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BEE Compliance

Hajra Patel Incorporated

Company Registration No: 2007/014379/21

Has been independently verified in terms of Department of Trade and Industry’s and is deemed a:-

BEE Status                         : LEVEL 3
BEE  Recognition                : 110%
Black Woman Ownership     : 100%
BEE Category                     : EME


Hajra Patel
The Director of the Incorporation graduated from The University of Durban Westville with a BComm(Law) in 1978 and a LLB degree in 1980. She was admitted as an Attorney in March 1983 having served her articles of clerkship with one of Durban’s most prominent female legal practitioners, Zubeida K Seedat.  Ms Patel specializes in Commercial and Corporated Law with extensive experience in Commercial Agreements and Litigation.

Meera Patel
A BA.LLB graduate of the University of Westville is our Conveyancer and Notary Public. She too served her articles of clerkship with Ms Zubeida K Seedat and was admitted as an Attorney in August 1984, a conveyancer in May 1986 and as a Notary Public in October 1996. Her sterling effort, knowledge, dedication and passion as a specialist Conveyancer and Notary Public presented enormous growth and opportunities for her which culminated in her heading our property Law division. She renders services to major financial institutions and other Corporates.

Sheryl Sarjoo
Sheryl is also a graduate of the University of Durban Westville where she completed her B.PROC degree in 2000. She served her articles of clerkship with G Munien   and Associates. She thereafter joined Hughes Madondo Incorporated and remained with the firm for 4 years. She then joined us as an Associate in September 2008. She is a forceful and passionate personality and this trait is evident in her work. Sheryl will go the extra mile for every client and is loved by her clients and feared by her opponents. Her speciality is Family Law, Insurance Law, MVA Law, Medical Negligence, Commercial Law, Wills and Estates.  

Shashni Balraj
Shashni read her B.Iuris degree in 1994 at the University of Durban Westville and her B.PROC degree at UNISA in 2003. A dynamic personality who served her articles of clerkship at Twaise Ratlou Attorneys in Johannesburg, where she gained vast experience in Labour and housing matters and was admitted as an Attorney in October 2006. Thereafter she worked as a Professional Assistant for Attorneys Fathima Karodia until January 2009 and joined us as an Associate in our Litigation Department in February 2009.

Company Ownership

The sole Director and Founder of the law practice of Hajra Patel Incorporated, has been actively practicing since 1983.

The firm was established in June 2003, and in the year 2006 Hajra Patel was one of 250 SME’S to be awarded shares in the Tutuwa Trust, a trust that was set up by Standard Bank for the purpose of benefiting Broad Based Black Entrepreneurs and/or Communtiy.

In terms of the conditions of the Trust the Practice had to be incorporated. Hence Ms Patel registered the Incorporation, Hajra Patel Incorporated on 17th May 2007.

Our Mission and Vision

-  We are committed to provide service excellence, uphold the highest ethical and moral standards of our profession and reject any form of discrimination.

-  We believe that personal and professional service is imperative to establish and maintain a relationship of trust with our clients.

-  We believe in finding cost effective solutions to our clients’ problems as we are always mindful of personal circumstance and of budgeting circumstance of clients and appreciate that litigation is not always the most effective manner to resolve disputes.


Hajra Patel Incorporated provides a high level of expertise in various aspects of law, currently focusing on:

-  Civil Litigation                       -  Estate Planning
-  Landlord and Tenant              -  Wills and Trusts                           
-  Commercial Transactions        -  Notarial Services                                                                                                                   
-  Property Law                        -  Criminal Law        
-  Labour Law                           -  Personal Injury
-  Debt Collections                    -  Law of Contract
-  Medical Negligence                -  Insurance Law        
-  Drafting of Contracts              -  Family Law (Divorce, Adoption,Custody, Access)