Fiduciary Law and Conveyancing

Wills, Trusts, Estates Planning & Administration

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24 Hilton Avenue

Hilton

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Gillitts Office Park

2 Rodger Place

Gillitts, 3610

In this day and age of specialisation, I believe that there is a special need for specialist Fiduciary Lawyers, particularly with regard to the administration of Trusts. With the development of Trust law, accurate and comprehensive administration of Trusts is required in law, and the practice caters for a full range of administrative functions pertaining to the setting up of and administration of Trusts accordingly.

– Ant Jenkins

ABOUT US

A G JENKINS ATTORNEYS is a boutique firm , specializing in Fiduciary Law and Conveyancing.

Fiduciary Law is a term encompassing legal work involving Wills and TrustsEstate Planning and Administration, and Personal Affairs Administration.

A Fiduciary relationship encompasses the idea of utmost faith, trust and confidence to manage and protect property, money or other assets for another person. The duties of a Fiduciary include loyalty and reasonable care of the assets within his or her custody. All of the Fiduciary’s actions are performed for the advantage of the beneficiary.

The practice is headed by Anthony (Ant) Jenkins, an Attorney and Conveyancer of many years standing, who commenced practise for his own account on 1 January 2010. Ant had previously been a partner in three  firms of Attorneys in Pietermaritzburg, and decided at the end of 2009, to open his own practice.

Over the years, Ant has become a specialist in Fiduciary Law and his practice is very specifically aimed at this area of law, as well as Conveyancing.

The practice operates out of two offices, the main office being run from Suite 3,  24 Hilton Avenue, Hilton, Pietermaritzburg and a branch office being run from Gillitts Office Park, 2 Rodger Place, Gillitts (on Thursdays).

Ant is ably assisted by Professional Assistant Attorneys, highly experienced Estates and Trusts ParalegalsCandidate Attorneys, and private secretaries.

The practice utilises sophisticated computer software for the administration of Trusts, as well as the reporting and administration of Deceased and Curatorship Estates. The utilisation of sophisticated programmes in this regard has substantially enhanced the level of service that the practice is able to provide to its clients.

The practice prides itself in being a very personal one, and Ant and his staff make a special effort to build  personal relationships with their clients, as, particularly in this area of law, they believe that relationship building and the maintaining of relationships are the central to this type of work.

Ant and his staff all possess a high level of empathy and consideration for clients who are in an emotionally fragile position in either preparing for, or administering Estates after the death of a client. Ant believes that a very personal approach should be adopted to the administration of a Deceased Estate, which is principally attended to by his Estates ParalegalNikita Naidoo and attorney Caitlin Askew, but carefully monitored and supervised by Ant personally. Ant ensures that he develops a personal relationship with the family of the deceased person as this substantially enhances the ability to wind up a Deceased Estate efficiently and effectively following a death.

Ant and his staff also specialise in the drawing up of Wills and more complicated Estate Plans, and monitor the regular updating of Wills and Estate Plans from time to time with their clients.

OUR TEAM

A G JENKINS ATTORNEYS is a boutique firm , specializing in Fiduciary Law and Conveyancing.

Fiduciary Law is a term encompassing legal work involving Wills and TrustsEstate Planning and Administration, and Personal Affairs Administration.

A Fiduciary relationship encompasses the idea of utmost faith, trust and confidence to manage and protect property, money or other assets for another person. The duties of a Fiduciary include loyalty and reasonable care of the assets within his or her custody. All of the Fiduciary’s actions are performed for the advantage of the beneficiary.

Anthony (Ant) Jenkins

Anthony (Ant) Jenkins

Owner & Principal Attorney

The practice is headed by Anthony (Ant) Jenkins, an Attorney and Conveyancer of many years standing, who commenced practise for his own account on 1 January 2010. Ant had previously been a partner in three  firms of Attorneys in Pietermaritzburg, and decided at the end of 2009, to open his own practise.

Over the years, Ant has become a specialist in Fiduciary Law and his practice is very specifically aimed at this area of law, as well as Conveyancing.

NIKITA NAIDOO

NIKITA NAIDOO

Estates & Trusts Paralegal

Nikita was initially employed by Ant Jenkins in 2003 as a secretary.  Since her employment 17 years ago she has grown from strength to strength and is currently employed as a Trust and Estate Paralegal, as well as a bookkeeper. Nikita has been with A G Jenkins Attorneys since it was initially founded in January 2010 and has become one of the senior members of the firm. Nikita heads up the Deceased and Curatorship Estates Department, and is a highly experienced and competent administrator of Trusts. Nikita is involved in the management of the firm and interacts well with our professional and support staff.

VILONA (LORNA) GOVENDER

VILONA (LORNA) GOVENDER

Attorney

 

Vilona obtained her LLB degree at the University of KwaZulu-Natal in 2014 and thereafter commenced working at A G Jenkins Attorneys on in December 2014, where she served my Articles of Clerkship for 2 years. Verona was admitted as an Attorney of the High Court of South Africa on 27 March 2017 and has since then practiced as an Attorney at the firm mainly in the Trusts, Wills, Antenuptial Contracts and Estate Planning Departments of the firm.

CAITLIN ASKEW

CAITLIN ASKEW

Attorney

 

Caitlin is a qualified Attorney and has been with the firm since January 2020 working predominantly in the Estates and Trusts Departments. Caitlin studied at Rhodes University and graduated with a BA LL.B in 2014. She completed her articles at BKM Attorneys in Johannesburg in 2017 and was admitted as an Attorney of the Gauteng High Court that same year. Caitlin then worked at Capital Legacy in Umhlanga administering deceased estates, and has been admitted as an Attorney in the KwaZulu-Natal High Court, Pietermaritzburg and now happy to have joined the team at our firm.

VERONA PADAYACHEE

VERONA PADAYACHEE

Attorney

 

Verona obtained her Bachelor of Laws Degree (LL.B) from the University of KwaZulu-Natal in Pietermaritzburg and commenced Articles of Clerkship with A G Jenkins Attorneys in 2017. She was admitted as an Attorney of the KwaZulu-Natal High Court, Pietermaritzburg in March 2020 and was retained as a practicing Legal Practitioner by this firm. Verona’s key practice areas include Trust administration and Deceased Estate administration.

DIRK OELLERMANN

DIRK OELLERMANN

Candidate Attorney

 

Dirk holds a BA LL.B (University of Pretoria). He joined the firm in 2019 as a Candidate Attorney, and has assisted Ant and gained experience in Trust administration, Deceased Estate Administration, and drafting of Wills and Commercial Agreements. Dirk expects to be admitted as an Attorney in 2021.

YASMIN MEA

YASMIN MEA

Candidate Attorney

 

Yasmin joined the A G Jenkins Team in August 2018. She acquired my LL.B Law degree in 2017 from the University of KwaZulu-Natal, Pietermaritzburg Campus. She worked in commerce and industry from January 2016 to August 2018, where she gained experience in debt collection and HR and employee contracts. Yasmin also has Pastel Accounting and VAT payments and legislation experience. Prior to this she worked in the hospitality industry.

MANDY GOVENDER

MANDY GOVENDER

Receptionist & PA

 

Mandy joined A G Jenkins Attorneys in February 2019 as the Receptionist. She am also the Legal Secretary and Personal Assistant to Ant Jenkins. Her experience includes office administration, personal assistance, diary management, attending to client queries and direct interaction with clients.  Mandy is generally the point of first contact with the firm and her friendly and professional manner is a great asset of the firm.

NSIKI CELE

NSIKI CELE

Administrative Assistant & PA

 

Nsiki joined A G Jenkins Attorneys on in November 2018 as a PA to attorney Lorna Govender. She has prior experience in office administration which was acquired through working in various fields including accounts, personal assistance, diary management and client services.

JOAN AYLES

JOAN AYLES

Conveyancing Paralegal

 

Joan heads up our Conveyancing department as a senior Conveyancing Paralegal. She has a wealth of experience having worked in this field for over 30 years. Joan runs our conveyancing transfer from start to finish under the review of Ant Jenkins.

SHARON TROWER

SHARON TROWER

Bookkeeper

 

Sharon is our Bookkeeper and has had many years of experience in that field and in Administration. She has been with the firm since November 2017.

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