“Peter Dykes became a director of Munro McHarry Inc. (a well established firm in Randburg) at the end of 1984. Subsequently, with the blessing of Munro McHarry Inc. he started a new partnership known as Munro Edmonds Dykes. It was initially the intention that Munro Edmonds Dykes would concentrate on commercial work and litigation and Munro McHarry Inc. would concentrate on conveyancing. The partnership subsequently changed its name to Edmonds Dykes and later to Dykes, Daly. A few years later Dykes, Daly purchased Munro McHarry Inc. which then became part of Dykes, Daly. In March 1995 Johan van Heerden (who had done his articles at Dykes, Daly and had helped to establish the Roodepoort office of Dykes, Daly) became a partner of Dykes, Daly. Dykes, Daly at such stage separated into four separate firms and Peter Dykes and Johan van Heerden became the sole partners of Dykes, Daly (Roodepoort). Dykes, Daly (Roodepoort) subsequently changed its name to Dykes, van Heerden and subsequently became an incorporated company known as Dykes, van Heerden Inc. In September 2006, Cheryl Ramsamy and Doctor Segogoba were appointed as directors.

On 1 June 2004 Dykes, van Heerden Inc opened offices in the Cape as part as its strategy to be “Conveyancers for South Africa.” The offices are currently operated through the firms Dykes Van Heerden Slabbert Hopkins Inc and Dykes Van Heerden (Cape) Inc and the operating partners are Louis Slabbert and Elana Hopkins. The offices are situated in Bellville but due to the fact that it is prepared to sign documents with clients at their homes or offices, it covers the entire Western Cape including the entire Peninsula, the Winelands, the Garden Route up to Plettenberg Bay, the West Coast, the Overberg, the Overstrand, the Swartland and parts of the Karoo. Louis Slabbert and Elana Hopkins are the main partners at the Cape Town offce and are responsible for managing the same. We are very proud of the fact that since opening of the office in June 2004 it has grown to be one of biggest conveyancing firms in the Western Cape.

Dykes, van Heerden Inc opened a branch in Amanzimtoti on the 18th of September 2006. Subsequently it was decided that Dykes, van Heerden (KZN) Inc would take over such practice. The principals of such practice are Lisa Bonaface, Thomas van Heeswjk and Cheryl Ramsamy. Lisa Bonaface and Thomas van Heeswijk are in charge of such office. Due to the fact that Dykes van Heerden(KZN)Inc is prepared to sign documents at the client’s houses and offices, the office in fact covers both the North and South Coast of Kwazulu Natal.