11 February 2022 |
The ‘covid factor’ that has permeated the world as we knew it over the past two years, has spurred a whole new lexicon, as people tried to put into words, the impact the virus has had on their lives. Pushed beyond previously unimaginable physical and emotional limits and with lives and livelihoods lost, South Africans have risen up and moved forward, because we are a resilient and passionate people.
The words of Nelson Mandela, one of south Africa’s greatest examples of resilience, come to mind and serve as an inspiration to all of us as we reflect on the year that was... and recharge for the year ahead...with passion and purpose.
“Everyone can rise above their circumstances and achieve success if they are dedicated to and passionate about what they do.” NELSON MANDELA
Managing Partner of Cox Yeats Attorneys, Andrew Clark says, “by being passionate about what we do, the firm has indeed risen above the prevailing circumstances. Embracing technology and protecting and taking care of our greatest asset – our staff, we were able to continue operating at optimum levels in 2021. All staff are now fully set up to be able to work remotely from home, as well as from the office when necessary. This has been the key to being fully available to our clients at all times.”
Galvanised by a clear and compelling purpose to make a positive difference in the world as ‘the most dynamic and innovative law firm offering highly personalised expertise’, Cox Yeats has emerged from 2021 a stronger, more committed team than ever before.
Even under such challenging circumstances the firm, which is consistently rated one of South Africa’s top law firms, was able to achieve excellence on many levels. The annual PMR.africa national survey, delivered a coveted Diamond Arrow Award for the fourth consecutive year, for the ‘Top-rated law firm in South Africa in the category: Medium-sized law firms’ and 14 Partners, from both the Gauteng and Durban offices, were recognised in the 13th Edition of Best Lawyers® in South Africa, including the Lawyer of the Year accolade (Construction Law) for Richard Hoal - a recognition given to the nominee earning the highest overall peer-feedback for a specific practice area and geographic region; only one lawyer is recognised for each speciality and location.
“We’re extremely proud of the ever-expanding range of expertise displayed by our legal team,” continues Clark. “It speaks to our consistent efforts to attract and retain top talent within the legal profession, in order to be be able to provide tailor-made legal solutions to our clients, across a wide range of industry sectors and disciplines in both the private and public sector.”
The firm’s principles of hard work, passion and commitment, coupled with young and energetic attorneys who pride themselves on their individuality and competitiveness, tempered by the experience of long-standing professionals, will enable Cox Yeats to embrace and evolve in the fast-changing and challenging world with enthusiasm and excellence, giving clients the best possible legal advantage, from a team at the top of their game.
2022 DIAMOND AWARD WINNER
TOP LAW FIRM IN SOUTH AFRICA: Medium-Sized Law Firms
DIAMOND ARROW AWARD: COMMERCIAL LAW/LITIGATION
DIAMOND ARROW AWARD: CONSTRUCTION & ENGINEERING