• Transfers of conventional properties
  • Opening sectional title registers
  • Registrations of mortgage bonds
  • Registration of Notarial bonds and deeds eg Servitudes
  • Negotiation of Mortgage bonds
  • Opening of Township registers
  • Sectional title transfers
  • Township development

Colin is the current head of the conveyancing department and is a specialist conveyancer who has a broad-based general conveyancing practice. Colin has been a conveyancer in excess of thirty years. Colin was the senior partner of Smythe & Company prior to its amalgamation with Austen Smith.

Allan is a delegate on the Standing Committee of the Property Law Committee of the Law Society of South Africa. He is a specialist conveyancer with a large sectional title practice. He was the first conveyancer in this province to attend to the development of a new township in terms of the Development Facilitation Act No. 67 of 1995. As far as we are aware this was one of the first developments under this Act.

Kathryn Rees (Senior Managing Partner)

Kath completed her articles of clerkship with Austen Smith and was admitted as an Attorney in 2002. She joined the partnership on 1 March 2005. She has specialised in family law and matrimonial law with a general civil litigation practice in both the High Court and Magistrate’s Court and has handled Plaintiff claims against the Road Accident Fund. She has handled labour matters, representing clients in the CCMA and the Labour Court and drawing contracts and disciplinary procedures and policies. She is also a Conveyancer.

Bruce Gemmell (Consultant)

Bruce Gemmell (B.Proc) of Hathorn Cameron joined Austen Smith with his agency conveyancing department in 2009.  Bruce has come full circle having started his articles at Smythe & Co. which amalgamated with Austen Smith in July 1996.  However by 1996 he was completing his articles at Hathorn Cameron having spent 11 years working for the Deeds Office.  He was a partner for 10 years, and now has taken on a consulting role, doing agency conveyancing, bond work, as well as some local conveyancing.

Reesha Seegobin (Professional Assistant)

Reesha Seegobin

Reesha obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree majoring in English and Media in 2011 and then went on to pursue her LLB degree which she obtained in 2014. She served her articles at Austen Smith Attorneys and thereafter wrote the Conveyancing exam. She currently works as a Conveyancer in the Agency Conveyancing Department.

Susan Stanford (Consultant)

Susan Stanford

Susan heads up her agency conveyancing department and is actively involved in checking all deeds sent in for lodgement by out-of-town conveyancers. She has been involved in law for twenty-five years so brings a wealth of experience to her job. Apart from her agency work Susan also attends to local conveyancing and commercial work and has an extensive knowledge of township developments and sectional title work.