Adams and Adams

For the second year running, we are pleased to be partnering with Golden Key in an exclusive law partnership.

Founded in 1908, Adams & Adams is a leading South African law firm, characterised by a strong tradition of professionalism, expertise and excellence, fused with a forward-looking vision.

The firm has 57 partners, over 135 lawyers and a total staff complement exceeding 450. With an enviable and extensive international client base, Adams & Adams operates throughout the world, specialising in Africa, from its offices in Pretoria, Johannesburg, Cape Town, Durban, Mozambique and Angola.  During November 2010 the firm's head office moved into exciting and upmarket new office premises in Lynnwood Manor Pretoria.  The new offices encompass all that is modern, efficient and professional - reflecting the firm in each and every corridor.


Adams & Adams specialises in Intellectual Property law, Commercial & Corporate law (incl. Competition), Property law and attends to all aspects of High Court Litigation, including administrative law, banking, construction, contractual and commercial law, insurance, insolvency, family law, consumer protection, employment law and restraint of trade, personal injury and medical malpractice.

Since its beginnings, the partnership has been focussed on maintaining high standards in all aspects of professional practice, commitment to client care and service excellence, dedication to ethical conduct and integrity in all its relationships with clients, colleagues and authorities as well as striving to achieve job satisfaction and work-life balance.

We are committed to transformation, skills transfer and Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment and we actively participate in corporate social responsibility programmes.  

Adams  & Adams has long held the conviction that, both from a growth strategy perspective and for the achievement of transformation goals, a more sustainable success rate can be achieved by a process of “homogenous growth”, which includes:

  •          a focused and pro-active recruitment initiative
  •          unrivalled on-the-job training and mentoring
  •          excellent opportunities for long & rewarding careers
  •          rotation programme within different practice areas
  •          specialist / niche fields of practice
  •          competitive salary package
  •          focus on work / life balance

Adams & Adams believes that its complement of young professionals is an investment in the future and is committed to empowering them to become successful practitioners through the retention of all candidate attorneys who prove themselves to be excellent.

Adams & Adams is dedicated to providing counsel and expertise at the highest levels and achieving extraordinary results for our clients. Consequently, we employ individuals who are talented, motivated and committed, in order to maintain our record of success.

Academic excellence is a prerequisite for admission into our Candidate Attorney programme. And coupled with a diligence to learning, we value independent thinking and creativity in our CAs. Our dynamic and diverse structure means that applicants who demonstrate excellent interpersonal skills, adaptability and a selfless spirit, will flourish and grow to become outstanding lawyers. Here are the 2012 Adams & Adams Candidate Attorneys:   

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Back Row: Dineo Modibedi, Shirene Kok, Megan Dinnie, Katherine Harding, Gillian Griffiths
Middle Row: Evania Moodley, Ntombi Mncube, Sinal Govender, Misha Post, Viwe Didishe, Khanyisile Khanyile, Luzaan Dudley,  Veruschka Vergottini, Sarah Davies, Alissa Nayanah
Front Row: Francois Landman, Michael Potgieter, Patrick Ellis, Helgard Janse van Rensburg

Career Fairs on Campus 2013 - Feel free to visit Adams & Adams representatives:
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  • Applicants must hold a South African Senior Certificate
  • Applicants must currently be in their second,  third or fourth year of LLB studies
  • Applicants must be South African Citizens


Equity Statement
As a responsible employer, Adams & Adams is committed to and understands its responsibilities in terms of the Employment Equity Act of 1998. We have put in place measures to ensure that equity is implemented in a manner that will best serve the future interests of our clients, the firm, our employees, and the country as a whole.

Closing dates:
Vacation Programme: June/July 2013 - 31 March 2013
Vacation Programme: December 2013 - 31 August 2013
Applications for Articles of Clerkship 2015 - 31 March 2013 & 31 August 2013

How to apply:
Only online applications accepted. Interested candidates must visit and go to the link "Careers - Graduates" to register and load an online profile. Should you experience any problems with the website or have queries please send an e-mail.