About us

RW is about forming partnerships with our clients into lasting relationships. We are one of South Africa’s leading and oldest law firm providing services in all areas of law. Our legal practitioners deliver a holistic service offering which leverages their combined expertise whilst being formidable individuals in their respective areas of practice.

We are a team of ambitious and committed professionals. We make it our business to know and understand the business of our clients which culminates in services and solutions that are relevant and practical. Our professionals provide high quality legal advice to support our clients’ strategies and operations thereby adding value in everything we do. This explains why many corporates, government entities and members of the public, have for 130 years trusted RW to look after their legal needs. We get the results for you.

Through an established network, RW brings together the resources and expertise of leading legal services across Africa. A combination of our expertise and geographical presence on the continent, places us in a better position to support all our clients doing business in Africa.

We value the importance of continuous professional development, which is why we encourage all our professionals to reinvent themselves with new skills and hone existing ones to ensure that we have a dynamic team all the time. To this end we spend time and money on professional development so that our professional team is equipped to provide updated and cutting edge knowledge and solutions to meet our clients’ needs.

The firm complies fully with the requirements of the Broad Based Black Economic Empowerment Act and supports gender transformation. The firm is a level two contributor. In terms of ownership, 55% of the shares are held by a black female shareholder.

The firm was recently recognised by LEAD for 25 years of significant contribution towards the School for Legal Practice. The firm also values its pro-bono contribution to those who cannot access quality legal assistance.