Marlene Brits

Marlene

What does your company do?

Provision of legal services. Specialising in Conveyancing and Administration of Deceased Estates.

What is your biggest success?

Finalizing a deceased estate which took other previous legal practitioners years to administer, keeping in mind I was the 3rd attorney to take on the matter. Client satisfaction in general. Creating a Whatsapp community of female legal practitioners who can assist and support each other in the profession.

What has been your biggest hurdle?

The journey that led up to being admitted as an Attorney and Conveyancer of the High Court of South Africa was not an easy one. Studied part time towards my LLB Degree at Unisa and working full time, so no weekends off or down time. Dealt with my father having a debilitating stroke who subsequently lost his job, parents struggling financially, during 2021 lost my father and law mentor, who was like a 2nd father to me, 3 months apart. During the grief period attempted the Conveyancing examination which only has a 2 - 6% passrate annually.