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Comprehensive Legal Services at the Right Price

Lebowa Isaac Phooko Attorneys (LI PHOOKO ATTORNEYS) offers a comprehensive range of affordable legal services in the different disciplines of South African law, including; Estates &
Trusts planning, Family Law, Immigration Law, Property Law, Commercial & Corporate Law, Road Accident Fund Claims, Insolvency Law, Labour Law, Criminal Law, Municipal Law, Civil Law and Administrative Law.

L.I Phooko Attorneys is a 100% black owned South African law firm which is registered with the Law Society of Northern Provinces, South Africa. The firm is established by Lebowa Isaac Phooko who has in excess of 20 years’ legal experience as a Magistrate, Practicing Attorney as well as a high profile Legal Advisor.

Every day more and more people are challenged by issues that will affect them throughout their lives. Attorneys have a deep understanding of the sensitive nature surrounding people’s legal issues. They serve as advocates to their clients and provide strategic representation and guidance based upon the needs and issues of the parties involved. They are there to resolve delicate legal matters.

The firm prides itself on delivering innovative and practical solutions to its clients. Therefore, Leave the legal work to the lawyers. After all, you, our client, are paying for legal knowledge and experience!
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Vision and Mission

We, at LI Phooko Attorneys, strive to be a preeminent law firm, by consistently delivering highly skilled, ethical and aggressive legal advice & representation to our clients, for a
reasonable fee. Our entire organization endeavors to exceed the expectations of our clients in all aspects of service, by:

  • Always responding promptly to our client's needs;
  • Always managing our client's matters in an efficient, caring & proactive manner;
  • Communicating regularly & clearly with our clients; and
  • Working towards achieving the end result desired by our clients.
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We commit ourselves to tirelessly seeking dynamic solutions to our client's legal problems. We work closely with several legal specialists whom we engage as consultants in different fields of their specialization to ensure quality & capacity.

Our Prices


At LI Phooko Attorneys we pride ourselves on offering personalized and professional legal advice and representation. It is also our belief that we are entitled to charge our clients a fair and reasonable fee for the professional services that we render.

The final fee that is charged in attending to a matter depends on a wealth of factors. These include, but are by no means limited to; the attorney’s experience, the urgency of the matter, the complexity of the case and in what court (Magistrate, High or Labour Court) the matter will be heard.

Before any instructions are taken or work done, we require all our prospective clients to conclude a fee agreement with us. This allows both our clients and our attorneys, to understand from the onset, what their respective rights and responsibilities would be when attending to a mandate.

As a general rule, our fee agreements are based on an hourly rate. The amount will depend on seniority of the Attorney handling the matter.

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Team Members

Lebowa Issac Phooko

Lebowa Issac Phooko

Mr. Phooko has a B.iuris and LLB Degrees from the University of the North and he
later obtained post graduate diploma in drafting and interpretation of contracts from the University of Johannesburg and he is currently completing a post graduate diploma in corporate law from the University of Johannesburg. In April 1998, he joined the legendary Malcolm Lyons and Munro attorneys in Rosebank, Johannesburg where he did his Articles of clerkship. It was at this early stage of his legal career that he got exposed to civil litigation in both magistrate and high court because the firm specialized in litigation. Mr. Phooko was admitted as an attorney of the high court, Transvaal Provincial Division in February 2001. He is the founding partner of Baloyi, Moloto and Phooko attorneys of Lephalale. It was at this firm, that he learnt a lot about the management of the firm. The firm had amongst its clients, Thabazimbi Municipality and this is where Mr. Phooko learned a lot about the Municipal law and municipalities operations. In 2002 Mr. Phooko joined National Prosecuting Authority as public prosecutor, a position he held for four years before joining the City of Tshwane Metropolitan Municipality where he worked as a legal advisor at the property department. In December 2006, he joined the Estate Agency Affairs Board as a legal advisor where he was involved in giving quality legal advice to the companies’ different departments including the CEO and the Board of Directors. Mr. Phooko has extensive experience in Drafting, Interpreting, Vetting & Management of Big Commercial Contracts, Commercial Litigation, Property Law & Provision of Legal Opinions. Mr. Phooko is also experienced in providing quality Corporate Legal service to the private sector and public sector through experience that he obtained from several high profiles legal positions he held over 20 years in the legal fraternity. From February 2016 to February 2017 Mr. Phooko gained invaluable experience in the administration of Justice and Adjudication of Civil matters when he acted as a Magistrate at the Randburg Magistrate Court.
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Diamond Tapiwa Chadya

Diamond Tapiwa Chadya

Professional Assistant
In order to increase its human resource and legal technical capacity, the firm employed
Mr. Chadya as a Professional Assistant from June 2016. Mr. Chadya is experienced in tenders and has been part of different BEC and BAC boards. Part of his work involves Forensic Investigations for different government departments and report writing and presentation as well as chairing disciplinary hearings. He is a LLB graduate from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal and during his second year he joined the Department of Justice and Constitutional Development as a Court Interpreter for both the Magistrate’s and High Court and then did his articles at Chetty, Asmall and Maharaj Attorneys in Pietermaritzburg. He is an ardent Researcher, Lecturer, and a Trade Union Activist with a certificate in Labour Law Union Rights, Policy & Practice from the University of Witwatersrand. He has experience in Municipal Governance and Finance Systems, Labour Law, Criminal Law and Immigration Law. He recently featured on a current affairs programme on Etv Check Point discussing about the Immigration Law.
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Sehumi Elsie Phooko

Sehumi Elsie Phooko

Office Manager
Sehumi Elsie Phooko is a Bcom graduate in Business Management and Commercial
Law. She held several positions as a Project Manager and Senior Business Analyst. She has a vast experience in Business Management, ERP Oracle financials, Project Management, Management of Change, Service Quality and Training. ERP Oracle Financials, System Audit, Supply Chain, Re-Engineering of Business Processes Consulting, Strategic Planning, with the emphasis on implementation. Her other fields of expertise include the management of change, service quality and training.
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Livingstone Matemera

Livingstone Matemera

Mr Livingstone Matemera is studying LLB Degree at the University of South Africa.
His duties entail amongst others conducting legal research. Expert in legal research, scheduling dispositions and coordinating hearings. Professional demeanour aimed at providing the epitome of administrative support in a legal setting with the objective of smoothing operations and legal cases. The researches will be aimed at finding out preceding cases relevant to the matter, relevant statutes, court decisions, legal articles and other writings. He also assists with other legal related matters. Comprehensive knowledge of coordination and implementation of office procedures in a law office environment. Able to handle a large amount of research work with the aim of providing concrete support to complex cases. Proficient in organizing case data and handling facilities management duties.
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By offering outstanding client service, value, and partnership with our clients, over the years LI Phooko Attorneys has established a well-rounded balance of both private and public sector clients.

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Suite number 304, 3rd floor Lougardia Building 1262 Embankment Rd Centurion Pretoria 0157
+27(0)12 771 4149