At Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr we believe that collaboration can lead to great things. Whether the corporate culture, training and skills development, retention prospects or career development is what you are after, Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr offers a working environment in which you can excel. We invite you to explore our graduate opportunities for law students.
Message from our Chairperson
You know that feeling when you take the first sip of your cup of coffee in the morning. Or how it feels when you reread your favourite book, and the characters feel like long lost friends. Well, that is how it feels to work at CDH. And yes, it may surprise you to hear a senior, battle-scarred lawyer talking about feelings. So let me explain. As I am sure that you are aware, the large law firms in Africa are very similar, focusing on client-centricity, building relationships, and of course billings. But each law firm has a particular character, an essence. I have been working here for more than 30 years and although the firm has grown and continues to do so, it remains familiar, warm, and embracing of all.
Tim Fletcher, Chairperson at Cliffe Dekker HofmeyrContinue reading
Our journey so far
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BBBEE Status: Level One Contributor
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Depth of practice giving you the edge
We offer a comprehensive range of corporate and commercial legal services across a number of different practice areas. Our Candidate Attorneys are given the opportunity to rotate through various practice areas, allowing them to gain diverse practical experience.Explore practices
Real people, real partnerships
We believe that each of our law graduates has a unique journey ahead of them and an important role to play at Cliffe Dekker Hofmeyr. Our leading lawyers guide, supervise and partner with them to help them reach their full potential.Meet our people
More to explore
A message from our chairperson, Tim Fletcher
Tim Fletcher describes the culture of CDH and outlines key tips for new Candidate Attorneys.
Tips on preparing for your interview
This article covers tips on preparing for your interview, what to expect, how to prepare, as well as general do's and don'ts.
Online guide for law students
Need a guide to help you navigate the application process? From writing a motivation letter, structuring your CV to preparing for the all-important interview, this is your passport to figuring it all out.
What Directors expect from their juniors
Chairperson, Tim Fletcher and CDH Partner Njeri Wagacha speak to Graduate Programme Manager, Boipelo Mathodlana.
How to optimise your Candidate Attorney application
This article covers general application tips, tips on structuring your cover letter and tips on compiling and polishing your CV.
Funding your studies to expand your opportunities
In this Graduate Matters Edition, Boipelo Mathodlana, Malebo Maholo, Priscilla Brandt, Liso Zenani, and Luyolo Mfithi discussion on funding studies to expand opportunities.
Balancing the scale of gender in dispute resolution and the legal sector
In episode two of our CDH Women in Law podcast series we speak with Lucinde Rhoodie, a Director in our Dispute Resolution practice. Lucinde delves into balancing the scale of gender in dispute resolution and the legal industry.
Women empowerment through impact litigation
Our Pro Bono and Human Rights practice Director Brigitta Mangale and Senior Associate Elgene Roos join CDH Conversations to discuss the role of impact litigation in enforcing and protecting the rights of women in South Africa.