Our vision is to be a dynamic legal firm, committing ourselves to the pursuit of excellence.

The Marais Basson Inc. family has grown over the years and our five attorneys remain committed to providing clients with the best legal advice.

Jan Marais established the firm in 1993 and four years later, in 1997, Stefan Basson and Antoinette Basson joined him as directors.

Bringing his conveyancing expertise to the practice, Deon Venter was appointed an associate of Marais Basson in 2003. Carmen Pope, whose expertise includes conveyancing and notarial qualifications, joined the practice in July 2010.
Susra van Staden did her articles with Marais Basson as a candidate attorney and was admitted as an attorney on 28 October 2014.

Our attorneys are supported by 25 dedicated and friendly staff members.

Our two internal claims assessors are our clients’ first point of contact. They venture into the field to assess claims in order to establish the merits of each case.

Marais Basson has two offices – one in Witbank (eMalahleni) and one in Pretoria. In Pretoria we accept instructions as correspondents in High and Magistrate’s Court matters. We gladly take referrals from colleagues on a fee-sharing basis.

We work countrywide and have litigated in the High Courts of Pretoria, Cape Town, Bloemfontein, Johannesburg, Kimberley, Grahamstown, Durban, Pietermaritzburg and Mahikeng. 

We also provide transport for our clients to and from medico-legal appointments and court.


Stefan Basson attends to both our Witbank and Pretoria offices. He specialises in personal injury matters, including third-party and medical negligence claims. He has in excess of 19 years’ experience.

Antoinette Basson is a highly experienced attorney with more than 19 years’ experience in personal injury claims. She runs the correspondents department in Pretoria and is involved in third-party claims, estates and general legal work.

Deon Venter is a qualified conveyancer in our Witbank office and has a master’s degree in third-party compensation. Deon and his team handle litigation matters and have a large correspondents and criminal practice at the Witbank Magistrate’s Court. They also handle High Court matters and wrongful arrest matters.

Carmen Pope, who works in our Pretoria office, is a qualified attorney, notary and conveyancer. Although she specialises in Magistrate’s and High Court litigation, she also drafts wills, and ante nuptial and other contracts.

Susra van Staden is a qualified attorney who works in the Witbank office. She specialises in Magistrate’s, regional and High Court litigation in Witbank and Pretoria. Susra also does antenuptial contracts, estates and wills.



At Marais Basson, we are dedicated to excellent client service. We strive to get our clients fair and reasonable compensation awards for damages suffered through personal injury, and just and equitable treatment in criminal law.


Marais Basson has received several awards from the Attorneys Fidelity Fund for high interest earned in trust funds in 2000/2001, 2002/2003, 2003/2004, 2008/2009, 2010/2011, 2011/2012, 2013/2014.

We also received an award from the Law Society of the Northern Provinces in 2005 in recognition of Jan Marais’s contribution of more than 35 years to the attorneys’ profession.