About Us

our team


Our Attorneys specialise in Civil Litigation, and have right of appearance in the High Court of South Africa

01. Strategic

Your case is approached with a carefully planned strategy in order to get the best result possible.

02. Professional

High standards, keeping abreast of the most recent developments in the law and service delivery are what make us stand out within the profession.

03. Loyal

Over the years our client base has grown by word of mouth more than any other means. As much as Van Schalkwyk Attorneys are loyal to their clients, so too are their clients to the firm.

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Van Schalkwyk Attorneys

Van Schalkwyk Attorneys began as a partnership in June 2010. What started as a very small business has grown incrementally over the years to the successful litigation practice it is today.

The directors attribute the remarkable growth of the firm to the value of their services, the loyalty of their clientele (ranging from individuals to large companies) and the quality of their staff. The retention of clients means that their clients grow with the practice. The advantage is that any advice and/or services sought comes with a pre-existing background to their clients’ matters. Van Schalkwyk Attorneys has become a boutique legal practice able to offer an attentive and specialised service to each client.

New clients quickly feel comfortable within the litigation process due to the co-operative and synergistic approach. Our attorneys never forget they are our clients’ agents and therefore our clients know exactly what we are doing, why we are doing it and when we will do it within the litigation process.

In our ever changing and dynamic environment, Van Schalkwyk Attorneys keeps abreast of the latest developments within the law, ensuring the best advice possible throughout the litigation process. Receiving the best possible advice possible at an early stage ensures a cost-effective process.

Our Team of Professionals

Theo Adriaan (Riaan) van Schalkwyk

Managing Director

Theo Adriaan (Riaan) van Schalkwyk obtained his BLC LLB degrees from the University of Pretoria. Riaan began his legal career as a Military Law Officer in the South African Air Force.

Riaan’s Interests:

In my spare time I enjoy cycling and swimming and have a keen interest in aviation.

Riaan began practising for his own account in September 2009 and specialises in:

  • Civil Litigation
  • Law of Contract
  • Commercial Law
  • Property Law: Rental & evictions (retail, commercial & residential)

Riaan holds certificates in:

  • Aircraft accident investigation (Southern California Safety Institute); and
  • Contract Law: From Trust to Promise to Contract (HarvardX  – Harvard University online learning initiative)

Tanya van Schalkwyk


Tanya van Schalkwyk obtained her BIuris LLB degrees from the University of South Africa, whilst working in the South African National Defence Force (Legal Services).

Tanya’s Interests:

Tanya is on the board of the Christian Social Services (Gauteng East) which service she offers pro bono. In her spare time, she loves spending time with her family and catching up with girly trends on social media.

Tanya began practising for her own account in June 2010 and specialises in:

  • Family Law
  • Child Law
  • Divorce Law
  • Matrimonial Property Law (including Antenuptial Contracts)
  • Prosecution and chairing disciplinary hearings

Get In Touch

Suite 2-104, Monument Office Park,
79 Steenbok Avenue, monument park, Pretoria, 0181

Landline: +27 (0)12 346 3668