08.00 to 16.30 Monday to Friday

21A Cascades Crescent, Pietermaritzburg

Head Office 033 940 1497

ReceptionMatthew Francis Inc is a boutique law firm that is characterised more by the clients it represents rather than the range of services it provides. Although the firm’s clientele are drawn principally from the public sector, the firm has a growing base of private sector corporate clients.

The firm offers a full range of services in most areas of legal practice, including niche areas such as Town Planning Law, Public Sector Law, Procurement Law, and Labour Law.

Since its establishment, the firm has expanded quite rapidly and is, at present, one of the largest wholly owned and managed black law firms in KwaZulu-Natal.

All the directors are from previously disadvantaged backgrounds. In addition, the vast majority of the directors are classified as “youth”.

The firm has recently achieved a Level 1 B-BBEE Contributor rating, making it one of a very few law firms in the country to achieve this accolade.

The firm’s head office is based in Pietermaritzburg but in line with its vision to become a national law firm, it has swiftly set up an office in Gauteng to service existing clients as well as to break into this economic hub.

Matthew Francis Inc intends to expand even further to realise its vision of attaining a national footprint.



To become a wholly integrated client-centric national law firm that operates in an environment replete with trust, mutual respect and the enhancement of human potential.

“redefining legal practice”



The firm strives to provide high quality services with integrity and the utmost professionalism. This it seeks to do by:

  • providing expert advice in all aspects of law

  • identifying and understanding the specific needs of clients and in so doing, providing services that exceed their expectations in all facets of legal representation

  • maintaining the highest standards of professionalism, objectivity, honesty and respect

  • being on the cutting edge of legal practice and constantly improving the services on offer

  • utilising efficient operating systems, including the use of the latest office equipment and information technology components

  • growing as a firm to attract attorneys and staff of the highest calibre in order to become one of the most sought after providers of legal services in the country