Areas of Expertise

Commercial Law

Briscoe Attorneys has an established reputation in commercial law and provides a wide range of advisory and drafting services including:

  • Business purchases and sales
  • Business franchising
  • Commercial agreements
  • Commercial litigation
  • Company formations
  • Joint venture agreements
  • Management buy-outs
  • Mergers and acquisitions
  • Shareholder agreements

Conveyancing and Property

The reputation of our conveyancing and property department is second to none in Botswana. All transactions are personally handled by Daphne Briscoe and dealt with as speedily as possible, subject to due diligence and the highest standards of professional care. We specialise in work for developers of residential and commercial property.

Our services include:

  • Conducting searches on immovable property
  • Consolidation of immovable properties
  • Conducting searches on instruments under the Married Persons Property Act
  • Land usage and planning applications
  • Lease agreements
  • Rectification and endorsements on deeds records
  • Registration of securities including mortgage bonds, deeds of hypothecation and cession of book debts
  • Registration of transfers of immovable property
  • Registration of trusts
  • Registration of sectional titles
  • Notarial deeds and cession in respect of tribal properties

Debt Recovery

Briscoe Attorneys provides debt recovery services for businesses, individuals and organisations located both within Botswana and overseas. We act for all the major banks and financial institutions in Botswana, and are considered to be one of the most efficient law firms in this regard.

Estates

Briscoe Attorneys has provided personal and sensitive expertise in drafting wills and handling the administration of deceased estates since 1994

Family and Matrimonial Law

Briscoe Attorneys offers a range of services and expertise in relation to family and matrimonial law, by assisting clients in relation to

  • Divorce
  • Access and custody disputes
  • Domestic violence
  • Maintenance
  • Adoption
  • Settlement agreements

Intellectual Property

Briscoe Attorneys offers a range of services and expertise in relation to intellectual property law, which include

  • Advice on patents, trade marks, copyright and design
  • Filing and registration services for intellectual property
  • Intellectual property due diligence services
  • Licensing agreements
  • Litigation on intellectual property matters

Labour Law

Labour law is one of our major strengths. This is a dynamic area of legal practice which requires understanding of the latest legislation and decisions of the Industrial Court, the High Court and the Court of Appeal. Our reputation in this area is enhanced by Andrew Briscoe’s Annual Labour Law Update seminars which have inspired and informed human resource and labour specialists since 1995. We provide practical and specialist legal advice on the complete range of legal issues affecting employment in Botswana including:

  • Contracts and conditions of employment
  • Collective agreements
  • Disciplinary and grievance procedures
  • Fair and unfair dismissals
  • Litigation in the Industrial Court, the High Court and the Court of Appeal
  • Recruitment
  • Retrenchment and termination of employment
  • Settlement agreements

Litigation and Dispute Resolution

Our litigation department provides extensive general and specialist services to clients on a wide range of matters. An important aspect of our litigation work is to evaluate whether litigation can be avoided by resolving issues early and making settlements out of court. Our litigation services include:

  • Legal opinions
  • Urgent applications
  • Case management services to clients in litigious matters for Magistrates Courts, the High Court, the Industrial Court, and the Court of Appeal, as well as support for alternative dispute resolution (mediation and arbitration)
  • Banking and finance litigation
  • Contract litigation
  • Construction litigation
  • Debt recovery
  • Intellectual property related litigation
  • Labour and employment issues
  • Matrimonial litigation
  • Medical malpractice
  • Personal injury litigation
  • Property litigation
  • Settlement negotiations