A full service South African law firm

Barkers is a full service South African law firm which prides itself on offering clients a different perspective on all things legal. Barkers goes beyond an analysis of the technicalities of the law and merges the law with the requirements of business and our clients.


Our innovative approach to the law means that we avoid rigid departmentalisation so that we can give a holistic range of thought to any given subject. Our reputation for providing tailor-made client solutions and delivering exceptional service underpins our proven record of success in legal practice.


Barkers was founded in Durban in 1932. Over the last nine decades, Barkers has grown into a prominent and trusted firm of attorneys, commercial advisers and conveyancers. Our core team of 5 partners is supported by dedicated associates, consultants, assistants and administrators. The current partners of Barkers are Dean Fonseca, Chris Finlay, Carla Roberts and Romy Simmons.


Barkers offer a full range of commercial, legal and property solutions to clients without compromising on quality. Our team has over a century of combined experience which enables us to provide our clients with expert guidance through the complexities of the law.


Barkers has cultivated and maintained established lines of communication with government departments, provincial and local authorities, deeds registries, revenue services, the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission; tax consultants, High Courts and Magistrate’s Courts, advocates and local and foreign firms of attorneys. These relationships translate into the ability to deliver efficient and effective service to our clients.