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DM5 is committed to excellence in the practice of law while maintaining the highest ethical standards, diversity and individuality of its lawyers. We are a dynamic and energetic law firm that operates in a creative and innovative manner, ensuring maximum and sustainable commercial benefit for our clients.

Our philosophy and operations are built around our clients’ demands and requirements. Our reputation is built on the wide range of commercial legal services that we render through our team of highly specialised directors, complimented and supported by skilled associates. Our experience is evidenced in the various transactions that we have advised on since our incorporation.

We currently have offices in Johannesburg, Cape Town and Durban.


Our values are reflected in our work, both in the ways we communicate internally with each other and externally with those in our ecosystem.


INTEGRITY has remained the hallmark of DM5’s principles. Our integrity is not optional or situational, it is the foundation on which we have built and maintained our relationships with our clients and colleagues. We are committed to our values and we protect our firm’s culture through our commitment to possessing integrity at an organisational level. We value integrity in all aspects of our work and our lives and are dedicated to maintaining the highest ethical standards in our decisions, actions and communication.


We respect all individuals and value their contributions. We are committed to a TEAMWORK environment where every person is a valued member, treated with respect and encouraged to contribute to the success of DM5. To get some idea of the value of COLLABORATION at DM5 – consider a team sport, where the entire team comes together and works toward a common, big-picture goal. We believe the synergy of our combined individual contributions will elevate the success we achieve for our clients and DM5.


We value RESPONSIBILITY to our clients by managing budgets, reducing extraneous costs and meeting their needs completely. We value RESPONSIBILITY to each other to reduce unnecessary costs, work expeditiously and productively, and at all times uphold the image of DM5.


Our culture is collaborative, inclusive, entrepreneurial and committed to the pursuit of excellence – today, tomorrow and in the decade to come.


In today’s world of social consciousness and transformative change, our vision is clear – to provide our clients with value-added and impactful solutions suited to the modern economy and an inter-connected world.


Combining our time-honoured tradition of delivering excellent service and a bold and dynamic vision for the future of legal practice, our mission is to deliver strategic and innovative legal and business solutions to our clients, wherever their business takes them.


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