Thomson Wilks is a full-service law firm with offices in each of the major commercial centres. We may have an international footprint, but our hearts remain firmly planted in South Africa and we cannot in good conscience stand by while many within our country suffer from the COVID-19 Pandemic.
South Africans are facing a catastrophic threat impacting our health, welfare and future. Thomson Wilks has committed to donating 5% of its revenue to the Solidarity Fund, to support humanitarian efforts during this difficult time. The aim is to ensure that the most vulnerable in our communities are assisted with COVID-19 prevention, detection, care and support in a bid to mitigate the effect on our nation as a whole.
Well before the advent of COVID-19 Thomson Wilks had already initiated a dispersed office model where most of its attorneys work remotely. As a result, we have been able to deliver an effective service to our clients before, and during, the lockdown period.
Given the relatively fortunate position we find ourselves in, with the ability to continue to deliver services to our clients through these trying times, we are compelled to assist those less fortunate. The entire firm’s staff and management have agreed, and fully support the company decision, to support the Solidarity Fund.
We recognise that this contribution is still far from what is required to enable the Solidarity Fund to meet the demands of so many who are in desperate need. Thomson Wilks therefore challenges every other law firm, big and small, to contribute a percentage of their revenue to the Solidarity Fund for the next two months.
Our donation to the Solidarity Fund is really a donation not just from Thomson Wilks and its staff, but from its clients who have provided unwavering support to our firm throughout this challenging period.
The Solidarity Fund was created on 23 March 2020 to respond to the COVID-19 crisis in South Africa. It is a platform for the general public, civil society and the public and private sector to contribute to the consolidated effort to fund the following initiatives:
Prevent the spread of the infection by supporting campaigns and communication measures to flatten the curve.
Detect and understand the magnitude of the disease through the supply of testing kits and research.
Care for those in hospital or medical care by ensuring a supply of PPE (Personal Protective Equipment).
Support those whose lives have been disrupted by the pandemic through the support of feeding, shelter, medical, and small business recovery programmes across the country.
“We have reached that point in this crisis where we must all look beyond our own insular needs if South Africa is to survive and thrive. Fortunately, South Africans have recognised this, as has Thomson Wilks. We all need to make our contribution, however small.”
– Stephen Thomson, CEO Thomson Wilks
Ms Keri Soldo 079 586 0953 | firstname.lastname@example.org | www.thomsonwilks.co.za
Thomson Wilks Incorporated information
Thomson Wilks Inc. is a full-service law firm with offices in each of the major commercial centres. We are innovative, resilient, reliable and efficient. Our clients range from individuals, corporates to JSE listed companies. We also serve on the panels of several of the major banks. In response to the interest from Chinese companies operating in South Africa, we have also established a Chinese Law department. The firm has been ranked a top 50 dealmaker law firm by Ernst & Young. Our litigation matters feature regularly in the South African Law Reports and we are an accredited level one BEE contributor.
We have an exclusive alliance with DWF Law AARPI and Gonzi & Associates (Malta), a network which allows us to provide a global service to our clients. We are affiliated to the Law Societies of the Northern Province, Cape Province and Zimbabwe and to other associations such as YPO / WPO and to the Institute of Directors. The practice of law is a responsibility we do not treat lightly. Ethics and professionalism are a top priority in how we practice law.
Our legal team is highly competent, driven and committed and we pride ourselves on the provision of a thoroughly professional service in the following areas:
- Commercial contracts
- Mergers, acquisitions and related services
- Corporate advice
- Banking and Financing
- Due diligence investigations
- Commercial and general litigation
- Labour Law
- Debt recovery
- Insolvency law
- Family Law and Divorce litigation
- Property law and Conveyancing
- Trusts, Wills, and Deceased Estates
The firm has membership with the following societies and professional bodies:
- Law Society of the Northern Provinces;
- Law Society of Zimbabwe;
- Commonwealth Lawyers Association;
- Institute of Directors of Southern Africa (I.O.D.);
- Young Presidents Organisation (YPO).