David Smit

David was educated at St. Andrew's College, Grahamstown, Rhodes University (BA) and the University of Stellenbosch (LL.B). He was admitted as an Attorney and Conveyancer in 1982. David was a partner in a large firm for 8 years and ran his own practice for 6 years, before joining De Klerk & Van Gend as a Director in 2002. In 2012, he graduated with a Postgraduate Diploma in Dispute Settlement (cum laude) from Stellenbosch University’s Business School. Furthermore he is an accredited commercial mediator, both in South Africa and in the UK.

David oversees the firm's Property Law and Conveyancing Department and specialises in all aspects of property law, contracts, trusts and estates and dispute resolution through mediation. David is a long-standing member of the Cape Law Society’s Property Law Committee and Taxation Committee, and has served as a Commissioner of the Small Claims Court since 1991.

David enjoys playing golf and league squash. He is an Honorary Vice-President of Villager Squash Club, which he served as Chairman.

Areas of practice:

Property & Real Estate
Wills, Estates
and Trusts

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