Snipelisky and Kilian

About Us

Located in the beautiful Franschhoek Valley in the Western Cape, we are a small law firm with huge hearts. We are passionate about the law and serving our clients and we love what we do! We are involved in many sectors in our village and use our expertise to the advantage of our community in all spheres of life as we strive to make a difference. We make it our business to understand our client’s needs and make things personal in order to serve our clients’ best interests.

Our Vision

“Through effective communication and use of expertise we envisage and work towards delivering quality legal solutions to all of our clients. Investing and ensuring in our clients’ continued satisfaction secures our goal of providing the best no matter the circumstances.

Our Mission:

To treat every client with the same care, respect and dignity, as we ourselves would like to be treated.

We will do our utmost to achieve complete customer satisfaction and take pride in what we achieve.

Our staff work as a motivated team to ensure and strive towards the mutual success of all our clients’ interests and in doing so we aim to render the best service no matter how big, small or complex a matter may be. We make use of and only consult the best in the legal fraternity in the best interest of our clients

Connected business:

S&K Real Estate

For everything to do with immovable property- this is your 1-STOP ENTERPRISE

We assist from the inception of either buying or selling of any property or business, thus attend to the finalization of the Agreement of Sale until the final document received from the Deeds Office or the Companies Offices as applicable.

Here is a quick link: S&K Real Estate


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Property Law – ISSUE 07 – 2020

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Property Law – ISSUE 08 – 2020

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Property law – ISSUE 09 – 2020

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Property Law – Issue 10 – 2020

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