Ivan Davies Theunissen Inc t/a
Ivan Davies-Hammerschlag Inc


Our vision is to provide our clients with expert legal advice in an innovative and efficient manner. We strive to determine the best course of action in our clients’ matter as if we are representing ourselves. We focus our attention on giving honest and accurate opinions about our clients' matters while being supportive in their decisions. Our vision reflect our values: Innovative, Determined and Honest (idh)


We, at IDH believe that innovative thinking and compliance with the law are the reasons for our success. Our lawyers and support staff are equipped with the necessary skills and legal knowledge to determine the most efficient route to resolve our clients' legal problems. It is through our knowledge, skills and years of experience that we are able to deliver value to our clients.


We were founded by Reverend JE Davies in 1903 whose son Ivan Peter Burchell Davies succeeded him in 1915. In 1936 the Ivan Davies joined Mr CC De Wet Theunissen (also known as Tiny) in a partnership under the name Ivan Davies Theunissen Incorporated. Later in 2002 the Directors of Ivan Davies Theunissen joined Mr Nico Roets, director of Hammerschlag Attorneys, in a partnership and became known as Ivan Davies-Hammerschlag or better known as IDH. Today the firms legacy is being carried on by the three current directors namely: Mr. van Wyk, Mr. Rothman and Mr. Landsman and team of 13 support staff members.



The Conveyancing Department is under the leadership of Mr AP van Wyk, who has 39 years experience in the fields of transfer of properties, township establishment, opening of sectional title registers as well as registration of servitudes. This department also attends to Sales in Execution and Sales of Deceased Estates. His well-trained staff are friendly and professional and will devote all their time to explain the transfer process to clients in an understandable manner as well as do the property transfer transaction efficiently and speedily with regular weekly progress reports.


Getting married to your life partner is an enormous step in your life. We at IDH Attorneys will assist you in lightening the load of getting married by assisting you in selecting the correct marriage regime (whether in community of property or our of community of property, with or without the accrual) that will suite you and your partner's circumstances the best. Mr. van Wyk and Mrs. Krause will provide you with comprehensive information with regards to all the regimes as well as their advantages and disadvantages to enable you to say "I DO" without hesitation.

Registration and Cancellation of Bonds

This Department is run by Mr JA Rothman who has over 38 years of experience. As purchasing a property may be overwhelming, we devote time to clients to explain the process of the transaction in as much detail as possible as well as to keep them updated of the progress on a regular basis. We are on the panel of the 4 major banks of South Africa - ABSA Bank, Standard Bank, Nedbank and First National Bank. We have more than 45 years of experience in the registration and cancellation of bonds. For more information on bond calculations costs as well as affordability costs please contact us.

Wills & Estates

Mrs. Krause is the person to contact for all estate and will related inquiries. 

She has 30 years of experience in the winding up of estates and drafting of wills, under the guidance of Mr. Van Wyk.

On request of clients, all their significant documents are documented in a register and stored free of charge in our safe custody vault.




Corporate Law

This department deals with the following matters under the guidance of the three directors:

  • Registration of Trusts
  • Registration of Companies
  • Drafting of lease agreements
  • Drafting of NCA agreements
  • Company Documents
  • Sales of Shares




Family Law

Our team, under the guidance of Mr. GR Landsman, handles each family matter professionally with empathy while acting in the best interest of all parties involved. The family matters we attend to are:

  • Divorce (unopposed and opposed)

  • Drafting of Settlement Agreements

  • Amendment of Settlement Agreements

  • Drafting of Parenting Plans

  • Maintenance Matters

  • Domestic Violence matters

  • Mediation

  • Children matters.

Correspondent and Collections Matters

The firm handles any and all forms of collections of debts handed over by clients as well as correspondents. Our aim is to please by doing the work entrusted to us in a speedy and professional manner. We pride ourselves on being able to collect monies owing to our clients in the least possible time, and are able to embark on the collection process at any point of the Court process be it from the beginning with a letter of demand or more advanced stage. Besides collections of debt, we also handle any form of legal process from correspondents, be it Divorce actions, MVA or any other form of correspondent work.

General Civil Litigation

We handle any Civil Law Claims of any kind, from straightforward collections to Motor Vehicle Accident Claims; Insurance Claims; Evictions; Medical Negligence; Contractual Disputes and Labour Disputes. If you have been aggrieved in any manner and someone owes you money, contact us. We have comprehensive experience in High Court, Regional Court; Magistrate Court; Labour Court and CCMA matters. 


Contact Us

IDH Incorporated

64 Fourth Street
Springs 1560
DOCEX 6 Springs
Deeds office number 109
​ E-mail: idt@idt.co.za 011 812 1050

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