Pather & Pather

A dynamic full service South African law-firm

Real solutions by real people.

Pather & Pather Attorneys is a dynamic full-service law firm, with key offices in Durban, Pietermaritzburg, Johannesburg, Pretoria, and Cape Town. Since its establishment in 1996 by Sivi Pather, the firm has become a pillar of reliability and excellence within the legal and business sectors across South Africa.

With a commitment to diversity and empowerment, we hold a B-BBEE Level 1 accreditation. Our firm is distinguished by a dynamic and predominantly female team of 37 legal professionals who collectively offer over 200 years of comprehensive legal experience, reinforcing our reputation for superior client service.

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We are pleased to announce our strategic collaboration and alliance with Asia Law Offices (ALO), an established legal firm based in New Delhi, India.

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Meet our team to find your lawyer

Our firm has expertise and experience in multiple branches of law. From commercial and insurance law to family, litigation, property law and everything in between. We have done it all.

The Executive Committee

Sivi Pather

Founder Sivi heads up the litigation, commercial and labour law departments. He has litigated on high-profile cases in all the High Courts in South Africa, as well as the Supreme Court of Appeal and the Constitutional Court.

Sivi is an accredited International Mediator of The London School of Mediation and a member of the Arbitrators Association of South Africa. He is passionate about Alternative Dispute Resolution and has completed Harvard Law School’s negotiation programme.

Erashini Sirpal

Erashini is a senior executive responsible for managing the financial actions of Pather and Pather Attorneys Inc. Erashini joined Pather and Pather Attorneys as a billing clerk in 2003, progressed to be the office manageress in 2005 and has since moved on to the title of Head of Administration. 

Through her 19 years of service, she has become a pillar in the establishment and an integral member of the Pather and Pather family. 

Raeesa Cassim

Raeesa heads up the firm’s corporate commercial division and is an admitted notary. She specialises in mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructuring, general finance, development finance, preference share funding transactions, BEE financing, structured finance, secured and syndicated lending, project finance as well as general corporate and commercial matters.

Sisanda Linda

Sisanda deals with commercial law, company law, contract law and property law for several parastatals, including the Industrial Development Corporation of SA, the Public Investment Corporation, Transnet SOC Limited, several Municipalities and commercial banks in SA.

Stephanie Ephraim

Stephanie Ephraim, an MBA graduate, our Practice Manager, brings over 20 years of client and project management experience, along with an MBA and ongoing LLB studies, ensuring our firm’s excellence. Her client-focused skills and project management expertise create lasting partnerships and streamline operations, a testament to her effective leadership in optimizing our firm’s strategy and client success.

Why Choose Us?

What sets us apart

We are real people with real solutions.

What we offer

We are a full-service firm with expertise and experience in multiple branches of law. From commercial and insurance law to family, litigation, property law and everything in between. We have done it all.

Our Services

We provide personalised legal services to a wide spectrum of clients ranging from individuals through to small and large firms, companies and institutions such as banks, insurance companies and local authorities.

Our philosophy of understanding the real needs of our clients provides a sound base for the legal service we offer.

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What We Are Proud Of

We have a proud history of successfully representing clients, which is evident by a prominence in a substantial number of cases reported in the South African Law Reports over the years.


As a corporate and commercial law firm, we focus strongly on the needs of our clients and their respective businesses. Our client base requires rapid response, appropriate advice and innovative legal solutions based on a full understanding of individual needs.

With our reputation for exceptional service delivery, outstanding skills and expertise, we believe in following a holistic approach, ensuring our clients receive the best advice at all times.

Our firm is geared for efficiency and accessibility through the range of services we offer and our effective network of associates. We can respond swiftly to our clients’ needs – locally and abroad – and keep a close eye on market trends, to ensure excellence at all times.

Dedicated Portfolio Management

All portfolios are overseen by dedicated personnel, with a minimum of one director, two attorneys and support staff (varying from secretaries to clerks and messengers), ensuring that all relevant needs are met.

Our infrastructure includes the latest technology solutions to optimise efficiency and ensure maximum output and best end cyber security solutions.

In addition to the electronic equipment and IT infrastructure, we also have suitably appointed meeting facilities,  a fully functional library, two boardrooms, and a lobby area to meet and host our clients.


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Your Trusted Law Firm

Our dedicated team has the legal expertise you need to help you move forward. Look no further than Pather & Pather for all your tailored legal services