Previously Mashabane Liebenberg Crouse Inc (“MLC”)


Mashabane Liebenberg Sebola Incorporated with registration number 1979/000373/21, was registered on 31 January 1979 and previously traded under the names and styles of inter alia Sutherland & Van Der Westhuizen, Sutherland Van Der Westhuizen Van Tonder, Thys Sutherland Inc. and since 2009, as Sutherland & Liebenberg Inc. and subsequently Mashabane Liebenberg Crouse. After Phillip Sebola joined the firm in 2017, its name has changed to Mashabane Liebenberg Sebola. The company has been trading  for almost 40 years and has a rich history of service excellence, trading in Johannesburg and then becoming one of the leading law firms in Randburg under the guidance and direction of its founder, Matthys Pretorius Van As Sutherland, who was also Mayor of Randburg in the “old days.”

New Era for MLS

Theunis Liebenberg

Theunis Liebenberg acquired the total issued shareholding on 18 March 2009 after which the company became part of TLi. Mashabane has left the firm to pursue a career outside legal practice where after Masilo Phillip Sebola joined the company as a director and major shareholder.

Top Litigation Attorney

Masilo Phillip Sebola

Phillip has an outstanding record practicing as an attorney for more than 24 years as well as spending 15 years as a lecturer at law at the University of Venda. Phillip is one of a few attorneys that regularly personally appear in matters in the Magistrate’s Court, High Court and Labour Court and other legal forums Phillip’s valuable addition to the firm is  instrumental in its new drive to grow and establish itself as one of the top firms in Johannesburg.

Effective & Innovative

Our Services

Commercial Law

Commercial contracts, BEE, Structures, Companies advice on Corporate Governance

Property Law

Property transfers, Bond registrations, Purchase agreements, Commercial property finance

Litigation Law

Banking law, Construction law, litigation supporting all disciplines, high & magistrate court

Labour Law

Labour management & advice, Employment contracts, Retrenchments, Disciplinary hearings

Tax Law

Trusts & wills, Estate planning, Tax planning, Risk management, Business Planning

Consumer Protection & other matters

Project management, Divorces, Work permits, Re-structuring of businesses