Van Heerden & Krugel | Prokureurs | Attorneys


Prokureurs | Attorneys


About Us.

Van Heerden & Krugel Attorneys was established in 2010. Our firm is built on the core foundations of integrity, excellence, and endurance.

Our successful practice stands firm on our dedicated team of professionals who are client-focused and service-centric. We represent a wide spectrum of clients from individuals, small companies, franchises, and corporate clients from all spheres of life.

We are renowned for specialising in Civil Litigation, Property Law, and Conveyancing by providing our clients with exceptional levels of service.

We understand the importance of explaining the step-by-step process to each client. Since experience taught us that attention to detail ensures an everlasting relationship, we believe in the words of Fabienne Fredrickson that says, “With each client you help, you change the world.”

“A lawyer’s time and advice are his stock in trade” – Abraham Lincoln

We aim to cover a variety of fields in the legal system to ensure success for each of our clients. Our clients should not settle for sub-standard legal advice, when we can provide them with the utmost best.

Areas of Practice

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Criminal Law

Criminal law involves a system of legal rules designed to keep the public safe and deter wrongful conduct, at Van Heerden & Krugel we advise on multifaceted criminal matters ensuring the best interests of our clients are served.

Corporate & Commercial Law

We have a highly regarded corporate team with impressive experience across various sectors including the corporate, financial and mining sectors. Our broad approach to commercial law enables us to provide our clients with up-to- date and comprehensive business solutions.

Wills & Estates

We provide expert services in relation to the drafting of wills and the formation of trusts. Our services include providing advice and drafting of testamentary documents and advice on all succession and tax aspects. We specialize in the drafting of trust deeds and the registration of trusts with the Master of the High Court

Family Law

Van Heerden & Krugel we pride ourselves in providing exceptional legal advice and support in all areas relating to family law.


Van Heerden & Krugel has an experienced and successful litigation department. We have advised on a wide range of commercial disputes.

Contract Law

An agreement creating obligations enforceable by law. The basic elements of a contract are mutual assent, consideration, capacity, and legality.

Conveyancing & Notary

These services include the transfer of properties, transfer of sectional title units, establishment of sectional title schemes, establishment of townships, registration of mortgage bonds and various other services relating to immovable properties.

“If we desire respect for the law, we must first make the law respectable.” – Louis D. Brandeis


Meet Our Professionals.

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Jacques van Heerden

Senior Partner

“Obedience to lawful authority is the foundation of manly character” – Robert E. Lee

Senior Partner

Jacques is thr senior partner of Van Heerden & Krugel Attorneys. After joining De Beer Attorneys as a candidate attorney in 2003. Jacques became the youngest director in the firm since 2007. Shortly thereafter Jacques decided to merge with Krugel Attorneys, and Van Heerden & Krugel Attorneys was born.

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Ulana Krugel

Senior Partner

“The law is reason, free from passion” – Aristotle.

Senior Partner

Ulana is the co-founder and senior partner of Van Heerden & Krugel Attorneys. She qualified with a LLB degree in 2006 from the University of Johannesburg. She served her articles in 2007 at VZLR. Ulana accumulated 10 years of specialist experience in conveyancing.

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Lénay Barnard

Senior Associate

“...that being a lawyer is something that’s part of who I am as an individual now” – Anita Hill

Senior Associate

Lénay obtained her LLB degree in 2010 at the University of Pretoria. After graduating she joined Van Heerden & Krugel Attorneys as a candidate attorney. Her commitment to the firm lead to her appointment as senior associate. She also has a significant angle she brings to commercial law, as well as construction law.

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Juan van Heerden

Junior Associate

“Justice delayed is justice denied” – William E. Gladstone

Junior Partner

Juan obtained his LLB degree at the University of Pretoria in 2011. He commenced his articles at Van Heerden & Krugel in 2012, and was admitted as an attorney in 2014. Juan has been practicing in the field of criminal law and family law since the inception of his practice.

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Elnette Schoonraad

Candidate Attorney

“Justice cannot be for one side aline, but must be for both.” -Eleanor Roosevelt

Candidate Attorney

Elnette completed her LLB degree in 2019 at the University of Pretoria. She was appointed as a candidate attorney and started serving her articles at Van Heerden & Krugel Attorneys at the beginning of 2020. She offers her devoted assistance in the family law department and is eager to explore the wide variety of the legal world.


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