Advocates of the High Court and Independent Law Practitioners

Welcome to The Maisels Group. We are a group of advocates of the High Court of South Africa, who are members of the Johannesburg Bar (Society of Advocates, Witwatersrand Local Division). The members of The Maisels Group are independent sole practitioners intently following in the footsteps of great and remarkable advocates.

The Maisels Group is Bound Together in the Pursuit of Excellence

The group, and the building in which it is housed, is named after Israel (Issy/Issie) Aaron Maisels QC, one of the great advocates of the Bar. Practising from their chambers in Maisels Chambers, in the Sandton CBD in close proximity to the offices of the Johannesburg Bar and many law firms, the advocates of The Maisels Group provide a professional and valuable service to their attorneys and their clients.

Through the pursuit of excellence, the encouragement of transformation and the respect of individualism we endeavour to provide services of the highest standard. Throughout the group we also ensure that young advocates develop to become outstanding advocates.

Feel free to browse our site and find more information about The Maisels Group and the outstanding quality of advocates we have under our roof.

Altus Joubert SC Awarded Honorary Doctorate from North-West University

Joubert SC was awarded a doctorate (honoris causa) by the North-West University earlier this month in recognition of his outstanding contribution to NWU, where he has been a professor of law since 2001. This is in addition to his numerous academic achievements around the world, all while maintaining a busy Senior Counsel’s practice in Johannesburg and beyond. Joubert SC was honoured at a ceremony held on 24 May 2017.

This is the highest honour a university can confer on an individual and is a richly-deserved personal achievement for Joubert SC. The Maisels Group congratulates him on this most recent accolade, which shall be added to an already glittering CV. The Group further thanks Joubert SC for his continued contribution to, and leadership of, the Maisels Group in his role as Chairman of the Management Committee.

Philips Daniels SC Appointed Acting Judge

Daniels SC is presently acting as a Judge of the South Gauteng High Court. Daniels SC continues the tradition of senior practitioners of the Group taking up permanent and acting judicial appointments. We congratulate him on this show of faith in his skill and capacity by the Judge President of this Division and look forward to welcoming him back to the Group in early June.