Bachelors of Law degree (Honors) from the University of Namibia. Mr Beukes also obtained a Management Development Certificate from the University of Stellenbosch and is expected to complete his Master’s Degree in Commercial Law with the University of South Africa in 2018. He specialises in Corporate and Commercial Law as well as competition law, employment law and civil litigation. Mr Beukes has more than six years corporate experience hence he was previously employed as legal consultant at Trustco Insurance Ltd (Legal Shield), as group legal officer at United Africa Group (Pty) Ltd and as a legal advisor/company secretary at Namibia Airports Company Ltd.

Mr Beukes passed his Legal Practitioners Qualifying examinations, ‘Cum Laude’ as the best student and is a published author in the 2012 Namibian Law Journal issue.

Mr Beukes did his articles with Metcalfe Attorneys and has been in the firm’s employment since 2013. He regularly provides legal services to high profile corporate clients and litigates in various complex civil litigious matters.

CONTACT US CALL US TODAY!

Windhoek

ADDRESS
5 Bahnhof Street
City Center
Windhoek

E-mail : info@metcalfewhk.com
Tel: +264 61 402368
Fax: +264 61 402361
P.O.Box 28013 Windhoek

Walvis Bay

ADDRESS

C/o 11th Road & Hage Geingob Street
Nechvile Building
First Floor, Office 1.8
E-mail: info@metcalfecoast.lawyer
Tel: +264 64 217150
Fax: +264 64 217160
P.O.Box 846 Walvis Bay

Keetmanshoop

ADDRESS
Desert Plaza
Humpie Plichta Street
Office No.7 Keetmanshoop
Tel: +264 63 224088
Fax: +264 63 224090

Swakopmund

ADDRESS
Tobias Hainyeko & Werft Street
Tel: +264 64 461 614
Fax: +264 64 461 525

E-mail: info@metcalfecoast.lawyer

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