Richard Evans & Associates is a boutique style law firm which was founded in 2006 by Richard Evans, the then Senior Partner in an Umhlanga based law firm. His decision to form his own firm in the Upper Highway area was driven by his strong belief that there was a need for a specialist firm to provide professional expertise in all aspects of property related matters including conveyancing, town planning, environmental, building plan disputes, sectional title issues and neighbour disputes. Since 2006, Richard Evans has been joined in partnership by Jennifer Afton Sharp and Matthew Hill Bremner, themselves specialists in the firm’s property niche. Richard Evans & Associates is now regarded as a leading firm in providing expert and specialist services in the field of property law.
Richard Evans has extensive experience in the fields of town planning and environmental law and has represented numerous property developers, private individuals and municipalities. He has served on specialist panels to have new planning legislation introduced, provided specialist input for the adoption of new town planning schemes and presently serves as the Expert Technical Advisor on the Appeal Authority of a leading municipality.
Jennifer Afton Sharp, Attorney, Notary Public and Conveyancer, joined Richard Evans & Associates in 2011 to grow the firm’s conveyancing and notarial practice and was made a Partner of the firm in March 2016. Together with her senior paralegal, Michelle du Toit, Jennifer runs a thriving department specialising in the transfer of residential, sectional title and commercial properties, as well as subdivisions, consolidations, township establishment, developments and the registration and extension of sectional title schemes.
Matthew Hill Bremner joined Richard Evans & Associates in 2018 and was made a partner of the firm in 2019. Matthew specialises in all aspects of property, town planning, building, environmental and petroleum licencing law and has experience litigating in such matters. Matthew also regularly appears in various Municipal Planning and Appeal Tribunals. Matthew holds a Bachelor of Social Science, a Bachelor of Laws and a Masters in Environmental Law from the University of KwaZulu-Natal.