Welcome all law graduates!



Our DNA is a shared set of values that lies at the heart of each group professional

We care about our clients, our professionals, our staff and our community.
We are innovative in how we deliver our services, develop our professionals and run our practices.
We set high standards for our professionals and empower our professionals to meet them.
We deliver services with expertise and train our professionals to be experts.
We embrace diversity and inclusivity as vibrant elements of a new breed of law professional.

The Phatshoane Henney Group

The Phatshoane Henney Group of Associated Law Firms was founded in 2006 by Bloemfontein law firm Phatshoane Henney Attorneys to assist medium-sized firms to be part of a larger strategic initiative where they can share resources, partnerships and economies of scale. The initiative has been so successful that the group now already comprises over 40 firms in all nine provinces and growing.

The Phatshoane Henney Group is a uniquely South African law network of independent firms that operate under the Phatshoane Henney umbrella brand. Each member firm also adheres to the strict group standards to ensure consistency in member firm practices and allow member firms to not only meet the challenges of a modern law practice but stand out as leading firms in their respective territories.

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Evolve Yourself
  • What we want
  • Be part of it
  • Recognise opportunity

We want young law graduates that have a wish to evolve themselves – to embrace our values and to change their DNA.

But not everyone has the will to embrace change. So we ask:

Do you want to be part of the solution?
Do you want to move the practise of law forward?
Do you want to evolve?

If your answer is YES, you have come to the right place!

Evolving requires commitment, a strong work ethic, a willingness to develop expertise, creativity, and a can-do attitude. These are also the characteristics that we are looking for in our law recruits.

So if you have what it takes, take the plunge and Get Started.


By applying to a Phatshoane Henney Group firm, you are applying to some of the best mid-sized firms in South Africa. Our firms are all leaders in their regions and have established reputations, with many being consistently recognised as the best in their region.

Your application will grant you the opportunity of becoming part of a new breed of law firms – firms that focus on the growth of their professionals, training, mentorship and the development of expertise.

Group firms are centrally supported through:

A central state-of-the-art Knowledge Centre
Our law firm footprint across South Africa
Service directory and expertise of nearly 500 professionals
Centralised business and professional development initiatives
National recruitment campaigns
Group empowerment and community development programmes
Strategic group partnerships


Group firms represent an ideal opportunity for a young open-minded graduate to establish a career in law.

Member firms:

Are leaders in their region
Have strong regional expertise
Care for their staff
Have a welcoming corporate environment
Invest in their professionals
Provide real opportunities to learn and be developed
Are part of the Phatshoane Henney Group

So recognise opportunity and be more than a number. At a Phatshoane Henney member firm you can help us shape the future and lead from the front.


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Our Programmes

Join us at a career day

Like to meet us and find out more about our member firms? Join us at one of the career days held at South African universities.

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Take part in a vacation programme

Member firms host vacation programmes throughout the year which law students can attend. Come explore the practice of law and get to know our member firms.

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Phatshoane Henney honour medal programme

The Phatshoane Henney Honour Medal Programme was established in 2011 to honour and reward graduating students that excelled in their studies and achieved their LL.B degree cum laude (with honour). The programme currently runs at 9 university Law Faculties with over 350 honour medals already awarded since 2011 to law graduates.

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Candidate attorney bursary programme

We have an established bursary programme for candidate attorneys serving articles within the group. The programme focuses on supporting previously disadvantaged individuals to undertake articles at a member firm.

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The Phatshoane Henney Group is an association of independent firms that practice together in association under the umbrella brand of Phatshoane Henney. Through their association, firms receive many benefits, including sharing vital resource infrastructure, strategic partnerships and services such as central procurement and recruitment of graduates. Each firm however remains an independent firm but group standards help ensure that firms run their practices consistently and to the highest standards.
No, the group consists of independent law firms that practice together in association. Each law firm remains a separate firm with its own unique culture and client base.
No. Although graduate recruitment is conducted by the group on behalf of member firms across South Africa, appointments still remains the mandate of each member firm alone. However, by applying through our online application portal you can easily apply to any of our member firms and ensure that your application is forwarded to the relevant firms you are interested in applying at.
Yes you can, although it is recommended that you apply to firms in regions you will be prepared to interview at as well as article at in the event of being selected for an interview and offered an appointment. By registering on our online application portal you can ensure that your application profile is always up to date and you can easily apply to any of our member firms.
Remuneration packages differ from firm to firm and region to region, although group firms do offer competitive remuneration packages for their respective regions.
No, not all member firms offer vacation programmes. Please view our Programmes page for more information on which firms offer vacation programmes.
Although candidates can move to another firm, this is not an automatic process. Candidate attorneys are contracted to a principal at the firm where they are articling. Any move to another firm would entail ceding their current contract of articles to the other law firm in what is essentially a new appointment.
Unfortunately we don’t have an open bursary programme. We do have a very strong bursary programme that supports candidate attorneys articling at group firms. Applications for such bursaries are however made by member firms on behalf of candidates articling at their firms.
Getting started is easy! All you need to do is read our Get Started page, register on our application portal and follow the step-by-step instructions on our portal to easily apply for articles or vacation programmes at a group firm of your choice. It’s that easy!

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