Smiedt & Associates | About Us
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Quality legal services

Smiedt & Associates

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:

  • Integrity
  • Trust
  • Efficiency
  • Transparency

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.

The Law Team


Alan Smiedt was admitted as an attorney in 1973. Alan has been involved in many high profile legal matters having specialised in commercial work whilst a partner at Smiedt – Witz and Abrahams & Gross as a senior partner. As a director of Smith Tabata Buchanan Boyes, he headed up their litigation department. Since forming S&A, Alan has specialised in all aspects of Business Law & family matters with high net worth clients. Alan was nominated for inclusion in the Ninth Edition of The Best Lawyers in SA for 2018 in the category of corporate law.


Founding Partner

Michelle has a BCom (Law) from UNISA and completed a postgraduate LLB at Stellenbosch University. She has been an integral part of Smiedt & Associates since the opening of its doors on the 1 September 2008. Michelle was made a partner in 2015.

Michelle is an admitted conveyancer and heads the firm’s conveyancing department. She attends to its deceased estates department as well. Michelle also attends to various litigation matters on behalf the firm’s clients.



We are pleased to welcome Tyla Scriven to our practice as an associate. Tyla has obtained her LLB degree from the University of Pretoria in 2015 and has relocated to Cape Town after having served her articles in Pretoria. Tyla is an admitted attorney and notary public affiliated to the Law Society of the Northern Provinces as well as the Cape Law Society.


Junior Associate

Gabrielle graduated with a BA LLB from the University of Cape Town and joined us as the beginning of 2018 as a candidate attorney


Candidate Attorney

Dale is an admitted attorney and consults on various matters for Smiedt & Associates.



Karen has worked for attorneys in a secretarial and personal assistant position for over 40 years, the last 26 years being with Alan Smiedt. Karen is PA to Alan as well as the office manager.


PA / Office Manager