Renowned legal firm, Barkers Attorneys, was established in 1932. With incredibly well situated offices across the greater Durban region, it made good sense for the team to open up a North Coast office. We chatted to Esti Lombard, partner and branch manager at the Barkers North Coast office.
Since 1932, Barkers has grown into a prominent and trusted firm of attorneys, commercial advisers and conveyancers, led by a core team of attorneys and supported by more than thirty dedicated associates, consultants, assistants and administrators.
Why did you choose this area to set up shop?
Ballito is one of the fastest growing towns in South Africa with significant property, infrastructural and commercial developments being undertaken now and in the near future.
How did you find your premises?
With well-established branches in Umhlanga and along the South Coast, it was an obvious choice for us to open up a North Coast branch, ensuring continued future growth of our firm.
The Simbithi Office Park is a premium office space situated within the Simbithi Eco Estate and is unparalleled in location and beauty. Moreover, many of our clients reside or operate their businesses from the North Coast region, which makes our location a convenient one. Our offices also boast state of the art audiovisual centres and communications hubs, with top of the range information technology facilities for document generation and communication with clients and service providers.
Who are your neighbours?
The Simbithi Office Park is home to a wide range of businesses, including attorneys, estate agents and other companies. A number of convenient retail stores are also located within the office park, along with a hair salon and spa.
What is your shop footprint/traffic?
With three branches, in Umhlanga, Amanzimtoti and Ballito, our client base grows in line with our expansion.
What’s your most popular service?
As a full service law firm, we are keenly focused on ensuring that our clients are well taken care of. Our reputation for providing tailor-made client solutions and delivering exceptional service underpins Barkers’ proven record of success in legal practice, and we work to keep delivering outstanding results to our clients through our three branches. Of course, our most important resource is our team of highly skilled employees, many of whom have been part of our team for more than twenty-five years.
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Words: Cath Jenkin | Images: Supplied