Founded in 1908, Adams & Adams is a leading South African law firm, characterised by a strong tradition of professionalism, expertise, and excellence. Adams & Adams is a traditional partnership, comprising 65 partners, 142 lawyers, 42 Candidate Attorneys and a support staff of 576.  With a sought-after and extensive international client base, Adams & Adams operates globally, specialising in Africa from its offices in Pretoria, Johannesburg, Cape Town, and Durban.

Adams & Adams Values

Service Excellence

Since its beginnings, the partnership has focused on maintaining the highest standards in all aspects of professional practice.

Adams & Adams is committed to exceptional client care and the highest levels of service excellence.

Adams & Adams is consistently shortlisted and acknowledged by leading global industry bodies and publications that recognise excellence in global legal practice.

Integrity & Transformation

Adams & Adams is dedicated to ethical conduct and integrity in all its relationships with clients, colleagues, and authorities, while striving to achieve job satisfaction and optimal work-life balance.

We are devoted to transformation, skills transfer, and the empowerment of our employees and we actively participate in corporate social responsibility programmes to uplift the disadvantaged communities in South Africa.

Work Life Balance

We are sensitive to issues that are important to our staff and are continuously exploring ways to benefit our employees.

In striving to achieve job satisfaction and optimal work-life balance, the firm offers a range of sporting and social programmes and employees are encouraged to participate in these activities. A healthy competitive spirit has developed between partners and staff over the years.

The partnership provides a proactive and dynamic leadership where partners are accessible to offer guidance and advice to candidate attorneys and professionals. We are sensitive to issues that are important to our staff and are continuously exploring ways to benefit our employees.

practical vocational training

We actively look to recruit future partners and the skills that we offer help build independent thinkers who can identify and confidently embrace opportunities for career advancement.

start your application

We accept applications from BA Law, BCom Law, and LLB students. To apply you must have completed the first year of LLB or second year of BA Law or BCom Law undergraduate degree.

selection process

Our selection process covers all aspects of early career development, including our scholarship, vacation work and the CA programme. Find out how it all fits together.

frequently asked

Our recruitment committee has compiled and answered a list of common questions from prospective candidates, covering work rotations, firm culture, vacation work and bursary offerings.

Meet our Graduate Recruitment Team

Zola Williams

Manager | Professional Development

Buti Maseko

Senior Manager | Human Resources

Jani Cronje

Partner | Trade Mark Litigation

Nicolette Biggar

Partner | Trade Mark Prosecution

Andrew Phillips

Partner | Commercial, Litigation & Property