HISTORY

The firm was established in 1996 by Clive Valentine practising from residential premises in Wynberg. The main focus was on conveyancing and in particular local transfers serving the local community. In 2001 rather than renewing the business use departure that attached to the premises, the firm moved to new premises in the business node on Main Road, Plumstead. These premises served us well for seven years until 2008. In January 2009 the firm relocated to its current premises in central Cape Town.

The firm has deliberately remained small in order to render an extremely personal service to its clients. While the firm did expand over the years to two and then three attorneys in number, it has contracted again. Clive Valentine has been throughout and remains today as the sole proprietor. Clive currently conducts the practice in association with the firm of Broekmanns with whom he shares premises and facilities.

ATTORNEY PROFILE – CLIVE JOHN VALENTINE

Clive graduated from UCT in 1981 with BA, LLB. After completion of compulsory military service during which he served as a law officer with the rank of Lieutenant, he served two years articles with Bisset, Boehmke & McBlain. He was admitted as an attorney and conveyancer in 1986 and as a notary in 1989. He practised immediately after admission for 4 years in Bissets’ conveyancing department. He was exposed to all facets of conveyancing work during this period. In 1989 Clive joined Stephen Broekmann and practised in partnership for 6 years as Broekmann & Valentine. Clive’s experience was extended to practice management, commercial work, administration of estates, wills and trusts.

Clive has been involved in service to the community through the Haven Night Shelter Organisation and as a member of Claremont Rotary Club for some thirteen years. Clive is keen on sport and more particularly tennis and cycling and in 2012 has 19 “Argus” cycle tours under his belt. He also supports WP Rugby & the Stormers from his armchair. Clive is married to Wendy and they have two young children.

FIRM CULTURE

We strive to uphold the following traits in all that we do: