About us


Alan Smiedt started Smiedt & Associates on the 1st September 2008 after a long career as a senior partner of three large Cape Town Law firms. Smiedt & Associates was formed with the vision of capitalizing on the requirement for a small and focused legal firm with an exceptional service offering.
We strive to give all our clients personal attention which is only really possible in a boutique firm of our size.The fact that we are a small and focused law firm sets us apart from the rest and ensures that we give each client the maximum care and attention they deserve. We are not afraid to seek opinion from colleagues who are specialists in their fields to ensure that our clients receive the leading advice on their concerns.

At Smiedt & Associates

We believe in solving your legal problems as expeditiously and cost effectively as possible while incorporating the core values of:





Although we may be small we pack a powerful punch. We aim in assisting our clients with all their legal needs, whatever area of law they may find themselves facing, always ensuring that we give the best possible advice.
At Smiedt & Associates we enjoy forming personal relationships with our clients so that they feel more comfortable and are better able to understand the law. We specialise in many areas of expertise, including but not limited to: Litigation, Commercial Law, Wills, Trust and Estate Planning and Property matters.
About us



Managing Director

Dale is a highly sought after attorney who continues to provide guidance to a variety of clients from Internationally listed companies, global celebrities and high net worth individuals. He has been acknowledged by various publications as a leading lawyer in South Africa.

Dale sits as an advisor to many trusts and companies, both locally and internationally. Dale has over time set new law in South Africa from the High Court all the way through to the Constitutional Court.



Danielle is an associate in the immigration division and is skilled in overstays and lifting bans on undesirability.

She is proficient in approaching the High Court for the expedition of pending appeals, temporary and permanent residence applications, and setting aside incorrect decisions by the Department of Home Affairs.

Natasha Botha

Candidate Attorney

Natasha is in her final year of articles and will be admitted as an attorney in 2022. She is working towards being admitted as a conveyancer and has successfully completed both her Bcom (Law) and LLB degrees at the University of Pretoria in 2017 and 2019 respectively.

Practicing as an attorney has been her life-long goal and she has found her passion within the legal profession.



Tyla provides invaluable legal representation to the firm’s clients and devotes her practice to all aspects of immigration enforcement and dedicates her time to attending on specific areas of immigration enforcement, namely, overstays and

lifting bans on undesirability, expediting pending appeals and permanent residence applications beyond eight months and appeals against the Department of Home Affairs.

Her immigration skills and proficiency extend also to the acquisition of temporary and permanent residence applications, which caters and includes, all immigration categories for temporary and permanent residence.


Office Manager

Karen’s career, spanning a number of decades, has always been in the legal profession.  She has been with the firm since inception and ensures the firm’s day-to-day operations run smoothly and provides administrative support to the partners.

She is also involved in the administration of all client affairs and can be contacted for assistance should any issue arise.

Danielle Houben

Candidate Attorney

Danielle is a Candidate Legal Practitioner who graduated from Stellenbosch University in 2020. Danielle is approachable and friendly in her dedication to the law, and enjoys all things outdoors.

Gabriella Michel

Candidate Attorney

Gabriela graduated in 2018 with BCom LLB from Stellenbosch University. After some traveling and working overseas, she joined the firm in 2021 and will admitted as an attorney in 2022.

She is passionate and driven and is very happy to be serving her articles at Smiedt & Associates.


Senior Partner

Jade De Villiers

Conveyancing Secretary

Jade has been in the property profession since 2002, specialising in immovable property transfers. Jade has been with the firm since 2016.