Smith Bekwa is a dynamic law firm, consisting of experienced attorneys with large capabilities. We serve our clients efficiently, with commitment and promptness to provide quality work and personalized, expert legal services. At Smith Bekwa, we value our employees and treat our staff thoughtfully and professionally. Our employees reciprocate this core value by demonstrating care about our business, colleagues and clients, which culminate into a culture of mutual respect amongst lawyers and support staff, alike. We are committed to service to humanity and demonstrate this commitment by participating in community service initiatives, proportional to our means, through donations and hands on community projects.


Smith Bekwa is a 100% black female-owned law firm, founded during February 2013 by Colleen Smith Bekwa, an admitted Attorney, Notary Public and Conveyancer, with more than 15 (fifteen) years post-admission experience in the private practice, with Right of Appearance in the High Court of South Africa.

After her admission as an attorney in the High Court of South Africa during February 2001, Colleen commenced private practice on 01 March 2001 and over the years evolved her practice to specialize in the fields of Conveyancing and Property Law, Notarial work, Litigation, Commercial Law, Trusts, Estates and further gained exposure and experience in Financial Services Law.

Our Vision

We are committed to the realization and implementation of our vision of expansion of Smith Bekwa into a reputable medium-sized law firm, providing service excellence to our clients that we serve, and entrenching our commitment to transformation of the legal fraternity.


Our Mission

It is our firm’s mission to provide quality, value-added services to our clients; to keep pace with, and anticipate, the needs of our existing, and those potential business and individual clients, we serve, in a manner that adheres to the highest standards of excellence and integrity, and to contribute towards the transformation of the legal fraternity through training and mentoring of law students from historically disadvantaged backgrounds.